Converge release Beautiful Ruin EP, premiere video for “Melancholia”

Photo by: David Robinson

Official press release:

Boston-based heavy music pioneers Converge have released a new four song EP titled Beautiful Ruin. Recording during The Dusk In Us sessions, this EP 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:

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. The album received Best Of accolades from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Revolver, Metal Hammer, The Independent, Loudwire, and more. Beautiful Ruin is out today from Epitaph/Deathwish Inc. and is available for purchase now from

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.

Beautiful Ruin EP track listing:

1. “Permanent Blue”
2. “Churches & Jails”
3. “Melancholia”
4. “Beautiful Ruin”

Converge, on tour with Neurosis:

7/06 – Seattle, WA | Showbox SoDo *
7/07 – Vancouver, BC | Commodore Ballroom *
7/08 – Portland, OR | Rosalind Theater *
7/09 – Sacramento, CA | Holy Diver *
7/10 – Berkeley, CA | UC Theatre *
7/11 – San Francisco, CA | Great American Music Hall *
7/12 – Los Angeles, CA | Fonda Theatre *
7/13 – Santa Ana, CA | Observatory *
7/14 – San Diego, CA | The Observatory North Park *
7/16 – Phoenix, AZ | The Van Buren *
7/17 – Albuquerque, NM | Sunshine Theater ^
7/18 – Denver, CO | Ogden Theatre ^
7/19 – Lawrence, KS | Granada Theater ^
7/20 – Dallas, TX | Canton Hall ^
7/21 – Austin, TX | Emo’s ^

* w/ Amenra
^ w/ Birds In Row

Converge is:

Jacob Bannon – vocals
Kurt Ballou – guitar
Ben Koller – drums
Nate Newton – bass