Ex-ISIS Frontman Joined By Members Of BAPTISTS And RUSSIAN CIRCLES To Form SUMAC

Meet Sumac. Sumac consists of of ex-Isis vocalist and guitarist Aaron Turner, Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn and (for now) Russian Circles bassist Brian Cook. Sumac isn't a supergroup that plans on doing some one-off shows and an album before calling it quits. Sumac is going to be around for a while, or at least that's what they're saying. The group has already knocked out their debut record, The Deal, with Converge's Kurt Ballou and will release the album in February 2015! So hey, next year is already looking bright! More information as we have it, but that seems to be the long and short of the group's existence and coming plans for now.

Defunct Post-Metal Rock Band ISIS Changes Name Of Facebook Page After Being Mistaken For Terrorist Group

According to ABC News, defunct post-metal rock band ISIS has changed the name of its Facebook page from "ISIS" to "Isis the band" to avoid being confused with the militant Islamic group ISIS. The rockers, which have been inactive as a band for the past four years, recently began getting "off-color comments" on their Facebook page from individuals who believe the musical act's ex-members are associated with the Islamic terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for beheading American journalist James Foley. ISIS — which refers to itself as the Islamic State — has been described in a New York Times editorial as "a Sunni Muslim group [which] practices a perverted, nihilistic version of Islam that does an extreme disservice to millions of Muslims, both Sunnis and Shiites, pursuing more peaceful and purposeful lives." "It certainly caught us off guard," Aaron Harris, the band's former drummer, told ABC News. "Fans have emailed us that they're reluctant to wear our T-shirts now and we've also gotten some off-color comments," he added. "Just like our fans, we've been watching the news in disbelief. We haven't commented on it because we haven't been an active band since 2010, even though our music does live on. We maintain our Facebook page to keep people up to date on our current musical projects." Former ISIS members Aaron Harris, Jeff Caxide and Clifford Meyer partnered with Chino Moreno (DEFTONES) to form PALMS, whose debut album was released last year via Ipecac. ISIS' final studio album was "Wavering Radiant", released by Ipecac in April 2009.


A much anticipated collaboration is in front of us to witness and it ain't just gonna be a hot album for this year because it's released on summer, but also because it's the outcome of the marriage of three ex-Isis members and the vocalist of Deftones in a very atmospheric and personally emotional album that in the end grabs you from the heart and takes you with it in all possible destinations.