Isis announce disbandment

Sludge metallers Isis call it a day after 17 years in the game.

Los Angeles, CA sludge metal pioneers Isis have announced their intention to disband following a final tour and EP. The band having been together over 13 years simply felt they have "done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say" on their official blog.

In a statement released on their blog on May 18, the band said "This end isn't something that occurred over night and it hasn't been brought about by a single cataclysmic fracture in the band...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. [...]

"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."

Releasing six full length records and collaborating with a diversity of musicians such as Scottish post-rock group Aerogramme throughout their varied career, the band will finish up their final projects before saying goodbye.

"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."
Their last record, Wavering Radiant was released last year on Ipecac Records.