Isis to Release 5 Live Albums
2011-05-12 by Alex Newton | 64 Comments

Just under a year after their break up, post-metal band Isis have announced that five live recordings from their back-catalogue will be released digitally this summer. Four are of single shows and a fifth is a compilation. They will be released every two weeks between May 31 and July 26.

Individually the albums are priced at $5.99, while the whole set is $20.

http://www.punknews.org/article/42553

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Keyblade
May 13th 2011

14256 Comments


Wait, did they re-unite or something? This is awesome btw.

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chode
May 13th 2011

118 Comments


1 is enough.. im guessing each one is 5 hours long anyway

Butkuiss
May 13th 2011

4110 Comments


Each one is an hour long...It's Isis, so whatever they release, it'll be amazing.

Heard about this a few days ago, kind of stoked, but wishing this was new material instead of back-catalogue. No, it's not a reunion, posthumous.

TheyTookErrJobs
May 13th 2011

283 Comments


Awesome

KILL
May 13th 2011

70599 Comments


It's Isis, so whatever they release, it'll be amazing.

oh man cant argue with this damn

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Spare
May 13th 2011

5252 Comments


mite b cool. band has always been better live than on record.

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Butkuiss
May 13th 2011

4110 Comments


I remember watching a video of them performing Panopticon start to finish and being absolutely blown away. These guys are the number one band I regret not seeing live. I still pray to Odin every night for their reunion, but, going by the very nature of the band, I'm betting that's not going to happen.

Spare
May 13th 2011

5252 Comments


saw them feb last year u jelly

Butkuiss
May 13th 2011

4110 Comments


Lime green jelly.

Wizard
May 13th 2011

19231 Comments


Watching them live is unreal.

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Motiv3
May 13th 2011

8920 Comments


my initial reaction was 'WHAT?!' in disbelief. Anyhow, this sounds really cool.

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dimsim3478
May 13th 2011

4735 Comments


ISIS ISIS ISIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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InFiction
May 13th 2011

3638 Comments


Fuck yeah.

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ameypv
May 13th 2011

807 Comments


Fuck yeah. [2]

MO
May 13th 2011

18256 Comments


Awesome!

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FadeToBlack
May 13th 2011

10913 Comments


looks like they've run out of money

Jips
May 13th 2011

1129 Comments


Well maybe if they ran out of money there will be a reunion. Unlikely seeing that Aaron turner runs a pretty successful label and has other projects.

Damn I wish I had seen them live...

InFiction
May 13th 2011

3638 Comments


I saw them once just before they announced their break up. It was good but they strictly played stuff from Wavering Radiant.

acorncheese
May 13th 2011

7119 Comments


haven't these been out for years already

deadinholywood
May 13th 2011

238 Comments


omgomgomgomg

Oarsome, so glad I saw these guys live before they split, it was like an 80 minute trance

pedro70512
May 13th 2011

2414 Comments


yeah but they're relatively hard to get. I ordered Live V from some company called.Blue Collar Industries, I was pretty sure it was a scam at the time...but it's an amazing record. Reviewed it here.

radianteclipse
May 13th 2011

397 Comments


I think the band called it quits at the right time. With this kind of music, it takes a lot of creativity and progression and when you get to a certain point where you start becoming an imitation of yourself, that's when bands should call it quits.

They hadn't quite gotten to that point, and actually Wavering Radiant was awesome. But they obviously felt like the project had run it's creative course and I respect them for that.

Think about how much more respect Dredg would have now if they stopped after Catch Without Arms?

NOW look at them. They are a fucking joke.

ktstein
May 13th 2011

438 Comments


Saw them in 2005 in Baton Rouge with about 50 people. The show was unreal...

Photon
May 13th 2011

1292 Comments


they should also do a box set . Saw them in 2009 , one of the best live bands i have seen

tadowmusic
May 13th 2011

24 Comments


Saw them live in Baton Rouge in 2009..great mix of stuff from all albums...Isis R.I.P.

InAbsentia
May 13th 2011

3542 Comments


Fuck. Why digital? If I'm paying for it, I want to at least have a physical copy.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2011

18046 Comments


"looks like they've run out of money"

Hahaha this so much.

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OneMoreRoland
May 13th 2011

1050 Comments


So glad i saw them before they broke up....

DominionMM1
May 13th 2011

9549 Comments


They sound awesome live. I just wonder if they were able to capture that on these albums, as most bands aren't really able to.

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razedtotheground
May 13th 2011

367 Comments


I hope one of the sets is heavy on Oceanic and In the Absence of Truth material. With So Did We as the closing song. Too much to hope for?


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cvlts
May 13th 2011

8954 Comments


marketing ploy? maybe, maybe not. still awesome.

OneMoreRoland
May 13th 2011

1050 Comments


@Razed Heres the setlists for each release

http://www.lambgoat.com/news/view.aspx?id=16209

Scoot
May 13th 2011

17681 Comments


One more album!

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exredhouseresident
May 13th 2011

126 Comments


I want vinyl!!!

InAbsentia
May 13th 2011

3542 Comments


This one is perfect:

Isis Live III 12.17.04
Release date: June 28, 2011
Recorded at The Launchpad (Albuquerque)

Track list:
1. So Did We
2. Backlit
3. The Beginning and the End
4. In Fiction
5. Wills Dissolve
6. Grinning Mouths
7. Altered Course

Prince1993
May 13th 2011

536 Comments


Lol what ? 5 sounds awesome

DonniSharK
May 13th 2011

466 Comments


Nearly all of those releases range from average to terrible - mostly due to the sound quality being worse than the early Napalm Death demos. Seriously.
Live V is amazing, though. Sounds WAY batter than the Oceanic LP.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2011

23798 Comments


Isis to Release 5 Live Albums


um whathefuck I'm cool with that.

Photon
May 13th 2011

1292 Comments


i have live V and have to agree it sounds great the live version of 'Weight' is amazing.

sniper
May 13th 2011

18972 Comments


lol 5

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Masochist
May 13th 2011

7961 Comments


Has it really been A YEAR!?

Ire
May 13th 2011

41749 Comments


oh man this is gonna be so boring ur all gonna love this FIVE OUT OF FIVE

FearThyEvil
May 13th 2011

12259 Comments


Damn 5 live albums that's pretty sick.

Gbhill
May 13th 2011

94 Comments


4 is good but 5 is significantly better. I was never able to get 1-3 before they were sold out so I'm definitely looking forward to this

North0House2
May 13th 2011

5812 Comments


That's pretty sweet.

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natey
May 13th 2011

4170 Comments


Think about how much more respect Dredg would have now if they stopped after Catch Without
Arms?

what? dredg is awesome now too. you have to see them live modernly

qwe3
May 13th 2011

21353 Comments


oh yay

chaos17
May 13th 2011

296 Comments


saw these guys play their final show....it was magic. 5 live albums is awesome, hopefully one is of their last show...

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Torii
May 14th 2011

805 Comments


Fucking awesome!

djunior
May 14th 2011

709 Comments


these are out already, right? just a repress. no care

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FenixZero
May 14th 2011

382 Comments


Ugh I have never cared for Isis outside of Panopticon. Is this worth my while? Wavering Radiant was so underwhelming.

InFiction
May 14th 2011

3638 Comments


@Fenix Zero
Have you listened to any of their other stuff, dude? All their LP's are amazing in their own right and a bit different from one another so you should try them all.
Oceanic took me ages to get into, but it's my second favourite, right after Panopticon.

Staker
May 14th 2011

32 Comments


Wait - are these 5 live albums just rereleases/remasters of the old Live 1-5 set they have? Because that would be disappointing, since they're mostly old shows and some of them are audience bootlegs.

Relinquished
May 14th 2011

24444 Comments


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DevynBatchelder
May 14th 2011

48 Comments


This is...huh, WOW!

ThePrisonGuard
May 14th 2011

234 Comments


It's Isis, so whatever they release, it'll be amazing. (2)

Jebull
May 15th 2011

1340 Comments


but it won't be the same as seeing them live.. ='(

Spec
May 15th 2011

27060 Comments


Thats actually really cool.

Ruminations
May 15th 2011

128 Comments


bittersweet

kenti123
May 16th 2011

126 Comments


iv seen them live. roskilde festival.strange band

Gbhill
May 17th 2011

94 Comments


Live 1 is available for purchase and download on isistheband.com for anyone interested! I'm jammin to it now

CocosBeard
May 18th 2011

19 Comments


I'm still very upset I never got to see them live. I guess this will do . . .

krig9412
May 23rd 2011

794 Comments


:D

So happy, I remember watching a few live videos of The Beginning and the End and wishing I had seen them live just once.

Oh well, I'll watch this entire thing in full while crying in a corner from the conflicting emotions within me, I love these guys.

Gbhill
June 19th 2011

94 Comments


It sure is taking awhile for them to release Live 2! Live 1 was available about a week before the preorder date of May 31st. Live 2 was scheduled for release last tuesday (the 14th). It is now the 19th. What gives!?



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