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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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Pit Stories: Converge's Bizarre Australian Gig

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.

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

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...

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First Batch Of Bands Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

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.

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

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...

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Converge Announces U.S. Tour

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)

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Black Breath Enters The Studio

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

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Gorgoroth Confirmed For Brutal Assault Festival

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.

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Converge Announces 2010 Australian Tour Dates

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

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Tonight's Headbangers Ball Line-Up Details

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"

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Tonight's Headbangers Ball Line-Up Details

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"

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Converge Posts New Album Online

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."

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Converge's "Axe To Fall" NYC Listening Party

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:

Octobeber 16
Arrow Bar in NYC
85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

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Saw VI Soundtrack Video Teaser Posted Online

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.

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2009 Epitaph Tour Sampler Made Available Online

Though not free, the 2009 Epitaph tour sampler has been made available for download on iTunes for just $2.99. It includes 14 tracks from a number of Epitaph artists. The complete tracklisting is as follow:

1. Bring Me the Horizon - "Chelsea Smile" from the album Suicide Season
2. Every Time I Die - "The Marvelous Slut" from the album New Junk Aesthetic
3. Parkway Drive - "Carrion" (Live) from Parkway Drive: The DVD
4. Converge - "Dark Horse" from the album Axe To Fall
5. The Blackout - "STFUppercut" from the album The Best In Town
6. Set Your Goals - "Gaia Bleeds (Make Way for Man)" from the album This Will Be The Death Of Us
7. Escape the Fate - "This War Is Ours" from the album This War Is Ours
8. I Set My Friends on Fire - "Things that Rhyme with Orange" from the album You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
9. Our Last Night - "Escape" from the album The Ghosts Among Us
10. Vanna - "Safe to Say" from the album A New Hope
11. Thursday - "Circuits of Fever" from the album Common Existence
12. Story of the Year - "The Antidote" from the album The Black Swan
13. The Color of Violence - "Christina, Christina" from the album Youthanize
14. The Blood Brothers - "Ambulance Vs. Ambulance" from the album Burn, Piano Island, Burn

You can catch Every Time I Die and Bring Me The Horizon out on the Epitaph Tour right now.

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Hear Converge's "Axe To Fall" On Spin.com

In preparation for the release of their new album, "Axe To Fall," on October 20, Converge has debuted the title track from their forthcoming release on SPIN.com and have launched a pre-order e-store for 2009's most anticipated hardcore-metal album.

In August, Converge released the first track from "Axe To Fall," "Dark Horse."

As previously reported, in October and November, Converge will be touring with Mastodon and Dethklok. Here are the latest Converge tour dates: More...

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Saw VI Soundtrack Final Lineup Revealed

The line-up and tracklisting for the Saw VI soundtrack has been revealed. The soundtrack features brand 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.

The Saw VI soundtrack will be available October 20, 2009. The official website and pre-order has been launched at saw6soundtrack.com.

In Saw VI, Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Trustkill's Josh Grabelle said, "We are stoked about this soundtrack as we've managed to place songs from some of the most exciting hard rock and metal bands in the scene on this one. We are all huge fans of the Saw movies and are ready to knock this one out of the park!"

Artists' Addiction Soundtracks' Jonathan Platt says of the Saw VI Soundtrack: "We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across."

The Saw VI Soundtrack track listing is as follows: More...

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Dethklok Announces More US Tour Dates

Dethklok has announced additional tour dates in New York and Los Angeles, plus new dates in Norfolk, Charlotte and San Jose. The complete Dethklok tour schedule with Mastodon, High On Fire, and Converge is as follows:

10/02 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
10/03 - WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA
10/04 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
10/06 - Big Four Building - Calgary, AB
10/07 - Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, AB
10/09 - Great Saltair - Salt Lake City, UT
10/10 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
10/12 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
10/13 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10/14 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
10/16 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium - Minneapolis, MN
10/17 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, I
10/18 - Eagle’s Auditorium - Milwaukee, WI
10/20 - LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH
10/21 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
10/23 - Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/24 - The Fairgrounds - Buffalo, NY
10/25 - Armory - Albany, NY
10/27 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
10/29 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
10/30 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
10/31 - Patriot Center - Washington, DC
11/01 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/03 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
11/04 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
11/05 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
11/06 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
11/07 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
11/08 - Pompano Beach Amphitheater - Pompano Beach, FL
11/11 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
11/12 - Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX
11/13 - Austin City Music Hall - Austin, TX
11/14 - Brady TheaterTulsa, OK
11/16 - Pan American CenterLas Cruces, NM
11/17 - Mesa AmphitheaterMesa, AZ
11/18 - House of BluesLas Vegas, NV
11/19 - Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/20 - Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/21 - Events Center - San Jose, CA

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Extra Date Added To Dethklok Tour

A new date has been added to the Dethklok and Mastodon co-headline tour (with support from High on Fire and Converge): November 21st – San Jose, CA Event Center.

The October 16th tour date in St Paul has also been moved to the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN.

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Converge Reveals New Album Tracklisting, Release

Converge will release their long anticipated new studio album, "Axe To Fall," on October 20 via Epitaph (vinyl on Deathwish). "Axe To Fall" features thirteen tracks, produced once again by guitarist Kurt Ballou in his GodCity studios in Salem, MA.

With the release of "Axe To Fall" on the horizon, Converge is gearing up to tour the US with Mastodon, Dethklok and High On Fire in October.

Here is the complete "Axe To Fall" tracklisting:

1. Dark Horse
2. Reap What You Sow
3. Axe To Fall
4. Effigy
5. Worms Will Feed
6. Wishing Well
7. Damages
8. Losing Battle
9. Dead Beat
10. Cutter
11. Slave Driver
12. Cruel Bloom
13. Wretched World

And here are the latest Converge tour dates, spanning the rest of this year and including next year's Maryland Deathfest appearance: More...

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Converge Releases New Song

Converge announced that they released on their Myspace a new song from their upcoming album "Axe To Fall." The song is titled "Dark Horse." "Axe To Fall" is scheduled to be released Oct 20.

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