Category:Albums with cover art by Jacob Bannon
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The following 58 pages are in this category, out of 58 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 58 pages are in this category, out of 58 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Jacob Bannon – Jacob Bannon is the vocalist, lyricist, and graphic artist for the American metalcore band Converge. He is also the founder and owner of the label Deathwish Inc, additionally, Bannon is a visual artist and has created many visual works for independent punk rock and heavy metal musicians. Bannon was also the member of the experimental rock project Supermachiner. He has also released recordings under the names J. Bannon. Bannon attended college at The Art Institute of Boston, earning a Bachelors In Fine Arts for design in 1998, after working a variety of freelance design jobs around Boston, he began working as a freelance artist and designer. He is vegetarian and straight edge, from 2005 to 2008, he has been nominated for the title of Worlds Sexiest Vegetarian by Peta2. He is concerned with the industry, and is a dog owner, having owned rescued greyhounds, pitbulls. Bannon is also a martial arts fan, and accordingly Deathwish has sponsored some MMA fighters. Bannon is known for his extensive tattoos and he received his first tattoo at the age of 15, which has subsequently been covered by other tattoos. He has been tattooed by Darren Brass, among other artists. In 2013, Bannon was the subject of a documentary directed by Ian MacFarland entitled Rungs in a Ladder. In the documentary, Bannon reflected on important moments in his life, Converge is a metalcore band formed in the winter of 1990 by vocalist Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou, they were later joined by bassist Jeff Feinburg, and drummer Damon Bellorado. They started by playing covers of punk, punk rock. Bannon was only fourteen years old at the time Converge formed, after several demos, the band released their first record Halo in a Haystack on Earthmaker Records. The band then released three records on Equal Vision Records, in early 2004 the band signed to Epitaph Records where they have released all their studio work since 2004. Since the move to Epitaph, the band has released versions of their Epitaph albums. Converge have enjoyed a high level of recognition. Their popularity began to rise with the release of their breakthrough album, the album was received with immediate critical acclaim, with critics praising its poetic lyrics, dynamic range, ferocity and production
2. Axe to Fall – Axe to Fall is the seventh studio album released by American metalcore band Converge. It was released on October 20,2009, through Epitaph Records and it is their second most commercially successful to date, peaking at number 74 in the Billboard 200. The album was produced by guitarist Kurt Ballou, who produced many of Converges album. Axe to Fall is an album, which features a large number of guest musicians, including members from Cave In, Neurosis. Axe to Fall was met with critical acclaim. It has been referred to as the bands most accessible album to date, Converge began writing Axe to Fall in November 2008. Though most songs originated from a guitar or bass riff from Ballou or Newton, all members had equal input on the writing process, with each member proposing different songs. Vocalist Bannon wrote a few songs for Axe to Fall, but were scrapped because they were slower than the rest of the songs, and did not fit the energy of the album. Following a short tour in March 2009 with Ceremony, Coliseum, Pulling Teeth, Rise and Fall, during this short tour, the band debuted a few new songs live, and footage could be seen online. The album was self-produced by Converges guitar player, Kurt Ballou, Ballou has produced and co-produced several Converge albums. Throughout the recording process, the band updated their fans via Twitter of their progress in the studio, while creating Axe to Fall, Converge tried to challenge themselves creatively as artists. Ballou stated that each new Converge album, he always to create a new listening experience and continued with the concept of pushing forward. Lead singer Jacob Bannon stated, We appreciate our past albums, Bannon has stated that he felt that the main artistic difference between Axe to Fall and previous albums was the large number of guest musicians included on the record. Axe to Fall features various members from Cave In, Neurosis, most of the guest musicians already had an existing relationship with one or more band members of Converge prior to recording, or the band had admired in some way. Converge had previously thought of the idea of creating an album with many guest artists for a number of years. Bannon has stated that working with a number of different artists was difficult and something the band was not used to, though writing did not officially begin until November 2008, work on some songs from Axe to Fall began four to five years earlier. In 2004, Converge collaborated with Cave In and recorded some songs together, the material from these recording sessions, dubbed the Verge In sessions, was never released and the project later dissolved. The instrumental parts that Cave In contributed to Effigy were from the recordings in 2004
3. Distance Only Makes the Heart Grow Fonder – Distance Only Makes the Heart Grow Fonder is the first release by experimental hardcore band Poison the Well. Distance Only Makes the Heart Grow Fonder was recorded and released on Good Life Recordings in 1998, the EP was reissued with the title Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder through Undecided Records in 2002. The reissue contains the five studio recordings with the 1998 Poison the Well lineup. The two live tracks were recorded from a concert in Boston during the summer of 2000, studio recordings of these tracks can be found on The Opposite of December. The intro found on Grain of Salt is from the 1995 film Angus
4. Petitioning the Empty Sky – Petitioning the Empty Sky is an album by American metalcore band Converge. While many sources catalog the release as an album, the band considers this a compilation album as its a collection of songs recorded at different times. It also features both studio recorded tracks among three songs recorded live, Petitioning the Empty Sky was released and distributed through several different labels beginning in the mid 90s. Petitioning the Empty Sky was originally released through Ferret Music in 1996 and was one of the earliest albums released through the newly formed label. This early version was a 7 EP featuring only the first four tracks of the eventual full-length, two years later, the album was reissued through Converges new label Equal Vision Records as EVR040 on January 20,1998. Shortly after the release of Converges 2004 album You Fail Me through Epitaph Records, Equal Vision reissued remasters of Petitioning the Empty Sky, the liner notes also contain the first half of an essay written by the Aggressive Tendencies columnist and editor of the Canadian online magazine Exclaim. The second part of the essay is continued in When Forever Comes Crashing, the remaster was Equal Visions EVR109 released on March 22,2005. In 2006, Jacob Bannons Deathwish Inc. released a box set collection for the remasters of Petitioning the Empty Sky. Due to the limitations of a vinyl LP, a single 12 record cannot hold all of the songs from the remaster. The three live tracks were released separately with the first pressing on a 7 vinyl with its own based on box set packaging. The box set was Deathwishs DWI47, and the vinyl was cataloged as DWLIMITED04. Studio recordings of the live tracks For You and Homesong were originally released on the Unloved and Weeded Out 7 EP in 1995, the full length compilation version of Unloved and Weeded Out was later released in 2002 through Deathwish and also featured these two songs. The studio recording of Antithesis could originally be found on Converges debut album Halo in a Haystack in 1994, the song Dead was rerecorded from the version on Caring and Killing, which was recorded in 1994/1995. The original version of Love As Arson was released on When Forever Comes Crashing in 1998, tracks nine through eleven - For You, Antithesis and Homesong - were recorded live during a performance on radio station WJUL, run by college students at UMass Lowell. The original CD release on Ferret Music features Homesong as a hidden/untitled song following Antithesis, all lyrics written by Jacob Bannon, all music composed by Converge. Petitioning the Empty Sky stream at MySpace Petitioning the Empty Sky catalog at Discogs Petitioning the Empty Sky catalog at Rate Your Music
5. They're Only Chasing Safety – Theyre Only Chasing Safety is the fourth album by American post-hardcore band Underoath. The album was released on June 15,2004, through Solid State Records, prior to recording, it was ready to be recorded with Underoath founder and frontman Dallas Taylor, but instead was replaced with the bands current lead vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. Theyre Only Chasing Safety was released on June 15,2004 through Solid State, all original version cover photography and album artwork was created by Kris McCaddon, formerly of Embodyment and Demon Hunter, and currently of The Famine. Reinventing Your Exit was released to radio on February 22,2005, on October 4,2005, the album was re-released through Tooth and Nail, which included four bonus tracks, and a bonus DVD. Ive Got Ten Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Aint Gonna Do Jack first appeared as the track on SmartPunk. coms Music on the Brain Vol.1 compilation. The song would appear on the 12 vinyl and Japanese versions of Theyre Only Chasing Safety. The intro of Young and Aspiring was inspired from the intro of the Pantera song Suicide Note Pt. I, that appears on their eighth album, The Great Southern Trendkill. The title of the song Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape is a reference to the 1999 film Magnolia, where it can been seen in the synopsis on the DVD case. As of 2005, Theyre Only Chasing Safety sold more than 218,000 copies, with the re-release selling an additional 279,000 copies, on December 21,2011, it was announced that the album had been certified Gold for shipments of 500,000 copies. In 2005, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards, and till 2011, all lyrics written by Aaron Gillespie and Spencer Chamberlain, except where noted, all music composed by Underoath. Official album website Theyre Only Chasing Safety at Solid State website
6. All We Love We Leave Behind – All We Love We Leave Behind is the eighth studio album by American metalcore band Converge. It was released on October 9,2012 through Epitaph Records and it is their most commercially successful album to date, peaking number 70 on the Billboard 200. The album was produced by guitarist Kurt Ballou, who produced many of Converges album. All We Love We Leave Behind did not feature any guest collaborators, on January 1,2012, Converge announced that they had completed writing for the album. The following day, Kurt Ballou announced plans via his Facebook page to begin recording with the band in January 2012, the album was recorded and mixed at Kurt Ballous GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. Unlike the bands last few albums, All We Love We Leave Behind did not feature collaborators, the albums sound has been described as raw and live-sounding. The album was mastered by Alan Douches, noted for contributions to Converge recordings as well as mastering for bands such as Death, The Dillinger Escape Plan. Former Give Up the Ghost drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera was brought in as a drum technician, All We Love We Leave Behind was first announced on August 28,2012. On that same day, a Max Moore directed music video for the track Aimless Arrow was released, on October 3,2012 the album was available to stream in its entirety on YouTube, a week before its official release. On April 17,2014, a music video was released for the album, Precipice / All We Love We Leave Behind. All We Love We Leave Behind was released through Epitaph Records on October 20,2009, in digital, the vinyl edition of the album was released through Jacob Bannons own independent record label, Deathwish Inc. All We Love We Leave Behind was first announced on August 28,2012, on that same day, a music video for the track Aimless Arrow was released. The album was available to stream in its entirety on YouTube, the deluxe edition featured a hardcover 48-page book that included art drawn by vocalist Jacob Bannon. The band made an appearance at Los Angeles’ FYF Fest on September 1,2012, then after a short break the band began touring for support of the album on October 12,2012 the band toured the US with Torche, Kvelertak, Nails and Whips/Chains. Bannon said All of our albums are emotional but I feel this is our most potent album to date, success to me is creating something thats moving and fulfilling and I truly feel both of those things when I experience this album from start to finish. Converge wanted All We Love We Leave Behind to sound more organic compared to their previous releases and this means there is no artificial distortion, triggers, or Auto-Tune on the album. Ballou explains, its all organic, it’s real sounds that capture the way the band performs live and this is a personal record and all of the songs tell their own stories, Bannon explains. Every song is rooted in real life, documenting what I have experienced over the past few years, correspondingly the title of the album is an apology letter to everything he has had to leave behind in order to pursue his path in art and music