Petitioning the Empty Sky

Release date
10 Jan 2012
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Saddest Day 7:05 40,528
2 Forsaken 2:20 34,736
3 Albatros 1:49 4,070
4 Dead 3:05 38,232
5 Shingles 4:13 27,117
6 Buried but Breathing 1:11 28,410
7 Farewell Note to This City 5:20 25,933
8 Color Me Blood Red 3:57 28,862
9 For You (live) 2:44 12,254
10 Antithesis (live) 5:39 11,188
11 Homesong 6:59 11,134
12 Love as Arson (Alt Version) 3:02 2,011

About this album

Petitioning the Empty Sky is an album by American hardcore punk band Converge. While many sources catalog the release as a studio album, the band considers this a compilation album as it’s a collection of songs recorded at different times. It also features both studio recorded tracks among three songs recorded live. Petitioning the Empty Sky was released and distributed through several different labels beginning in the mid 90s. Petitioning the Empty Sky was originally released through Ferret Music in 1996 and was also one of the earliest albums released through the newly formed label. This early version was a 7” EP featuring only the first four tracks of the eventual full-length. Two years later, the album was reissued through Converge’s new label Equal Vision Records as EVR040 on January 20, 1998.

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  • TheMoist1

    This>>>Jane Doe

    13 Jul 5:13am Reply
  • VanBungle

    I say original, I meant the original Equal Vision version although I probably prefer the original Ferret 7" over the remastered artwork too.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • VanBungle

    I much prefer the original artwork.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Considerables

    Love it. A genius work.

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Meloku666

    With all the respect that Jane Doe deserves but "The Saddest Day" is the best thing Coverge have ever done.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BIRI123

    the vocals on this record are my most favorite on any converge.

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Wonderglue

    Anyone got the old cover in high resolution? I can't find it ANYWHERE.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Extrasystole

    Best pre-Jane Doe album

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ManuYukio

    color me blood red is an amazing song

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • endtell

    New artwork sucks. [2]

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • FIN-V

    New artwork sucks.

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • tehUnlimitedLou

    why the chugga hate? relative to the chugg-avalanche of the late 90s, i think Converge used it judiciously and to advantage here. great album: why throw that baby out with the breakdowns?

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • JonDead

    Love this album. Their best in my opinion. Got it when it came out and one of my favourite albums of all time.

    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • LGS

    I won't say it's my favorite (I still can't decide between Jane Doe or You Fail Me), but this is the most important album Converge has written.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Omission-The

    Wish this album could have come later. The production needs work

    21 May 2010 Reply
  • Encefalograma

    buried but breathing *-* [2]

    18 Apr 2010 Reply
  • IhopLunchbox

    I really love this album, it might even be my favorite album from them. :) But the track listing is fucked up. The original track listing is 1. The Saddest Day 2. Foresaken 3. Albatross 4. Dead 5. Shingles 6. Buried But Breathing 7. Farewell Note to this City 8. Color Me Blood Red. Farewell Note to this City blows my mind everytime I listen to it. It's probably my favorite song on the album. :)

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Donmaxx

    too much chugga :/ [2]

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Sic_Maetze_siC

    buried but breathing *-*

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Valgradis

    Sorry but where's the love for Shingles?

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
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