Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds) To Release New Book “Dunedevil: An Artistic Journey Into Abstraction & Isolation”

Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds) has announced that he will release a new book titled “Dunedevil: An Artistic Journey Into Abstraction & Isolation” on May 19. Bannon’s Wear Your Wounds project will also release a “Dunedevil” LP that day as well, to serve as a musical companion to that release. You can read more about the book in the below press release.

An intrepid force in the music and visual art worlds, Jacob Bannon is now adding publishing to his docket of pursuits. Bannon’s forthcoming book, Dunedevil (May 19, self-released), amounts to nearly 300 pages of visceral abstract paintings, vulnerable journal entries and austere photographs collected during a 7-day retreat in the hinterland of Massachusetts.

Dunedevil emerged from Bannon’s weeklong residence in the C-Scape Dune Shack (formerly known as the Cohen Shack) within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historical District in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The area’s jagged seacoast, rolling sand dunes and primitive desolation spurred an outpouring of mixed media work, photography and music.

“I don’t consider myself a traditional musician/artist/writer,” Bannon says. “I see those definitions as a bit limiting. ‘Life’ artist makes the most sense to me, as I see all of my creative outlets to be linked together, coming from the same place internally.”

Bannon has made a name for himself as a fearless artist in all disciplines—brassy hardcore frontman, inventive entrepreneur, audacious visual artist—and that lack of abandon is omnipresent throughout Dunedevil. The book provides a rare glimpse into the artistic process, offering a smattering of journal entries, photographs and paintings created by Bannon during his artistic crusade. Alternating between stark nature scenes and textural abstract pieces poured upon canvases and journal pages, the symbiosis of climate and craft has never been more evident.

Aside from his work as the co-founder of the influential band Converge, Bannon is also the co-founder of independent record label Deathwish Inc., and an accomplished artist known for artwork and packaging for countless iconic albums in the underground music scene. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, where he received the “Excellence in Design” accolade.

Dunedevil serves as a companion piece to Bannon’s musical album of the same name, released under the moniker Wear Your Wounds.

Wear Your Wounds (Converge, Etc.) To Play First Live Show In Rowley, MA

Wear Your Wounds, the band put together by Jacob Bannon (Converge) have announced that they will play first live show in Rowley, MA on April 15. More info regarding that can be found in the below Instagram post. Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), Sean Martin (Hatebreed, Cage, Kid Cudi, Twitching Tongues), and Adam McGrath (Cave In, Zozobra, Nomad Stones) will join Bannon for live performances.

Wear Your Wounds will play our first show on April 15th in Rowley, MA as part of the newly launched “Concerts at the Camp” Series. Joining us will be our old friend @stephenbrodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc) who will be performing a special solo set. The venue for this event is an intimate log cabin style lodge, located on the 20 acre Camp Cedar Mill property owned by the YMCA. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the camp scholarship program for families in need. Please note: Tickets are online only and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/concerts-at-the-camp YMCA Camp Cedar Mill “Concerts at the Camp” Series presents an evening with: Wear Your Wounds and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc). Saturday April 15th, 2017 Camp Cedar Mill, Rowley Massachusetts Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 7:30 PM Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/concerts-at-the-camp Poster by @branca_studio #wearyourwounds #stephenbrodsky #concertsatthecamp #campcedarmill #rowley #northshore #converge #cavein #mutoidman #theredchord #deathwishinc #brancastudio

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Tour Dates:

04/15 Rowley, MA – YMCA Camp Cedar Mill
04/21 Pratteln, SWI – Z7 (feat. Crippled Black Phoenix)
04/22 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival
04/23 Karlsruhe, GER – Dude Fest
04/24 Zurich, SWI – Bogen F (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
04/25 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
04/26 Prague, ZE – Futurm (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
04/27 Berlin, GER – Berghain (feat. Chelsea Wolfe)
04/28 Hannover, GER – Mephisto
04/29 Koln, GER – MTC
04/30 London, UK – Desertfest

Wear Your Wounds (Converge) Stream New Song “Arthritic Heart”

Wear Your Wounds, the project put together by Converge’s Jacob Bannon, are streaming a new song titled “Arthritic Heart,” via Lambgoat. This song, which is a b-side from their new album “WYW” (out April 7), will be available as a flexi disc with the new issue of New Noise Magazine.

Wear Your Wounds (Converge) Premiere “Wear Your Wounds” Music Video

Wear Your Wounds, the project put together by Converge’s Jacob Bannon, have premiered a new video for “Wear Your Wounds.” This song will appear on the new album “WYW,” which is set to be released on April 7 via Deathwish. The following guest musicians joined Bannon on the effort: Kurt Ballou (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), and Sean Martin (Hatebreed, Cage, Kid Cudi, Twitching Tongues).

Bannon said the following:

“The song is about the psychological effects of negative experiences, and ultimately not allowing them to define who you are and wish to be. I feel that most people can likely relate to that message in some way. The video is a recreation of the album cover and other visuals in the album. The character creates a ladder to ascend to the sky. Looking for answers, hoping for a metaphorical confrontation in some way. The character also wears a mirror, being a literal reflection of the world that surrounds.”