Band Photo: Converge (?)
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
Converge has posted the following brief statement online about finishing the vocal recording sessions for an upcoming new album:
"Finished vocals for the new Converge album last night. The session was filmed for the upcoming mini-documentary on me by McFarland and Pecci."
Further details on the upcoming Converge album will be announced as they are made available. Photos from the recording sessions have also been posted online via Facebook.
Converge will be appearing on the "H.E.L.L." compilation, and a new trailer for the release has now been posted online. Check out the clip below. The following statement was also released about the project:
"Happy Holidays! We’re very excited to finally be able to announce this project in its entirety. In 2007, Gordon Riker & Kelly Wallace both tragically passed away in bike accidents in Boston, MA. Shortly after, friends of their’s started a non-profit organization titled H.E.L.L. (Helping Everyone Live Longer).
"H.E.L.L. is a DIY group that primarily operates in Boston’s punk and hardcore scene that both Gordon and Kelly were heavily involved in. H.E.L.L.’s main goal is to give out free helmets from donations while raising bike safety awareness. You can learn more about H.E.L.L. at helpingeveryonelivelonger.org
"For the last year, we’ve been working on a compilation to help raise money and awareness for H.E.L.L. This compilation features songs and artwork from Gordon and Kelly’s friends, family, and favorite bands, as well as a few others who have lost someone close to them. Contributions are not just primarily from the Greater Boston area, but also Florida, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Qu?bec. All proceeds from this compilation will go directly to helping keep H.E.L.L. alive.
"The compilation includes NEW, EXCLUSIVE, and UNRELEASED songs from 108, Alanna (ex-Medicated Kisses), Jason Anderson, Attica! Attica (ex-Marathon/De La Hoya), Battle!, The Faux, The First Annual (ex-Guns Up!), Fly Upright Kite, Form & File, Foxfires (ex-Last Lights/Four Year Strong), Give and Take (ex-Battle!), Hunger (ex-Unrestrained/Crucial Times), Late Nite Wars, Life & Limb (ex-Maintain), Brian Marquis (ex-Therefore I Am), Our Lives (members of Vanna/Always & Forever), Powerwolves, Roadrage, Oscar Albis Rodriguez (of Ghost Robot Ninja Bear/ex-Nakatomi Plaza), Peter Long, Ten Thirty Nine, Undark and the Radium Girls, Vanna, Wrong Body (ex-A Loss for Words), yellowbirddd (ex-Fly Upright Kite), and rare songs from Converge, Paint it Black, Four Year Strong, and Freezepop." More...
Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.
Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:
Heaven Shall Burn
Protest The Hero
The Black Dahlia Murder
American metal act Converge has posted the following update online, in which it details its decision to cancel its current United States tour.
"Thanks to everyone who came out to see Converge on our recent U.S. Tour.
"Unfortunately on our day drive from St. Louis to Austin, one of our members had a serious health scare. We rushed him to the nearest ER were he was looked at by some fine Oklahoma doctors. After a night’s stay in the hospital and a battery of tests we were able to have him discharged earlier today. We are now racing (quite literally) to make it to our show at Chaos In Tejas, albeit extremely late, to play an abbreviated set. Wish us luck…
"Because of this health issue, we are canceling the remaining few shows of this current U.S. tour so he can get home and get some medical attention asap. To those in Little Rock, Nashville, and Raleigh, we will add you to our list of places for make up shows later down the road.
"Thanks to all of you for your continued support, it is appreciated by all of us."
New live video has made its way online featuring Boston metal act Converge performing a new song. The track, titled "Runaway," is available in the player provided below.
Converge has revealed the dates for its upcoming summer tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Trap Them. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
05/20 Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
05/21 Philly, PA – Broad Street Ministry
05/22 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
05/23 Burlington, VT – The Annex
05/24 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizons
05/25 New York City – Santo’s Party House
05/26 TBA – TBA
05/27 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St.
05/28 Toledo, OH – Frankies
05/29 Braddock, PA – Unsmoke Systems
05/30 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/31 St. Louis – Fubar
06/02 Austin, TX – Chaos in Tejas
06/03 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall
06/04 Nashville, TN – Muse
06/05 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
Metal fans looking for a little weekend head banging should pull out the drum sticks and unwrap the guitar cords because there's a storm of metal hitting the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition now has new tracks from Daath, Dirge Within, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Amberian Dawn, August Burns Red, Evile, Haste the Day, After the Burial, and Decrepit Birth. The complete list of newly added tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Daath - "N.A.T.G.O.D."
Deception of a Ghost - "In Case You Forgot"
Dirge Within - "Forever the Martyr"
Hellfire Society - "Angel"
Kataklysm - "Numb & Intoxicated (2x Bass Pedal)"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World"
Memphis May Fire - "Action/Adventure"
OK Go - "White Knuckles - The Big Robot Remix"
Sintonia Retro - "La Fórmula"
Sun Domingo - "Something Face"
Terra Terra Terra - "Transmission Lost"
Monte Casino - "All I Need"
Crush Luther - "We Are Kings"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Judy Buendía y Los Impostores - "Rompecabezas"
Orange Avenue - "Just Refrain"
Victory in Numbers - "The King is Dead"
Freen in Green - "Nocturnal Wasteland (2x Bass Pedal)"
Octavio Suñé - "Caíamos"
Children of Nova - "The Fall of Aphonia"
Children of Nova - "We Collide"
Children of Nova - "Second Sight Blackout"
Affiance - "Call to the Warrior"
The Riptides - "Call Me"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Blackberry River Band - "Brand New Toy"
Nachtmystium - "Nightfall"
DoubleShot - "Livin' Right"
Silent Descent - "Beyond Grey (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Amberian Dawn - "Sunrise"
Amberian Dawn - "Lullaby"
Amberian Dawn - "Morning Star"
Grieve for Tomorrow - "Beauty is Deceiving"
We Are The Illusion - "The Podium"
Graveyard BBQ - "Creamskull Boogie"
First Blood - "Enemy"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Hundred Wrathful Deities" More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Jacob Bannon, the singer for Converge, tells a tale of a crazy Australian gig:
We played a show in middle of Australia. It was so bizarre. Mainly locals came to the show, mechanics, etc. They had no idea what to make of us. When we arrived, the door was a big school bus with sheet metal attached to the windows, making it a crazy wall into the venue. Tires and old car debris were everywhere. Tons of sand. People wearing the craziest things ever. Football pads, ripped up jeans. But they were all punks in some way and were armed. Totally wild. A little kid was even tossing around a boomerang. It was a total trip. In the middle of our set, a guy drove a dune buggy straight into the crowd. No one got hurt but it was NUTS. Complete chaos. He had a hockey mask on and was scary as fuck. We played a few more songs then jetted. So wild. We almost ran out of gas too. Real shortage out there.
Converge seems to be laying low of late, but was one of the first bands recently confirmed for France's Hellfest in 2011.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Converge will be embarking on a U.S. headlining tour in support of their latest album "Axe to Fall." The currently confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:
4/30 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
5/1 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
5/2 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
5/3 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
5/4 - Washington, DC - Black Cat (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
5/5 - Norfolk, VA - Norva (w/Thursday, Touche Amore, Lewd Acts)
5/6 - New York City - Santo's Party House (w/Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/7 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop (w/Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/8 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/9 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/10 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/13 - Seattle, WA - Nuemo's (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/14 - Portland, OR - Satyricon (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/15 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's (w/Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/16 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/17 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/18 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse Music Venue (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/21 - Austin, TX - Emo's Outside (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/22 - Dallas, TX - Trees (w/Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/23 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee (w/Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/25 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Café (w/Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/26 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall (w/Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/27 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In (w/Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/28 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath)
5/20 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar (w/TBA)
Seattle's BLACK BREATH has entered Kurt Ballou's God City Studios (Converge, Trap Them, Disfear) to record their new album, "Heavy Breathing," due out on March 30th via Southern Lord Records. The band will hit the road in May alongside Converge, Gaza, Coalesce, Lewd Acts, and Harvey Milk. BLACK BREATH tour dates with Converge are as follows:
05/072010 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Lewd Acts
5/08/2010 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI w/ Lewd Acts
5/09/2010 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Lewd Acts
5/10/2010 Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/11/2010 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/13/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/14/2010 Satyricon - Portland, OR w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/15/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/16/2010 *TBA - CA
5/17/2010 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/18/2010 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/19/2010 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/21/2010 Emo's - Austin, TX w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/22/2010 *TBA - TX
5/23/2010 The Marquee - Tulsa, OK w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/25/2010 The Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/26/2010 *TBA - Louisville, KY w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/27/2010 Rockettown - Nashville, TN w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/28/2010 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/29/2010 *TBA - North Carolina w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth have announced they will be performing at the Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic this summer. The festival takes place from August 12th -14th, 2010. More info about the Brutal Assault Festival can be found at this location.
The other confirmed bands for the festival include: Cannibal Corpse, Catamenia, Children Of Bodom, Converge, Demonic Resurrection, Despised Icon, Devin Townsend, Devourment, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Graveworm, Gwar, Hypnos, Ihsahn, Ill Nino, Kylesa, Kypck, Lock Up, Mnemic, Monstrosity, My Dying Bride, Napalm Death, Necrophagist, Origin, Rotten Sound, Sarke, Sepultura, Sigh, Sybreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Trail Of Tears.
Converge has announced the following Australian tour dates with support from Philadelphia's Genghis Tron:
March 16 Amplifier, Perth
March 17 Fowlers, Adelaide
March 18 Corner, Melbourne
March 19 Manning Bar, Sydney
March 20 Hi Fi, Brisbane
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Valient Thorr and the following lineup of videos:
Valient Thorr - "Tomorrow Police"
Isis - "20 Minutes/ 40 Years"
Miss May I - "Forgive and Forget"
Otep - "Smash The Control Machine"
Converge - "Axe To Fall"
Echoes the Fall - "Break Away"
Janus - "Eyesore"
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Drowning Pool and the following lineup of videos:
Drowning Pool - "Shame"
Miss May I - "Forgive and Forget"
Otep - "Smash The Control Machine"
Converge - "Axe To Fall"
Echoes the Fall - "Break Away"
Hardcore metal outfit Converge has posted their brand new studio album, "Axe To Fall" online. You can check out the record in full by heading over to the bands official Myspace page. The album will be released on October 20th through Epitaph Records and will be the bands first stuio album since 2006's, "No Heroes."
The Arrow Bar in New York City will be hosting an "Axe To Fall" listening party on October 16th. They'll be playing the new Converge record during Metal Happy Hour and throughout the rest of the night, prior to its October 20th release. Here's the info:
Arrow Bar in NYC
85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
A 30 second teaser for the Saw VI soundtrack has been posted online and is viewable below. As previously reported, the soundtrack available everywhere October 20 features new and unreleased music from Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence, Shadows Fall, Mushroomhead, Converge, It Dies Today, Kittie, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and more more.