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, they’ve never forsworn any of their ferocity or indie dogma along the way. Despite the fact that they haven’t released anything new since 2006’s No Heroes, the DIY stalwarts—who continue to inspire countless feedback mongers and (incoherent) basement-concert poets—are 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