Billboard interviews our Dear Leader about some band called Isis and their new record.

"With band members no longer scattered between U.S. coasts, Isis was able to "work out some of the more subtle aspects of the songs" before hitting the studio. Tool guitarist Adam Jones wound up guesting on two as-yet-unnamed tracks. "This is a better sonic representation of what the band actually sounds like. In the past I think some of the recordings were a little too clean in their final form," Turner says. "There was something about the energy that seemed to be lacking. It seems to feel more like us than anything else has." After a handful of late 2008 shows in Europe, Isis will return to the road this spring. "If we can pull it together and find somebody agreeable to support, we'll probably do a support thing before the record drops, and then a headlining tour shortly after it comes out," Turner says. "We have European festivals in the summer, and that's as far as we've gotten."- Billboard