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
Only Crime - featuring members of Good Riddance, Bane, Converge, Black Flag, Modern Life Is War, and more - have announced tour dates leading up to their appearance at The Fest in November. Dates are in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 09/29/14 - 09:55 AM
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
Hit the replies to see a video of Kurt Ballou of Converge playing a solo song as a part of Stompbox Sonic's Sonic Explorations.
Jake Jenkins on 06/24/14 - 07:23 AM
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
Because "March is Metal," several hundred metal albums are on sale for as low as $1.99 on Amazon MP3. Artists include Pantera, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, System of a Down, Between the Buried and Me, Lamb of God, Converge and many more. You can also grab a free sampler here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/07/13 - 02:41 PM
Looks like Converge will be announcing some big news tomorrow.
Drew Beringer on 02/20/13 - 06:17 PM
Our pals over at Light and Noise released fantastic video of Converge's fantastic set at FYF 2012. It's the best 12 minutes of anything you'll watch today. You can view the set in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 02/18/13 - 11:44 AM
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
What a hell of a first day at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest. You can check out a couple of photos from the day over on our Facebook page. Head to the replies to see not only my review, but Dustin Harkins review of the festival as well, who will be down here with me all weekend. Refused, Braid, David Cross and much much more today. I'd bring a bandana if you're hanging out towards the Black Stage today. More than enough dirt and dust is getting stirred up down there.
Adam Pfleider on 11/03/12 - 09:27 AM
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
Alter The Press recently sat down with Converge's Kurt Ballou to discuss the new album, self-sufficiency and the evolution of Converge.
From The InterviewI think it's a logical progression for Converge. It still sounds like Converge, we're still using the same vocabulary that we've used on the last few records and it's still the same writing team, so it's not totally out of left field, but we do push ourselves towards doing something different.
Drew Beringer on 10/19/12 - 08:59 AM
I also need you to go buy sand.
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Adam Pfleider on 10/10/12 - 11:50 PM
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
Stream a new Converge track titled "Shame in the Way" from their new album, All We Love We Leave Behind.
Dre Okorley on 09/25/12 - 09:42 AM
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
Converge and Napalm Death are releasing a split. Pre-orders can be found here and here. A teaser can be found here.
Adam Pfleider on 07/09/12 - 12:06 PM
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
Converge and Napalm Death will be releasing a split 7" with two new songs each.

1) No Light Escapes
2) Wolverine Blues (by Entombed)

Napalm Death
1) Will By Mouth
2) No Empediment To Triumph (Bhopal)
Dre Okorley on 04/30/12 - 12:35 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
Chris Evans from The Sleeping has released a piano cover of Converge's "Jane Doe."
Jason Tate on 02/09/12 - 11:37 AM
Converge will be hitting the road with Loma Prieta and Git Some. Check the replies for dates.

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Dre Okorley on 02/02/12 - 03:57 PM
Hevy Festival have made their first line-up announcement. This year's festival will include Converge, Set Your Goals, Pianos Become The Teeth, Balance and Composure and Sharks. Head to the replies to see the full list of bands announced so far. Hevy will run from the 3rd to the 6th of August at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, UK.
Andy Biddulph on 01/27/12 - 04:08 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
Hardcore for Haiti Benefit will be donating profits to The William Way LGBT Community Center and could use your support. The benefit DVD includes full live sets of bands such as Have Heart, 108, Converge, Touche Amore, and more. You can watch the trailer in the replies.
Dre Okorley on 12/10/11 - 04:32 PM
Today is Jake Bannon's (Converge) birthday. Be sure to leave him some love in the replies.
Dre Okorley on 10/15/11 - 07:47 AM
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
Converge has resigned to Epitaph Records, though Deathwish Inc. will still continue to press the band's vinyl releases.
Adam Pfleider on 08/08/11 - 10:56 AM
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