Isis are currently writing for a new, still-untitled album, the follow-up to 2006's triumphant In The Absence Of Truth.
The band says, "We've been working hard on the new record. All five of us sweating away in a small windowless room in downtown Los Angeles. We're making good progress and will have more (and more exciting) news about that to report soon! There's new ISIS merch up in the webstore. We're excited to be heading to Chicago this weekend for a few shows! It should be a killer time!
In other Isis news, Zozobra (featuring Aaron Harris & Caleb Scofield of Cave In/Old Man Gloom) released their latest record, entitled Bird of Prey, on August 5th (available now from Hydrahead Records). In addition to playing drums on Bird of Prey, Harris also recorded and mixed the album himself. Their last record, Harmonic Tremors, was about as heavy as a pair of colliding tectonic plates, so I personally can’t wait to hear what they’ve come up with this time around.
Dudes with beards and Neurosis shirts are psyched.
On a side note, did you know that ISIS have action figures (no, seriously)? Inspired by concepts from their last album In The Absence Of Truth, the nifty-looking little guys are available at their webstore for ten bucks a pop. I think they're sold out right now; I'm unsure how taken aback I should be about that.