Converge, Godflesh, Pig Destroyer, And At The Gates To Perform Full Albums At 2022 Damnation Festival

In light of Ministry’s departure from the lineup, the organizers of this year’s Damnation Festival have announced some special full album performances from Converge (playing “Jane Doe”), Godflesh (playing “Streetcleaner”), Pig Destroyer (playing “Prowler In The Yard”), and At The Gates (playing “Slaughter Of The Soul“). Those four bands will also be joined by My Dying Bride, Wolves In The Throne Room, Decapitated, Misery Index, Despised Icon, Elder, Full Of Hell, Pallbearer, Incantation, Oceano, 40 Watt Sun, We Lost The Sea, Green Lung, Insanity Alert, Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, So Hideous, Bruit, Distant, Frayle, and Irist. The festival is currently scheduled to take place at BEC Arena in Manchester, UK on November 5.

Petbrick (Ex-Sepultura, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Grind You Dull” Featuring Converge’s Jacob Bannon

Petbrick, the project featuring Iggor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad), have premiered a new song titled “Grind You Dull.” This track features Converge’s Jacob Bannon and it will appear on the band’s new album “Liminal,” which is set to be released on September 23.

Adams commented:

“‘Grind You Dull‘ is a Petbrick take on a hardcore punk track – but instead of guitars we used a distorted electronic 909 kick to create a riff — and it slams! It is probably the most thrash moment on the album, proper face-melting territory. It was amazing to have Jake on board with this track, and to be invited on tour with Converge!”

Cavalera added:

“I met Jake many years ago, and I have always been a huge fan of his music and art. He and Nate [Newton] have been massively supportive of Petbrick since our first demo. It was an honor to have him on the track ‘Grind You Dull‘ off our new album, and of course we’re looking forward to touring with the almighty Converge – hopefully we will get to do it live with him on vocals!”

Watch Against Me!, Converge, Etc. Members Cover U2’s “Two Hearts Beat As One”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with James Bowman (Against Me!), Jim Ward (Sparta, ex-At The Drive In), Nate Newton (Converge, Cave In, etc.), and Atom Willard (Against Me!) for a cover of U2’s “Two Hearts Beat As One.” You can check that out below:

Converge, Full Of Hell, & Petbrick Announce November European/UK Tour

Converge, Full Of Hell, and Petbrick have announced a November European/UK tour. Here’s the dates:

11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Festival
11/06 London, UK – Electric Brixton
11/07 Paris, FRA – La Cigale
11/08 Ghent, BEL – Vooruit
11/09 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/10 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
11/11 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/12 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
11/13 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik

Watch Former Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Converge’s “The Broken Vow”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has teamed up with Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die), Dave Verellen (ex-Botch), Dave Knudson (ex-Minus The Bear, ex-Botch), Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and J.R. Conners (Cave In) for a cover of Converge’s “The Broken Vow.” The track was recorded as part of the show’s “Hardcore Summer” series.

Watch Converge, Cave In, Etc. Members Cover Deadguy’s “Apparatus”

Jacob Bannon (Converge), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In), Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Author & Punisher have covered Deadguy’s “Apparatus” as part of a “Two Minutes To Late Night” covers series called “Hardcore Summer.” You can check that out below:

Converge, Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Botch’s “To Our Friends In The Great White North”

Dimitri Minakakis (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kurt Ballou (Converge), Ben Verellen (Helms Alee), and Andrew Gormley (Rorschach, Kiss It Goodbye) have covered Botch’s “To Our Friends In The Great White North” as part of a new “Two Minutes To Late Night” covers series called “Hardcore Summer.” You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Welcome to Hardcore Summer, our tribute to all things mosh. Our first cover in this series is track one on the Seattle mathcore legends BOTCH‘s masterpiece, We Are the Romans, ‘To Our Friends in Great White North.’ Fun fact, THIS cover was mixed by Matt Bayles who mixed the original album. We’re going to be pumpin’ out the jams all summer so please buy a shirt or support us on Patreon so we can keep making awesome videos for y’all.”

Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, Every Time I Die, Etc. Nominated For 2022 Kerrang! Awards

The nominees have been revealed for this year’s Kerrang! Awards. That event will be held on June 23 in London, UK and fans can vote for their favorite artists HERE.


New Noise Award;

* Heriot
* Pinkshift
* Pupil Slicer
* Static Dress
* Wargasm

Best British Breakthrough:

* Cassyette
* Higher Power
* Holding Absence
* Malevolence
* Nova Twins

Best International Breakthrough:

* Amyl And The Sniffers
* KennyHoopla
* Meet Me @ The Altar
* Spiritbox
* Stand Atlantic

Best Song:

* Bring Me The Horizon – “DiE4u”
* Fever 333 – “The Innocent”
* The Linda Lindas – “Racist, Sexist Boy”
* The Regrettes – “Monday”
* Rammstein – “Zeit”

Best Album:

* Bob Vylan – “Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life”
* Converge and Chelsea Wolfe – “Bloodmoon: I”
* Denzel Curry – “Melt My Eyez See Your Future”
* Every Time I Die – “Radical”
* Halsey – “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”

Best British Act:

* Biffy Clyro
* Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
* Loathe
* Neck Deep
* Venom Prison

Best International Act:

* Code Orange
* Ghost
* Ho99o9
* Måneskin
* Poppy

Best Live Act:

* Creeper
* Don Broco
* Twenty One Pilots
* Turnstile
* Witch Fever

Best Festival:

* Bloodstock
* Download Pilot
* Reading and Leeds
* Roadburn
* Slam Dunk

Converge & In Flames Added To Meshuggah & Torche’s Fall U.S. Tour

Converge and In Flames have been added to select dates of Meshuggah and Torche’s upcoming U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

With Converge:

09/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (Meshuggah only)
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live

With In Flames:

10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/08 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, & Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) Announce European/UK “Bloodmoon” Shows

Converge, Stephen Brodsky (Cave In), Chelsea Wolfe, and Ben Chisholm have announced a European/UK “Bloodmoon” tour. Hexvessel will open. Here’s the dates:

06/25 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest (no Hexvessel)
06/27 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
06/28 London, UK – Alexandra Palace Theatre
06/29 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
06/30 Haarlem, NET – Philharmonie
07/01 Berlin, GER – Astra
07/02 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival (no Hexvessel)