Isis schedule NZ Gigs

Isis, who are coming down to Australia for the Soundwave Festival, have lined up a couple of gigs in New Zealand.  One in Auckland, and another in Wellington – too bad Southern Islanders!

The gigs are:

  • SFBH, Wellington (18+), Monday February 15th
  • Transmission Room, Auckland (All Ages and Licensed) Tuesday February 16th

Tickets go on sale August 24th from Moshtix (0800MOSHTIX, and Real Groovy) and

According to Aaron HarrisTwitter account, there should be some Isis solo gigs in February, though at this stage I’d suggest we’re talking about Sydney and Melbourne only.

Soundwave 2010 Announced

The first announcement of acts for next years Soundwave Festival has been released.  As rumored for a while now, Faith No More are the headline act.  Other highlights on the bill include Meshuggah, Janes Addiction, Isis, Clutch, Baroness and much more.  I will definitely be there in Adelaide!

Soundwave 2010
Soundwave 2010

Isis European Tour Dates

Ipecac has announced a new batch of Isis tour dates including plenty of European ones:

  • July 3, 2009 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
  • July 5, 2009 Cergy, France Furia Sound Festival
  • July 6, 2009 Eindhoven, Netherlands Effenaar
  • July 8, 2009 Bochum, Germany BHF Langendreer
  • July 9, 2009 Stuttgart, Germany Wagenhallen
  • July 10, 2009 Dresden, Germany Beatpol
  • July 11, 2009 Munich, Germany Feierwerk
  • July 12, 2009 Bern, Switzerland Dachstock
  • July 13, 2009 Torino, Italy Spaziale Festival
  • July 15, 2009 Trier, Germany Exaus Open Air
  • July 16, 2009 Dour, Germany Dour Festival
  • July 18, 2009 Joensuu, Finland Ilosaarirock

Hopefully we might see them Down Under sometime this year also…

Adam designs Faith No More gig poster

dpddy on Toolarmy came across this cool gig poster by Adam Jones.  It’s for the upcoming Faith No More show in Moscow later this year.  Word is that Adam has also designed a poster for a coming Isis gig.

Isis interview on Triple J

I’ve just finished listening to a brief interview with Aaron Turner from Isis, recorded by Andrew Haug for Triple J’s The Racket program (presumably what Three Hours Of Hour/Full Metal Racket is now called).  Was a short interview, doesn’t really reveal a massive amount we don’t know, but he does discuss how Adam came to be involved in the record.  It appears it mainly happened because Adam and Aaron Harris frequently play Halo 3 together.

I was hoping that perhaps there might be a hint of an Australian tour, but there wasn’t.  The interview can be streamed here, and starts at about the 51 minute mark.

Maynard and Isis at Golden Gods Awards

Here’s some dodgy Youtube video of Maynard giving an award to Isis at the recent Golden Gods Awards:

News Catch-Up!

I’ve been away for a few days, and have missed out on several little bits and pieces of Tool related news. No tour news though, which is what people really want!

Firstly, Maynard appears in the new movie Crank 2, which also features Danny Lohner, Mike Patton doing the soundtrack, and some dude from Linkin Park.  Thanks to Ziggy and AZB for the tips.

In another movie related item, apparently The Taking of Pelham 123 will have an A Perfect Circle remix appearing on the soundtrack.  Cheers Hurtfrog!

Maynard tweeted a couple of times, alluding to being in certain places at certain times.  Possibly Tool, everything is as vague as you’d expect:

Oakland/Fox Theater? Seattle/Moore Theater? June? Anything is possible.


Wine events coming to the Midwest, NorthEast and SouthEast. But No Puscifer shows in those areas yet. Sorry. Soon. Hold please.


Possible dates in the NorthWest.

Aaron Harris from Isis confirms the tracks that Adam appears on Wavering Radiant:

Aaron continued to explain the exact contribution Adam Jones did on ‘Waving radiant, “He just did some guitar and its not gonna be that recognizable, its not your typical guitar sounds. I think he used an ebo and effects. But it still has that signature Adam Jones sound to it.”

Now on what tracks does Adam Jones play what Aaron describes as “a whole fading frog sound”? The opening song ‘Hall of the Dead’ and the instrumental title track ‘Waving Radiant’.

That’s all for now – some news in regards to the Fourtheye shirts will be coming soon!

Isis Tour, Big Business Mind the Drift

Ipecac Recordings (which celebrates it’s birthday today and have a newly updated website) has released a list of tour dates for Isis, all in North American apart from one in Japan:

Apr. 19, 2009 Tokyo, Japan TBA
May 15, 2009 San Diego, CA Casbah
May 16, 2009 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
May 17, 2009 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
May 19, 2009 Austin, TX Emo’s
May 20, 2009 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
May 21, 2009 Houston, TX Meridian – Red Room
May 22, 2009 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
May 23, 2009 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
May 25, 2009 Orlando, FL The Social
May 26, 2009 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
May 27, 2009 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
May 28, 2009 Atlanta, GA The Earl
May 29, 2009 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 30, 2009 Washington, DC Black Cat
May 31, 2009 Baltimore, MD Sonar
June 2, 2009 New York, NY The Filmore at Irving Plaza
June 3, 2009 Philadelphia, PA TLA
June 4, 2009 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
June 5, 2009 Boston, MA Paradise
June 6, 2009 Montreal, QC The National
June 7, 2009 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre
June 9, 2009 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
June 10, 2009 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
June 11, 2009 Detroit, MI Small’s
June 12, 2009 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
June 15, 2009 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
June 16, 2009 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
June 18, 2009 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
June 19, 2009 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
June 20, 2009 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
June 22, 2009 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
June 23, 2009 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
June 24, 2009 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre

Big Business have a new website promoting their album Mind The Drift, which allows you to preview the album, and also listen to some very humerous “commentry” for each track.  Check it out!

Pre-Order Isis’ Wavering Radiant

According to a recent post by Ipecac and Isis on Myspace:

Our lovely friends at Newbury Comics is hosting the pre-order for the new Isis
“Wavering Radiant” that gets released May 5th. Soooo order yours today and you’ll recieve an autographed booklet by the whole band!

What are ya waitin’ for?!

Support your record stores!!

I listened to the Wavering Radiant the other day, probably the best Isis album yet – check it out when it’s released!

Isis Wavering Radiant details released

The cover and tracklist for the new Isis album Wavering Radiant have been posted on Blabbermouth.  The album, which features Adam Jones on two tracks will be released on Ipecac on the 5th of May.

Isis - Wavering Radiant
Isis - Wavering Radiant

01. Hall Of The Dead
02. Ghost Key
03. Hand Of The Host
04. Wavering Radiant
05. Stone To Wake A Serpent
06. 20 Minutes / 40 Years
07. Threshold of Transformation

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