Isis will enter the studio this month to begin recording their fifth full-length. The album will be tracked by Joe Barresi, of whom the band comments: "We could not be luckier than to have the one and only Evil Joe Barresi to be at the engineering helm. Joe has recorded many of our favorite/loudest bands, i.e. Melvins, Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, etc. It's going to great to have him on board and can't wait to hear the results." The new effort will surface in early-2009 via Ipecac Recordings (North America), Conspiracy Records (UK/EU), and Daymare Recordings (Japan).
ISIS embarks on their first headline run supporting "In The Absence of Truth" (they'd spent late Summer/Fall opening for Tool). Tickets go on sale for all shows on Dec. 16. Here are the dates (a handful of additional dates will be announced in the new year): Feb. 22 San Diego, CA Casbah Feb. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Feb. 24 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad Feb. 26 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory Feb. 27 Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theater Feb. 28 Austin, TX Emo's Mar. 1 Houston, TX Numbers Mar. 2 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon Mar. 3 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Lounge Mar. 5 Orlando, FL The Social Mar. 8 Athens, GA 40 Watt Mar. 9 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall Mar. 10 Richmond, VA Alley Katz Mar. 11 DC 930 Club Mar. 13 Philadelphia, PA TLA Mar. 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza Mar. 16 & 17 Cambridge, MA The Middle East Mar. 18 Montreal Theatre National Mar. 19 Ottawa Barrymore's Mar. 20 Toronto Opera House Mar. 22 Chicago Metro Mar. 25 Minneapolis Triple Rock Social Club Mar. 26 Iowa City, IA The Picador Mar. 27 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre Mar. 28 Denver, CO Marquis Theater Mar. 30 SLC, UT In The Venue Apr. 3 Seattle Neumo's Apr. 6 San Francisco Bimbo's Apr. 8 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre JESU appear on all dates except for March 15 + 16 TORCHE appear Feb 26 - March 16 ZOZOBRA appear March 17 - April 8
Isis have lined up a few more dates for their tour, they are below: March 28th San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ Zombi, These Arms Are Snakes, The Holy See April 04th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk w/ Zombi, These Arms Are Snakes April 07th Pomona, CA - The Glass House w/Zombi April 29th Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theatre May 03rd Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church May 06th Cambridge MA - The Middle East
ISIS, the Los Angeles based post-metal quintet, release their debut DVD, Clearing The Eye, on Sept. 26 via Ipecac Recordings, which will be followed by their as-of-yet untitled new album (slated for a Halloween release). The DVD captures live performances (from the venerated stages of CBGB's and The Troubadour) of the band's powerful music that Entertainment Weekly described as "exploding with ominous beauty" while the New York Times characterized their live shows as "enthralling." Also included in Clearing The Eye is a music video for "In Fiction," interactive photo galleries, a discography and a graphically rich twenty-page booklet. This outgrowth of the band is long overdue as band member Aaron Turner has often sought out visual elements to pull together the band's conceptual releases. Ironically Decibel Magazine, while declaring their 2004 release Panopticon as one of the Top 10 releases of the year, summed up ISIS' music as a "cinematic tour de force, only without the moving pictures." For the band's upcoming album, they have re-teamed with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, These Arms Are Snakes). This album is certain to not only reaffirm ISIS as trailblazers of a specific sub-genre but will propel the group into the mainstream consciousness. The band is spending the final months of summer supporting Tool in North America; dates are below. August 22 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place 24 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 25 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 27 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheater 30 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheater September 1 Las Vegas, NV Theater Under The Stars 2 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater 3 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena 5 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena 7 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 11 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena 15 Kansas City, MO Kemper Arena 16 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 18 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena 21 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 22 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 23 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater 25 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center at CSU 28 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center 29 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center