Several member of HBIH’s staff are fans of Boston post metal legends Isis, vinyl and sometimes both. The band will now fulfill the desires of many by teaming up with Ipecac Records to reissue a remaster their classic album Oceanic, which frequently competes with Panopticon as fans’ and critics’ favorite Isis record. Other than a November 4th release date and promises of updated artwork courtesy of guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner, not much else is known about the parameters of the reissue as of right now. Head on over the jump for what information we do have.
A preview of Mika Jussila’s remaster of the album can be heard through this updated version of “The Beginning and the End.” Additionally, drummer Aaron Harris had this to say of the reissue:
“With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last. The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. The big, open, roomy drums sound so detailed now. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”
Pre-order information and other pertinent information will be posted as soon as it is made available.