Salem’s own metalcore champions, Converge, have just announced a tasty new 7″ E.P. that is sure to cause a feeding frenzy amongst fans from around the globe as they continue the AXE TO FALL WORLD TOUR! Limited to 3000 copies, On My Shield, will feature new song “On My Shield” on side A, while the B-side features a gnarly laser etching. The On My Shield 7″ will also come with a digital coupon for a high-quality download of the new track.
There are 3 versions available through 3 different outlets.
Color #1 (limited to 1000) – Direct from the band on their “Axe To Fall” European tour (Note: No Download Coupon is available in this version) (Tour Dates Listed Below)
Color #2 (limited to 1000) – Through the official Converge Estore powered by Kingsroad (will be made available soon, Pre-order info coming)
Color #3 (limited to 1000) – Vinyl retailers can purchase this release wholesale via Deathwish Direct Distribution (made available AFTER the tour)
“Once these 7″ EPs are gone, they are gone forever.”
BTS was able to acquire a copy of “On My Shield” and we can verify that it will leave you blistered. Recorded at guitarist Kurt Ballou’s God City Studios after the Axe to Fall Sessions, you will be treated to an all-in-one, hay-maker of a track. Incorporating several elements that define Converge’s sound, including, but not limited to extreme poly-rhythmic drumming, ambient to ultra-dense guitar licks, tastefully driving, distorted bass, and Bannon’s patented vocal shred – this track has it all. The introduction is reminiscent of slower, classic track “Jane Doe,” but this is simply the quiet before the coming storm. “On My Shield” quickly gives way to riot worthy d-beats with a pummeling velocity that only seems to grow stronger as Converge continue their prolific outpouring of material. If “On My Shield” is sign of things to come, Converge fans should find themselves happy campers as the band embarks on the Axe To Fall World Tour, which hits Sweden tonight.
Stop on by the merch booth and snag yourself a copy!
Check out this live video from Converge’s July 19 Hamburg Performance.
Converge “Axe To Fall” World Tour dates
07/21: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Slussen w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/22: Malmö, Sweden @ Debaser w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/23: Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/24: Nürnberg, Germany @ Z-Bau w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/25: Bochum, Germany @ Matrix w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/26: Paris, France @ Trabendo w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/27: Bordeaux, France @ BT59 w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/28: Nantes, France @ Le Ferrailleur w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
07/29: London, UK @ The Underworld w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak, Crippled Black Phoenix, & Rot In Hell
07/30: Galiza, Spain @ Resurrection Fest w/ Kylesa
08/01: Knebworth, UK @ Sonisphere w/ Kylesa, Iggy & The Stooges, Slayer, Iron Maiden
08/02: Antwerpen, Belgium @ Trix w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/03: Geneve, Switzerland @ L’usine Kab w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/04: Milan Magnolia, Italy @ Summer Open Air w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/05: Rimini, Italy @ Velvet w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/06: München, Germany @ Feierwerk w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/07: Leisnig, Germany @ Suck n Summer Fest w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/08: Krakow, Poland @ Loch Ness w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/09: Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/10: Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/11: Zagreb, Croatia @ Mocvara w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/12: Wien, Austria @ Arena w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
08/13: Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault w/ Kylesa
08/14: Oslo, Norway @ Øyafestival
08/15: Ieper, Belgium @ Ieper Fest w/ Kylesa, Gaza, Kvelertak
For More Info Go To The Official Converge Website