Tag Archives: Converge

BrooklynVegan’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

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From Perfume Genius to Kendrick Lamar to Power Trip to Julien Baker, here are our 50 favorite albums of 2017.

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The Best Metal of 2017

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Our metal sister site Invisible Oranges ran down their favorite metal albums of the year. Plus, see lists from King Woman, Planning for Burial, and Amenra.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Shamir at the First Unitarian Church, Work Drugs at Boot & Saddle, Leif Vollebekk at World Cafe Live, and many, many more

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Shamir at the First Unitarian Church, Work Drugs at Boot & Saddle, Leif Vollebekk at World Cafe Live, and many, many more

Shamir | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Recent Philly-via-Vegas transplant Shamir closes out a busy year of touring with a hometown show at the Church tonight, following the release of their new album Revelations last month. Shamir’s vibrant and introspective pop songs touch on everything from queer identity to being a millennial, all with a blunt and witty honesty. Read The Key’s interview with Shamir here, watch the video for “90’s Kids” below and find more information on tonight’s show on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Ben Koller’s (Converge, All Pigs Must Die, Mutoid Man) top 10 LPs of 2017

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Powerhouse drummer Ben Koller has had a ridiculously busy year, having released killer albums with three of his bands: Converge’s The Dusk In Us, All Pigs Must Die’s Hostage Animal, and Mutoid Man’s War Moans. We asked him what music he was digging this year…

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Igor Cavalera’s top 10 albums of 2017

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Igor’s list includes Integrity (whose Dwid Hellion included the new Cavalera Conspiracy album on his list), Godflesh (whose Justin Broadrick sings on the new Cavalera Conspiracy album), Converge, and more.

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Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2017

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Last week it was Rough Trade Shops, and now metal mag Decibel is here with another Best Albums of 2017 list.

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review: Converge’s ‘The Dusk In Us’ is an attest to their lasting power

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

When you’ve been playing aggressive music for over 25 years, there can be an expectation that your best days are behind you. The pleasantly surprising thing about The Dusk In Us, Converge’s first album in five years, is that it suggests theirs might not be.

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Converge get their own vegan burger at Kuma’s, announce tour with Sumac

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Chicago burger joint Kuma’s has been making burgers named after metal bands for over a decade now, and their latest is a vegan burger honoring Converge

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Sound on Sound 2017 is cancelled

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We’re really sad to hear the news that the awesome Texas festival Sound on Sound is cancelling its 2017 edition “due to several recent roadblocks outside of [their] control.” Here’s the full statement…

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Gojira and Converge played Brooklyn Steel (pics, videos, setlists)

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Gojira have been doing tons of touring this year in continued support of last year’s Magma. On Thursday night (9/28), they stopped at Brooklyn Steel for a one-off with Converge, who have also been busy this year and whose first album in five years, The Dusk In Us, drops on 11/3…

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J Bannon curating Roadburn 2018; Converge playing ‘You Fail Me’ & more

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The initial Roadburn 2018 lineup includes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Witch, Panopticon, Ex Eye, and more

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Wear Your Wounds (Converge’s J Bannon) going on first proper US tour

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All dates are with Chrome Over Brass (the one-man instrumental project of drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera of American Nightmare), and special guests are promised too.

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Neurosis and Converge brought a metal masterclass to Union Transfer

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Neurosis and Converge brought a metal masterclass to Union Transfer

Neurosis | photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN

30 years in to the career, Neurosis has lost none of their edge. They have the swagger and confidence of people who have been in the game for as long as they have, but their stage presence is void of pretension. While many credit them as one of the forefathers of what could simply be called “post-metal” they make no claim to any throne other than the one of being able to reign down hell with the urgency of molasses pouring from a jar — which is as fine a description as ...

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Neurosis, Converge & Amenra played Royale Boston (pics, setlists)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The amazing triple bill of Neurosis, Converge and Amenra wrapped up their tour in Philly last night (8/7). The tour included two stops in Brooklyn (8/4 & 8/5 at Warsaw), followed by a Boston show at Royale. We’ve got pictures of the Boston show…

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Converge release “I Can Tell You About Pain” & “Eve”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Converge are releasing a new album this year, and while we await more details on that, they’ve got a new single out now, “I Can Tell You About Pain” b/w “Eve.” It’s their first new music since 2012’s All We Love We Leave Behind

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Sound on Sound reveals 2017 day-by-day lineups

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The Austin-area festival includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy Pop, Grizzly Bear, Blood Orange, Electric Wizard, Sleep, The Shins, Vince Staples, Dinosaur Jr, Converge, Taking Back Sunday, and more.

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Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

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Last year, Rolling Stone published a list of the 40 greatest punk albums of all time, and today, they ranked the 100 greatest metal albums of all time. The list is all over the metal spectrum, from black and death to hair and nu…

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Sound on Sound Fest 2017 lineup: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Iggy Pop, Blood Orange, more

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The 2017 edition of Sound on Sound happens November 10 – 12 at Sherwood Forest which is just outside of Austin, TX. The lineup also includes Electric Wizard, Sleep, Vince Staples, Digable Planets, Converge, and still so much more.

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Chelsea Wolfe announces new LP, shares “16 Psyche,” touring with Youth Code

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Chelsea’s upcoming album was recorded by Converge’s Kurt Ballou and features QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar.

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (6/2)

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This week’s Notable Releases include Foxing singer Conor Murphy’s solo debut as Smidley, Elder’s heavy prog LP, the super fun Converge/Cave In offshoot Mutoid Man, and more.

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more Boston Calling Sunday pics (Weezer, Run the Jewels, Mitski, more)

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Sunday at Boston Calling had sets from Weezer, Run The Jewels, Cage the Elephant, Piebald, Mitski, Converge, The Hotelier, Hiss Golden Messenger, and more.

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Boston Calling day 3 pics & review (Tool, Wolf Parade, Converge, Piebald, more)

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Boston Calling wrapped up with Tool, Wolf Parade, Converge, Piebald, Run the Jewels, Weezer, Flatbush Zombies, Mitski, The Hotelier, and more.

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Boston Calling 2017 set times

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Chance the Rapper vs Sigur Ros? Run the Jewels vs Wolf Parade?

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