Converge

At the Gates Grace the Cover of Decibel’s Landmark 200th Issue!

April 16, 2021

We have a limited number of advance copies of Decibel‘s 200th issue, featuring our an exclusive new picture flexi disc single from the legendary Converge.

Converge Contribute an Exclusive Track to the Decibel Flexi Series!

March 26, 2021

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, April 5 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from the legendary Converge.

Track Premiere: Demons — “Play Acting Virtue”

March 3, 2021

Norfolk, Virginia’s Demons have got your metal-tinged noise groove fix right here with a smoldering new track “Play Acting Virtue.”

UPDATE: Metal & Beer Fest: Philly Has Been Rescheduled

January 22, 2021

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for September 25-26, 2021 at Fillmore Philly. Tickets for the original 2020 festival dates will automatically be valid for the new dates.

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School: Metal Musicians Reveal Their High School Bands: Part 1

January 13, 2021

Members of Converge, Exhumed, Municipal Waste, Integrity and more discuss the humble beginnings of their first high school bands.

Video Premiere: Umbra Vitae – ‘Ethereal Emptiness’

June 26, 2020

Umbra Vitae embrace the calm and chaos of “Ethereal Emptiness.”

Rescheduled Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly Dates Announced!

May 12, 2020

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has been officially rescheduled for April 9-10, 2021 at Fillmore Philly! Tickets for the original 2020 festival dates will automatically be valid for the new dates.

Who’s That Girl?: The Making of Converge’s “Jane Doe”

February 18, 2020

Read the making of Converge‘s classic, Hall of Fame-inducted Jane Doe before the metallic hardcore legends perform it in its entirety at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 4.

Rage Without End: Peerless Hardcore Archivist Sunny Singh is Taking hate5six 24-7

March 21, 2018

The best goddamn producer of scene-documenting live hardcore videos of all time is taking his game to the next level. And you can help.

For Those About to Squawk: Converge, Malokarpatan

October 27, 2017

Our resident birdbrains pecks on new titles from Converge and Malokarpatan and remembers the late Martin Ain.

Converge Grace the Cover of the December Decibel

October 19, 2017

Decibel faves Converge make their SIXTH cover appearance. Get new the issue (or all six in a discount bundle) here!

Ben Chisholm, Chelsea Wolfe’s Secret Weapon

September 18, 2017

Decibel caught up with longtime Chelsea Wolfe collaborator Ben Chisholm to talk about Hiss Spun, playing Blood Moon sets with Converge and more.

5 Great Live Roadburn Albums

June 30, 2017

ConvergeGodfleshNeurosis and more have immortalized their Roadburn performances as live albums.

MAGIC BULLET RECORDS DELIVERS A SONIC BEATDOWN ON NINETIES STRETCH OF MEMORY LANE

February 15, 2017

Remarkable things are afoot over at the YouTube page of Magic Bullet Records — one of the best, most adventurous independent labels currently in existence, led by the incomparable artist/musician/leader Brent Eyestone whose efforts we’ve previously covered here, here, here, and here — where a series of amazing live performances captured on videotape during various revolutionary heavy music moments of the nineties are now being digitized and posted for posterity.

Wear Your Wounds Premiere First Music Video For “Wear Your Wounds”

February 7, 2017

Wear Your Wounds unveil the music video for their eponymously-titled song from their first full-length release.

SCREAM & SCREAM AGAIN: EXCLUSIVE DOWAGER TRACK PREMIERE

November 2, 2016

On its sometimes utterly unhinged, sometimes heartrendingly beautiful E.P. Title Track, Portland quartet Dowager crams a lot of divergent influences, elements, and combustible sonic materials into its atomic artcore reactor with improbable cleverness and success. The subsequent explosion can be mesmerizing, calling to mind American Football and Mineral as much as Orchid and early Converge.

$5 Shirts & $3 Back Issues: Decibel’s Back To School Sale Is On!

August 22, 2016

Skip the school book store and hit the Decibel webstore for special back to school deals on shirts, hoodies, dvd and back issues! 

HALL OF FAME COUNTDOWN: CONVERGE’S YOU FAIL ME

July 14, 2016

We inducted Converge‘s massive You Fail Me into our Hall of Fame a while back; it’s time to dig deep into the album and rank the songs from least-mind-melting to most-mind-melting.

30 Years of Neurosis: An Interview with Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till (and Friends!)

March 31, 2016

Earlier this month, Neurosis took up residency at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom for an epic weekend of shows to commemorate their 30th anniversary. We caught up with vocalists/guitarists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till to talk about the significance of the event.

Converge – “You Fail Me”

January 4, 2016

In 1982, L.A. synth-poppers Missing Persons scored a minor Billboard hit with “Destination Unknown” (“Has it all been said and done? / I know I’ll leave when it’s my time to go / ’Til then I’ll carry on with what I know”).

Decibel Magazine 2015 Tour Lineup + Dates Announced!

October 20, 2014

The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends At the Gates join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes Converge and U.K. death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre,…