Posted in metal | music | tour dates on January 26, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

Converge in Moscow (photo by Alexander Welsh)

Good news / bad news / good news. Let's start with the bad news.

All signs point to Genghis Tron off of the previously announced Deathwish super bill of Converge, Pulling Teeth, Rise & Fall, and Ceremony (now ex-Deathwish) at Europa in Brooklyn on March 27.

UPDATE: Genghis Tron said they will know for sure soon whether they will be playing this show or not. Stay tuned...

UPDATE 2: Genghis Tron are in fact also playing this show.

Tickets are still available.

Now some good news... Coliseum has been added to the Europa bill!

Even more good news: It's part of a seven date mini-tour leading up to the recording of their new long-player in May. Look for the follow-up LP to No Heroes to land on Deathwish/Epitaph later this year. Converge is also playing the embarassingly awesome Scion Rock Fest in Atlanta, GA.

In related news, the Supermachiner side project is back in print. Here's a little history on Supermachiner:

Supermachiner originally began as a collection of four track recordings by J. Bannon (Converge) in 1994. The music was much different than his known vocal work in Converge, having more in common with influences Swans, Bauhaus, and others... Along with the help of good friend Ryan Parker (Daltonic, Black Spot, The Jaded Salingers), the project was brought back to life in the winter of 1998...

The two entered the studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge) in the winter of 1999. During these sessions, Ballou also contributed a great deal to the material. The finished album titled "Rise Of The Great Machine" was released by the defunct Undecided label in 2000 (now out of print). After the album release, future projects were planned but never materialized...

"Rust" features the sought after "Rise of the Great Machine" tracks, as well as four track ghosts of forgotten songs, and other unique audio experiments. All of it showcasing the artistic spirit that made Supermachiner such a unique animal for the time. All the while foreshadowing the future marriage between the "post hardcore" and "shoe-gaze" genres that dominate today's avant garde/experimental music world.

All Converge dates and a Coliseum video below...

Coliseum - "Fall Of The Pigs" LIVE in Japan

02/28: Atlanta, GA @ Scion Rock Festival w/ Mastodon, Neurosis, High On Fire, Boris, and more
03/23: Allston, MA @ ICC Church *
03/24: Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *
03/25: Cleveland, OH @ TBA *
03/26: Lemoyne, PA @ Championship *
03/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Europa *
03/28: Richmond, VA @ United Blood Festival *
03/29: Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church **
* w/ Ceremony, Coliseum, Rise And Fall, Pulling Teeth
** w/ Genghis Tron, Ceremony, Coliseum, and Pulling Teeth



Comments (11)


Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 10:08 AM

I love Converge but Europa seems an ill fitting venue for this band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 10:35 AM

Europa has barriers or no barriers? Anyone know? How big is this place?

I wish they could have made up for last Knitting Factory show!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 11:17 AM

europa is a pretty tiny place. last time i was there, there were no barriers or anything.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 11:27 AM

Europa is the new home of metal and punk in the city. This show will sell out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 11:28 AM

wow shoegaze and metal!? what an avant garde combo!?!

seriously tho, these overblown egos are too much to bear. fuck this band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:00 PM

"wow shoegaze and metal!? what an avant garde combo!?!

seriously tho, these overblown egos are too much to bear. fuck this band."

^^^ moron of the day

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 3:21 PM

Chill out. Europa has a trapezoid-shaped stage (actually pretty cumbersome for these sort of shows), and it's a small space so it will definitely sell out pretty quickly, especially since it was announced like two weeks ago.

Europa's box office is a bitch to deal with so most likely you'll be forced to use ticketweb and cough up the extra $4, which is the cost of going to Europa on the L or G train to pick up the ticket in the first place, so if you get it Will Call it works out.

And no, there are no barriers or anything. The shows are very intimate, not as aesthetically cool or atmospheric as the Knitting Factory tap bar, but it gets the job done until they open the new Brooklyn KF location. So it'll be a lot cooler than the Blender Theater show from last year which was barricaded at least like 6 feet with an elevated stage (The stage at Europa is only about a foot from the ground if that)


Posted by Chris | January 26, 2009 5:15 PM

Let's hope they don't cancel Philadelphia for the third time in a row.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2009 6:03 PM

europa is a polish dance club turned punk/rock venue. when i saw modern life is war there the bouncers were scratching their heads. they started plucking stage divers and people who moshed a lot. they would raise them over their heads and escort them out. hopefully security gets the memo that people who pay for tickets dont need to be babysit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2009 1:51 PM

did this sell out?

Posted by cgold | March 10, 2009 11:47 AM

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