Drummer Ben Koller and his band Converge will release their new studio album, \'Axe To Fall\', on October 19 via Epitaph (cd) and Deathwish (vinyl). True to their meticulous DIY style, guitarist Kurt Ballou helmed production duties once again from his GodCity studios in Salem, MA.
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Fitting like a puzzle piece in their all but flawless catalog, \'Axe To Fall\' is an progression in the band’s canon of cacophonous sound, as the thirteen songs reign down in a surge of sonic fury.
Converge let their hardcore flag fly on \'Axe To Fall\' when drummer Ben Koller’s galloping beats meet Ballou’s fast riffs as bassist Nate Newton provides a pummeling backbone and vocalist Jacob Bannon takes command with menacing growls.
Perhaps Converge’s heaviest music they’ve ever recorded, the foursome invited a slew friends to contribute to the album. Among them are Steve Brodsky, Adam McGrath, John-Robert Connors, Ulf Cederlund, John Pettibone, Steve Von Till, and Mookie Singerman.