Converge Will Donate All Profits from Their Entombed Tribute EP To LG Petrov’s Cancer Fund

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The funniest part about how people outside of metal and hardcore view those scenes is that they think the people therein are these scaaary tough guys. But everyone within these communities knows that in fact most fans and musicians are average people with good hearts. For example, Converge may sound like a weeping car being blown up, and Entombed’s music is like zombies on meth–and yet Converge have just announced that all of the money made from their Entombed tribute EP will go to help LG Petrov, former Entombed frontman who’s been diagnosed with incurable bile duct cancer.

“Converge are donating 100% of the earnings from this release to LG Petrov’s GoFundMe campaign,” said Converge in a statement. “LG is currently battling cancer and needs all the support we can give him.

“Pound for Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions Digital EP from Converge features our rendition of Wolverine Blues originally written and performed by Entombed, presented as five different tracks.

“Each vocalist recorded a full version of the song which we used to compile into the final version included on the Converge and Napalm Death Split 7” EP. This Digital EP is the complete mixes of each guest vocalist who contributed to the final track, presented as five unique versions of the song.

“If you like what you hear, please support all of the artists by purchasing our music and apparel.”

The EP features guest vocals from heavyweights like At The Gates’ Tomas Lindberg, ISIS and Sumac’s Aaron Turner, and All Pigs Must Die’s Kevin Baker.

If you have a couple of bones to throw Converge’s way to help LG, do it at their Bandcamp — or, if you’d prefer to go straight to the source, you can donate to Petrov via his GoFundMe campaign.


Words by Chris Krovatin