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CONVERGE RELEASE ‘BEAUTIFUL RUIN’ E.P. AND SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘MELANCHOLIA”

CONVERGE RELEASE ‘BEAUTIFUL RUIN’ E.P. AND SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘MELANCHOLIA”
Salad Days

The 4-song E.P. is available now on digital and 7inch formats from Epitaph/Deathwish Inc. / See Converge on tour with Neurosis July 6th through 21st.

Boston-based heavy music pioneers Converge have released a new four song E.P. titled ‘Beautiful Ruin’. Recording during ‘The Dusk In Us’ sessions, this E.P. completes the release of all their recorded material from that time period. Each song on ‘Beautiful Ruin’ is a staccato burst of emotion from Converge at their most raw; viciously precise yet alluringly out of control. Watch and share the powerful music video for ‘Melancholia’ which appears on ‘Beautiful Ruin’, on YouTube:

‘Beautiful Ruin’ was produced and mixed by Kurt Ballou at his renowned Godcity Studios in Salem, MA and follows Converge’s ninth full-length album, ‘The Dusk In Us’, which was released in November of 2017. Converge will embark on a west coast tour with Neurosis on July 6th; the two-week tour will bring the bands from the Pacific Northwest through California, heading down and ending Texas and will feature support from Amenra and Birds In Row on select dates — a full list of shows can be found below.

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‘Beautiful Ruin’, Track Listing:
1. Permanent Blue
2. Churches & Jails
3. Melancholia
4. Beautiful Ruin

Converge, on tour with Neurosis:
July 6 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo *
July 7 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
July 8 Portland, OR @ Rosalind Theater *
July 9 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *
July 10 Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre *
July 11 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
July 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre *
July 13 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory *
July 14 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park *
July 16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *
July 17 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater ^
July 18 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ^
July 19 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater ^
July 20 Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall ^
July 21 Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^

* w/ Amenra
^ w/ Birds In Row

Converge is:
Jacob Bannon (vocals)
Kurt Ballou (guitar)
Ben Koller (drums)
Nate Newton (bass)

Converge photo by David Robinson.

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