Grand Blood from Doomriders is the follow-up to their highly regarded 2010 album Darkness Comes Alive. Grand Blood was engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, and features artwork from Thomas Hooper as well as packaging from Ryan Patterson (Coliseum) and J. Bannon. Grand Blood is set to be released October 15th. Pre-order info will be available soon. Head past the break for the track listing and artwork. Enjoy!
Recently reunited Iowa hardcore group Modern Life Is War have released the album art as well as the track listing for their upcoming 4th full length “Fever Hunting“. This marks the band’s first full length in six years as well as their first release since their break up back in 2007. To say this is one of my most anticipated albums of the year is an understatement. The band is set to play this year’s This Is Hardcore festival this August in Philadelphia, PA. Read past the break for cover art, track listing as well as ticket info for This Is Hardcore 2013. Enjoy!
In celebration of Decibel’s 100th issue, the magazine has put together a one-off show on Jan. 19th, 2013 that will see Converge headline with support coming from Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs, and Evoken at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. Tickets are on sale here and every attendee will receive a free Pig Destroyer flexi disc, which will not be a part of the 100th issue. READ MORE
Legendary bands Converge and Napalm Death have come together for a split release, bridging the worlds of personal and politically driven extreme music.
Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song “No Light Escapes“. Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band. Also on the release, Converge offer a “We Are The World” styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic “Wolverine Blues“. Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (All Pigs Must Die, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more. A new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.
On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters. First, “Will By Mouth” erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway‘s vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song “No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)“. A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, “No Impediment…” is truly a powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.
This past winter something happened that I never thought would. American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) got back together to play 2 shows at the end of this past December. Now whether or not they plan on pursuing the band can neither be confirmed or denied, but at the very least they are releasing a documentary for our viewing pleasure.
Now, from the trailer you can watch past the break, I can assume that a lot if not all the performance footage will be included as well as interviews with the band and all parties involved such a Chris Wrenn (Bridge Nine Records) and Jacob Bannon (Frontman for Converge and Co-owner of Deathwish Inc.) Let me say, for the record, that I couldn’t be more excited for this. American Nightmare was a big deal for me growing up and is still a big influence on me today. Now please, go and enjoy the 11 minute trailer.
Ten years ago I was 14 at the start of my teenage years trying to figure out the person I wanted to be. I had already been raised on steady diet of independent punk and hardcore bands to widen my music palette, but nothing could prepare me for this album. This album has been beaten to death for the last ten years for changing independent music and rightfully so. So I would like to share with you my Retro Review with you on Converge‘s “Jane Doe“. Enjoy.
Earlier this year Converge made a few awesome announcements one including a Split release with them and Dropdead, which of course blew my mind. The release saw light on Converge‘s recent Spring tour with Trap Them with a severe variety of different colors. Curious to know my thoughts? Read past the break for my review. Enjoy!
Converge has cancelled the remainder of their current tour as the result of a “serious health scare.” The band has issued the following statement: “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.” UPDATE: The affected band member is bassist Nate Newton.
Converge announced some awesome news yesterday that’ll pretty much lay out what you you have to look forward to from them hopefully this year. The fine people at Deathwish Inc. already laid it out perfectly.
Converge & Drop Dead Split 7″EP:
We are excited to announce that Converge will be releasing a split 7″EP with our friends in the legendary Drop Dead. The split 7″EP will be self released by both bands, and distributed to retailers/distros by Deathwish Direct and Armageddon. If all goes well, look for the release to be available at the U.S. shows mentioned.
Read past the break for the new album, DVD and tour date info! Also please enjoy their video for “Axe To Fall”
“Jane Doe” has been said it was going to be reissued every year for what feels like at least five (5) years now. Well it was well worth the wait and even though this is a reissue it is on my most anticipated for 2010 now. For those of you who haven’t experienced “Jane Doe” now is a great time to go to your record store and pick it up and hopefully you’ll like it enough to pick up this reissue.
Read more past the break for my little rant on “Jane Doe” as well as where to pick up the reissue of the record. READ MORE
Legendary hardcore act Converge have finally announced U.S. Tour dates in support of their highly acclaimed new album “Axe To Fall”. As of the the first 7 days of the tour don’t have venues but this will change in the coming weeks and as soon as I find out where they are I will post them. In support of this tour will be: Coalesce, Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts and Black Breath. Read on for tour dates!
It has been revealed that to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Megadeth’s “Rust In Peace” they will be playing the album in it’s entirety with a few fan favorites to follow. The tour will also include acts by Exodus and Testament who will be playing “The Legacy” in it’s entirety. The tour begins March 1.
In support of 2009′s “Axe To Fall” Converge is on a mini tour through Australia. Dates and more past the break. READ MORE