Our friends at Metal Injection recently stumbled upon an ISISTHEBAND Instagram account, with just two photos, the word “Reunion,” and a link to their (at the moment) blank website. The text that accompanies the two photos says “we want a reunion,” so it’s pretty certain that this isn’t legit.
After forming in 1997, Isis called it quits back in 2010, and left behind a rather long account of the reasoning behind the move:
“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.”
One thing we do know is that co-founding vocalist and guitarist Aaron Turner recently updated his own website (today) with news that Sumac (one of his other bands) is writing new music, and they’ll be recording next month with Kurt Ballou in Anacortes, WA.
(via Metal Injection)