Converge have announced a new album with Chelsea Wolfe, her frequent collaborator and bandmate Ben Chisholm, and Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky. It’s called Bloodmoon: I and it’s out November 19 via Epitaph (digitally and on CD), with vinyl following on June 24, 2022, via Deathwish. Watch the video for the lead single “Blood Moon” above.
The new album was produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, and the musicians began collaborating for the prospective project in 2016. “The project stretched my vocals in new ways,” Wolfe said in a statement. “It’s so different than what I normally sing over that I was able to open up and be vulnerable with my vocals.”
If that name sounds familiar it’s because the Salem masters first unveiled the collaborative project at The Netherlands’ killer Roadburn festival all the way back in 2016, with schedules only finally allowing it to properly come to studio fruition in late 2019 (and then of course the pandemic also put a further delay on things).
“We wanted to do something grander than the typical four-piece Converge music,” explains vocalist Jacob Bannon, adding of the project: “Our dynamics are pushing and pulling in all different directions on this record, and I find that to be creatively rewarding.”
“Blood Moon” by @Converge from the album ‘Bloodmoon: I”, available November 19
Pre-order here: https://converge.ffm.to/bloodmooni