Converge announces Bloodmoon: I, their new collaborative album created alongside dark songstress Chelsea Wolfe, her bandmate/writing partner Ben Chisholm and Cave In vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky.
Listen to the first single "Blood Moon" and pre-order now. CD & digital will be out November 19th on Epitaph, with vinyl following June 24th on Deathwish Inc.
“We wanted to do something grander than the typical four-piece Converge music,” says vocalist Jacob Bannon about the seed of inspiration that eventually bloomed into Bloodmoon: I.
“Ben introduced me to Converge when we started playing music together in 2009,” Chelsea Wolfe says. “A couple of years later, we saw that Converge had put Apokalypsis on a year-end list, so we were totally fanning out about that. When they reached out to Ben about performing some Converge songs with new arrangements, I said, ‘I want in on that…’ And it seems like they were happy to have me along.”
Fast forward to a 2016 European tour and a rapturously received appearance at Roadburn that saw all seven musicians performing revamped Converge material. “We felt like there was enough energy in the live collaboration to actually create new music together,” Converge guitarist and Bloodmoon: I producer Kurt Ballou explains. “It just took a few years to free up the time to get together."
01. Blood Moon
02. Viscera of Men
04. Flower Moon
05. Tongues Playing Dead
06. Lord of Liars
07. Failure Forever
08. Scorpion's Sting
10. Crimson Stone
11. Blood Dawn