Converge guitarist and Godcity Studios founder Kurt Ballou will host the next free CreativeLive Music & Audio workshop, "Fix it in the Mix," on November 24th from 9am-4pm PST. The workshop will explore organic approaches to recovering and enhancing the natural tones from original performances without replacing drums with samples and re-amping guitars.
"Obviously sample replacement of drums and re-amping of guitars can be effective ways to revive sub-par recordings, but they can also homogenize the uniqueness of the original tracks," commented Ballou. "In this class, I'll explore organic approaches to turn your tracks from trashy to classy."
Ryan Gardner on 11/05/15 - 05:27 PM
At the Gates, Converge and Vallenfyre will be touring together in 2015. Dates are in the replies, along with At the Gates' new music video.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/20/14 - 05:06 PM
The Boston Globe recently interviewed Jacob Bannon of Converge and Deathwish Inc about the upcoming first Deathwish Fest.
“This was definitely a challenge,” Bannon says. “A lot of bands, at least in our music world, tend to tour Europe in the summer, since there a lot of festivals there in the summer.. . . In the US it doesn’t really culturally apply. Kids out there will camp out and see bands for seven days, watch random techno bands, then black metal bands, then, like, I don’t know, Prince on day three. It’s really varied and unique. A lot of bands from the States in the punk world tend to get invited to those things, so it was a challenge to make sure people are around. But we’re...
Ryan Gardner on 07/17/14 - 09:39 PM
Head to Song Exploder to hear Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and vocalist Jacob Bannon discuss making Axe To Fall's "Dark Horse."
Ryan Gardner on 06/19/14 - 05:19 PM
After the Boston Marathon tragedy, a benefit show featuring heavy hitters like Converge, Slapshot, Wrecking Crew, and more was held on May 6th, 2013 to raise money for the One Fund charity. Titled "This Is Boston," the show raised nearly $15,000, but fast forward a year later and missing money, accusations of mismanagement and theft have sullied the reputation of the event. This has obviously not sat well with Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon and the other bands from that bill and they are doing everything they can to get the money into the hands of the charitable organization.
But the lack of specifics began to rub Jacob Bannon, singer for headliner Converge, the wrong way. He spent...
Drew Beringer on 04/28/14 - 09:36 AM
Converge's video for "All We Love We Leave Behind" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:32 AM
Converge's new 7" Live at the BBC is now available to pre-order from Kings Road Merch and Deathwish. Highly recommended.
Drew Beringer on 02/18/14 - 10:50 AM
Mutoid Man (Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge) are doing a short tour run - dates are in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/06/14 - 02:46 PM
Converge are working on new material.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/03/14 - 07:02 PM
Two of Converge's essential early releases, Petitioning The Empty Sky and When Forever Comes Crashing, are being re-issued again together in the Petitioning Forever double LP package, this time on transparent red vinyl. You can pre-order it over at Deathwish or Kings Road Merch.
Drew Beringer on 01/14/14 - 03:47 AM
Converge will be releasing Live at the BBC 7" EP sometime in early 2014. You can view a release trailer, the stunning artwork, and more details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/05/13 - 02:50 PM
Converge is releasing a pink Jane Doe t-shirt, with all the proceeds going to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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Drew Beringer on 10/18/13 - 10:58 AM
Converge released a digital EP of their cover of Entombed's "Wolverine Blues" on bandcamp.
"Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions" Digital EP from Converge features our rendition of "Wolverine Blues" originally written and performed by Entombed, presented as five different tracks.

Each vocalist recorded a full version of the song which we used to compile into the final version included on the Converge and Napalm Death Split 7"EP. This Digital EP is the complete mixes of each guest vocalist who contributed to the final track, presented as five unique versions of the song.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/23/13 - 07:42 PM
Head to the replies to read this week's Hardcore Music Round-Up.
Dre Okorley on 02/23/13 - 09:34 AM
Looks like Converge will be announcing some big news tomorrow.
Drew Beringer on 02/20/13 - 06:17 PM
Watch Rungs in a Ladder, a short documentary about Converge frontman Jacob Bannon, in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/28/13 - 01:10 PM
Converge were in a van wreck last night after hitting some black ice in Oregon. Thankfully, everyone is okay and the band was able to get back on the road. Just a reminder to all our favorite bands - please be safe out there!
Drew Beringer on 10/24/12 - 11:28 AM
Jacob Bannon's painting of Frankenstein's monster premiered in Austin last night at the launch of Mondo Gallery's Universal Monster show. Check it out in the replies and purchase it here.
Ryan Gardner on 10/20/12 - 10:32 AM
You can now stream Converge's new album, All We Love We Leave Behind in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/03/12 - 02:01 PM
Watch Converge's music video for a new song entitled "Aimless Arrow" in the replies. Pre-order All We Love We Leave Behind here or here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/28/12 - 07:58 AM
Converge, Torche and Kvelertak will be touring together. Dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/12 - 10:57 AM
Converge will tour Europe with Touche Amore, A Storm Of Light and The Secret this winter. Head to the replies for dates.
Andy Biddulph on 08/20/12 - 11:59 AM
It looks like Ben Koller (Converge) and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) have started a new project.

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Thomas Nassiff on 07/01/12 - 12:48 PM
Get Stoked! Records' One H.E.L.L. of a Compilation is now available. You can get 71 tracks from the likes of Converge, Four Year Strong, Transit, Man Overboard, A Loss For Words, Vanna, Paint It Black and more for a minimum donation of $5 or pick up a limited edition vinyl copy. Proceeds benefit Helping Everyone Live Longer. Release shows will take place next weekend in Massachusetts; details are here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/20/12 - 11:07 AM
Converge enter the studio today to record their new album, tentative titled All We Love We Leave Behind. Expect it later this year on Epitaph Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/23/12 - 07:38 AM
According to a recent studio report featured in the February 2012 issue of "Decibel"; Converge are planning to title their forthcoming album All We Love We Leave Behind. They are planning on a early summer release on Epitaph Records.

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Jason Tate on 01/03/12 - 12:17 PM
Converge will only be playing two more shows before the end of the year. Details in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/06/11 - 12:18 PM
Converge currently have twelve songs demoed and counting.
Dre Okorley on 10/02/11 - 09:47 PM
According to drummer Ben Koller, Converge have almost completed their new release.
Dre Okorley on 09/24/11 - 12:17 PM
A review of my first night of Chaos in Tejas featuring Converge can be seen here.
Adam Pfleider on 06/03/11 - 03:58 PM
Head to the replies for an update from Converge, including their tour dates and recording plans.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/18/11 - 06:15 PM
Kurt Ballou discusses his work as a producer and progress on new material for Converge in a recent video interview.

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Matthew Tsai on 03/05/11 - 11:40 AM
It looks like Converge are in the studio.

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Matthew Tsai on 01/30/11 - 01:36 PM
Converge have begun writing new material.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/02/10 - 11:54 AM
Converge's new 7" record, On My Shield, is now available for pre-order and is limited to 1000 copies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/28/10 - 11:18 AM
Converge are self-releasing a limited 7" entitled On My Shield. Details in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/10/10 - 09:31 AM
Converge's Jane Doe vinyl repress is now available for pre-order at Deathwish.
Blake Solomon on 04/02/10 - 07:26 AM
Dates for Converge's Axe To Fall tour, including shows with Thursday and a run with Coalesce, can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/10 - 09:50 AM
My interview with Converge can be seen here.
QuoteThings are no longer truly underground. Underground culture, counterculture music, has been co-opted and packaged and sold as safe rebellion to a lot of kids. A lot of independent music doesn't have the bite and power that it used to have. It doesn't have a message - whether it be a personal message or political message, an environmental message, anything. A lot of that fight is gone. A lot of that will is gone.
Adam Pfleider on 12/03/09 - 02:07 PM
Converge's new album, Axe to Fall, can be streamed on myspace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/13/09 - 07:47 AM
Converge's new music video for "Axe to Fall" can be seen here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/07/09 - 06:39 PM
Drew Beringer on 10/05/09 - 11:53 AM
Some sweet pre-order packages for Converge's brutal new album, Axe To Fall, can be found here and here. Once again, the album will be in stores October 20th.
Drew Beringer on 09/16/09 - 12:19 PM
Download the blistering title track from Converge's upcoming album, Axe To Fall, here. The album hits stores on October 20th.
Drew Beringer on 09/16/09 - 11:46 AM
The track listing for Converge's upcoming album, Axe to Fall, is below. The record hits stores on October 20th.

Track Listing:
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
Drew Beringer on 09/11/09 - 05:12 PM
Converge has posted a brand new song on their Myspace page, titled "Dark Horse." Their new album, Axe To Fall, will be in stores October 20th. Press release in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/18/09 - 08:40 AM
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