Converge, Napalm Death Split Coming

Converge

This very well could be a sign that Mayans knew their shit.

Converge and Napalm Death — two insanely awesome bands in their own right — have come together for a split release, bridging the worlds of personal and politically driven extreme music, says a press release.

“Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song ‘No Light Escapes.’ Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band,” says the release.

“Also on the release, Converge offer a ‘We Are The World’ styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic ‘Wolverine Blues.’ Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more.”

DAMN! That’s insanity Jones, Mother Hubbard!

Of course, a new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish.

On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters.

“First, ‘Will By Mouth’ erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway’s vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song ‘No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal).’ A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, “No Impediment…” is truly powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.”

This may be the best news since I learned Black Dahlia Murder’s drummer is staying in the band.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.