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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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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.

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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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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Dethklok and Mastodon Announce Massive US Tour

This fall, two of the most popular bands in metal will co-headline a 34-city North American tour as the Grammy® Award-winning Mastodon hits the road with Dethklok, the world’s most brutal animated death metal band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. In one of the most highly-anticipated tours of the year, the Adult Swim Presents Dethklok and Mastodon tour will kick off on October 2 in Portland, Ore. and bring mayhem and destruction to local venues throughout the nation. Adding even more layers to this fall’s top metal tour, Oakland’s High On Fire and Converge will open each show. There will be a ticket pre-sale that begins on Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00 AM EST, while the full allotment of tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 7. For more information about the tour including the pre-sale ticket password, price ranges and how to order, please visit www.adultswimpresents.com.

As sponsor for the entire tour, Adult Swim will feature "Brütal Legend" gaming stations for fans to experience the videogame first-hand, while a two-minute animated content piece, created by Titmouse, will air during each show. Print ads, AdultSwim.com and on-site materials will also feature the videogame as the tour’s key sponsor. "Brütal Legend" is an epic action game from visionary developer Tim Schafer. Jack Black stars as Eddie Riggs, a legendary roadie summoned to a world of Heavy Metal where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and Rock Legends roam the landscape. As Eddie, crush skulls with a battle axe, ravage the road in a super-charged Hot Rod and unleash the power of Rock to reign down fire from the sky – all to save humanity and become a Brütal Legend.

Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles – better known as Dethklok – will take to the road in support of the band’s latest CD release from Williams Street Records, "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II," which will be released as both a standard and deluxe edition on September 29 from Williams Street Records. A limited-edition vinyl of the album will also be released at local record shops starting November 24. Bringing the animated band to life on stage each night will be series co-creator and composer Brendon Small along with an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. These real life-musicians will perform live while dark-lit and playing underneath a giant projection screen featuring all-new animation and music videos from Dethklok to create a truly unique concert experience.

Sharing the bill with Dethklok on this seven-week tour is Grammy® Award-winning hard icons Mastodon, who are currently touring Europe and the UK with Metallica. The band’s groundbreaking new album Crack The Skye was released on March 24, debuting on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11 to overwhelming international critical praise.

Also on the tour is High On Fire. Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness,” High On Fire has forged a style and sound that is both unique and absolutely crushing. The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike, a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP. Pike was named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of its “New Guitar Gods.”

Also on the tour, Converge will release their anticipated new album "Axe To Fall" on Epitaph on October 20th. The release is the follow up to their highly-acclaimed "No Heroes" album, released on Epitaph in 2006.

The tour schedule for Adult Swim Presents Metalocalypse’s Dethklok and Mastodon with High On Fire and Converge is as follows: More...

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Converge In The Studio Recording A New Album

Converge is reportedly recording their new album. They’re in the studio recording a new album over at Godcity (Kurt Ballou’s studio). More info will be posted as it's revealed.

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Video Of Converge Covering Entombed Posted Online

A new video has been posted online of Converge performing a cover of the Entombed song "Wolverine Blues." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Converge Announces Pre-Recording Shows

Before Converge heads into the studio to record their new album, they will be playing a handful of shows (some were previously announced). Here are the latest tour dates:

02/28: Atlanta, GA @ Scion Rock Festival w/ Mastodon, Neurosis, High On Fire, Boris, and more
03/23: Allston, MA @ ICC Church w/ Ceremony, Rise and Fall, Pulling Teeth, Coliseum
03/24: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Ceremony, Coliseum, Rise And Fall, Pulling Teeth
03/25: Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ Ceremony, Coliseum, Rise And Fall, Pulling Teeth
03/26: Lemoyne, PA @ Championship w/ Ceremony, Rise and Fall, Pulling Teeth, Coliseum
03/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Ceremony, Coliseum, Rise And Fall, Pulling Teeth
03/28: Richmond, VA @ United Blood Festival w/ Ceremony, Coliseum, Rise And Fall, Pulling Teeth, and more
03/29: Philadelphia, PA @ The Church w/ Ceremony, Pulling Teeth, Coliseum, Genghis Tron
05/01: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Night show, details soon
05/01: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Matinee show, details soon
05/03: Chicago, IL @ Burning Fight Book Release Show w/ Unbroken, Threadbare, Reach The Sky, etc.

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Converge Announces East Coast Tour

Boston grinders, Converge, have announced the following east coast US tour dates with COLISEUM, RISE AND FALL, PULLING TEETH, and CEREMONY

03/23: Allston, MA @ ICC Church
03/24: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
03/25: Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
03/26: Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
03/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
03/28: Richmond, VA @ United Blood Festival
03/29: Philadelphia, PA @ The Church w/ Genghis Tron

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Georgia's Scion Rock Fest Details Revealed

The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:

Mastodon
Neurosis
Converge
High on Fire
Boris
1349
Cryptopsy
Torche
Nachtmystium
Wolves in the Throne Room
Baroness
Harvey Milk
Kylesa
Zoroaster
Withered
Krallice
Toxic Holocaust
Skeletonwitch
Rwake
A Storm of Light
Warbringer
Salome
Suidakra
Tyr
Alestorm

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Coliseum Kicks-Off European Tour, Video Interview

COLISEUM kicked-off their European tour alongside CONVERGE and INTEGRITY today in Wiesbaden, Germany. This month-long tour will cover ground throughout Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

COLISEUM is also confirmed to perform at this year's Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway on August 8th alongside GRINDERMAN, SONIC YOUTH, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, MOGWAI, NO AGE, HEALTH, and many more. For more information on the Oya Festival, please visit this website.

Canada's Exclaim Magazine recently caught up with COLISEUM in Toronto, ON during the band's headlining tour in May for an exclusive video interview. This interview and live footage from that evening's performance can be viewed now at this location.

COLISEUM has been touring almost non-stop since the release of their Relapse debut, "No Salvation," late last year. Audio samples taken from "No Salvation" can be heard now via the band's MySpace page.

Here are the latest COLISEUM tour dates: More...

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Origin Drummer Featured On Cover Of Sick Drummer

ORIGIN drummer John Longstreth will be the featured cover artist on the first cover of the newest digital drumming magazine, Sick Drummer Magazine. Longstreth’s cover feature, which debuts July 1st and can be previewed here, includes an exclusive interview and a full set video focusing on Longstreth’s movements and techniques during a recent live performance. To receive this first issue of Sick Drummer Magazine, subscribe for free at SickDrummerMagazine.com.

This premiere issue of Sick Drummer Magazine will also include an interview and exclusive in-studio footage with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) conducted during his time recording the new MISERY INDEX album. Other interviews include Romain Goulon and Tommy Buckley, with columns by Charlie Zeleny, Sean Reinert, and Chris Pennie.

Sick Drummer Magazine, from the founders of Grind Stix and Sickdrummer.com, will also feature regular column contributions from world-renowned percussionists Derek Roddy, Sean Reinert, Charlie Zeleny, Chris Pennie, John Merryman, Steve Asheim, Tom Ales, George Kollias, Franck Camus, Bobby Jarzombek, Dave Culross, Adam Jarvis, Elliot Hoffman, Tim Yeung, Duane Timlin, Eric Park, Gus Rios and more. The magazine will also include contributions from professional recording engineers on drum preparation for live and studio work.

ORIGIN is currently amidst a headlining tour of Europe in support of their new album "Antithesis," has has just recenlty announced a US tour with Misery Index and Abysmal Dawn.

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Genghis Tron Cancel Shows Due To Van Accident

GENGHIS TRON was in a freak van accident yesterday and, although all passengers are OK, the band’s van and trailer are in need of serious repair forcing the band to cancel their shows in Butler, PA last night and Philadelphia, PA tonight.

Genghis Tron issued the following statement this morning regarding the accident: “"Deja vu. For the second time in Genghis Tron's career we got into a pretty harrowing car accident. Yesterday afternoon while driving on I-71 in Ohio, the rear right wheel of our van decided to jump ship. We spun out across three lanes of busy traffic and landed in a ditch in the median. Somehow we managed to avoid all other cars and luckily no one was injured, but our van and trailer have certainly seen better days.”

“We've set up a paypal donation button on our MySpace page to help us get back on the road in time for next week's tour with Converge. You can also send donations to gtmerch@gmail.com. Every little bit helps... thanks in advance and make sure your tires aren't dickwads like ours! “ More...

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

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