The Convocation

The Convocation
The Convocation
Also known as The Convocation Of...
Origin Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Genres Indie rock, post rock
Years active 1998–2002, 2005–present
Labels Gold Standard Laboratories, Tigerstyle Records, Gravity Records
Associated acts Born Against
Breathing Walker
The Entrance Band
The Great Unraveling
Men's Recovery Project
Moss Icon
Universal Order of Armageddon
Tonie Joy
George France
Chris Camden
Past members
Guy Blakeslee
Matthew Hall
Jason Stevens

The Convocation (formerly The Convocation Of...) is an American post rock band from Baltimore, Maryland.



As The Convocation Of..., the band was formed by George France, Tonie Joy, and Guy Blakeslee in August 1998.[1] Joy had previously played in the punk, indie and emo groups Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon, The Great Unraveling, and Born Against.[2]

Following their debut Lab Remix Series Vol. 3 EP, the group's self-titled debut album was released on Gold Standard Laboratories in 2000.[3] A follow-up, Pyramid Technology, appeared on Tigerstyle Records in 2001.[4] 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.[5] 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.



  • Tonie Joy – guitar, vocals (1998–2002, 2005–present)
  • George France – drums (1998–2002, 2005–present)
  • Chris Camden – bass (2010–present)


  • Guy Blakeslee – bass (1998–2002)
  • Matthew Hall – bass (2005–2008)
  • Jason Stevens – bass (2008–2009)




  • Lab Remix Series Vol. 3 (Gold Standard Laboratories, 2000)
  • The Convocation (Gravity Records, 2009)


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