Rungs In A Ladder: Check Out This Mini-Documentary on CONVERGE’s Jacob Bannon

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

Shame in the Way: CONVERGE Release New Track

“Shame in the Way” is our second taste of new music from Converge and it tastes so good. It’s a chaotic bastard of a track that succeeds in destroying you in its short two minute duration. “Shame in the Way’s” catchy and deadly sounding main riff will make YOU feel shame for not having wrote something of this magnitude. The track will obviously featured on the band’s upcoming record, All We Love We Leave Behind, which will be released on October 9th via Deathwish. “Shame in the Way” can be streamed at this location along with “Aimless Arrow” and a nice interview with front man Jacob Bannon. You can pre-order the new record here and here.

-Lane Oliver

Wear Your Wounds: CHELSEA WOLFE’s Ben Chisholm (REVELATOR) To Release Split With Jacob Bannon

Chelsea Wolfe bassist and keyboardist, Ben Chisholm, will be releasing a split album with Converge‘s Jacob Bannon. The two song split will be released under the name Wear Your Wounds. Deathwish Inc. is set to release the album at a date still to be determined.

Chisholm‘s potion of the album has been describe as a “melancholic and haunting song driven by a wash of electronics, throbbing percussion, spiraling piano and subtle guitar work”. The song is titled “Net Of Gems” and was produced under his solo project named Revelator. For those of you who have never heard Revelator, you can check some of his prior releases (which were done under his old name Whitehorse) here.

As for Bannon‘s piece, “Adrift For You”, it is supposed to be in vein of Swans and Joy Division. It will be very similar to his previous solo release. Continue after the jump for a look at the album artwork and official press release from Deathwish.

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CONVERGE’s Jacob Bannon Shares Thoughts On The Impact Of The Internet On Music

In a recent interview with Pelecanus.net, Converge frontman and head of  Deathwish Inc Jacob Bannon was asked his thoughts on the impact of the internet and file sharing on the music industry. With recent turmoil involving file sharing, it’s nice to hear the thoughts from an artist AND independent record label owner on the matter. Check out the interview below. 6:14 and on is the section about the internet.

-Lane Oliver

The Jane Doe Project: Mini Documentary Centered Around CONVERGE’s Jacob Bannon

Artfags of the world rejoice! Converge‘s Jacob Bannon is going to be the star of a new mini documentary entitled “The Jane Doe Project”. The documentary will be a behind the scenes look at the creation of 90 one of a kind pieces of art utilizing the famous Jane Doe image by Bannon.. Continue reading after the jump for more info as well as the trailer for the documentary.

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CONVERGE Frontman Is Set To Join NASUM Onstage

 

Holy fuck, yes, you read that title correctly. Fuckin Jacob Bannon of mother fuckin Converge will being joining the reunited (kind of) Nasum on stage one night for a few songs. According to a post on Bannon’s Facebook page, the vocalist will be doing a few songs with Nasum on May 22nd at club AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island.

I really hope someone is there to bootleg this considering it’s a one time thing. So if any of our readers live near Providence, you know what to do! I really really wish I could see this, but I guess I’ll just have to see Nasum at Chaos In Tejas.

 

 

— Josh Huddleston

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Documentary On CONVERGE Frontman To Be Filmed

According to Twitter, Ian McFarland of Killswitch Productions is filming a documentary on Converge’s frontman, Jacob Bannon. Not many details have been released. I can assure you that I will be viewing this as soon as I can get my grubby fingers on it! Also, if you haven’t heard yet, Converge is also working on new material. Lots of exciting things are going to be coming from the Converge camp in the near future. Get ready!

-Lane Oliver