Deftones' Chino Moreno and Isis Members Team Up as Palms

Deftones' Chino Moreno and Isis Members Team Up as Palms
Fans were crestfallen after atmospheric metal vets Isis called it quits back in 2010, but three members of the defunct unit have got together to form a new band called Palms. As if the troupe's initial membership of bassist/keyboardist Jeff Caxide, drummer Aaron Harris and guitarist/keyboardist Clifford Meyer wasn't high-profile enough, the group have landed Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno as their frontman.

"Clifford, Jeff and I started Palms a little over a year ago out of a desire to continue making music together after Isis ended," Harris explained in a press release. "Chino joined shortly after and our sound took shape from there. We've worked really hard on this first release and are excited for people to hear it. It's nice to be back behind the drum kit, and with this lineup."

Apparently it didn't take much convincing to bring Moreno on board, seeing as he was a huge Isis fan.

"I've always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound," Moreno said. "I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so."

Palms have apparently already recorded and self-produced their debut disc, which should arrive sometime later this year. Neither an album title nor a tracklisting has been delivered thus far, but the LP will arrive care of Isis's old home Ipecac Records.