Heavy music's most established and innovative band, Converge have unleashed their highly anticipated new studio album, All We Love We Leave Behind today, October 9th via Epitaph (vinyl on Deathwish). Considered one of the most intense, important, and influential metal/hardcore bands of all time, the band's latest album is the most integral album to date in a catalog that's celebrated to an almost religious degree by countless fans of punk, metal and hardcore. The "gloriously brutal" (Spin) new album has been greeted with exceptional critcal acclaim.
Best New Track- "Aimless Arrow" - Pitchfork
The Salem hardcore band offers gut-ripping thrash, brain-clawing bleakness, technical might. - Spin
...All We Love We Leave Behind [maintains] all of the high precision hardcore chaos, metallic gratification, and emotional foundation that the heavy music world has been loving for years. - Lambgoat.com
Twenty-two years into their existence, few bands, if any, can match the visceral power of Converge. - Decibel Magazine
With their new album, Converge have unleashed the soundtrack to damnation. - Crave Online
Creating the most antagonistic and artistic heavy album of the year, All We Love We Leave Behind demonstrates uncompromising, evolutionary new experimentation that breaks the most aggressive form of music down to its barebones. The new albums contains no special guests or outside collaborators and every aspect of the music, production and aesthetics of the album was handled by Converge in order to give listeners an unfiltered glimpse into the creative vision of these Boston-based innovators.
Recorded and mixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou at his renowned Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, All We Love We Leave Behind is a no-frills Converge album that sees the band--which also features vocalist Jacob Bannon, bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller--eschewing fancy production techniques in order to create seventeen songs that work as a cohesive whole yet can also stand on their own.
From the classic rock-inflected, guitar tapping madness of "Sadness Comes Home" to the technical acrobatics of "Aimless Arrow" and relentless assault of "Shame In The Way," All We Love We Leave Behind is an extremely varied album that has enough sonic shifts to captivate each listener's attention.
Credited with giving rise to a genre and influencing countless bands all over the world, Converge have always been the type of band that never fit into one subculture, creating a sound that is entirely their own. Converge attribute that to the fact that since their 2001 landmark album Jane Doe, they haven't had any member changes and maintain the unwavering individualism and uncompromising artistic vision they had when they formed over 21 years ago.
As we await the release of All We Love We Leave Behind, Converge will share their storied catalog with fans across the US this fall on their not-to-miss fall U.S. tour with Torche, Kvelertak, and special guests Nails and Whips/Chains will start this Friday, October 12th.
Following the critically herald and exceptionally acclaimed 2010 release, Axe to Fall, be prepared for 2012's most intense album of the year, All We Love We Leave Behind.
Fans are invited to order the new album along with a deluxe package that includes a 48 page full-color hardcover, clothbound book with original art created by front-man Jacob Bannon by going to www.convergecultstore.com. Fans can also order the album by going to iTunes.
All We Love We Leave Behind Tour Dates:
10/12: New Britain, CT @ Club INT w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/13: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/15: Columbus, OH @ Skully's w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/16: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/20: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Coalesce, and more
10/21: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
10/24: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/25: Portland, OR @ Branx w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/26: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/27: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/28: Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
10/30: Mesa, AZ @ The Nile w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more
11/01: Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/02: Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/03: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/04: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/05: Birmingham, AL @ Zydece w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more
11/06: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/07: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/08: Durham, NC @ Motoroco Music Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/09: Philly, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/10: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/11: New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more
11/12: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more