According to Blabbermouth, Massachusetts-based hardcore/metal band Converge was involved in a road accident yesterday (Wednesday, October 24) when the group's van hit a patch of black ice on its way to the Converge's Seattle gig.
The band's vocalist, Jacob Bannon, wrote in an online post: "After driving all day/evening, we hit a patch of black ice in the mountains of Oregon. We were forced to turn into a highway divider at 40mph in order to avoid sliding under a slew of 18-wheelers. The van spun 180 degrees after impact, and we were left facing the wrong direction on the highway. We spent a few hours prying our bumper off our front wheels. Thankfully, we are rolling again."
He added: "Bands, be safe out there. Never take anything for granted."
Converge is in the middle of a U.S. tour with support from Torche and Kvelertak.
Converge's new album "All We Love We Leave Behind" sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 69 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on October 9, the effort was made available in a deluxe package that includes a 48-page, full-color hardcover, clothbound book with original art created by Jacob Bannon via Epitaph (vinyl on Deathwish).