Formed in the winter of 1990 in Boston, MA, during the rise and subsequent fall of the legendary Boston hardcore scene, Converge are unarguably one of the most important bands in the history of aggressive music.
Through their albums – Petitioning the Empty Sky (1997), When Forever Comes Crashing (1998), Jane Doe (2001), You Fail Me (2004) and No Heroes (2006) have established Converge as trendsetters and innovators, setting new standards in hardcore and metal with each release.
After nearly 20 years, such a glorious run of releases and a live show that’s gone from flailing kids flailing against kids to legendary exorcism for both band and audience, Converge could be forgiven for releasing an endeavour that was simply good, okay, just maintaining their status quo. "Axe To Fall", the bands sixth studio album, takes the band’s maverick attitude to new highs. Three years after the release of No Heroes, critics agree that metal and hardcore’s most aggressive band, has delivered one of the best albums of their career and one of the best metal/hardcore albums of the year.
After 19 years as a band, Converge still maintain the steadfast individuality and uncompromising artistic vision they had when they formed. The band has been credited with giving rise to a genre of music and influencing bands worldwide, yet by never wavering have created a sound that is entirely their own.
March 2010 sees Converge return to Australia bringing with them Philadelphia’s enigmatic trio known as Genghis Tron.
TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4.
CONVERGE AUSTRALIAN TOUR MARCH 2010
w/ Genghis Tron
Tue March 16 Amplifier, Perth
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au.
Wed March 17 Fowlers, Adelaide
Thur March 18 Corner, Melbourne
Tickets from the venue 03 9427 9198 & www.cornerhotel.com
Fri March 19 Manning Bar, Sydney
Sat March 20 Hi Fi, Brisbane
Tickets from www.hifi.com.au, 1300 843 4434, Kill The Music, Rocking Horse, Mosh Pit, Sunflower Pacific Fair, Disasterpiece and Butterbeats.