Isis Break Up
2010-05-18 by Alex Silveri EMERITUS | 155 Comments

Post-metal giants Isis have called it quits.

In a statement released on their blog, the band announced the break up following their upcoming tour with The Melvins. Says the band:

“Simply put, ISIS has done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say. In the interest of preserving the love we have of this band, for each other, for the music made and for all the people who have continually supported us, it is time to bring it to a close. We've seen too many bands push past the point of a dignified death and we all promised one another early on in the life of the band that we would do our best to ensure ISIS would never fall victim to that syndrome.”

See the full statement here: http://isistheband.blogspot.com/

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Powerban
May 18th 2010

2380 Comments


least they have one last ep coming. playing their vinyls now.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2010

23642 Comments


say what? I just got into them. Damn.

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Shredzilla
May 18th 2010

501 Comments


Wasn't the most devout fan of Isis, but this does suck. They were certainly a impressive band.

thecheatisnotdead
May 18th 2010

677 Comments


Whack attack, mother(#&*%#.

crazyblinddude
May 18th 2010

3389 Comments


oh noes. isis was the only post-metal i could really get into

JAV
May 18th 2010

1883 Comments


Disappointed but I understand why.
Too many good bands breaking up.

eternium
May 18th 2010

16209 Comments


@crazyblinddude

Try Cult of Luna.

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ShadowRemains
May 18th 2010

19431 Comments


i still got neurosis...*knocks on wood*

there's some other good shit out there too

Relinquished
May 18th 2010

22366 Comments


If anyone runs of out of post-metal to check out, I have more.

ShadowRemains
May 18th 2010

19431 Comments


relinquished to the rescue :D

thebhoy
Emeritus
May 18th 2010

4459 Comments


ah man, they were the only Metal band I actually consistently liked. Well guess who just got a little less manly

eternium
May 18th 2010

16209 Comments


Using this time to promote The Waters Deep Here, for whom I just wrote a review for today.

cjgone
May 18th 2010

761 Comments


My friend was trying to get me into Isis. Sad-face moment here.

ThePalestMexican
May 18th 2010

2816 Comments


This shit sucks man...

Xenophanes
Emeritus
May 18th 2010

10553 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

damn

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wyankeif1337
May 18th 2010

6739 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

crazyblinddude
May 18th 2010

3389 Comments


@eternium

thanks ill look into them

AlexTM510
May 18th 2010

1396 Comments


as upsetting it is, its good they ended on healthy terms-doing whatever they wanted.

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ShadowRemains
May 18th 2010

19431 Comments


Better than having wood and knocking on Neurosis.


lulz


ThePenguin
May 18th 2010

1 Comments


D: Horrible news. I was just starting to get into this band!

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010

17117 Comments


omg wtf?! now i really need to get tickets to see them

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theilladelph
May 18th 2010

265 Comments


fuuuuuck that.... goddamnit isis

theilladelph
May 18th 2010

265 Comments


yea i just bought mine as soon as I saw this

gingerfish
May 18th 2010

76 Comments


fuck the woooorld

Bfhurricane
May 18th 2010

6194 Comments


Too bad, I was just starting to get into them, really liked their newest album.

krazytom
May 18th 2010

121 Comments


yeah damn i was just gettin real into these guys, definitely seein them in boston in June

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Zip
May 18th 2010

5313 Comments


who cares

Waior
May 18th 2010

11420 Comments


obviously a few people but thank you zippermouth

Burn2Burn
May 18th 2010

2378 Comments


WHAT THE FUCK

Monstar1790
May 18th 2010

119 Comments


As disappointing as this is, I totally respect their reasoning. "Wavering Radiant" was starting to rip off their earlier material fairly liberally, so at least they ended before making a less-than-satisfactory album.

abbyczach
May 18th 2010

46 Comments


wow this is unfortunate... makes sense though

killrobotmusic
May 18th 2010

670 Comments


lame, but they will live on in my ipod.

qwe3
May 18th 2010

21154 Comments


zippermouth that was a dumb thing to say

Powerban
May 18th 2010

2380 Comments


i don't care about their reasoning. wavering radiant was still different enough to be good. i'd assume their next album would at least be a 4 if not better.

Snowman87x
May 19th 2010

5 Comments


Wow, their break up is as impressive as their albums. Almost brilliant, but far from catastrophic.

Jebull
May 19th 2010

1340 Comments


NOOOO!!! But I totally respect the reasoning behind it. They shall be missed!

HuggyBear
May 19th 2010

118 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now playing the Mosquito Control

FreePizzaDay
May 19th 2010

1526 Comments


GODDAMNIT I HATE MY LIFE AND THE WORLD

Taxt
May 19th 2010

584 Comments


Fuck

Dryden
May 19th 2010

12813 Comments


omg

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 19th 2010

1918 Comments


Aww man.

Most I can hope is that they come up with some good stuff in new endeavors...

RainbowButtMonkey
May 19th 2010

63 Comments




No joy.

Thanntos
May 19th 2010

307 Comments


WTF!! No! This is seriously a huge blow to the genre! Fuck.

CushMG15
May 19th 2010

1802 Comments


Well, I'll go ahead and put them in the category of bands that I start to get into and then they break up. Sucks.

TRMshadow
May 19th 2010

4982 Comments


This downright Sucks. I'll definitely keep an eye on what the members move on to.

chaos17
May 19th 2010

296 Comments


Damn...this really sucks, Isis were easily on of the top 3 bands of the last decade.

Thank God, I got my tickets for their Montreal show....this will be an event to remember...

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AntonioMontana
May 19th 2010

97 Comments


mad respect for these guys for knowing when to call it quits

TRMshadow
May 19th 2010

4982 Comments


Couldn't they have at least waited at least a week after Dio's passing before dropping this bomb on us? I mean come one. This totally ruined my week.

Parallels
May 19th 2010

6640 Comments


isis??!?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

kvltelite
May 19th 2010

64 Comments


ya fuck u isis

ratedrsuperstar
May 19th 2010

186 Comments


i'm gonna listen to their discography all day and slit my veins at midnight

Parallels
May 19th 2010

6640 Comments


dude....wtf

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Geist
May 19th 2010

371 Comments


I just started digging Panopticon. Shame, hope the bandmates (especially the bassist- what a beast) get good gigs.

cvlts
May 19th 2010

8917 Comments


they're still finishing their tour, right?

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kvltelite
May 19th 2010

64 Comments


bahahaahahhahahaahahahahahhahahhahah south park

a5thdiad
May 19th 2010

123 Comments


yeah, just got panopticon the other day...while i enjoyed it, i wonder what better there catalog has to offer?

focksy
May 19th 2010

437 Comments


who cares

WARisalliknow91
May 19th 2010

493 Comments


fuck.

DDconjoined
May 19th 2010

326 Comments


damn. thankfully saw these guys earlier in the year. lets hope the EP is a great farewell

pedro70512
May 19th 2010

1858 Comments


NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

shindip
May 19th 2010

3536 Comments


at least they had time to put out some good stuff before they died on us

Zanders
May 19th 2010

709 Comments


Wow, for me this is really terrible news, and I just recently got back in to them. I respect and understand their reasons for calling it quits like they did, and I guess it is for the best. Oh well.

rasputin
May 19th 2010

14504 Comments


best news all week


they will be remembered as the pioneers of "post metal"

lol

StrizzMatik
May 19th 2010

3158 Comments


Sucks but anything that helps kill post-metal is a good, good thing.

deadinholywood
May 19th 2010

235 Comments


Damn, Isis is easily up there as one of my favourite bands, glad I got to see them live recently in a killer show in melbourne.
Seriously hoping members go on to do other projects

Edwin
May 19th 2010

1399 Comments


Damn, shame. Never got to see them play either.

Bow2LeperMessiah
May 19th 2010

224 Comments


Is this bad?

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010

10913 Comments


not to be a dick, but they were heading downhill ever since they released Oceanic/Panopticon. I now have major respect for the band for recognising that

they will be remembered as the pioneers of "post metal"
haha




salival13
May 19th 2010

264 Comments


I think their time had come but what does this say about post-metal as a genre when as they put it have said everything that needs to be said (musically).
What was the last relevant post metal album in the people of sputniks opinion (aside from wavering radiant)?

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010

10913 Comments


the last time Neurosis did something duh (2007).

when as they put it have said everything that needs to be said (musically).
they were talking about themsleves, not the genre as a whole. Neurosis have been releaseing unique album after unique album since 1993 so as long they are still around, not everything has been said [/fanboy]

InFiction
May 19th 2010

3587 Comments


FUCK FUCK FUCK! This really pisses me off. These guys were one of my favourite bands. This just fucking sucks.

devouredbymetal
May 19th 2010

515 Comments


what ??????? whats wrong with these bands this year ? damn

CutMan
May 19th 2010

1744 Comments


Damn it. And I was JUST getting into them.

Wolfgang
May 19th 2010

44 Comments


At least they are going out with class. Fucking sucks though, great band. Wavering Radiant was fucking brilliant, not to down any other of their amazing albums.

Skimaskcheck
May 19th 2010

2360 Comments


whoaa

sleepyhead
May 19th 2010

593 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

laterenima
May 19th 2010

220 Comments


isis should now become itit...
ergh...

rasputin
May 19th 2010

14504 Comments


I don't know why people are disappointed by this move, there's still plenty of boring shit you have the ability to listen to.


best thing you've ever said

salival13
May 19th 2010

264 Comments


Ya i realize Isis were only talking about themselves but does one band (Neurosis) really make a genre relevant? Don't get me wrong I love post-metal I'm afraid its dying out though and that sucks

Photon
May 19th 2010

1288 Comments


first Burst and now Isis ..thats two of my favourite bands calling it quits in quick succession

Digging: Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010

10913 Comments


well Neurosis, Cult Of Luna and Rosetta all rule, and imo they're all better than Isis so there's still a few bands worth watching. most of the rest is shit though

bodiesinflight57
May 19th 2010

866 Comments


This is kinda disappointing. I never got to go and see them live :-(

Didn't see this coming either

Greggers
May 19th 2010

2375 Comments


I was never a huge fan but they were still a good band

iamSeraph
May 19th 2010

852 Comments


that's rly sad :/

qwe3
May 19th 2010

21154 Comments


Oh well, they will be remembered as the pioneers of "post metal"


no they fucking won't and if they do it's a travesty

LiftYrSkinnyNick
May 19th 2010

2 Comments


Such a shame, were such a inspiration

deathridesahorse
May 19th 2010

65 Comments


2010 has claimed too many awesome bands:/ Really sucks but I can dig it, bowing out before you get too lame is always the way to go.

TheyTookOurJobs
May 19th 2010

1318 Comments


^ too true ^

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
May 19th 2010

6960 Comments


won't miss this band

Digging: Wild Beasts - Present Tense

jordecai
May 19th 2010

57 Comments


This fucking sucks, way disappointed.

Wizard
May 19th 2010

18770 Comments


FUCK FUCK FUCK

Digging: Triptykon - Melana Chasmata

Vooligan
May 19th 2010

3541 Comments


Shattered. Glad they went out on a high, though.

Thank god i saw them when they came here over summer.

But still, fucking shattered.

tuk
May 19th 2010

151 Comments


While im certainly a fan of the band I have to confess that the break up isn't such a disappointment for me. Their first 3 albums were superb but I think that, musically, they would have gone nowhere in near future. Too bad I didn't get a chance to see them live though.

Wizard
May 19th 2010

18770 Comments


I don't know how people can say they went off the edge with their last few albums? The expanded so well upon their old sound. I mean, how many fucking times do you kids want to hear the same bloody album pumped out again and again?

ratedrsuperstar
May 19th 2010

186 Comments


They need to be inducted in the Sputnik HOF

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010

10913 Comments


I just didn't think their last two albums were as good as Oceanic, Panopticon or Celestial.

ethelred07
May 19th 2010

4 Comments


Takes guts to do that.Just hope we don't have a "reunion" in 7-8 years from now

Brylawski
May 19th 2010

709 Comments


How come every time Isis are discussed on this site some tweeker faggot Neurosis fan has to come along and make the same old predictable comments?

i'm a fan of both bands. its possible. the early Isis ep's are superb and Oceanic is a classic of the genre. Their last two records were a bit lacking but they've done enough to be granted a lot of respect, and kudos to them for not opting to carry on when their hearts weren't in it.

opblaaskonijn
May 19th 2010

323 Comments


SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT

anotherdeadjuliet
May 19th 2010

263 Comments


Celestial > anything by them!!

deathridesahorse
May 19th 2010

65 Comments


^^ agreed

Inveigh
May 19th 2010

24190 Comments


Wavering Radiant was pretty ok, but not as good as the four before it. Sad news though, they were still putting out better stuff than a lot of metal bands.

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bigguy69
May 19th 2010

199 Comments


this was easy to see coming after seeing some of the interviews that came out in promotion of wavering radiant, it became pretty clear they were reaching the end, and they really have done all they can do, they're starting to repeat themselves

Jonnyborg
May 19th 2010

232 Comments


I figured this was a good time to finally listen to celestial.

OllieS
May 19th 2010

2024 Comments


At least they stopped before becoming sh*tty. Hopefully other members' future stuff will be good.

ManicDemise
May 19th 2010

415 Comments


Never liked this band THAT much, but this sucks. They were incredible, none the less. Oceanic was one hell of an album, and I did have the pleasure of seeing them live in 2006; a very amazing show, to say the least. Sad news.

hesperus
May 19th 2010

184 Comments


This kind of reminds me of Hunter S. Thompson's suicide. Both ended everything before things got ugly. RIP.

FelixCulpa
May 19th 2010

1236 Comments


"say what? I just got into them. Damn."

Yeah same here.

DreamingOfSleep
May 19th 2010

46 Comments


Chose not to go see thier last tour. Regret that now.

DethSpel
May 19th 2010

8 Comments


####!

GibTG
May 19th 2010

277 Comments


Not that surprising. Post-metal (if it can be called that) is on its way down. This is probably the best move for them.

dankeyes11
May 19th 2010

453 Comments


God dammit.

MichaelDouglas
May 19th 2010

5 Comments


ISIS SPLIT UP

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8bit
May 19th 2010

3315 Comments


oh.

slack
May 19th 2010

248 Comments


sad news



ithinkimjesus
May 19th 2010

32 Comments


Bad news! I totally only got into these guys earlier this year. I love Panopticon and Wavering Radiant. At least I've still got Cult of Luna!

theilladelph
May 19th 2010

265 Comments


thanks for your input friend

Obfuscation24
May 19th 2010

3939 Comments


I think 3/4 of sputnik simultaneously killed themselves after hearing this

Disconnected
May 19th 2010

485 Comments


This is the worst news I've heard all year.

Relinquished
May 19th 2010

22366 Comments


listened to whole discography


I would've done the same thing if I was the band tbh

SteelErectedb4you8er
May 19th 2010

2612 Comments


Well, I can respect their decision to call it quits on top of their game. If they feel like they did everything that they wanted to do as a band...why try to push it further. Maybe 2 or 3 years down the line, they may want to do something new, but until then, I am curious to see what the future brings for the other guys' careers.

Volt2187
May 19th 2010

238 Comments


At least they went out with a good discography.

iwrestledabigmaconce
May 19th 2010

251 Comments


This is very sad.....The only good news lately was that of the GY!BE reunion.
I enjoyed the Wavering Radiant a lot. I hope they put out another live DVD with these songs.

Phantom
May 19th 2010

8930 Comments


Sucks

Wizard
May 19th 2010

18770 Comments


Aaron Turner does run one of the best metal labels out there...priorities can be a bitch!!!

Duderino
May 19th 2010

827 Comments


sad news, but i'll be at their final show in MONTRE FUCKING AL

Mclovin
May 19th 2010

293 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Uhhh...
I'm not sure which to mourn more, Dio or Isis; this week sucks large, hairy, epididymal hypertension-experiencing gorilla testicles.


Torii
May 19th 2010

800 Comments


Dam it... :/

eternium
May 19th 2010

16209 Comments


Wow, every single comment was deleted that referred to the fact that I posted this first, Alex then deleted my news article (and defended himself by saying that it was "written like ass"), and then posted the news under his own name that consists of only a quote from the band.

There was at least twenty such comments, if not more. If not that's abuse of power and censorship, I don't know what is.

eternium
May 19th 2010

16209 Comments


*If that's not

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
May 19th 2010

3752 Comments


You're an idiot. I never even read your article. But if it was deleted, it was because it was written like ass. I was asked to post this in light of your asshattery, which I did. Now stop getting your panties in a knot.

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TRMshadow
May 19th 2010

4982 Comments


2nd Worst news of the year

eternium
May 19th 2010

16209 Comments


Lawl.

joshuatree
Emeritus
May 19th 2010

3743 Comments


if staffers had the power to delete things than i would delete everything

Consigliere
May 19th 2010

228 Comments


FUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK.......

Regulator
May 19th 2010

594 Comments


more bands need to do this sort of thing, instead of spiraling down the shitter...In Flames: take note.

Tulannical
May 19th 2010

2051 Comments


what!

laterenima
May 19th 2010

220 Comments


argh fuck
i kind of stuffed up earlier, isis should now change thier name to waswas

Ruminations
May 19th 2010

125 Comments


fuck.

HallucinogeNick
May 19th 2010

755 Comments


Wasn't the most devout fan of Isis, but this does suck. They were certainly a impressive band. [2] (Stop deleting my post whoever you are, or at least give me an explanation as to why you are being a prick).

CrazyFool84
May 19th 2010

1078 Comments


FUCK, pretty shitty news

zaruyache
May 19th 2010

4811 Comments


It seems like in the last year every band has either been robbed, broken up or had one of its members die. Looks like that shitty luck from 2009 is continuing to leak into 2010 :-(

Digging: Paramnesia - Paramnesia

tomatron
May 19th 2010

53 Comments


This is fuckin terrible news... At least they put forward a good explaination, not just "hey, fuck ya'll, we out."

Still feel very lucky i got to see them a couple months ago, amazing night... Sorry to all those who never got to experience them... Sucks

Shit day...

EyesWideShut
May 19th 2010

3028 Comments


sucks, but i respect their reason for the break.

ameypv
May 20th 2010

807 Comments


this was the blackest day of my life.RIP and thanks for the awesome music over the years.

Brylawski
May 20th 2010

709 Comments


Eternium - the original news article was badly written. I remember having to read it a couple of times
to try to make sense of it. Why didn't you edit it?

ddrfreak62
May 20th 2010

106 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO This fucking sucks. One of my favorite bands. At least they quit on a good note.

nazcapilot
May 20th 2010

19 Comments


I don't know what to think.

Yes, this makes me sad, but at least they quit the game before they lost it.

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
May 20th 2010

246 Comments


isis to waswas is brilliant.


Thanks to Isis for helping teach me some patience while listening to music.

Hopefully they can bring a new band into the fold and unleash some of their great production wizardry.

pedro70512
May 20th 2010

1858 Comments


Yup. 3/4 sounds about right.

Nikkolae
May 20th 2010

4385 Comments


i could of sworn i already commented on this thread, oh well R.I.P. isis and sputnik people who just commited mass suicide

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Mazaru
May 21st 2010

1 Comments


sad days... Oceanic governed my life for a good 6 months straight. terrible news

gingerfish
May 21st 2010

76 Comments


just got my tickets to their last show in LA :D

kVick
May 21st 2010

17 Comments


disappointing but I really respect them for this decision, to me it means they really care about the music

SigurFloyd
May 21st 2010

107 Comments


seeing them in nyc and brooklyn on the 18th and 19th..can't wait.



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