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”