Known for sweaty concerts, warp-speed tempos, and overdriven volumes, Converge has been peddling its mix of thrash metal, hardcore punk, and noise rock for close to two decades. In that time, the Boston-based quartet have found themselves the elder statesmen of a dying scene more than once, but, determined to do things on their own terms, theyve never forsworn any of their ferocity or indie dogma along the way. Despite the fact that they havent released anything new since 2006s No Heroes, the DIY stalwartswho continue to inspire countless feedback mongers and (incoherent) basement-concert poetsare now back on tour, apparently just for the hell of it. With metalcore flag wavers Red Chord, sludgy alt-metalers Baroness, and electro-grindcore spazzes Genghis Tron.
Tue., April 1, 6 p.m., 2008