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Sunday Slaylist: Adios, Hydra Head Records….

September 16th, 2012

Hydra Head Records R.I.P 2 Thrash Hits

As we reported on Tuesday, Hydra Heads Records bossman Aaron Turner announced this week that the label was to effectively close, with the label to transform little more than an administrative arm for the label’s existing catalogue before the year is out. This news was understandably greeted with howls of despair from all corners of the metal world, given the incredible pedigree of artists that Hydra Head has had through its doors over the last two decades.

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Live: Isis @ Camden Koko – 21 October 2009

October 28th, 2009

The post-metal prog of Isis is exactly the kind of music that encourages beard-stroking. Amit Sharma doesn’t have a beard, but he knows what makes a good gig. We sent him along when Isis rolled into London.

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LA-via-Boston post-metallers, Isis, have returned to London to plug their latest opus,Wavering Radiant – and where better to catch them than the Camden Koko, the venue they’ve famously previously performed their seminal album, Oceanic, in its 63-minute entirety?

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Album: Isis – Wavering Radiant

March 27th, 2009

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Isis
Wavering Radiant
Conspiracy Records
04 May 2009

by Hazel Robinson

Aaron Turner has described Wavering Radiant as “the closest [Isis] will get to pop,” and said that it’s less rhythmically weird than previous albums. They’ve been working with Joe Barresi, rather than band staple Matt Bayles, as producer and apparently made the effort to all be living in the same place during the writing and recording. It’s not difficult to see how a change would occur, but at the same time, everything that was said about this album before I heard it made me feel as hellishly excited that Isis were back as it made me feel slightly ill at the thought of Isis going a bit rubbish by accident.

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