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Topic: Isis Has Disbanded
Posted By: Jake Kobrin
Subject: Isis Has Disbanded
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 20:41
Cry

ISIS has reached an end. It's hard to try to say it in any delicate way, and it is a truth that is best spoken plainly. This end isn't something that occurred over night and it hasn't been brought about by a single cataclysmic fracture in 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. We've had a much longer run than we ever expected we would and accomplished a great deal more than we ever imagined possible. We never set any specific goals when the band was founded other than to make the music we wanted to hear and to play (and to stay true to that ideal), so everything else that has come along the long and winding path has been an absolute gift. As with any momentous life-changing decision (which this certainly is for the 5 of us), we feel a very dynamic range of emotions about this and cannot express all of it within the space of a few sentences, and perhaps it's best to do what we've always done in and let our music speak for us. It is and has been the truest expression of who we are as a collective and in some ways who we are as individuals for the 13 years in which we've been together. The last and perhaps most important thing we might say in relation to all this is how grateful we are for the people that have supported us over the years. It is a lengthy list that would include those who put out our records, those that played on them and put them to tape, the many bands with whom we shared the stage, all of our family, friends and companions who supported us in our individual lives and thus made it possible for us to continue on in the band, and most importantly those who truly listened to our music whether in recorded form or by coming to out to our shows (or both). It is quite true that we would never have done what we have without those people, that is many of you who are reading this. Our words can never fully express what we feel, but we hope that our music and the efforts made to bring it into being can serve as a more proper expression of gratitude for this life and for everyone in it. Thank you. 

In more immediate and practical terms the tour we are about to embark upon is indeed our last. We are hoping that these final live rituals can help us bring a close to the life of this band in a celebratory and reverent way, and also provide us with a chance to say goodbye to many of those that have supported us over the years. While there is a measure of sadness that comes with the passing of this band, we hope that the final days can be joyous ones during which any and all that wish to come and join us will do so. It seems fitting that the last show of the tour and of our active existence will take place in Montreal, the site of the very first ISIS show in 1997 (though that was an unintentional move when booking the show initially). After the tour we also plan to follow through with other projects set in motion some time ago - pursuing the completion of a final EP, compiling live audio and visual material for future releases, and generally doing whatever we can to make our music available for as long as there are people who wish to hear it. 

Thanks again to any and all,

ISIS, May 18, 2010

http://isistheband.blogspot.com/2010/05/isis-has-reached-end_18.html - http://isistheband.blogspot.com/2010/05/isis-has-reached-end_18.html

Cry


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Posted By: Evolutionary Sleeper
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 20:53
Omg... What a day, this is terrible news indeed. They were at the Pinnacle of their genre and now they disband? Sad indeed. Hope I can catch them on this last tour.

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Posted By: Any Colour You Like
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:07
Oh man this is not good. And I never saw them live.
 
 


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:13
Unhappy


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Posted By: Textbook
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:17
And I had only just gotten into them... what a pity, I thought Wavering Radiant was fantastic.
 
Still, better that they end on a high note than start putting out Tormatos.


Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:18
Tis' a bummer, they are a cool band.  

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Posted By: Evolutionary Sleeper
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:19
Originally posted by Textbook

And I had only just gotten into them... what a pity, I thought Wavering Radiant was fantastic.
 
Still, better that they end on a high note than start putting out Tormatos.


LOL, Indeed. Wavering Radiant blows me away every time I listen to it. I just get consumed in the atmosphere it creates....Gives me the heckin goosebumps.


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Posted By: horsewithteeth11
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:20
Cry


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Posted By: JROCHA
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:21

What?!, Isis will always be one off my alltime favorite bands. They have given us epic records to listen to and what more could u ask for. I think they ended their career on a postive note, they created their best album to date. Great music...classic band indeed



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Posted By: Evolutionary Sleeper
Date Posted: May 18 2010 at 21:24
Originally posted by JROCHA

What?!, Isis will always be one off my alltime favorite bands. They have given us epic records to listen to and what more could u ask for. I think they ended their career on a postive note, they created their best album to date. Great music...classic band indeed



Well said. Clap

Boy,did this come out of leftfield or what though? I had no idea.


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 04:04
Awful Unhappy

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Posted By: Wolf Spider
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 04:23
Horrible news Unhappy I'm glad I had the chance to see them live a couple years ago.

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Posted By: progkidjoel
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 04:33
Awful
Wish I'd caught them when they were live a few months ago, this sucks. Putting Wavering Radiant on now.

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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 04:43
At the same time I'm very sad about this and also glad that they had the spine to call it a day when they still were on top of their game. Lots of respect for that. Wavering Radiant is my favourite Isis album and I'm very happy to have caught them live a couple of months ago. A brilliant gig it was.
 
Rest in peace, Isis.


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Posted By: LostKey
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 08:46
Very bad news and very very... great for this words: "ISIS has done everything we wanted to do"


Posted By: Mr ProgFreak
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 09:27
This doesn't make me sad ... they made some really great albums, and those members who want to keep making music will do so in other bands and projects. I hope that those of you who feel sad now will check those out ... for example Red Sparowes, who have a new (great) album out.

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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 10:12
I haven't heard these guys before, but I will definitely show some respect and get Wavering Radiant

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 19 2010 at 16:42
Wow. Very unexpected.
 
Sounds like a good time to buy Wavering Radiant.


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Posted By: Jake Kobrin
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 01:31
Why is everyone now starting with Wavering Radiant? Get Panopticon and\or Oceanic before WR. 

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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 02:22
^ Because it's much better Tongue

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Posted By: Bonnek
Date Posted: May 20 2010 at 02:25

I think the band had taken their music as far as they could, and created many beautiful music along the way.
So I must say I agree with and strongly approve of the band's motivation to call it quits.
It only shows their integrity!

I'm sure the split will only create another batch of bands we need to follow up on!


Posted By: Synchestra
Date Posted: May 21 2010 at 02:44
Aww. I found out I missed them live a few months ago and had put them on my 'absolutely must go to' list for next time they came to NZ. Pity, guess I shall blast Wavering Radiant tonight though (I do have their other albums but Wavering Radiant is just... better in every way Tongue)

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Posted By: (De)progressive
Date Posted: May 21 2010 at 09:27

After that it wouldn't be so suprising to hear Dream Theater is going to be disbanded. Big smile



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Posted By: JROCHA
Date Posted: May 22 2010 at 00:19
Im glad i seen this band a couple years ago in Lawrence Kansas in support of the In the absence of truth album. It was one the greatest performances i have ever seen. They also opened for TOOL on the 10,000 days tour. This band never made a bad LP, from celestial to Wavering radiant just good tracks from start to finish.

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Posted By: The Sleepwalker
Date Posted: May 22 2010 at 04:27
If they don't feel like continuing, they of course shouldn't force it, but nevertheless it is a sad thing. They were a great band. 

And also,
Originally posted by Jake Kobrin

Why is everyone now starting with Wavering Radiant? Get Panopticon and\or Oceanic before WR. 


Posted By: Too Many Zeros
Date Posted: May 24 2010 at 22:24
It's really a shame. I saw them in Manchester on their last tour, and it really was something quite unbelievable. The atmosphere they managed to create is one I'm yet to experience again.

At least they'll have their side projects to keep us entertained... a sombre consolation.


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 24 2010 at 23:28
Originally posted by Jake Kobrin

Why is everyone now starting with Wavering Radiant? Get Panopticon and\or Oceanic before WR. 
 
If I'm part of this everybody...I already have those two albums you speak of. Wink


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Posted By: hardworx
Date Posted: May 25 2010 at 05:09
I had only recently found Isis and am very impressed with their music - kudos to them for making the decision to end the band at what they believe is their peak - there are probably some very unhappy music industry 'suits' out there who would have preferred them to keep going.
 
Great band and I will miss them but look forward to their new projects.
 


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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: May 26 2010 at 07:16
Originally posted by Any Colour You Like

Oh man this is not good. And I never saw them live.
 
 

I feel sorry for you, one of the best live acts I've ever seen, though there choice in support acts tends to leave a lot to be desired.

Amazing band that I'll certainly miss, though at least they are foregoing the painful process of becoming a self parody.

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Posted By: NecronCommander
Date Posted: May 26 2010 at 22:11
CryI just heard this news today.  I'm so horribly depressed now.
Panopticon was a literally life-changing album for me, and Isis is a band who will always be near and dear to me.
It's so saddening to hear that they're calling it quits, even if it is for the best, but I still have tremendous respect for the guys for doing what they feel is best for themselves and for their fans.
I hope the band members consider future musical ventures after they part ways.

Fare thee well, Isis.  You'll not be forgotten by this fan. Cry
(I never got to see them live either.  Double crying face CryCry)


Posted By: JLocke
Date Posted: May 26 2010 at 22:47
Originally posted by Mr ProgFreak

This doesn't make me sad ... they made some really great albums, and those members who want to keep making music will do so in other bands and projects. I hope that those of you who feel sad now will check those out ... for example Red Sparowes, who have a new (great) album out.

You have said what was in my heart. I feel the same way. This isn't a bad thing; it's gonna ensure that all of the band's music was excellent. I'd rather them do that than release something sub-par in the future just for money.



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