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Below is our complete Convulse news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Today Convulse streams the entirety of "Cycle of Revenge," the band's new album for Svart Records due to drop on March 18th. Listen in below. Svart Records comments:
"As one of the oldest Finnish death netal veterans, Convulse has a somewhat interesting history, to say the least. Beginning as a full-on death metal band in 1990, the debut demo, 'Resuscitation of Evilness,' as well as the 1991 debut album, 'World Without God,' were more or less successful attempts from Convulse to flex their death metal muscles for the whole world.
"In 1993, Convulse returned to the limelight again, offering two new songs on the 'Lost Equilibrium' CD-single – and at the same time, giving a taste of what was to be expected on their second album, 1994's 'Reflections.' Convulse had started incorporating some rock 'n' roll elements into their murky and uncompromising death metal sound, much like some of their Finnish extreme metal comrades (Xysma and Disgrace primarily come to mind).
"The band's 'death 'n' roll' sound on the sophomore album divided the Convulse fanbase, with some embracing the new direction while facing rejection from others. It's both difficult and pointless to speculate at this point whether the drastic musical change led to Convulse’s downfall, but perhaps it was one of the reasons behind the split up in 1994. Only the original band members can say for sure...
"Fast-forward nearly two decades, and new life had been breathed into the old Convulse corpse. Who would have expected to see Convulse making new music in 2012?! A year later, in early November 2013, Convulse's third album, 'Evil Prevails,' was unleashed by Svart Records onto the death metal world. The album introduced eight songs of dark, wicked and true death metal - the true Convulse style. Churning out dogmatically heavy, untamed, and aggressive death metal, seeing the band return to its true roots was exactly what death metal maniacs needed. More...
Today, Convulse reveals a lyric video for the new track "God is You," which hails from the band's new album for Svart Records, "Cycle of Revenge," set for international release on March 18th. The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Cycle of Revenge
2. God is You
4. Fractured Pieces
5. Nature of Humankind
6. Ever Flowing Stream
8. Into the Void More...
Convulse has announced "Cycle of Revenge" will drop via Svart Records on March 18th, 2016. The label also issued this statement:
"As one of the oldest Finnish death metal veterans the musicians from Convulse have a somewhat interesting history, to say the least. Beginning as a full-on death metal band in 1990, the debut demo, 'Resuscitation of Evilness,' as well as the 1991 debut album, 'World Without God,' were more or less successful attempts from Convulse to flex their death metal muscles for the whole world.
"In 1993, Convulse returned to the limelight again, offering two new songs on the 'Lost Equilibrium' CD-single – and at the same time, giving a taste of what was to be expected on their second album, 1994's 'Reflections.' Convulse had started incorporating some rock 'n' roll elements into their murky and uncompromising death metal sound, much like some of their Finnish extreme metal comrades (Xysma and Disgrace primarily come to mind). The band's death 'n' roll sound on their sophomore album divided the Convulse fanbase, with some embracing the new direction while facing rejection from others. It's both difficult and pointless to speculate at this point whether the drastic musical change led to Convulse’s downfall, but perhaps it was one of the reasons behind the split up in 1994. Only the original band members can say for sure... More...
Finnish death metal outfit Convulse premieres a lyric video for the title track of the band's upcoming new album "Cycle of Revenge", which will be out in stores March 18 via Svart Records.
Check out now "Cycle of Revenge" below.
Finnish death metallers Convulse today premiere a video for the new track "Pangaea," which can be viewed below.
The track is the first preview off Convulse's forthcoming new album for Svart Records, which follows "Evil Prevails," released by Svart in 2013. Vocalist/guitarist Rami Jämsä offers the following update:
"We are preparing a new album to be released by Svart at the end of this year. We decided to record the album in two sessions. The first session is done, and we now have four tracks recorded. Next sessions are in September, and then we will have enough, 8-10 tracks, then. As people have noticed, we are a trio nowadays. We have rehearsed a lot to improve the band's groove and versatile output; the style has evolved a lot, as you can hear.
"This time, there will be influences from progressive rock, old '80s heavy metal, and early death metal, too - all the music we have listened from the early years of the 1980s. We have always been very open-minded with our music, and want to challenge ourselves and listeners, too." More...
Today Convulse streams the entirety of the brand-new album, "Evil Prevails." Check it out in the player below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
Released November 1st on Svart Records, "Evil Prevails" is now available on CD, LP, and digital formats, and follows Convulse's comeback EP, "Inner Evil," released earlier this year by Svart.
In celebration of the release of "Evil Prevails," Convulse has already hit the road playing select dates across Europe, with Disma as direct support.
November 6 – Rennes, France @ Mondo Bizarro
November 7 – Paris, France @ Le Klub
November 9 – Paris, France @ Wolf Throne Festival More...
Convulse today premieres the new song "We Kill Our Kind," which can be heard in the player below, courtesy of Terrorizer Magazine.
The track hails from Convulse's forthcoming new album, "Evil Prevails," set for international release on November 1st through Svart Records. "Evil Prevails" will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats, and follows the band's "Inner Evil" EP. released earlier this year by Svart. More...
This November, Disma will be embarking on a mini-European tour with Finland’s Convulse that will culminate in France’s Wolf Throne Festival. The dates for the Days Of Death mini-tour are as follows:
11/02 – MILAN, ITALY @ BLUE ROSE SALOON
11/03 – ROME, ITALY @ CLOSER CLUB
11/04 – BOLOGNA, ITALY @ FREAKOUT CLUB
11/06 – RENNES, FRANCE @ MONDO BIZARRO
11/07 – PARIS, FRANCE @ LE KLUB
11/09 – PARIS, FRANCE @ WOLF THRONE FESTIVAL More...
Convulse has premiered the new song "Unholy War" online, which can be heard in the player below courtesy of InvisibleOranges.com.
The track hails from Convulse's forthcoming new album, "Evil Prevails," set for international release on November 1st through Svart Records. "Evil Prevails" will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats and follows Convulse's comeback EP, "Inner Evil," released earlier this year by Svart. The track listing is as follows:
1. We Kill Our Kind
2. Unholy War
3. World Downfall
4. God Is Delusion
5. Evil Prevails
6. Days Are Dark
7. Reborn In Chaos
8. Oceans Of Dust More...
Convulse has revealed November 1st as the release date for upcoming album, "Evil Prevails," set to be released internationally through Svart Records.
"Evil Prevails" will be coming on CD, LP, and digital formats, and follows Convulse's comeback EP, "Inner Evil," released earlier this year by Svart. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Finnish death metal quartet Convulse are commonly known as one of the most classic bands from the first wave of Finnish death metal, with the debut album World Without God being one of the most collectible items of the era. But this past January's comeback EP Inner Evil, recorded after an 18-year break, proved that the group can still cut it.
"Led by guitarist and growler Rami Jämsä with original bass player Juha Telenius and newer recruits Kristian Kangasniemi (guitar) and Rolle Markos (drums), Convulse spent the whole of August locked away in an old-fashioned analog studio, recording what was to become Evil Prevails."
Rami Jämsä describes the album as a "fascinating combination of old-school death metal, lightning-fast thrashing parts, some blastbeats here and there, and even ultra-slow doom elements. The Convulse of the year 2013 is heavier and meaner than ever before. This album is a rebirth as much as it is continuation of the old-school spirit." More...
Today Convulse premieres the new track "Inner Evil" through Metalsucks.net. "Inner Evil" hails from the band's EP of the same title, set for international release on January 25th, 2013 through Svart Records. Check out the song right here.
This two-song EP features Convulse's first recordings in nearly 20 years, and will be available on CD, 12" vinyl, and digital-download formats. Recorded in full analog in the autumn of 2012, Convulse's "Inner Evil" consists two long, exclusive tracks.
After an 18-year break, Convulse returned in 2012 and played a few comeback shows in Finland. In addition, the band has already been confirmed to play next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, with more live appearances in the works. The following press release was also issued:
"The band features the original vocalist, guitarist, and bass player in its ranks, and Convulse's brand of classic old-school death metal still sounds like it's 1991. With a new full-length album scheduled for autumn 2013 through Svart, this is the first recorded material by Convulse since the band's demise in the mid '90s." More...
The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...
With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:
We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.
In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.
The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.
We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.
The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...
Svart Records has issued the following press release about inking a deal with Finnish act Convulse:
"One of the most memorable pioneers of Finnish first-wave death metal, Convulse was there in 1990 alongside bands such as Xysma, Disgrace, and Abhorrence to create a scene which was to become legendary. Formed in Nokia in early 1990, the band was quickly snapped up by Thrash Records from France, and the future cult classic World Without God appeared a year later.
"After an 18-year break, Convulse returned in 2012 and played a few comeback shows in Finland this year. The band has already been confirmed to play Maryland Deathfest 2013, with more live appearances in the works for the near future. A new Convulse vinyl EP, with two brand-new tracks, is scheduled for a November release, and a new full-length album can be expected in 2013. The band has signed to Svart Records, who will handle both the EP and the album worldwide."
"Our new material has a strong old school death metal feel to it, and the band is tighter than ever before," says Rami Jämsä, the man responsible for lead guitars and vocals. "When recording, we plan to concentrate on the energy brought on by playing everything live - no triggers or ProTools. Nothing beats a well-rehearsed band playing live, be it on stage or in the studio."
Recent Convulse rehearsal footage can be also be viewed in the YouTube clip available below. More...
Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:
PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:
!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show
Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.