Tag Archives: Kurt Ballou

Skeletonwitch enter the studio with Converge’s Kurt Ballou

Posted by on November 2, 2017

Extreme metal band Skeletonwitch are back in the studio working on a Spring 2018 release. It has been four years since Serpents Unleashed and the band is very excited to release their first full-length album with new vocalist Adam Clemans. Accompanying them in the studio will be producer Kurt Ballou (Chelsea Wolfe, High On Fire, Kvelertak and best known […]

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Kurt Ballou will record your band’s anti-Trump song for free on Monday

Posted by on February 1, 2017

When Donald Trump won the popular vote election back in November, many liberals looked back to  the Reagan/Bush years of 1980-1992 and said “well, at least some good metal and hardcore will come from it.” That was said so much that it almost became a cliche, but just over a week into his presidency, it appears […]

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Darkest Hour return to form with “Knife In The Safe Room”

Posted by on December 16, 2016

It seems like only yesterday that we learned that Darkest Hour recorded their Southern Lord debut with Converge’s Kurt Ballou…oh wait, that’s because it was only yesterday. If you had as mighty a hankering to hear what that collaboration sounds like as we did, you’re in luck – the band debuted the first new song […]

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Kurt Ballou’s business card can help you build a distortion pedal

Posted by on November 28, 2016

If you’ve listened to any album in the past decade or so, if it sounds particularly heavy/awesome, Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou is probably behind it. Nails, High On Fire, Every Time I Die, Trap Them, Torche, Kvelertak and of course Converge are some of the band’s he’s engineered or produced albums for. And anyone that’s […]

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Cult Leader to release full length debut, tour in October

Posted by on August 6, 2015

As we pointed out just earlier this week, anything Converge’s Kurt Ballou has his hands in is usually an instant seal of approval. Be it his own band, Kvelertak, Code Orange or even the National Anthem, it’ll probably wind up sounding good. Especially when he’s connecting with an already solid band, like High on Fire. […]

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Kurt Ballou channels Hendrix playing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’

Posted by on August 4, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/sfRv5xIgwI4[/youtube] Kurt Ballou, is there anything he can’t do? As the riff lord of Converge, he’s created some of the best hardcore of the last 20 years. Everything he produces (Mutoid Man, High on Fire, Kvelertak) from his Godcity Studio sounds amazing. And now we know what a true American he is, thanks to him shredding […]

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Converse Rubber Tracks offers chances to record with Kurt Ballou, Will Putney

Posted by on July 8, 2015

Are you in a metal band who wants to record in the Boston or Brooklyn area? Do you feel your Bandcamp demos sound like 90’s black metal albums and need an upgrade? Are you broke to the point where you recorded your EP on your iPhone and mixed it yourself using Audacity? Would you like to […]

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The Armed must really hate turntables

Posted by on April 20, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/_bCSrENlCOk[/youtube] First things first: The Armed is a pretty great name for any band from Detroit. The hardcore band are getting set to release their first full length album since 2009, and like their first, it was recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at his GodCity studios. Drummer Nick Yacyschyn (SUMAC,  The Baptists) played drums […]

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High On Fire announce June release date for next album

Posted by on April 15, 2015

After the release of 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, High on Fire appear to be going two for two with album titles that aren’t easy to write out. The band’s seventh full-length, Luminiferous, will be released on June 23rd, one of the last weeks of albums being released on Tuesdays. It sounds like they’ve gotten political as well, according […]

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Torche are having an affair

Posted by on January 5, 2015

Currently winning audiences over opening for Clutch, Torche have a new album, Restarter, coming out on February 24th. The album will be their first for Relapse. There’s already one song, “Minions,” that’s streaming, but today, the band debuted the album’s first track, “Annihilation Affair,” on Pitchfork. If you’re familiar with Torche’s melodic, yet heavy, sludge, you’ll […]

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