Legendary bands Converge and Napalm Death have come together for a split release, bridging the worlds of personal and politically driven extreme music.
Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song “No Light Escapes”. Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band. Also on the release, Converge offer a “We Are The World” styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic “Wolverine Blues”. Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more. A new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish.
On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters. First, “Will By Mouth” erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway’s vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song “No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)”. A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, “No Impediment…” is truly a powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.
You can pre-order several different color variants (including GGR’s exclusive “Vinyl Bong” pressings) from Deathwish as well as from Converge direct.
Here comes another amazing release from Deathwish Inc. (cd is available through Epitaph) — Converge‘s 2006 album entitled No Heroes came hot off the presses here at GGR a few weeks ago. The LP (available in three different vinyl colors) is available for purchase from Deathwish, and select retailers around the country.
No Heroes, is known for how the band brilliantly combines the textural sonics of 2004’s You Fail Me with the brutal assault of 2001’s Jane Doe.
We are really proud to mention that the legendary hardcore/punk/metal label/brand Deathwish Inc. recently enlisted GGR to press up the United Nations Nevermind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures 7″ EP. Tre McCarthy and Deathwish Records are some really cool guys, and the bands that are part of their roster are amazing. You can take a listen to everything they have put out online, and be sure to pick up as many of their titles as you can afford. This 7″ features a digital download bonus, and was pressed in 3 different limited edition colors…
Here’s more info about United Nations from the Deathwish website:
“Originally rumored to be a project founded by veterans from Thursday, GlassJaw, Converge and more, United Nations’ existence and subsequent recordings have been cloaked in confusion since their rumored inception. On the heels of the release of their debut full length on the Eyeball label in 2008, the United Nations Organization (UNO) shut down the band’s pages on Social networking sites worldwide. The band was also forced to alter their debut album’s cover, sighting retail stores refusal to carry the title with controversial artwork. This informational blackout further added to the aura of mystery surrounding the band, allowing them to grow stronger amidst the chaos.
2010 brings the release of “Nevermind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures”, the second alleged release from the band. “Nevermind…” is a spastic and violent four song explosion that brings to mind the bygone days of the mid-1990’s “screamo” sub-genre. A poignant musical missile meant to sink today’s safe and predictable musical establishment.”