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Isis - Mosquito Control / The Red Sea (LP, Compilation, Reissue)

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Isis (sometimes stylized ISIS) was an American post-metal band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1997 by guitarist and vocalist Aaron Turner, bassist Jeff Caxide, vocalist and electronic instrumentalist Chris Mereschuk and drummer Aaron Harris. After a demo and the EP Mosquito Control were recorded by the original lineup, Mereschuk was replaced by Jay Randall in 1999, who joined the group alongside guitarist Michael Gallagher. Jay Randall would later be replaced by guitarist and keyboardist Bryant Clifford Meyer after the recording of Red Sea. With roots in hardcore punk and doom metal, the band borrowed from and helped to evolve the post-metal sound pioneered by bands such as Neurosis and Godflesh, characterized by lengthy songs focusing on repetition and evolution of structure. Isis disbanded in June 2010, just before the release of a split EP with the Melvins, reforming only once in 2018 as Celestial for a one-off show to pay tribute to Caleb Scofield. Initially releasing their debut EP Mosquito Control (1998) under Escape Artist Records, their debut studio album Celestial (2000) under Turner’s own label, Hydra Head Records, and its sister EP SGNL›05 (2001) under Neurot Recordings, the band would sign with Ipecac Recordings, who issued the band’s subsequent material until their dissolution.

Release Info

Artist: Isis
Label: Ipecac Recordings
Format: LP, Compilation, Reissue
Country: US
Label: Ipecac Recordings
Released: 2023-11-10
Genre: Rock
Style: Post-Metal, Sludge Metal


A1 Poison Eggs
A2 Life Under The Swatter
B3 Hive Destruction
B4 Relocation Swarm
C1 Charmicarmicarmicat Shines To Earth
C2 The Minus Times
C3 Red Sea
D4 Smiles and Handshakes
D5 Catalyst
D6 Ochre
D7 Lines Across Eyes

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