Converge announce new album The Dusk in Us

Converge - The Dusk In Us - Copy

Today, Converge announce the upcoming release of The Dusk In Us, the first album in five years from the Boston-based heavy-music innovators. Due out on November 3, The Dusk in Us will be released via Epitaph and Deathwish. Pre-orders are available at

As the ninth full-length from Converge (vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller), The Dusk In Us follows 2012’s acclaimed All We Love We Leave Behind. Featured on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list, All We Love We Leave Behind was called “as skull-cleaving as it is beautiful” by Consequence Of Sound.

Today also marks the premiere of Converge’s new single, “Under Duress.” Delivering what Bannon describes as “my emotional reaction to the complex world in which we live,” the track merges his tortured howl with pounding rhythms and abrasive guitar riffs.

Produced by Converge and mixed by Ballou at his renowned Godcity Studios, The Dusk In Us shows the band’s artistic evolution and avant-garde sensibilities while still capturing their classic sound. After forming in Massachusetts in 1990, Converge made their debut with 1994’s Halo in a Haystack. Quickly regarded as pioneers within the aggressive music arena, the band had a major breakthrough with their landmark album Jane Doe—a 2001 release praised as “iconic” by the A.V. Club.


1. A Single Tear
2. Eye of the Quarrel
3. Under Duress
4. Arkhipov Calm
5. I Can Tell You About Pain
6. The Dusk in Us
7. Wildlife
8. Murk & Marrow
9. Trigger
10. Broken by Light
11. Cannibals
12. Thousands of Miles Between Us
13. Reptilian

Converge by Reid Haithcock

The Metro speak to Glen Matlock ahead of Rebellion Festival


The biggest event in the European punk calendar, Rebellion Festival, is now upon us!

From August 3-6th, 10,000 fans will descend upon Blackpool Winter Gardens to watch sets from rising talents such as Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Slaves, who compiled their own Rebellion soundtrack for the NME, and the likes of Bad Religion, whose Brian Baker featured in Kerrang! Magazine with his essential festival guide, Glen Matlock, who spoke to The Metro today ahead of his special acoustic set, The Skids, The Professionals, Neville Staple, Steve Ignorant, who spoke to Jeffrey Lewis for an exclusive feature with Clash Magazine, and many more luminaries of the scene.

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