Converge used their just-wrapped one week club tour to preview some new material from their forthcoming record. Their one-hour set at Europa Night Club in Brooklyn, New York proved that even as they close in on 20 years as a band, they've lost nothing in intensity, tearing through standards like "The Saddest Day" and "Plagues" as if trying to avoid being shown up by openers Genghis Tron, Coliseum, Rise and Fall and Pulling Teeth. Of the two still-untitled songs they played, one is currently being featured as an in-studio instrumental teaser for the new album. The set was capped by bringing former Himsa vocalist John Pettibone onstage for a cover of Entombed's 'Wolverine Blues.'

Singer Jake Bannon says the band plan on recording the new album in May, eyeing a late October release. "We've been writing [the] album for a couple years and we've been taking our time with it,." he tells Noisecreep. "It feels like the time to release it. It's been long enough for us, the creative process has worked out well, and we all feel pretty comfortable about where things are at."

Converge will be playing two shows on May 1 in Chicago at Subterranean.

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