The Convocation Of...
The Convocation OfÉ is an American noise rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, and was formed by George France, Tonie Joy, and Guy Blakeslee in August of 1998. Joy had previously played in the punk, indie and emo groups Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon, The Great Unraveling, and Born Against.
Following their debut Lab Remix Series Vol. 3 EP, the group's self-titled debut album was released on Gold Standard Laboratories in 2000. A follow-up, Pyramid Technology, appeared on Tigerstyle Records in 2001. In early 2002, Blakeslee left the group and founded The Entrance Band. The Convocation Of... went on a hiatus.
With Matthew Hall (formerly of Red Scare) on bass, the band reunited under the name The Convocation in 2005. Hall was replaced by Jason Stevens in 2008, and the group released a new EP on Gravity Records the next year. Two years later, Stevens was replaced by bassist Chris Camden.
A truly brilliant sound in punk rock. This rambling, loose-limbed Baltimore band epitomizes the union of ancient and futuristic urges.