Oh, the brutality! Extreme hardcore innovators Converge have just announced a 2012 U.S. tour with Florida sludge-merchants Torche and Norwegian six-piece Kvelertak, with Californian hardcore band Nails and Kentucky sludgy hardcore band Whips/Chains also featured on certain dates.

Converge have arguably made the some of the most important and innovative extreme music of the 21st century. Since the release of the band’s universally acclaimed album ‘Jane Doe,’ Converge have been held up as heroes of the experimental. The band have continued to maintain their status with the release of three more masterworks, ‘You Fail Me’ (2004), ‘No Heroes’ (2006) and ‘Axe to Fall’ (2009).

Converge’s highly anticipated 2012 album will be titled ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’ and will be released on Oct. 9.

After Converge’s appearance at Los Angeles’ FYF Fest on Sept. 1, the band will take a short break and hit the road once again for their upcoming tour, beginning on Oct. 12 in New Britain, Connecticut. Check out the full list of tour dates below:

Converge Fall 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

09/01: Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest w/ American Nightmare, Quicksand, and more

10/12: New Britain, CT @ Club INT w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/13: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/15: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/16: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/20: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Coalesce, and more

10/21: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/22: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

10/24: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more

10/25: Portland, OR @ Branx w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more

10/26: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more

10/27: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more

10/28: Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more

10/30: Mesa, AZ @ The Nile w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Nails, and more

11/01: Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

11/02: Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

11/03: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

11/04: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

11/05: Birmingham, AL @ Zydece w/ Torche, Kvelertak, and more

11/06: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more

11/07: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more

11/08: Durham, NC @ Motoroco Music Hall w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more

11/09: Philly, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more

11/10: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more

11/11: New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more

11/12: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and more