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Isis | Temporal

 Temporal is an assortment of rarities culled from Isis' entire career, and it's a suitably bulky set in both length (almost two hours) and aural weight.
Ipecac (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  November 16, 2012
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Newton's New Art Center exposes heavy metal from within

Named for a Candlemass song, staged in a former church, and curated by a pair of noise-loving MassArt grads, the upcoming group show "We Still See the Black" brings a thunderous charge of wrathful, subtle, beguiling, and teeming contemporary art to Newto
The black art
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 26, 2011

Dear ‘girlfriend metal’: Fuck you and the Facebook page you rode in on

I had no idea that the term "girlfriend metal" was used anywhere outside my immediate circle of snarky, elitist Brooklyn-based friends.
Take this genre and shove it
By KIM KELLY  |  August 26, 2011

Photos: Isis and the Melvins at the Paradise

Isis and the Melvins, live from the Paradise, on June 21, 2010
Isis and the Melvins at the Paradise | June 21, 2010
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  June 25, 2010

Mission accomplished

After 13 years, singer/guitarist Aaron Turner and the band (all New England kids except Ohio native Meyer) have announced that they're packing it in.
Isis call it quits with a last-hurrah tour
By MATT PARISH  |  June 18, 2010

Isis + Cave In at Port City Music Hall

For my money the most prestigious event to happen at Port City Music Hall yet, Boston-born five-piece Isis play their final American concert in Portland...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

Isis + Pelican + The Tombs

Isis + Pelican + The Tombs

Isis, Ipecac’s resident pigeonhole-defying “post-metal” act, want to pummel you with brawny riffage and swallow you up in tidal waves of reverb, at the Paradise,...
By Shaula Clark  |  June 02, 2009

Slay anything

Boston's Irepress weren't supposed to be an instrumental band. What they've evolved into just happens to be too stylishly sinuous to lend itself to lots of words.
Words fail the post-everything epics of Irepress
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 09, 2009
Two for One: Valentine's Day Couples Massage

Two for One: Valentine's Day Couples Massage


Okay, so that fancy-pants spa getaway you were promised last Valentine’s Day isn’t so much in the cards this year. But you can still make a modest investment in your love life right here at home with one of the decidedly unpricey couples massages outlined below — and save yourself the agony of a rush-hour departure and those paper-thin, bed-and breakfast bedroom walls.

By Heather Bouzan  |  February 06, 2009