Post-metal pioneers ISIS are set to reissue their classic 2002 LP Oceanic this November, fully remastered and featuring new packaging.
The reissue follows remasters of Celestial in 2013 and Panopticon earlier in 2014. “With the Oceanic remaster I feel we’ve saved the best for last,” explained drummer Aaron Harris. “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. 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.”
Oceanic was remastered by Mika Jussila with artwork revisions by Aaron Turner, and hits the stores November 3rd via Ipecac.
ISIS released their final studio album, Wavering Radiant, in 2009.
Oceanic track listing:
1. The Beginning and the End
2. The Other
3. False Light
8. From Sinking
ISIS were on the cover of Rock-A-Rolla issue 19 and Aaron Turner spoke in-depth about Panopticon recently in issue 50 – both available to order from our back issues store here: www.rock-a-rolla.com/backissues.htm