By Gregory AdamsMassachusetts metal-hardcore heroes Converge are currently holed up in guitarist Kurt Ballou's GodCity studio laying down their next album, but unless a leak of the recordings surfaces in the next couple of months, North America's eastern half will get to hear the new tunes first during troupe's upcoming spring tour.
A blast of April concert dates will have Converge exploring the Eastern Seaboard with '90s emo-tinged outfit Loma Prieta and Git Some. As for the Canadian dates, which take place in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, the act will be joined by punked-up Canuck rockers Burning Love. You can check out the complete schedule below.
According to Facebook messages from Converge, they've already wrapped up all the drum tracks for the new as-yet-untitled record, and they've posted a picture of Ballou's newly acquired nin-string guitar, which will indeed be featured on the record.
The estimated arrival date for the new LP is September, and it will be issued via Epitaph/Deathwish Inc. Converge's last full-length was 2009's Exclaim!-approved Axe to Fall.
4/1 Providence, RI - The Met *$ 4/2 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar* 4/3 Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon *! 4/4 Ottawa, ON - Ritual *! 4/5 Montreal, QC - Tuiple *! 4/6 Toronto, ON - Mod Club *! 4/7 Lansing, MI - The Loft * 4/8 Chicago, IL - Reggies * 4/9 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *- 4/11 Richmond, VA - Kingdom *%& 4/12 Washington DC - DC9 *% 4/13 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfere *& 4/14 Brooklyn, NY - Williamsburg Music Hall ^&
* with Loma Prieta, Git Some ^ with Git Some $ with Deafheaven, Morne ! with Burning Love - with Ringworm % with Pygmy Lush & with Pianos Become The Teeth