ISIS, The Melvins, Celan (Unsane) & Gojira

* ISIS have put up a new song from the forthcoming record, Wavering Radiant (Ipecac, May 5), on their MySpace page ( The track is titled “20 Minutes / 40 Years.” ISIS will announce a six week US tour next week; the tour is set to kick off May 14 in San Diego.

* The Melvins have announced three more 25th anniversary shows with two in Seattle and one in Portland. The shows are an addition to the four previously announced shows that will be an “evening with” the band and feature a first set with the original line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover (on bass) and original drummer Mike Dillard. For the second set Buzz, Dale and Trevor Dunn (bass player for Fantomas, MadLove, Mr. Bungle) will perform Houdini in its entirety. The Seattle shows will have the added bonus of having Green River on the bill as well. Dates are:

May 15 2009 8:00P
Webster Hall NYC, New York
May 16 2009 8:00P
Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
May 18 2009 8:00P
Double Door Chicago, Illinois
May 20 2009 8:00P
Emo’s Austin, Texas
May 22 2009 8:00P
Showbox At The Market Seattle, Washington
May 23 2009 8:00P
Showbox At The Market Seattle, Washington
May 24 2009 8:00P
Roseland Portland

* Meet Celan, the new band featuring Unsane’s Chris Spencer, Einstürzende Neubauten’s Ari Benjamin Meyers, Oxbow’s Niko Wenner and flu.ID’s Phil Roeder and Franz Xave. Check out two songs from the band on their MySpace page: US release coming in September, more details to come.

* Gojira will return for a US tour this May, their first headlining dates in support of The Way Of All Flesh. Dates are:

May 1 2009 8:00P
Jaxx Springfield, VA
May 2 2009 8:00P
Palladium Worcester, MA
May 3 2009 8:00P
TLA Philadelphia, PA
May 4 2009 8:00P
Peabodys Cleveland, OH
May 6 2009 8:00P
Blender Theatre New York, NY
May 7 2009 8:00P
Club Soda Montreal, QUE
May 8 2009 8:00P
Mod Club Toronto, ONT
May 9 2009 8:00P
Harpo’s Detroit, MI
May 10 2009 8:00P
Logan Square Chicago, IL
May 11 2009 8:00P
Station 4 Minneapolis, MN
May 13 2009 8:00P
Marquis Denver, CO
May 14 2009 8:00P
Murray Theatre Salt Lake City, UT
May 17 2009 8:00P
Richards On Richards Vancouver, BC
May 18 2009 8:00P
El Corazon Seattle, WA
May 19 2009 8:00P
Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
May 21 2009 8:00P
Slims San Francisco, CA
May 22 2009 8:00P
Glasshouse Pomona, CA
May 24 2009 8:00P
Key Club Los Angeles, CA

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