Converge, Full Of Hell, Uniform, & Thou Announce March Tour

Converge, Full Of Hell, Uniform, and Thou have announced a March U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

03/10 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/11 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
03/12 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
03/13 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/14 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
03/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum Tampa
03/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/18 Cincinnati, OH – Legends
03/19 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
03/20 Detroit, MI – El Club

Meshuggah Announce Rescheduled Dates For U.S. Tour With Torche, Converge Drop Off The Trek

Meshuggah have postponed their U.S. tour. The trek will now take place in fall 2022 with Torche still set to open. Unfortunately, Converge will no longer be joining them.

Tour Dates:

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
09/24 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
10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
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

Meshuggah commented:

“We regret to inform that Meshuggah will have to reschedule their U.S. headline tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022.

While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming Meshuggah studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument.

While we are optimistic for his future recovery we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.

With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.

Tickets will remain valid from the original dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries.”

Carcass, The Locust, Autopsy, Converge, Etc. Set For 2022 Oblivion Access Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Oblivion Access festival. The event will take place in Austin, TX on May 12-15 and it will feature the following: Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Locust, Youth Of Today, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, William Basinski, Zola Jesus, Lil Ugly Mane, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cave In, Armand Hammer (Feat. The Alchemist), Melt-Banana, Andy Stott, Metz, Vio-lence, Windhand, Coven, Despise You, Liturgy, Mike, Black Dice, Prurient, Uniform and The Body (collaborative set), Anika, Show Me The Body, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kool Keith, Cough, JK Flesh, Thou, Bastard Noise, Fury, Blood Incantation, Devil Master, Primitive Man, Mizmor, Uniform, Spotlights, Hell, Boan, Drain, Akai Solo, Deaf Club, Yellow Eyes, Candy, Troller, Vermin Womb, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Blackwater Holylight, Aaron Dilloway, Debit, Outer Heaven, Immortal Bird, Portrayal Of Guilt, Midwife, Judiciary, Vile Creature, Many Blessings, Sub Oslo, Bridle, Grivo, Christworm, Glassing, Sore Dream, Saintpeeler, Blank Hellscape, Private Service, Shitbag, and Wolfie Warship.

Converge Share “Coil” From “Bloodmoon: I” Album With Chelsea Wolfe & Stephen Brodsky (Cave In)

Converge have shared a new song, titled “Coil,” from their “Bloodmoon” project with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In), Chelsea Wolfe, and Wolfe’s guitarist Ben Chisholm. This track is from their new album, “Bloodmoon: I,” which will be released on November 19 (vinyl out June 24). Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon commented:

“‘Coil‘ turned out to be one of my favorite songs I’ve ever been a part of. There is an infectious slow build that ends up becoming theatrical in tone. Lyrically it was a true collaboration, with all of us expanding on each other’s ideas as they came to be. I believe Chelsea’s vocal was the starting point in that for this one. Kurt really pushed vocal harmonies to a new level as well. Encouraging many of Steve’s ideas while we were in the studio tracking together. This one really has everyone of us firing on all cylinders creatively.”

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.”

Pupil Slicer Premiere Video For Their Cover Of Converge’s “Concubine”

Pupil Slicer have premiered a new video for their cover of Converge‘s “Concubine.” Bassist Luke Fabian commented:

“There was always an obvious choice of spot to record live – and that’s long time Slicer haunt, Satellite Studios in North London. Something that’s noteworthy is Frank Muir playing second guitar and he’ll be performing with us in support of Mirrors in 2022. The Converge cover is a long standing feature of our set, so it felt necessary to officially document our take on ‘Concubine‘.”

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:

Poison The Well, Counterparts, Etc. Drop Off 2021 Furnace Fest, Glassjaw, Anthony Green, Etc. Added

Poison The Well, Counterparts, Copeland, and Life In Your Way have dropped off the 2021 Furnace Fest. With this news, it has also been revealed that Glassjaw, Anthony Green, The Classic Crime, Dying Wish, and Varials have been added to the lineup. The festival will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Silent Planet, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, The Classic Crime. Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Deafheaven, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, Glassjaw, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Nominee, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, Andrew W.K., Anthony Green, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Darkest Hour, Dying Wish, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love Is Red, Meadows, Microwave, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, Unearth, and Varials.

Drowningman & mewithoutYou Drop Off 2021 Furnace Fest, Deafheaven & Microwave Added

Drowningman and mewithoutYou have dropped off the 2021 Furnace Fest. With this news, it has also been revealed that Deafheaven and Microwave have been added to the lineup. The festival is currently scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Silent Planet, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Deafheaven, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, Andrew W.K., August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love Is Red, Meadows, Microwave, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.