Converge releasing ‘You Fail Me: Redux’ in June
Converge have announced a reissue of their seminal 2004 album You Fail Me. The follow-up to the slightly more famous Jane Doe is every bit the masterpiece that that record is, and as is always the case with Converge, is as searingly beautiful as it is furiously ugly. You Fail Me: Redux drops on June 17 via Epitaph and Deathwish, and it features a new mix by guitarist/producer Kurt Ballou, a new mastering job from Alan Douches, and new packaging by frontman/artist Jacob Bannon. Pre-orders of that are available now.
Converge have been pretty busy lately. While all the members have a ton of extra-curricular projects (Kurt running God City Studios, Jacob running Deathwish, Nate Newton playing with Old Man Gloom and Doomriders and Ben Koller playing in All Pigs Must Die and Mutoid Man), there's a bunch of actual band stuff going on right now. They just debuted their cool-sounding Blood Moon lineup (which features Chelsea Wolfe and Stephen Brodsky and Ben Chisolm) at Roadburn, where they also played Jane Doe in its entirety for the first time ever. They also opened for one of those 30th anniversary Neurosis shows. On top of all this they've been teasing new music for a year or two now, so hopefully all this activity means that we'll get a taste of that sometime soon.
Until then there's this reissue and some European tour dates (their only upcoming US show is at the stacked Psycho Las Vegas Fest. Check those dates out, along with a stream of the remixed You Fail Me title track, below.
Converge — 2016 Tour Dates
6/17: Clisson, France @ Hellfest w/ Black Sabbath, and more
06/18: Madrid, Spain @ Sala Penelope w/ Harm's Way, Gold
06/19: Badalona, Spain @ Sala Estraperlo w/ Harm's Way, Gold
06/20: Lyon, France @ Epicerie Moderne w/ Harm's Way, Gold
06/21: Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge w/ Harm's Way, Gold
06/22: Mannheim, Germany @ Juz w/ Harm's Way, Gold
06/23: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell w/ Black Sabbath, and more
06/24: Halden, Norway @ Tons of Rock Festival w/ Black Sabbath, and more
06/25: Evreux, France @ Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats Fest
08/05: Giavera del Montello, Italy @ Benicio Live (Disintegrate Your Ignorance Fest) w/ Negative Approach, etc.
08/06: Saarbrücken, Germany @ Garage w/ Dying Fetus, Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Ghostbath
08/07: Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France @ Sylak Open Air Festival w/ Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus, Immolation, Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore
08/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas w/ Blue Oyster Cult, Sleep, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats