Converge assault the charts and announce new tour plans!

Metalcore Pioneers Pull Down #1 Top New Artist Ranking

Converge – the iconic Boston-based pioneers of metalcore – have had a tremendous first week at retail with its new full-length album No Heroes, which dropped on October 24th via Epitaph. The disc debuted at #1 on Top New Artist (Heatseekers) ranking, and lists at #13 on the Indie Label survey. Hard Music, Alternative Music and Top 200 Albums chart placements are #17, #36 and #151 respectively.

Acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press, Decibel and Kerrang! accompanies the esteemed foursome, who have just embarked on the second leg of its U.S. trek with support act Some Girls.

“Converge play like sadists forcing their gear through table saws,” writes AP’s Aaron Burgess, adding “they’ve made it impossible for anyone else to eclipse them.” Meanwhile, Decibel calls No Heroes “their most balanced album yet” proclaiming, “Converge have fully returned to the aggressive sound they pioneered.” And Kerrang! championed the group as “the perfect antidote” to “singalong, chirpy, radio-friendly rock.”

Steeped in raw emotion, pure adrenaline and brute force, the follow up to 2004’s You Fail Me was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou – who doubles as a producer and engineer – and counts explosive numbers like “Heartache,” “Hellbound” “Grim Heart Black Rose” and “Trophy Scars” among its fourteen tracks. As inventive as they are discordant, the cult group – which also counts bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller – has been touted by All Music Guide as “one of the most original and innovative bands to emerge from the punk underground.”

Here are Converge’s ongoing tour dates with Some Girls:

Nov 02, Guzmans, Harrisonburg VA
Nov 03, Soapbox Laundro-Lounge, Wilmington NC
Nov 04, New Brookland Tavern, West Columbia SC
Nov 05, Thee Imperial, Jacksonville FL
Nov 06, Respectable Street, West Palm Beach FL
Nov 07, Back Booth, Orlando FL
Nov 09, Cave 9, Birmingham AL
Nov 10, The High Ground, Metairie LA
Nov 11, Meridian, Houston TX
Nov 12, White Rabbit, San Antonio TX
Nov 13 , Emos, Austin TX
Nov 15, Masquerade, Atlanta GA
Nov 16, The Anchor, Nashville TN
Nov 17, Headliners, Louisville KY
Nov 18, Lawrenceville Moose, Pittsburgh PA
Nov 19 , The Furnace, Syracuse NY
Nov 20, Valentines, Albany NY
Nov 24 , School of Rock East, South Hackensack NJ
Nov 25 , Otto Bar, Baltimore MD
Nov 26, The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY
Nov 27 , Showplace Theatre, Buffalo NY
Nov 30 , Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia PA
Dec 03, Club Lido, Revere MA