Watch Converge, Fit For An Autopsy, Fucked And Bound, Etc. Members Cover White Zombie’s “Super-Charger Heaven”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering White Zombie’s “Super-Charger Heaven” with Lisa Mungo (Fucked And Bound), Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END), Nick Cageao (Mutoid Man), and Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man). You can check that out below:

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Rescheduled For 2021

The “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has officially been rescheduled after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on April 9-10, 2021 at The Fillmore and it will feature Converge (performing “Jane Doe”), Napalm Death (performing “Harmony Corruption” and “Utopia Banished”) and Pig Destroyer (performing “Prowler In The Yard“).

Organizers commented:

“Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for April 9-10, 2021 at Fillmore Philly! Headliners Converge (special Jane Doe set), Napalm Death (special Harmony Corruption & Utopia Banished set) and Pig Destroyer (special Prowler in the Yard set) are each still scheduled to perform. The rest of the lineup—which includes several other acts from the previously announced dates—will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the 2020 Metal & Beer Fest: Philly dates will automatically be valid for the new dates. In the event you cannot attend, you may opt for a refund within 30 days of the new show dates being announced. Emails will be sent from Live Nation to ticket holders notifying them of their full options. For full details of Live Nation’s refund policy, visit: https://www.livenationentertainment.com/ticketrefund/

Watch Clutch, Cave In, Converge, Etc. Members Cover AC/DC’s “Riff Raff”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering AC/DC’s “Riff Raff” with Neil Fallon (Clutch), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, etc.), Adam McGrath (Cave In, etc.), Tom Draper (Carcass, etc.), and Ben Koller (Converge, etc.). You can check that out below:

Converge, Ex-Job For A Cowboy, Etc. Members Join Forces In Umbra Vitae

Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Mike “Gunface” McKenzie (The Red Chord, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed, etc.), Greg Weeks (The Red Chord, Labor Hex, etc.), and Jon Rice (Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, ex-Job For A Cowboy, etc.) have launched a new band called Umbra Vitae. The group’s debut album “Shadow Of Life“ will be released on May 1 and the effort’s first single “Return To Zero“ can be streamed below:

Bannon had the following to say about the band, whose name was inspired by Georg Heym‘s 1913 poem of the same name:

“After reading the piece from Heym, I immediately felt connected to it. Later, while working on the previous Wear Your Wounds album, my love for Death Metal was rekindled. This was likely a reaction to working on non-aggressive music for such a concentrated period. As these songs started to form, the ominous nature of that original poem came to mind.

In many ways it embodied the character of what we were all creating together. For me, Umbra Vitae is darkly confrontational and my own internal struggles are nested within each song. At this point in my life it is of the utmost importance to use this art and music as the vehicle for a healthy purge of emotion. By design, even in something this intense, there is righteous intent to be a better human through the process of creating it.”

He also told Revolver the following about “Return To Zero“:

“‘Return To Zero‘ is about removing resistance in one’s life in order to be best version of ‘you’ that one can be. I feel that this is a relatable topic for many. What resistance is and how it manifests is unique to every single one of us. For me, this is a constant process and essential to being a better husband, father, friend, artist and human. Below you’ll find a section of the lyrics that state this better than I can in paragraph form. Thank you to everyone who continues to listen.”

“Bite down on the chain
Bow down to no one
Destroy the ego
Radiate love
Carve out a purpose
Where there was none
Compassionately
Wipe up the blood
Remove resistance
And exit the cage
Climb to your feet
Accept your rage
It’s time to reclaim
What’s rightfully yours
Bite down on the chain
And bow down to no one”

“Shadow Of Life” Track Listing:

01. “Decadence Dissolves”
02. “Ethereal Emptiness”
03. “Atheist Aesthetic”
04. “Mantra Of Madness”
05. “Fear Is A Fossil”
06. “Polluted Paradise”
07. “Intimate Inferno”
08. “Return To Zero”
09. “Blood Blossom”
10. “Shadow Of Life”

Converge Release Experimental Version Of “Aimless Arrow”

Converge have released a new experimental version of their song “Aimless Arrow.” The band commented:

“To keep people entertained in these challenging times, we present ‘Endless Arrow,’ a 30 minute experimental/ambient version of our song ‘Aimless Arrow’ created by Kurt Ballou. This track is offered as a Pay What You Want download now.”

Watch Mutoid Man, Khemmis, Etc. Members Cover “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Dare To Be Stupid”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc.), Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.), Ben Hutcherson (Khemmis), Mitch Wells (Thou), Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds, “Weird Al” Vira, and Drew Kaufman covering “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Dare To Be Stupid.” You can check that out below:

The following was said about the cover:

“Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches! We got a bunch of musicians to cover our favorite Weird Al song from the comfort of their own bedrooms (and Ben‘s practice space.) We started filming parts of this song in January with plans and demos laid out for a series of bedrooms covers to come; completely unaware of the oncoming pandemic.

Now, with so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at www.honorableswords.com.”

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was supposed to feature Converge, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Mayhem, Abbath, and more, was originally set to take place at The Fillmore on April 3-4. The following statement was issued:

“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia has announced a city-wide ban on gatherings in excess of 1,000 people, which unfortunately means we have been forced to postpone Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 3-4 at the Fillmore. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, the breweries, the staff and, of course, the fans during this time. We will share the rescheduled festival date information as soon as we have it. Purchased tickets will be honored. Thank you for your understanding and support. More soon.”