This year is already starting with some good news. Converge are getting ready to record the follow-up their excellent 2012 release All We Love We Leave Behind. The band have been on a bit of a hiatus as of late, after constantly touring in previous years.
The news of the new album tracking came via an update from drummer Ben Koller. Here's Ben's full message:
"Fuck 2016 but can't really complain. Just finished recording albums with All Piges Must Die, Mutoid Man and The Armed, the new Converge album will start tracking in the Spring, and there's whispers in the dark of a new Killer Be Killed album. Played a ton of shows all over the world with 3 bands that I fuckin love, did some electronic drum tracking with Room Sound, made some crazy videos with Mrs. Woman and got some Koller cam POV drum footage into the new Jim Jarmusch doc about the Stooges. 2017 is already gearing up to be more productive than ever. See you guys out in the wild world."
New Converge and maybe Killer Be Killed? We know Max Cavalera is into the latter.
Presumably, Converge will once again record with guitarist Kurt Ballou in his Godcity Studios, because why the hell not?
When we get more info on this highly anticipated release, we'll keep you posted.