Converge have announced Bloodmoon: I, a collaboration between the band, Chelsea Wolfe and Ben Chisholm, with guitarist and vocalist Stephen Brodsky.
“We wanted to do something grander than the typical four-piece Converge music,” says Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon in reference to the inspiration that eventually bloomed into “Bloodmoon: I,” the new collaborative album created by the legendary hardcore band alongside dark songstress Chelsea Wolfe, her bandmate/writing partner Ben Chisholm, and Cave In vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky.
“Bloodmoon: I” is coming November 19 on CD/digital via Epitaph Records and on vinyl June 24 from Deathwish.
This all started in 2016 at Roadburn festival in The Netherlands. Blood Moon was born of this configuration where these seven musicians performed Converge material. The experience proved to be such that the group decided to make music together. It wouldn’t be until late 2019 that they would get together and begin to write. 2020 proved challenging with the global pandemic, and led to the record being completed remotely.
The project was produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou.
“I feel like everyone just kept the music in mind and wanted to do what’s best for the song.”
Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon had this to say,
“We wanted to do something grander than the typical four-piece Converge music. The project stretched my vocals in new ways. It’s so different than what I normally sing over that I was able to open up and be vulnerable with my vocals.”
Chelsea Wolfe added this,
“Our dynamics are pushing and pulling in all different directions on this record, and I find that to be creatively rewarding.”
Watch the video for “Blood Moon” below:
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