Converge is a metal core band certainly that has gained worldwide fame and has been entertaining the fans for over two decades. It is admired and loved by not only the fans but the critics also appreciate the game. Fine lyrics and melodic compositions is what make this group stand out from its counterparts. Here is your chance to enjoy some of the great tunes of this band so get Converge tickets now. Converge is a band that belongs to Salem, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1990 by two friends namely guitarist Kurt Ballou and singer Jacob Bannon. Till date these two are the only members who have remained with the band since debut. Initially these two were joined by drummer Damon Bellardo who used to be in another band named 500 knives. Aaron Dalbec joined on rhythm guitars in 1994 but left in 2001. Current lineup consists of Bannon, Ballou, drummer Ben Koller and bassist Nate Newston. Converge compositions are a blend of metal core, mathcore and hardcore punk. During the career the band has been associated with a number of recording labels such as Hydra Head, Equal Vision and Deathwish Inc. For the last seven years, the band has an exclusive record deal with Epitaph Records. It has performed and collaborated with a number of other artists and groups such as Bane, Cave In, All Pigs Must Die, Old Man Gloom, Acid Tiger and Kid Kilowatt.
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In a career spanning over twenty-two years Converge has released 3 EP’s, 2 Compilation and 8 studio albums. The debut album Halo in a Haystack was released in 1994 followed by three more albums namely Petitioning the Empty Sky (1996), When Forever Comes Crashing (1998) and Jan Doe (2001). All these four albums weren’t able to reach the charts in any country, but the band was able to get the attention of metal core audience, and their fan base started to grow. Jane Doe was appreciated by the critics and the album was inducted in Rock Sounds Hall of Fame. The first album by Converge that managed to hit the charts was You Fail Me that was released by Epitaph Records in 2004. This album entered both UK and US charts, it landed at #171 on Billboard and #190 on UK Albums chart. This was followed by an even a more successful album titled No Heroes in 2006. No Heroes raced to #1 on US Top Heatseekers and managed to reach #151 on Billboard.
In 2009 Axe to Fall went on sale and managed to improve its position on Billboard by reaching #74. Axe to Fall till date is the highest charting album by the band that also managed to earn #8 slot on US Top Independent Albums. This album received extremely good reviews from critics. Decibel Magazine gave this album 10/10 and rated it as one of the best works by the band. Just recently Converge has released its 8th studio album titled All W e Love We Leave Behind. As far as the music is concerned the group cites a number of acclaimed artists and bands as major influences. In metal Converge is influenced from Slayer, Entombed, Black Sabbath, Godflesh, Suicidal Tendencies and Death Angel. In metal core and hardcore punk they are influenced by Stark Weather, The Accused, Black Flag, The Cure and Depeche Mode.
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