Converge, easily one of the best bands of all time, released their highly-appreciated All We Love We Leave Behind and blew everyone away. It’s been more than two years since the album was release, but the band has just released a music video for “Precipice” and the albums title track “All We Love We Leave Behind” jointly.
The video is a beautiful representation of something that I don’t understand. I love the video, but I don’t understand what’s going on. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
Mutoid Man (Converge, Cave In) have premiered their forthcoming debut album Helium Head over at Lambgoat for your listening pleasure. The high octane, riff-smashing debut officially comes out this Friday November 29th but you can jam these six diabolical tracks right now. Head over to Lambgoat to stream it now.
Mutoid Man (Converge, Cave In) have premiered a new track entitled “Scavengers” over at Noisey. This high octane, bag of riffs will appear on the trio’s (Ben Koller, Stephen Brodsky and new recruit Nick Cageao) forthcoming debut Helium Head, which is due out on November 29th. Head over to Noisey now to check it out.
The first recorded taste of Mutoid Man (Stephen Brodsky, Ben Koeller) has arrived online via a digital sampler from Magic Bullet Records. The sampler features the hard rocking face-melter “Gnarcissist”, which will also appear on the group’s debut outing Helium Head, which comes out on November 29th through the aforementioned label. You can check out the new track after the break.
The highly anticipated collaboration between Converge’s Ben Koller and Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky, Mutoid Man, will be releasing their debut release on November 29th (Black Friday). The duo have named their upcoming outing Helium Head and it will see a release through Magic Bullet/Nonbeliever Records. Keep reading to check out the front and back album artwork AND audio from the group’s first show on February 4th, 2012.
Deathwish Inc have released a free 26 track Spring sampler that features bands from Deathwish’s own roster as well as those of their distributed labels (Black Market Activities, React!, etc). The sampler features the likes of Gaza, Code Orange Kids, Narrows, Heiress, Single Mothers and others. It also features unreleased material from Cold Cave, Loma Prieta, AC4 and more. Take advantage of this offer and download it RIGHT NOW!
According to Aaron Turner’s (Isis, Hydra Head) blog, the fellows over at Daymare Recordings have remastered Old Man Gloom’s first four albums! These reissues (CD only at the moment) have been given a nice makeover with revamped artwork and was remastered by James Plotkin and stuffed with bonus live material. These albums include Meditations in B, Seminar II: The Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism, Seminar III: Zozobra, and Christmas. You can purchase these fine reissues over at this location. Check that out now!
By Lane Oliver
At a Loss Recordings always seems to have a knack for the unusual when it comes to the music they release. When I use the term “unusual” here, I intend for it to be a good thing. They have put out music from the uniquely odd types like The Body, Assembly of Light, Stinking Lizaveta, and so on. The newest addition to At a Loss’s roster is South Carolina experimental punk outfit, Burnt Books. Their self titled debut encompasses elements of hardcore punk, noise rock and others into a well executed onslaught of schizoid insanity.
Back during SXSW 2011, Thrasher Magazine and Converse shoes put on their yearly Death Match showcase; this year the headlining act was Trap Them. Due to an incident the prior day where All Pigs Must Die set was cut, Trap Them was nice enough to give up half of their set to APMD, but instead of cutting the set short, Trap Them just let APMD set up their gear on stage with TT’s and perform in between Trap Them songs! It was a pretty sweet event and lucky for you guys, I was there to capture it on an SD card.
Posted above is Trap Them’s intro featuring Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) as the second drummer. Posted after the jump is the rest of the show Continue reading
Last year I swooned over a documentary called One Man Metal which I loved and I watch over and over again. Today McFarland and Pecci released a documentary on a band that I absolutely love: Converge. To be specific, this twelve-minute documentary delves into the life of Converge‘s frontman Jacob Bannon. Bannon talks about his teenage years, music and his angst. It’s really cool and very well put together. Check it out below. Continue reading
It’s Friday again and since Rebecca Black is no longer providing the world with original content, I figure we here at AA should fill the void. As most of you should know by now, everyone at American Aftermath has an erection of massive proportions when it comes to all things Converge. Well on their recent tour outing with Torche and Kvelertak, I snuck a video camera into their stop at Club Dada in Dallas, Texas and here is what ensued - Continue reading
According to a recent Facebook update, Converge will be lining up several releases this year. The band intends to release a Live on BBC Radio EP, a new DVD/Film project, a vinyl reissue of Caring & Killing through Hydra Head and much more. That’s all the information we have for now but stay tuned because it looks like Converge plans to make 2013 their bitch.
As you know by now, back in September Hydra Head Records would be closing its doors. I was deeply saddened that my favorite label was going under because of the state the music industry is in. But according to a recent post on Hydra Head’s official blog, the label that brought you Isis, Pelican, Daughters and more may still be able to keep breathing. Introducing Hydra Health; a Hydra Head rehabilitation project. According to the post the label will still not be able to release new records BUT they will still be able to preserve their catalog with your help! The label is offering a slew of special purchasable items (with more on the way) in order to raise money for their upcoming represses. Here is the official statement: