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2012: A melodic year in metal
For me, this year was about the riff .
| December 21, 2012
Converge go back to basics
For most Bostonians of a certain age, Converge's Jane Doe (2001) is always going to be "that" record. But sentimentality aside, the metal/hardcore quartet's latest, All We Love We Leave Behind — out Tuesday on Epitaph — bangs right up against it.
| October 05, 2012
An unstoppable force
Appreciation of Converge is one of those things that comes after you stop trying too hard, like driving stick without stalling at the red lights.
This time is (once again) right for Converge
| October 16, 2009
It’s old news: this series of tubes they call the Internet has revolutionized the way music is distributed.
Local bands dig in with digital
| September 12, 2007
A mile away from the hockey-rink boom of the current metal moment, the user-friendly riffs and breastbeating melodies, these dudes demand their own definitions. Converge, "No Heroes" (mp3)
The graphic intensity of Converge
| November 01, 2006
Sounds of the underground
In the midst of recording the next Converge album, No Heroes , Kurt Ballou spoke to ThePhoenix.com about the art of engineering some of the world’s heaviest music.
Behind the boards with Converge’s Kurt Ballou
| September 15, 2006
BU grad and Boston rock vet Matt Squire gave up the guitar for the producer’s chair – and now he’s got his name (and even a songwriting credit) on the hottest Top-40 emo album in America.
Matt Squire and the rebirth of emo
| September 01, 2006
Boston music news, February 17, 2006
Converge are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2004’s You Fail Me (Epitaph) .
Notes on Coverge, Doomriders, Dear Lover, and Zox, plus: remembering the Real Kids' Allen "Alpo" Paulino.
| February 14, 2006
Last days of New Alliance
Wandering around the Fenway’s soon-to-be-demolished RFT building feels like spelunking through the bowels of Boston’s hard-rock scene.
The nerve center of Boston’s rock scene for the past 19 years is packing up and moving across the river
| January 19, 2006
Boston Music News for the week of January 20, 2006
Hardcore screamers the HOPE CONSPIRACY have been through some changes over the years, but they’ve reassembled a who’s-who of the band’s past incarnations to record a new album with Converge’s KURT BALLOU at his Godcity Recording Studio.
Notes on Hope Conspiracy, Stoodio53, and Carter Tanton
| January 18, 2006
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