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New supergroup with members of CONVERGE, NAPALM DEATH, MEGADETH and NASUM coming up!

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Converge, Wear Your Wounds, and new supergroup UMBRA VITAE frontman Jacob Bannon visited ‘Mosh Talks With Beez‘ and revealed that he’s a part of another new supergroup project! He also commented on the “Blood Moon” project, featuring all members of Converge, vocalist and guitarist Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man), vocalist and guitarist Chelsea Wolfe, and guitarist Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe). Blood Moon performed at Roadburn 2016 with amazing, reworked pieces of Converge’s material and their entire iconic Jane Doe album.

“All I can really say is that we’re making some really powerful sounds together and we’re doing stuff that I don’t think that any of us independently have ever really done before. So what Blood Moon is evolving into with the seven of us is, I don’t know, something very powerful. It’s something really special. Right now all of us are working on it.

We were supposed to be working on it a little bit more and all be in the same place around this time but obviously the pandemic situation derailed those plans. So we’re all working on it to the best of our abilities now.”

The new supergroup features Shane Embury of Napalm Death, Dirk Verbeuren of Megadeth and Jesper Liveröd of Nasum.

“Aside from the Umbra [Vitae] record I actually finished another album before the pandemic situation hit here in the States. We didn’t totally put that on ice, but it definitely delayed getting that out to the world…

It’s something totally new for me, where Umbra is a band—a proper band—and Converge and Wear Your Wounds are proper bands, this is more of a project that might have some live elements at some point. But I wrote a album with Shane Embury from Napalm Death, Dirk from Megadeth who also used to play drums in Soilwork and Jesper from Nasum.

And we recorded a 12-song album and we’re really excited about it. And we’re gonna get that out to the world, I don’t know, hopefully in the next few months, we’ll see what happens…”

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