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Formed: 1991
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Converge News

Below is our complete Converge 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Crowbar Comes Out On Top In London

It's always intriguing when bands from different genres or generally different styles come together. Cathedral on the Gods of Grind tour was an interesting experiment, as was Sick Of It All on the New Titans On The Block tour. On this night, I made my first visit to Camden's famous, Electric Ballroom to see a show headlined by Converge, where they were joined by special guests Crowbar, another pairing which might raise a few eyebrows.

First of all, credit must be given to The Electric Ballroom. Camden is known for being overpriced and something of a tourist trap, but this large and tidy venue which has hosted everyone from Sid Vicious (who recorded a live album here) to Paul McCartney is very reasonably priced indeed and all the staff from the bouncers to the bartenders to the cloakroom attendants were very friendly and helpful. I don't normally make notes like these about venues, but The Electric Ballroom was so impressive I felt I had to praise their work. More...

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Mutoid Man Premiere Tom Jones Cover

Mutoid Man (Cave In, Converge, etc.) have premiered a cover version of Tom Jones‘ “She’s A Lady“, which you can stream below.

In May the band will be touring with Lazer/Wulf and The Armed on this spring run: More...

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Split Cranium Premiere New Video

Split Cranium premiere a video for their song “Ingurgitated Liquids“, taken from their upcoming debut release “I’m The Devil And I’m OK”, which will be in stores on May 25th. The band's lineup boasts a number of familiar faces:

Guitars/vocals: Aaron Turner (SUMAC, ex-Isis, etc.)
Guitars: Jussi Lehtisalo (Circle)
Keyboards/vocals: Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, etc.)
Bass: Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders)
Drums: Tomi Leppänen (Circle)

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Neurosis Announces West Coast Summer Tour

Heavy music visionaries, NEUROSIS, have announced a new West Coast North American tour with Converge and Amenra in July.

The new tour will begin on July 6th in Seattle, running through Vancouver, Portland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Diego, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Lawrence, Dallas, ending in Austin on July 21st. More...

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Converge & CoC Announce Three European Dates

Converge and Corrosion Of Conformity will be performing a trio of European shows together in June. Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon says of those forthcoming dates:

“I always get stoked when we get to tour/play with bands that have made an impact on me. “Eye For An Eye” was one of my first hardcore records. Later in their career they released “Animosity” and “Blind”. Both of those albums were game changers for me. They’ve morphed and mutated into different sounds over the years, all of which have been awesome…”

06/18 Rome, ITA – Orion
06/19 Innsbruck, AUT – Hafen
06/20 Grenoble, FRA – La Bell Electrique More...

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Extensive Lineup Announcement For Download Paris

An extensive lineup announcement has been made for the forthcoming "Download Paris" festival, which will take place June 15th-18th at the Base Aérienne 217 in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France. Here’s how the daily lineups for the festival will run:

Friday, June 15th:

Ozzy Osbourne
Ghost
Opeth
Alestorm
Converge
Underoath
Powerwolf
Black Veil Brides
Eluveitie
Thy Art Is Murder
Vandenberg’s Moonkings
Bury Tomorrow
Poho Car Crash Control
Cellar Darling

Saturday, June 16th: More...

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Converge, Crowbar European/UK Tour Announced

Converge, Crowbar, Thou and Grave Pleasures will be touring Europe and the UK together in April. The majority of those bands will also be playing the 2018 ‘Roadburn Festival‘, which will run from April 19-22nd at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon serves as a curator this year for that festival with special “The Dusk In Us” and “You Fail Me” live performances planned from the band. Crowbar for their part will be playing “Odd Fellows Rest” in its entirety at that festival.

04/22 Karlsruhe, GER – Dudefest
04/23 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
04/24 Hasselt, BEL – Muzieodroom
04/25 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
04/26 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
04/27 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
04/28 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
04/29 Berlin, GER – SO36

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Converge Debuts Entire New Album “The Dusk In Us”

Converge‘s new full-length “The Dusk In Us” is in stores as of yesterday (November 03rd) and can now also be streamed in full below:




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Converge Debuts New Song & Music Video

With its November 03rd release date drawing near, Converge debuts another new track from its forthcoming album, “The Dusk In Us“. You can view the Max Moore (Code Orange, Of Mice & Men) directed clip for “A Single Tear” from the album below.



Comments vocalist Jacob Bannon: More...

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Converge Announces West Coast NA Tour Dates

Boston's Converge will hit the road on the West Coast of North America for some dates with Sumac and Cult Leader in tow in early 2018. The band is gearing up for the release of the new album "The Dusk In Us," coming November 3rd.

The dates coincide with the first leg of the tour, the dates and venues of which appear at this location.

Confirmed dates with Sumac and Cult Leader:

01/19 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
01/20 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
01/21 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
01/23 - Berkley, CA - Cornerstone Berkley
01/24 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club
01/25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
01/26 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
01/27 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
01/28 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Theatre More...

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Ben Koller Goes "Wayne’s World" In New Video

Drummer Ben Koller of Converge, Mutoid Man, All Pigs Must Die-fame appears as "Garth Algar" from the 1992 comedy "Wayne’s World" in the newly released video from Zildjian streaming below.

States Avedis Zildjian: "To help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of A Custom Cymbals, we went back 25 years to the big screen debut of an epic drum solo, recreated by the one and only Ben “Garth” Koller! "

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Converge Premieres New Song "Reptilian"

Converge premieres a new track titled "Reptilian", taken from the band's upcoming new album "The Dusk In Us", which will meet a November 03rd release on Deathwish Inc. & Epitaph.

Check out now "Reptilian" below.



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Converge Announces December Tour

Five years since the band's last release, Converge returns with "The Dusk In Us," due out November 3rd, 2017 (check out new track "Under Duress" here). The band will also embark on a tour in December alongside Pile & Give. Dates are as follows:

Coverge w/ Pile & Give
12/08 - Brighton, MA - Brighton Music Hall
12/09 - Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus
12/10 - Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus
12/11 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
12/12 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
12/13 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
12/14 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
12/15 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
12/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer More...

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Converge Announces "The Dusk In Us"

Five years since the band's last release, Converge returns with "The Dusk In Us," due out November 3rd. Check out advance track "Under Duress" below.

Deathwish Inc. describes the release as "a brutal but beautiful album that shows the band’s artistic evolution."

The label goes on to say that: "The ninth full-length from the Boston-based crew — consisting of vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller — proves to be both dark and hopeful, abrasive and melodic, devastating and powerfully cathartic."

1. A Single Tear
2. Eye of the Quarrel
3. Under Duress
4. Arkhipov Calm
5. I Can Tell You About Pain
6. The Dusk in Us
7. Wildlife
8. Murk & Marrow
9. Trigger
10. Broken by Light
11. Cannibals
12. Thousands of Miles Between Us
13. Reptilian More...

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Mutoid Man Premieres New Song & Music Video

Mutoid Man premieres a new song and music video titled "Kiss Of Death", taken from the upcoming new album "War Moans", which will be released on June 02nd through Sargent House. The outing features guest turns from Chelsea Wolfe and ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman.

The clip was filmed at Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou's God City Studio. Check out now "Kiss Of Death" below.

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Neurosis Announces Tour With Converage

Neurosis just declared new tour dates for 2017, announcing a run of North American Summer performances with Converge and Amenra.

As the band continues to perform off eleventh studio album, "Fires Within Fires," this upcoming tour will find Neurosis bringing immersive live experience to the East Coast and Midwestern US, along with Southeastern Canada.

The tour will embark out of Chicago on July 28th, with shows in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Toronto, New Haven, Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia confirmed through August 7th. Neurosis is also confirmed to headline the Days Of Darkness festival in Baltimore, Maryland on October 28th and 29th. More...

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Converge: "Jane Live" Full-Album Streaming

Converge premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new live album "Jane Live", out in stores now via Bandcamp. Converge "Jane Live" is the classic "Jane Doe" album performed and recorded live in its entirety at Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands. The set was mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at God City Studio and mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege.

Check out now "Jane Live" in its entirety below.

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Psycho Las Vegas Lineup Announced

Psycho Las Vegas is a property-wide music festival taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26th - 28th, 2016.

Brought to you by the curators of Psycho California, the epic event will play host to nearly one-hundred acts from around the world with a heavy focus on riffs, doom, and psychedelia.

Highlights include Alice Cooper, Blue Öyster Cult, Converge, the return of Down, Drive Like Jehu, High On Fire, Sleep, Pentagram, Yob, exclusive 2016 US performances from both Electric Wizard and Candlemass, and so many more.

The fest will also include an interactive backlight chamber, a Boogie Van Blackjack Tournament, film screenings, DJ sets hosted by Scott Ian (Anthrax), Sean "Pellet" Pelletier (Last Days Here), J. Bennet (Ides Of Gemini), Evan Hagen (Psych LV/CA Curator), and Scott Carlson (Rise Above Records) as well as the Psycho Pool Party kick off at the Paradise Pool Stage on August 25th. More...

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Kurt Ballou Discusses "You Fail Me" Redux

Deathwish Inc. just released an in-depth conversation with Kurt Ballou and J. Bannon about the making of Converge's “You Fail Me: Redux” album, which can be heard below.

The label comments: "We discuss the story behind the original recording, the remix/remastering process and what went into updating the physical packaging." More...

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Crippled Black Phoenix Joining Converge Shows

After signing with Season Of Mist back in October, Crippled Black Phoenix will be joining the three Converge "Blood Moon" shows in Europe this coming year.

Crippled Black Phoenix - founded by multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves - is in turn supported by 40 Watt Sun and in London only also by The Body and Full Of Hell. Please see below for details.

Converge's "Blood Moon" is a collaboration between members Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and guest musicians Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve von Till. Together as a multi-instrumental group, they will create renditions of existing Converge material focusing on the band’s slower, more ambitious work. Dates are as follows:

11 Apr 16 Berlin (DE) Postbahnhof
12 Apr 16 Reims (FR) La Cartonnerie
13 Apr 16 London (UK) Electric Brixton More...

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