Published May 04, 2010It's not every day that two of the more innovative bands in extreme music release a split record together, so us basement-dwelling, record-obsessing types get pretty excited when said planets collide. Such is the case with metalgaze pioneers Isis and sludge rock antagonists Melvins (pictured), who will be joining forces for an upcoming split release that will surely be one for the metal ages.
A release date for the twelve-inch, set to come out on Hydra Head Records, has not been confirmed yet, but the label suggested in a tweet that it will come out in June.
The two Isis tunes, "Way Through Woven Branches" and "The Pliable Foe," were recorded during the sessions for their latest, Wavering Radiant, according to The PRP; the former has been previously released on the Japanese edition of that album.
Melvins will be contributing different versions of two songs from their upcoming release, The Bride Screamed Murder, which is set to drop on June 1 on Ipecac Records. Their tunes are "Pig House" and "I'll Finish You Off."
Isis are touring Canada and the U.S. throughout May and June; head here for a list of dates.
Melvins will also be touring North America, just a bit behind Isis in June and July, and you can check out the dates here. You can even cross-examine the two groups' itineraries to find out the seven dates the two bands are playing together as a way to kill some time until this split comes out.