Converge to record this month
2012-01-02 by William Lim | 126 Comments
Guitarist/producer Kurt Ballou has recently stated via his Facebook page that, following a number of production tasks that he has yet to complete, Converge is to begin recording this month. Though Ballou did not specify whether the recordings are to surface as their highly anticipated eighth studio album, tentatively titled All We Love We Leave Behind (as stated in Decibel magazine), it was previously announced on New Year's Day that the band had finished writing for their follow-up to Axe to Fall (http://www.theprp.com/2012/01/01/news/converge-finishing-up-writing-new-album/), and in that same article, that they would be recording soon, likely what Ballou was referring to in his Facebook statement.

The full statement reads:
"Busy month - currently mixing a Torche record their bassist, Jon[,] recorded, then mixing a Frank Turner tune, then Converge practice, then more High on Fire recording and mixing, then Converge record! Woohoo!"
Tagged: Converge

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2012
15991 Comments


woo

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NeutralThunder12
January 2nd 2012
8742 Comments


came

eternium
January 2nd 2012
16338 Comments


Wonder how this one is going to sound since they're always so different.

Scoot
January 2nd 2012
17752 Comments


inb4 everyone

InFiction
January 2nd 2012
3660 Comments


Fuck yes. Although I'm not too sure on the title. Hoping it is just tentative and they change it later.

iFghtffyrdmns
January 2nd 2012
7047 Comments


gah sputnik's gonna be so pissed

cvlts
January 2nd 2012
8955 Comments


nice. kurt said in an interview last year that they'd like to go a bit more back to their "slayer" thrash years, so maybe?

NeutralThunder12
January 2nd 2012
8742 Comments


they always make some type of transition stylistically from album to album, its so refreshing. They never do the same thing twice, they never sound the same twice.

NeutralThunder12
January 2nd 2012
8742 Comments


@this life

to be honest axe to fall is the most thrashy they've sounded since some of the stuff on empty sky

drasticaction74
January 2nd 2012
1736 Comments


stoked

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eternium
January 2nd 2012
16338 Comments


When Forever is thrashy as fuck.

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


a frank turner tune? awesome

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


And they better stick with that tentative title.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 2nd 2012
50375 Comments


5/5

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cvlts
January 2nd 2012
8955 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4IzhTbG2ic.

yeah, around 8:50. pretty cool stuff

Scoot
January 2nd 2012
17752 Comments


that title sounds like u2's "all that you can't leave behind"

MrBirdoWordo
January 2nd 2012
236 Comments


Fuck Yeah!! Great News

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


that title sounds like u2's "all that you can't leave behind"


not at all

Metamorphosis
January 2nd 2012
420 Comments


I've been following this shit and I'm really stoked for their new album.

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NeutralThunder12
January 2nd 2012
8742 Comments


@eternium I actually here more leaning towards straight up hardcore/metalcore on Crashing. Axe to Fall has parts that literally sound like old school Exodus or Megadeth.

RyanDonahoe
January 2nd 2012
142 Comments


Hopefully if that does end up being the album title, it's not in reference to this being their last record. Not that I want that to happen, but I feel like all these dudes are involved in so many projects these days and the bands been together for so long that converge won't be around much longer.....

Shuyin
January 2nd 2012
11617 Comments


keep the flow of good news coming

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Fossegrim
January 2nd 2012
19 Comments


fuck.yes.

fuckthatnoise
January 2nd 2012
1479 Comments


holy shit i barely listened to these guys at all last year.

i have a feeling 2012 will be different with me and converge.

taxidermist
January 2nd 2012
7203 Comments


John Doe m/

Iamthe Nightstars
January 2nd 2012
2248 Comments


I came.

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Maniac!
January 2nd 2012
26250 Comments


lol that title

VanitySeason
January 2nd 2012
396 Comments


if this is anywhere near as good as Jane Doe I will shit rainbows

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


not judo enuf

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 2nd 2012
50375 Comments


Converge - Converging Our Love Into Something Bigger Or Something

taxidermist
January 2nd 2012
7203 Comments


not judo enuf

Lol

Converge-Judo Know

Better Brandon? :-p

Maniac!
January 2nd 2012
26250 Comments


come on, it is a cheesy title. I like Converge, give me a break.

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


It has the same tone as When Forever Comes Crashing to me.

NeutralThunder12
January 2nd 2012
8742 Comments


When Forever Comes crashing is an awesome title imo

yeah i agree with brandon the title is pre gay

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


yeah Colors would be a much better choice.

NeutralThunder12
January 2nd 2012
8742 Comments


okay

Maniac!
January 2nd 2012
26250 Comments


When Forever Comes crashing is an awesome title imo


Yeah it's pretty great. It's also their 2nd best album behind You Fail Me

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


lol

the opinions of children never get old.

Gyromania
January 2nd 2012
15708 Comments


Axe to Fall is easily top three Converge (for me), so I wouldn't mind if they continued to progress in a similar direction.

NeutralThunder12
January 2nd 2012
8742 Comments


nah jane doe is their best album, petitioning is also better than you fail me and crashing.

Maniac!
January 2nd 2012
26250 Comments


no, 1 song on PTES is better than those two. As an album, it isn't.



Anyway, dumb argument. Opinions are opinions and nobody cares what your favorite it

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


is that defecate

no it's delicious

Scoot
January 2nd 2012
17752 Comments


"not at all"

not at all even though the first and last two words are exactly the same and the number of words is the same as well

Yazz_Flute
January 2nd 2012
18783 Comments


AOTY 2012.

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someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


i'm glad all sentences that are the same length are somehow related together through the passage of time and all that is written

Scoot
January 2nd 2012
17752 Comments


why would you be glad about that

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


it just fills a deep desire inside of me

like asian porno with the cooch censored

Scoot
January 2nd 2012
17752 Comments


like being a converge fanboy and masturbating to jane doe

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


right

there's a reason they decided to make the vinyl white instead of black

Scoot
January 2nd 2012
17752 Comments


so now you're being racist...?

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


well it is an elite vinyl

spins way better and doesn't smell

someguest
January 2nd 2012
20563 Comments


double p

Recspecs
January 2nd 2012
9829 Comments


Frank Turner will do backing vocals according to his MySpace.

gosk8n
January 2nd 2012
1049 Comments


YES YES YES!!!!

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FictionalFlames
January 2nd 2012
1516 Comments


I'm not excited.


FearThyEvil
January 2nd 2012
12545 Comments


Fuck Yes!!

puma35
January 2nd 2012
972 Comments


pumped, was listening to The Lowest Common Denominator when i read this article, fuck yea Converge

EyesWideShut
January 2nd 2012
3150 Comments


should rule like always. title is no more corny than "you fail me"

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012
50375 Comments


It's gonna be eight songs that are 10 minutes long and it's gonna be called "You Snail Me"

dimsim3478
January 3rd 2012
5024 Comments


I pray that Converge have another Petitioning-to-Fail-sized streak now that No Heroes is out of the way.

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PistolPete
January 3rd 2012
3608 Comments


been a stale week for news apart from this

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TomAkaVeto
January 3rd 2012
1638 Comments


stoked for this. I would be content with a straight-forward thrash album from Converge.

dimsim3478
January 3rd 2012
5024 Comments


Good news this week:

1. This Converge thing
2. Knott releases new ByVolume on 10th
3. Raekwon mixtape
4. New ETID
5. New Still Remains
6. Guitarist leaves Aiden

sixthgoldenticket
January 3rd 2012
1176 Comments


their song on the dropdead split was sweet

ohfoxxxycole
January 3rd 2012
4353 Comments


simdim shutup no heroes is 4.5

dimsim3478
January 3rd 2012
5024 Comments


It's got some great material but suffers from structuring and repetition problems as an album.

deathofasalesman
January 3rd 2012
5842 Comments


there's jizz..........everywhere

so stoked

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


Hey bro clean up that jizz don't want anybody slipping.

paxman
January 3rd 2012
4084 Comments


Oh great more shrieking

TooLateToGoBack
January 3rd 2012
1764 Comments


fuck yes.

2012 is shaping to be a damn good year.

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none
January 3rd 2012
1100 Comments


Hey bro clean up that jizz don't want anybody slipping.


u clearly don't know what jizz is

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012
50375 Comments


yeah

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


u clearly don't know what jizz is

You jizz eating homo.

none
January 3rd 2012
1100 Comments


use reading comprehension plz

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


No.

none
January 3rd 2012
1100 Comments


spoken like a true hxc rebel

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


Fuck yeah.

none
January 3rd 2012
1100 Comments


...

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


dotdotdot

none
January 3rd 2012
1100 Comments


it's called an ellipsis

man have u ever taken english

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


"it's called an ellipsis

man have u ever taken english"


LOL

none
January 3rd 2012
1100 Comments


it's a texting abbreviation

strike 2

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


I luv using txt abbv bro.

none
January 3rd 2012
1100 Comments


oh look u used an abbreviation for "abbreviation"

congrats here's a prize

U GOT A BULLET IN UR HEEEEEAAAAAAAAAD

xStayxTruex
January 3rd 2012
328 Comments


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Evreaia
January 3rd 2012
4040 Comments


Oh yes! Great news.

Tyrael
January 3rd 2012
20876 Comments


^^^

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 3rd 2012
6100 Comments


Really can't wait for this

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Tyrael
January 3rd 2012
20876 Comments


Gonna review this so hard and pull a dev

dimsim3478
January 3rd 2012
5024 Comments


Interesting, no staffers on this page but Steve.

And staff don't really jizz over Converge anymore.

Tyrael
January 3rd 2012
20876 Comments


Terrible album title btw

amanwithahammer
January 3rd 2012
427 Comments


Obviously one of those titles that's gonna be ditched for something that's shorter and rolls off the tongue better. Also yay.

Pentagon
January 3rd 2012
1998 Comments


Great news

Hordewolf
January 3rd 2012
353 Comments


The actual quality of Converge records mostly lies between "dei so gud" circle-jerking and "2muchzirkljerk" hating. Probably won't gonna change with this.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012
21963 Comments


yeah I heard about this on facebook

only on sputnik would this be ACTUAL PROPER NEWS

KILL
January 3rd 2012
71795 Comments


yay

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dimsim3478
January 3rd 2012
5024 Comments


only on sputnik would this be ACTUAL PROPER NEWS

I was wondering how to make thousands of people jizz in unison. So I checked Converge's Facebook.

SpiritCrusher2
January 3rd 2012
3041 Comments


fuck yea!

tinathefatlard
January 3rd 2012
1597 Comments


following a number of production tasks that he has yet to complete


LOL

TechieCore
January 3rd 2012
662 Comments


I still don't get why these guys are praised so much. I personally think they are garbage, but then again I don't like that kind of old-school metalcore and hardcore.

Adabelle
January 3rd 2012
4257 Comments


Can they do You Fail Me II..?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 3rd 2012
21963 Comments


my brother once said these guys were a disgrace to metal

never taken his opinion seriously since

KILL
January 3rd 2012
71795 Comments


ur bro rules

MO
January 3rd 2012
18679 Comments


meh, i'll check it out for shits

AnotherBrick
January 3rd 2012
9770 Comments


i bet this will be really good


LOL

Tijnmans
January 3rd 2012
355 Comments


Will be amazing!

DeadBeat
January 3rd 2012
529 Comments


will be good

wacknizzle
January 3rd 2012
13233 Comments


So pumped, missed out of the When Forever Comes Crashing Talk, I hope this is a trip back to that era.

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Ending
January 3rd 2012
1914 Comments


so when do they announce the 4000 guest musicians?


Sometime after they cycle through the 8,000 potential ones.

WesMantooth
January 3rd 2012
34 Comments


happy day

Ending
January 3rd 2012
1914 Comments


which is due right after the 74000 albums kurt has to produce are done right?


Well...

Guitarist/producer Kurt Ballou has recently stated via his Facebook page that, following a number of production tasks that he has yet to complete


Looks to be so.


joplinpicasso
January 3rd 2012
427 Comments


Saw headline. Came.

shade
January 3rd 2012
1198 Comments


2012 is gonna rule

SpritzSpritz
January 3rd 2012
528 Comments


pretty sure i'm more excited to see the artwork than hear the album

sniper
January 4th 2012
19049 Comments


good news for sure, i haven't listened to this band much at all recently.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 4th 2012
21963 Comments


usually Converge titles rule so that title is kinda crap comparatively

Jerbz
January 4th 2012
26 Comments


So pumped

AlienWarrior75
January 5th 2012
134 Comments


love this band

ohfoxxxycole
January 5th 2012
4353 Comments


i hope they stay away from guest musicians, that was kinda bad

sniper
January 5th 2012
19049 Comments


i just hope it has some riffs and some breakdowns and then i'll be all good

Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 5th 2012
10594 Comments


False foxxxy

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Tyrael
January 5th 2012
20876 Comments


Prolly gonna suck

inb4 2 million 'classic' reviews

ohfoxxxycole
January 5th 2012
4353 Comments


im in the minority for sure but the thing is i'm right

dimsim3478
January 5th 2012
5024 Comments


^To diss the guests is to automatically dismiss "Wretched World". And we all know nobody can hate "Wretched World".

dimsim3478
January 23rd 2012
5024 Comments


Okay, Kurt's done with High on Fire so Converge will be recording tomorrow.

omgraptors
February 7th 2012
813 Comments


To those bashing the title...Axe to fall is a pretty stupid title aswell when you reflect on it.



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