All Pigs Must Die – “Blood Wet Teeth”

All Pigs Must Die is a grotesque amalgamation of Boston extreme-music lifers: Kevin Baker of The Hope Conspiracy, Ben Koeller of Converge and Mutoid Man,…
Dale Eisinger / September 20, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

Converge Announce New Album The Dusk In Us, Release “Under Duress”

Last month, hardcore legends Converge broke a five-year silence following their brutally heavy 2012 album All We Love We Leave Behind with a pair of new songs,…
Andy Cush / August 15, 2017

Converge Are Back With Two New Songs: “I Can Tell You About Pain” and “Eve”

We haven't heard much from metallic hardcore godheads Converge since the release of their ridiculously heavy 2012 album All We Love We Leave Behind. That changes today, with…
Andy Cush / July 25, 2017

Converge, Slapshot, Dropdead Rage for Boston Marathon Relief

"It's an ah-nah to be hee-yah," intoned Bob Otis, lead shrieker of Providence grind crew Dropdead, before the one-two-three-four click of Brian Mastrobuono's sticks signaled…
Daniel Brockman / May 7, 2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012’s 20 Best Sets

This past weekend, Austin's seventh annual Fun Fun Fun Fest saw the once-modest, mid-autumn gathering finally metamorphose from off-season distraction to a festival-season staple capable…
David Bevan / November 5, 2012

Converge, ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’ (Epitaph)

In interviews, Converge present themselves as hardcore-punk ascetics, studio rats born to create brutal, convoluted maelstroms — and that's about it. Some band members say…
Kory Grow / October 11, 2012

Stream Converge’s Gloriously Brutal New Album ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’

The super fierce, wrecking ball-swinging hardcore hellions in Converge are streaming their entire new album, All We Love We Leave Behind, via YouTube. If the…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

Watch Converge Shoot Arrows at Children!

In the brand new video for "Aimless Arrow" by Salem hardcore heroes Converge, a small boy spends nearly three minutes running for his life at…
Chris Martins / August 28, 2012

Old Man Gloom, ‘No,’ (Hydra Head)

Middle-aged men from Isis, Converge, and Cave In play a gloomy, arty mix of their bands, with one dece acoustic jam.
Kory Grow / July 2, 2012

Metal Mayhem: Mastodon, Converge, and Dethklok

Is synergy the new trend in metal? Arguable kings of the genre, Mastodon, have joined with Dethklok -- the real-life version of the animated band…
David Wolinsky / October 19, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Awesome Metal from Converge!

Boston, MA, metal heads Converge have captured the destructive force of a wrecking ball in the song... and it rocks!
Chris Zakorchemny / September 16, 2009

Q&A: Converge’s Jacob Bannon

Death and taxes might be the only things as reliable as Converge -- and neither kicks as much ass as the consistently excellent long-running Boston…
David Marchese / September 9, 2009

Mastodon, Dethklok Team Up for Tour

Heavy metal icons Mastodon will hit the road with Dethklok, the real-life version of the animated band from the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, for a…
Anna Hyclak / August 4, 2009