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Converge

Converge is a 4-piece American band, formed in February of 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Playing a blend of extrememetalandhardcorepunk, this pioneer outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning metalcore and mathcore genres. They first started by playing covers of hardcore, punk and heavy metal songs, being self-confessed "hardcore kids with leftoverSlayerriffs". Thebandsoon graduated to playing live performances in 1991 after recording some demos on a 4-track recorder. In their latter years, Converge have enjoyed relatively high levels ...read more

Converge is a 4-piece American band, formed in February of 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Playing a blend of extrememetalandhardcorepunk, this pioneer outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning metalcore and mathcore genres. They first started by playing covers of hardcore, punk and heavy metal songs, being self-confessed "hardcore kids with leftoverSlayerriffs". Thebandsoon graduated to playing live performances in 1991 after recording some demos on a 4-track recorder. In their latter years, Converge have enjoyed relatively high levels of popularity despite the esoteric feel of their music and the substantiallackofmediaattention they receive. The extreme nature of their music, particularly the atonal vocals and often complicated finger- work oftheguitar riffs makeitdifficult for some to appreciate this brand of metal. Later records have gradually become more extensivelyproducedlargely due to the maturation oftheirsound. Converge’s influences range from hardcore punk bands, such as Black Flag, Negative Approach, The Accüsed, and Born Against; metalbandslikeBlackSabbath, Godflesh, Slayer, and Entombed; and proto-mathcore bands Starkweather and Rorschach. Jacob Bannon hasalsodiscussed an appreciationforand inspiration from grindcore on Earache Records, post-hardcore on Dischord Records; thrash metal, suchasSuicidal Tendencies, Vio-Lence, andDeathAngel, and post-punk groups, such as Depeche Mode and The Cure. Outside of Converge, singer Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou compose stark, ambient music under the moniker Supermachiner,withDaltonicbassplayer Ryan Parker, co-founder of the record label Deathwish Inc.. Ballou has participated in an array of other lesser-knownbands, such asBlue/GreenHeart with drummer Ben Koller. Bannon also records under his own name, releasing solo records. In late2005,Ben Koller briefly drummed forCave In.Bassist Nate Newton also plays guitar in Old Man Gloom and Doomriders. Aaron Dalbec,formerguitarist, and Damon Bellorado, former drummer,createda side project in 1995 called Gateway, later renamed Bane. « hide

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