Kurt Ballou - Converge
About Kurt Ballou
Converge is an American metalcore band from Salem, Massachusetts. Formed in 1990, the group comprises vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller. Their style blends hardcore punk with heavy metal and they count among the pioneers of metalcore, as well as its subgenre mathcore. According to AllMusic, Converge are "regarded as one of the most original and innovative bands to emerge from the punk underground".