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Exclusive: Converge album details

Monday, August 17, 2009 12:05 PM PT

As many of you know by now, Converge will be releasing their long-awaited new studio album, "Axe To Fall," on October 20th via Epitaph Records (with vinyl to be issued by Deathwish Inc.).

The effort was recorded by guitarist Kurt Ballou at this Godcity studios in Salem, MA and features guest appearances from a host of notables, including Steve Brodsky (Cave In), Adam McGrath (Cave In), J.R. Connors (Cave In, Doomriders), Uffe Cederlund (Disfear, ex-Entombed), John Pettibone (The Vows, Himsa), Steve Von Till (Neurosis), and Mookie Singerman (Genghis Tron).

The track "Dark Horse" can be heard online here.

Here's your first look at the cover artwork:

Converge - Axe To Fall

Meanwhile, the track listing is as follows:

01. Dark Horse
02. Reap What You Sow
03. Axe To Fall
04. Effigy
05. Worms Will Feed
06. Wishing Well
07. Damages
08. Losing Battle
09. Dead Beat
10. Cutter
11. Slave Driver
12. Cruel Bloom
13. Wretched World


8/17/2009 12:10:48 PM

8/17/2009 12:11:44 PM

8/17/2009 12:11:53 PM
I hope it's the puff daddy version and not that sting PIECE OF SHIT.

8/17/2009 12:13:10 PM
skulls, womens faces, paint splatters, looks like jake really stepped outside the box for this one.

8/17/2009 12:17:03 PM
He did...there's blue in this one instead of red.

8/17/2009 12:19:11 PM
playing old cave in songs

8/17/2009 12:35:49 PM
these guys are so innovative and beyond there time i wish i was this creative with song titles like "dark horse" and reap what you sow" thank you jake!!!!

8/17/2009 12:41:23 PM
This looks like an unused panel from the inside art of Jane Doe. Meh and also heh.

8/17/2009 12:43:22 PM
my dick your mouth!

8/17/2009 12:47:48 PM
requesting a solid 7 1/2 or 8.

8/17/2009 12:49:57 PM
simple in the fact its not happening.

8/17/2009 12:53:06 PM
I can't wait for this one. No Heroes was fcking AMAZING and I hope this is a worthy followup!

8/17/2009 12:55:28 PM
Bout. fcking. Time. They pulled a DEP for a minute there.

8/17/2009 12:58:23 PM
No Heroes. meh. 7?

8/17/2009 1:15:58 PM
high hopes for this

8/17/2009 1:26:37 PM
cant wait. artwork could have been better.

8/17/2009 1:31:00 PM
This band can do no wrong. Only band worth getting excited for. Artwork has no bearing on the songs.

8/17/2009 1:34:12 PM
LOL @ ese_bauber

8/17/2009 1:36:20 PM
this will be solid

8/17/2009 1:44:01 PM
better not suck

8/17/2009 1:49:44 PM
will be good.

8/17/2009 1:51:58 PM
Can't wait. fck the haters.

8/17/2009 1:52:05 PM
Artwork is standard Converge, but looks nice. Album will probably be at least an eight.

8/17/2009 1:59:30 PM
Not really impressed by the artwork, but it's still my most anticipated album of the year. And judging by the studio update on youtube, I feel like it'll be a little more Jane Doe-esque. Pumped!

8/17/2009 2:08:19 PM
This album will be sicker than an AIDS patient with galloping pneumonia!

8/17/2009 2:23:37 PM

8/17/2009 2:46:00 PM
I like Converge and all but these are the lamest songs titles I have ever seen. Did some 18 year old Lamegoater come up with these?

8/17/2009 3:16:09 PM
more like "AIDS to fail"... jkjkjkjkjk

8/17/2009 3:26:31 PM
Definitely looking forward to this

8/17/2009 3:58:21 PM

8/17/2009 4:28:08 PM
I think the artwork is awesome.

8/17/2009 4:53:49 PM
these songs look like they were titled by an angry slipknot fan and the art is just rehashed jane doe work. i hope it is better than no heroes and everything after jane doe though, ive been waiting for some great new converge for yeaaaaaars!!!!

8/17/2009 5:19:52 PM
I hope there are more meowing vocals on this one

8/17/2009 5:37:12 PM
SKULLS, fck YEAH! But seriously, should be awesome.

8/17/2009 5:57:56 PM
i predict this album will be a 9.5/10

8/17/2009 5:59:22 PM
I'm sure Bannon had nothing to do with the cover art.

8/17/2009 6:01:24 PM
i hope this album comes with a prozac, these titles are depressing

8/17/2009 6:04:22 PM
i hope this album comes with a prozac, these titles are depressing

8/17/2009 6:56:17 PM
FYI.... "Dark Horse" will be posted on the band's Myspace page (www.myspace.com/converge) tomorrow. Be ready to have your face melted. shit is hot!!

8/17/2009 7:11:57 PM
Against my better judgement i'm hoping this won't turn out to be a steaming pile. If the writing received the same amount of creativity as the design it will probably be even worse.

8/17/2009 7:53:23 PM
The names of the songs get worse and worse. I am a little excited regardless.

8/17/2009 9:36:24 PM
Fur_Beach 8/17/2009 12:13:10 PM skulls, womens faces, paint splatters, looks like jake really stepped outside the box for this one. LOL!

8/17/2009 9:48:17 PM
i didnt think this was ever coming out. this will probably be good.

8/17/2009 10:41:20 PM
it looks like one of those sample images when you go to download free brushes for photoshop for example, (http://qbrushes.com/)

8/17/2009 11:26:52 PM
Stoked for this! fck the haters!

8/18/2009 12:14:37 AM
i second the meow vocals i miss those

8/18/2009 12:23:52 AM
having Pettibone and some Cave In dudes already sparks my interest.

8/18/2009 12:26:42 AM
if there are no music links i don't care.

8/18/2009 12:55:22 AM
will be buying

8/18/2009 12:58:03 AM
artwork reminds me of Children of Bodom.....i love Children of Bodom

8/18/2009 3:03:38 AM
Half the gays on here would play along and talk shit on their own band just to receive board rep. Love or hate, Converge deserves mad respect. I'm anticipating a 9/10 album, and these guys have never let me down before.

8/18/2009 3:52:09 AM
Lol, way to attract attention on this by calling it an "exclusive". Smart label strategy. This aint about the music no more.. as puffy said; its all about the benjamins baby!

8/18/2009 8:19:06 AM
i'm definitely looking forward to hearing this, but i gotta say the cover art is getting pretty redundant... not that i care that much but they've had plenty of morose looking scene sluts on their albums

8/18/2009 8:45:53 AM
fck yes, cannot wait

8/18/2009 8:52:55 AM
fcking stoked on it. No heros was amazing and I think it will be atleast 8.5/10. I third the meowing vocals.

8/18/2009 9:06:54 AM

8/18/2009 9:44:26 AM
need more info/leaked tracks/tracks posted on the dw website.

8/18/2009 10:13:41 AM
Immortal's 'All Shall Fall' out on Nuclear Blast on the 6th of October >>>

8/18/2009 11:56:04 AM
Amazing. 58 comments. No van flipvanflipvanflip or die die die or people taking their time to say "no care ever"

8/18/2009 12:19:40 PM
new song is posted http://www.myspace.com/converge. ITS SO fckING GOOD LAME TITLE FAIL, EPIC JAMZ WIN

8/18/2009 12:51:11 PM
got a few more advance track links in my profile.

8/18/2009 1:47:33 PM
can't wait...but hate the fact that the artwork looks like everything else deathwish/bannon does...

8/18/2009 2:30:38 PM
I'm gay for converge...and this album will be nothing short of fcking amazing.. I can't believe there will be a "VERGE-IN" song on this.

8/18/2009 2:40:36 PM
what is a verge-in...

8/18/2009 3:46:02 PM
shit rules

8/18/2009 5:10:37 PM
Cave In.

8/18/2009 9:08:55 PM
new song is pretty weak. you fail converge.

8/19/2009 3:37:15 AM
lol @ 14,000 views

8/19/2009 3:57:52 AM
agree with comments on usual artwork... just hope the entire album will be decent.

8/19/2009 5:43:30 AM
the new song is the worst sellout excuse for a converge song i have ever imagined or heard...what the hell dudes, all these solid chaotic albums, then dark horse, shit song, im sure this album will blow hard......hahahaha, horrible.....fck boston!!

8/19/2009 5:33:13 PM
Fur_Beach 8/17/2009 12:13:10 PM skulls, womens faces, paint splatters, looks like jake really stepped outside the box for this one.

8/20/2009 3:57:03 AM
They'll never do better than "Forever Comes Crashing" No one knew em back in the '90s and if they did most HC kids hated them for being too metal... All the guest app. give me hope though that this one will be better than their last!

8/20/2009 7:29:23 PM
this shall be tiiight

9/15/2009 11:27:57 PM
pumped for this album not a huge fan of No Heros though still this will be good

3/17/2010 3:22:05 PM
everybody loves converge