Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, Etc.) Shares Post-Op Photo After Breaking His Elbow

As previously reported, Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.) was involved in a “freak accident” that left him with a broken elbow. Now, the drummer has shared a post-op photo, which you can see below. You can also help him out via GoFundMe.

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Had my first post op appointment yesterday and the Robocop arm is looking good. I can’t express in words how moving it is to have so much support from family, friends and fans. What happened is my worst nightmare and I now officially know where my pain threshold is. I plan on crushing physical therapy when I get my staples out next week and the plan is to be able to still go to Japan with @converge in February. It’s hard to imagine that right now but I plan on doing everything in my power to get this thing back to 100% as soon as possible. Once again I’m forever indebted to anyone that has donated to the gofundme, especially @yivvyjukes @stephenbrodsky and @sargenthouse for setting it up. Link is in my bio. Does anyone want to see the staples or is that too gross? It looks insane. Love you guys ❤️🖤❤️🖤

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Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, Etc.) Breaks Elbow, Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.) was involved in a “freak accident” that left him with a broken elbow. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help him with “accruing medical bills – as well as the impending loss of steady income through touring, writing and recording.”

[via The PRP]

Converge Announce Australian Dates With War On Women

Converge have announced some Australian shows with War On Women around the upcoming Download Festival. Here’s the dates:

03/09 Sydney, AUS – Parramatta Park (‘Download Festival‘)
03/11 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse (‘Download Festival‘)
03/12 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
03/13 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
03/14 Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel

Neurosis & Converge Announce February Japanese Dates

Neurosis and Converge have booked some shows in Japan together. Here’s the dates:

02/14 Osaka, JAP – Trad
02/15 Nagoya, JAP – E.L.L.
02/16 Tokyo, JAP – O-East (with Endon and Self Deconstruction)
02/17 Daikanyama, JAP – Unit (Converge to perform “You Fail Me” in full) (with Palm and Black Ganion)

Converge Premiere “Melancholia” Video, Surprise Release New EP “Beautiful Ruin”

After the news previously leaked out, Converge have officially surprise released their new EP “Beautiful Ruin.” The effort is available in digital outlets and as a limited edition 7 inch. You can find an official video for “Melancholia” along with a full EP stream below:

Converge Reportedly Plan To Surprise Release A New EP Tomorrow

UPDATE: The EP is now available.

ORIGINAL STORY:

It looks like Converge will be surprise releasing a new EP, titled “Beautiful Ruin,” tomorrow (June 29). The news was revealed by a Japanese retailer, which already has the effort on sale.

“Beautiful Ruin” Track Listing:

01. “Permanent Blue”
02. “Churches And Jails”
03. “Melancholia”
04. “Beautiful Ruin“

[via The PRP]

Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Converge, Etc. Announce Special Show In Honor Of Caleb Scofield

Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Converge, Young Widows, and The Cancer Conspiracy have announced a special show in honor of the late Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Zozobra). The concert will take place at the Royale in Boston, MA on June 13 and 100% of the proceeds will go towards Scofield‘s family. Tickets can be purchased at axs.com. You can also still donate via youcaring.com.