The Model Featured On The Cover Of Converge’s “Jane Doe” Reveals Herself, Jacob Bannon Responds

The model featured on the cover of Converge‘s 2001 album “Jane Doe” has officially been revealed. The woman, whose name is Audrey Marnay, says the photo was taken from a shoot she did for an Italian issue of Marie Claire, which was released four months before the record.

Frontman Jacob Bannon commented:

“Just to be clear: This is definitely one of the sources for the original stencil/mixed media piece for the “Jane Doe” album. Most of my work always been collaged cut/paste based (and still is). Hundreds of images were xeroxed and repainted/inked in a loose style to create the release artwork. This process is similar to everyone from Shepard Fairey to Francis Bacon. Over time my work has evolved into something more much more refined, but the roots will always be in this style. I wonder if folks will still insist that it is actually from the cover of Slayer‘s ‘Reign In Blood‘?

The original goal was to create ghost-like forms that embodied the concept of ‘Jane Doe‘. In recreation identifiers are removed from physical forms, making all humans become relatable and stoic. We see what we want to see in them, and often times, it’s a reflection back onto our own life experiences, etc.”

Converge Team Up With Chelsea Wolfe & Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky For New Album “Bloodmoon: I”

Converge’s “Bloodmoon” project with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In), Chelsea Wolfe, and Wolfe’s guitarist Ben Chisholm, will be releasing a new album, titled “Bloodmoon: I,” on November 19 (vinyl out June 24). A video for the effort’s first single, “Blood Moon,” can be found below:

“Bloodmoon: I” Track Listing:

01 “Blood Moon”
02 “Viscera Of Men”
03 “Coil”
04 “Flower Moon”
05 “Tongues Playing Dead”
06 “Lord Of Liars”
07 “Failure Forever”
08 “Scorpion’s Sting”
09 “Daimon”
10 “Crimson Stone”
11 “Blood Dawn”

Converge’s Jacob Bannon said the following:

“We wanted to do something grander than the typical four-piece Converge music.”

“Our dynamics are pushing and pulling in all different directions on this record, and I find that to be creatively rewarding.”

Brodsky also commented:

“I feel like everyone just kept the music in mind and wanted to do what’s best for the song.”

Wolfe added:

“The project stretched my vocals in new ways. It’s so different than what I normally sing over that I was able to open up and be vulnerable with my vocals.”

Converge Pay Tribute To LG Petrov At Decibel Metal And Beer Fest With Live Cover Of Entombed’s “Wolverine Blues”

During Converge’s September 26 set at the Decibel Metal And Beer Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the band paid tribute to late Entombed frontman LG Petrov with a live cover of “Wolverine Blues.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Meshuggah Announce 2022 U.S. Tour With Converge & Torche

Meshuggah have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The band will also be joined by Converge and Torche.

Tour Dates:

02/23 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/24 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
02/25 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
02/26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/01 Columbus, OH – Express Live
03/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
03/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/05 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
03/06 Chicago, IL – Radius
03/08 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
03/11 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
03/12 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
03/16 Dallas, TX – TBA
03/17 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
03/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/20 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Flexi Disc Featuring Converge’s “Cyberpunk 2077” Track “I Won’t Let You Go” To Be Included in 200th Issue Of Decibel Magazine

Converge‘s song “I Won’t Let You Go“ will be available as flexi disc in the 200th issue of Decibel Magazine. That track was previously available as part of the soundtrack to the video game “Cyberpunk 2077.” Those that subscribe to Decibel before 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT on April 5 will be able to get the issue.

“Jane Dog” Merch Launched To Help Converge Drummer Ben Koller Pay For His Late Dog’s Vet Bills

Ben Koller (Converge) and his family have sadly lost their dog Edie, who was battling cancer. To help out with the vet bills, Terrier Cvlt have launched a “Jane Dog” merch line, which you can check out HERE. On top of that, “Two Minutes To Late Night” have also released a remastered cover of Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” to help out as well. That track is available on Bandcamp until 12am PDT tonight (February 15).

[via The PRP]

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People Are Confusing Converge With A Filipino Internet Company

Some people have been confusing Converge with a Filipino internet company called Converge ICT. As such, the group have been getting various complaints from those having issues with the service. They said the following about that:

“Hey everyone… still just a hardcore band over here. Covid has not forced us to become an internet provider in the Philippines yet, but we hope everyone over there gets their internet access back. While you’re here though click the link to our webstore and grab yourself a cool T-shirt or something. 😂😂😂😂.”

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Listen To New Converge, The Armed, Tomb Mold, And HEALTH Tracks From “Cyberpunk 2077”

As previously reported, the soundtrack for the recently released video game “Cyberpunk 2077” features a ton of new tracks from various artists including metal acts such as Converge, The Armed, Tomb Mold, and HEALTH. You can stream new songs from those four bands below. Converge’s contribution, “I Won’t Let You Go,” was released under the name “Shattered Void,” The Armed’s contribution, “Night City Aliens,” was released under the name “Homeschool Dropouts,” Tomb Mold’s contribution, “Adaptive Manipulator,” was released under the name “Bacillus”, and HEALTH’s contribution, “Major Crimes,” was released under the name “Window Weather.”

Ben Koller Offers Updates On New Material From Converge And Mutoid Man

During a recent appearance on the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast“, Ben Koller offered updates on new material from Converge and Mutoid Man. He said the following:

“Yea Converge, we have a ton of stuff ready to go. We just need to get in the studio and sort of hash it out. I think right now I’m at the point where I’m just ready to move on and start doing stuff, because I’m going crazy here not being able to tour and stuff. So I’m ready to fly back to Massachusetts—safely obviously—and get some stuff done. So Converge has stuff, Mutoid Man basically has a whole record ready to go. We just had to get the studio, find the time, but you know it’s a weird time and a lot of weird life stuff going on and yes, it’s, it’s just very strange. I mean I’m definitely stoked to record stuff but yeah it’s just a really weird time right now, but yeah expect new material it’s coming. Maybe slowly, but it’s coming.”

[via The PRP]

Converge To Donate 100% Of The Proceeds From Entombed Cover EP To LG Petrov Following Cancer Diagnosis

Converge will be donating 100% of the proceeds from their Entombed cover EP, “Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions,” to former Entombed and current Entombed A.D. frontman LG Petrov, who recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with an incurable bile duct cancer. You can purchase the effort via Bandcamp.

Converge commented:

“Converge are donating 100% of the earnings from this release to LG Petrov‘s GoFundMe campaign. LG is currently battling cancer and needs all the support we can give him.

“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.

If you like what you hear, please support all of the artists by purchasing our music and apparel.

1. Wolverine Blues w/ Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, etc)
2. Wolverine Blues w/ Jacob Bannon (Converge, Umbra Vitae, Wear Your Wounds)
3. Wolverine Blues w/ Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy, etc)
4. Wolverine Blues w/ Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders, Old Man Gloom, etc)
5. Wolverine Blues w / Tompa (Disfear, At The Gates, etc) and Kurt (Converge, etc)”