As you may have heard by now, yesterday Converge’s new album, Axe to Fall, leaked. The watermarked files demonstrate that the leak originated with a MetalSucks staff writer, Shaun Hand.

We would like to formally apologize on behalf of everyone at MetalSucks for the leak. We  take full responsibility.

It might be small solace, but the album was absolutely NOT leaked intentionally. Prior to this incident, neither MetalSucks nor any member of the MetalSucks staff has EVER leaked, or even been accused of leaking, an album in the entirety our nearly three-year history as a website. We are honestly baffled as to how this one slipped out.

We are also deeply embarrassed and regretful. We would never knowingly betray the trust of any band or label. And if you’ve been following this site, you know that we’re huge fans of Converge and Axe to Fall. That this happened with a band and record we hold in such high regard makes the whole thing especially upsetting to us.

We obviously can’t “undo” the leak, but are currently working with the label to see if there’s anything we can do to try and make it up to the band. Once again, we’d like to offer our sincerest apologies to the band, the label, and all of the band’s fans, and stress that we are just as upset about this as they are.

And for what’s it’s worth, we’d like to re-emphasize that we think that Axe to Fall is a terrific album, and absolutely worth PAYING FOR when it is released on October 20. You can, and should, pre-order it here.

-Axl, Vince, and Everyone at MetalSucks

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