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Salem, Massachusetts, United States (1990 – present)

Converge is a 4-piece American band, formed in February of 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Playing a blend of and , this pioneer outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning and genres.

They first started by playing covers of hardcore, punk and heavy metal songs, being self-confessed “hardcore kids with leftover Slayer riffs”. The band soon 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 substantial lack of media attention they receive. The extreme nature of their music, particularly the atonal vocals and often complicated finger-work of the guitar riffs make it difficult for some to appreciate this brand of . Later records have gradually become more extensively produced largely due to the maturation of their sound.

Converge’s influences range from hardcore punk bands, such as Black Flag, Negative Approach, The Accüsed, and Born Against; metal bands like Black Sabbath, Godflesh, Slayer, and Entombed; and proto-mathcore bands Starkweather and Rorschach. Jacob Bannon has also discussed an appreciation for and inspiration from grindcore on Earache Records, post-hardcore on Dischord Records; thrash metal, such as Suicidal Tendencies, Vio-Lence, and Death Angel, and post-punk groups, such as Depeche Mode and The Cure.


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  • trillwave

    this shoutbox is so shit now. fucking sperglords everywhere

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  • trillwave

    "jane doe is the greatest album of the last 30 years" Artuma, I love you bro but that couldn't be any more wrong haha. I don't think it's even Converge's best album. [2]

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  • Motiv3ter

    "jane doe is the greatest album of the last 30 years" Artuma, I love you bro but that couldn't be any more wrong haha. I don't think it's even Converge's best album.

    20 Jul 12:20pm Reply
  • XxRoflcopterxX

    I respect your opinions Owantjaaaa and BlackMetallizer. That is all. [spoiler]You're both wrong though[/spoiler]

    19 Jul 4:34am Reply
  • introvertical

    I need to learn to love me.

    19 Jul 3:44am Reply
  • drochlen

    Многих я спрашиваю слушают ли они маткор и большинство держит в фаворитах именно эту группу. Репутация металкора вообще сильно засрана убогими командами, а здесь мы можем услышать очень годный тру-металкор. Разве после такого хаоса может появиться желание слушать унылый пхк? Отличная группа.

    15 Jul 9:57am Reply
  • Delon32

    Aaaaaargh , gays HELP, what's about tour in US ( mean august and first part of september ) i dont know what i must to do , because i will in US until 14 september and i rlly want to visit Converge. Phili and Boston expensive to me , because i must spend 600$ per tickets =( Aaand if after europe their tour is finished , which concert i must to choose in Boston or Phili ? I mean , how long wil play converge ( set ) ? Sorry for english ( russian barbarian )

    14 Jul 4:00am Reply
  • BlackMetallizer

    vv Axe to Fall

    13 Jul 6:17pm Reply
  • Owantjaaaa

    v You Fail Me

    13 Jul 1:32am Reply
  • XxRoflcopterxX

    What is better than Jane Doe.

    10 Jul 10:12pm Reply
  • artuma123

    jane doe is the greatest album of the last 30 years

    7 Jul 2:11pm Reply
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    28 Jun 3:15pm Reply
  • CarloDeDonno

    These floods of you are unforgiving.

    26 Jun 2:12pm Reply
  • gkmy

    Jane Doe.... still their best work.

    22 Jun 11:48am Reply
  • fuckmeimstupid

    Переходим по ссылке и слушаем новую песню неистовых норвежских блэк'н'ролльщиков Okkultokrati и смотрим даты их летнего евротура с Converge ::

    20 Jun 2:18pm Reply
  • sickboymethud

    Forever my favorite band.

    20 Jun 1:58am Reply
  • xherojuanax

    Yeah, that's a Converge song.

    18 Jun 9:03pm Reply
  • Alex_Trap

    My Unsaid Everything. [2]

    16 Jun 5:59am Reply
  • Alexburne

    For "Norma Jean" fans

    14 Jun 5:22pm Reply
  • vibrationofsoul

    futuresex is probs top 20 of all time

    11 Jun 9:34am Reply
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