Converge is an American metalcore band formed by vocalist Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou in Massachusetts in 1990. During the recording of their seminal fourth album Jane Doe, the group became a four-piece with the departure of guitarist Aaron Dalbec and the addition of bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller.
This lineup has remained intact since. The band's style blends hardcore punk with heavy metal and they are considered pioneers of both metalcore and its subgenre mathcore.