Influential Massachusetts punk metallers, Converge, are gearing up to drop its highly anticipated eighth studio release, All We Love We Leave Behind, on October 9th via Epitaph and Deathwish Inc. For the recording of this record, the band once again turned guitarist Kurt Ballou (Godcity Studios) who has carved a irreplaceable niche in the extreme music world with raw, but huge and intricate sounding outputs that have become sought after by many of the underground’s leading musicians and bands. Having released a plethora of tour dates along with a preview of new song, “Aimless Arrow,” Converge unleashed yet another new track, “Shame In The Way,” via Pitchfork earlier in the week with a few words from renowned frontman Jacob Bannon.
We first caught wind of “Shame In The Way” during a our exclusive photo review of Converge‘s April Philadelphia performance at The Union Transfer venue. Incorporating what is an uncanny amount of driving double-bass work for a band that often leaves this aspect of metal to its contemporaries, “Shame In The Way” punctuates this musical onslaught with tasty fills and stop-on-a-dime pauses that will resonate with extreme music fans across the board.
Top photo by Dante Torrieri from Exclusive Converge, Pianos Become The Teeth, Loma Prieta Philly Photo Review.
“Shame In The Way” – New Song by Converge
Converge – Philadelphia – April 13, 2012 – by our friend Sunny at Hate5six