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The Banner

Formed: 1999
From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest The Banner News

Below is our complete The Banner news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Banner Singer Forms Wolve

The Banner frontman Joey Southside has announced the launch of a new band called Wolve. Here's what he had to say about it:

"So as some of you obviously know already, I have started a new band. Well it's been 'started' for awhile now but I've just recently started recording demos. The band is called Wolve and the first record/demo is being written by me and Will Putney (same dudes who wrote Frailty).

"No, The Banner isn't breaking up, we're probably not going to be touring anymore, but we're not breaking up (we'll have a new EP out middle of next year). Basically on Frailty there was a lot of more melodic and more out there stuff than the previous records, and though I think it's perfect for the record Frailty, it's definitely not something I want to do on another TB record. So The Banner will be going back to basics and Wolve will be where all the melody and more progressive shit goes."

A demo track from the group (sans vocals) can be heard here.

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Stigma Announces UK Tour

Italian deathcore metallers, STIGMA, have announced a slew of UK Tour Dates:

10/24 - The Park, Peterborough (Your Demise, The Elijah, Silent Screams and Immorality)
10/25 - Westcoast Bar, Margate (Viatrophy & local support)
10/26 - Conflict Fest, Reading (Your Demise, The Scarlet Hourglass + others)
10/27 - TBA in London
10/29 - TBA
10/30 - Rios, Leeds (The Eyes Of Traitor, Many Things Untold + others)
10/31 - Barfly, Bormingham (Halloween Havok w/The Banner, The Red Shore, Sylosis, The Warriors + others)

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Monsters Of The Deep Tour Announced

The "Monsters Of The Deep Tour" will take place in August and feature With Blood Comes Cleansing, Vanna, The Banner, Across Five Aprils, A Plea For Purging, Burden Of A Day, and This Very Day. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/12 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
8/13 Wilmington, NC @ Luckys
8/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
8/15 Linthicum, MD @ St. Christophers
8/16 Manchester, NH @ Rockos
8/17 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
8/18 Clinton, NJ @ Aquifer
8/20 N. Tonawanda, NY @ The American Legion
8/21 Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
8/22 South Bend, IN @ RPMP
8/23 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
8/24 Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
8/27 Tulsa, OK @ The Crush Lounge
8/28 Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/29 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/30 Houston, TX @ The Javajazz
8/31 Metairie, LA @ The High Ground

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The Banner Reveal New Tour Dates

THE BANNER, SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY, ELYSIA, KNIGHTS OF THE ABYSS, and A GIRL A GUN A GHOST will team up for the following upcoming tour dates:

May 30 - St Louis, MO @ 2 Cents
May 31 - Claremore, OK @ King Of Clubs
June 1 - Dallas, TX @ Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack
June 2 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
June 3 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
June 4 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Bar & Grill
June 5 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
June 7 - Westlake, CA @ Kung-Foo Corner
June 8 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
June 9 - Orangevale, CA @ Club Retro
June 11 - Ogden, UT @ Outer Rim
June 12 - Denver, CO @ Marquis
June 13 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
June 14 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
June 15 - Arlington Heights, IL @ K of C
June 16 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
June 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
June 18 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
June 19 - Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
June 20 - Boston, MA @ ICC Church
June 21 - New York, NY @ Blender
June 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
June 23 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC’s
June 24 - Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
June 26 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
June 27 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
June 28 - Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
June 29 - New Orleans, LA @ High Ground

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The Banner Reveal New Album Title

New Jersey’s THE BANNER have posted the following update:

“Ok so for all the people who continue to ask about the new record it will in fact be called ‘Frailty.’ Writing has begun in earnest resulting in so far 3 new songs ‘The Hellbound Heart,’ ‘LeechBath,’ and a third as yet unnamed. This new record will, in the tradition of TB records, be slightly different from Each Breath Haunted and the other 3 records previous. This record is definitely taking from the previous records and fusing them more than we did with Each Breath Haunted.

THIS RECORD WILL BE HEAVIER THAN THE OTHER RECORDS, we’re telling you now! haha we know alot of you love the original EP (Posthumous) shit. we loved it also, so we have infact decided that this record we’re going to a, what we feel a heavier tuning for the songs. Will we still be playing the songs from the other records? Of course, we’re upgrading them slightly so everything sounds awesome and can be played together when we eventually start playing these live.

I know how this might sound to some of you and how it might be scary to some of you but if youre a fan of the band…please trust us. Anyway this is where we’ll be putting updates on the record front from now on so if youre interested please check back. Also well start playing the new songs soon.”

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The Banner, Emmure, The Handshake Murders Tour

The Banner, Emmure, and The Handshake Murders will be on the road together this month. Here are the tour dates:

7/9 Levittown, NY @ Vintage Lounge
7/10 Valatie, NY @ American Legion Post 47
7/11 Rochester, NY @ Water Street
7/12 Cincinnati, OH @ The Poison Room
7/13 Columbus, OH @ High Five
7/14 Jefferson, WI @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds (Rock Fest)
7/15 Jackson, MI @ The Rocket
7/16 Anderson, IN @ Anderson Armory
7/19 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
7/20 Kernersville, NC @ Creation Skatepark
7/21 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
7/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
7/23 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
7/24 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Club Crannel
7/25 Manchester, NH @ American Legion Post 79
7/27 Lexington, KY @ Alondras
7/28 Roseville, MI @ Myspace Internet
7/29 Westland, MI @ VFW Post 6896 (Gorefest)

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The Banner, Across Five Aprils Tour Dates

The Banner, Across Five Aprils, Phantom Communique, and Bela Kiss will be touring together in June and July. Dates are still being finalized, but the following tour dates have been confirmed:

6/1 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
6/2 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
6/3 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
6/4 Winter Park, FL @ Island Oasis
6/6 Mobile, AL @ The Cellblock
6/7 Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
6/8 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
6/10 Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/11 El Paso, TX @ Chicks Bar & Billiards
6/12 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
6/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The One Place
6/18 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/23 Ogden, UT @ Country Club
6/25 Papillion, NE @ The Rock
6/30 Roseville, MI @ Myspace Internet Cafe
7/1 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
7/9 New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory

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The Banner and Bela Kiss Tour Dates

The Banner and Bela Kiss will tour together this month. Here are the tour dates:

1/11 Poughkeepsie NY @ Club Crannel
1/12 Torrington CT @ Torrington Sons of Italy Hall
1/13 Sandown NH @ Sandown Town Hall
1/14 Saratoga Springs NY @ The SSCC
1/16 Detroit MI @ The Hayloft Liquor Stand
1/17 Cleveland OH @ Pirates Cove/Peabodys Complex
1/18 TBA
1/19 Danville VA @ Plan B
1/20 Wilmington NC @ Lucky's Pub
1/21 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
1/22 Miami FL @ The Dogpund
1/23 Orlando FL @ Haven
1/24 Tallahassee FL @ TBA
1/25 Augusta GA @ Sector 7g
1/26 Virginia Beach VA @ The Epicenter

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The Banner Working On New Album

The Banner broke up in August. Then in November they announced that they weren't done just yet, with plans to play additional shows. Now they've revealed that they are currently writing material for a new full-length. Here's what the band has to say about the upcoming release:

"Writing has begun on the new Banner record to be released through Ferret as well as the new Wolvez [group side-project] record to be released through... probably Ferret? I think it's a contract thing, who knows. Ferret rules. No time frame yet for actually recording, but we'll be posting demos as soon as they're available and let me just say... hard. The new Banner record is looking up to be our darkest, hardest, fastest record yet."

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The Banner Plan More Shows w/ Founding Member

After breaking up in August, and confirming a final show for December 20th, New Jersey hardcore outfit The Banner has announced plans to tour again in early-2007 with original/founding member Garrett back in the line-up. Here's a statement from vocalist Joey Southside:

"We will be doing limited touring on the East Coast/Northeast tentatively starting in January. The plan right now is to only do limited touring and depending on how it goes we may extend it if there's a demand. Quite frankly I just dont have it out of my system yet and need to get my ass back in the van... To our Western friends, the Northeast/East Coast stuff is all we have planned for right now. We'll get back out to Cali and such at least once before it's over over."

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The Banner Announces Final Show

New Jersey hardcore act The Banner have announced the date and details of their final show. The band, who have released material with Ferret Records, will be playing their final show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on December 20th. The lineup for the show is as follows:

The Banner
Napalm Death
A Life Once Lost
Dead To Fall
December AE

More bands TBA

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The Banner Calls It Quits

New Jersey's The Banner has disbanded. Formed in 1999, the band has released albums with Blackout! Records and most recently, Ferret Music. Vocalist Joey Southside has issued the following statement:

"The saddest thing I've ever had to do is announce that The Banner is no more. After 7 years of playing,writing and recording i've decided its best for the band to simply put it to bed. Some of the members have decided that the full-time touring lifestyle just isn't for them and I cant' blame them. The Banner has gone through a zillion member changes since the its inception but the current line-up was what I most felt "The Banner" should be, with perhaps the inclusion of Garrett. I'd like to thank all the bands we played with, especially Folly, Modern Life Is War, GETREAL, Himsa, Death By Stereo, the Breakout, Mermaid In A Manhole, My Chemical Romance, The Sleeping, Burn the Tyrant, Senses Fail, Ensign, Shattered Realm and god only knows who else, I'm not thinking too clearly right now as I'm quite shitfaced. I'm reasonably sure Chris, Mike and Ian are all going back to school and I'll be continuing doing the comic books and concentrate on my new band Wolvez. Anyway, again thank you to all the kids and people who have supported us over the years, all the people who have gotten us shows or fed us or let us sleep at their homes on tour. Thanks to Blackout, Warmachine and Ferret records for all their help and thanks to our families and girlfriends for putting up with the bullshit. I personally want to thank all the Jersey kids who have stuck by us from the begining. I appreciate it more than you'll ever know or I could ever tell you with words. Your support was a lot more than I deserved."

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Zao Singer Injured, Band Drops Off Tour

Zao have been forced to drop off of the remaining dates of Ferret Music's "Under The Gun Tour" due to an injury sustained by frontman Daniel Weyandt. Co-Headliners Madball and Remembering Never, in addition to support acts The Banner and Scarlet, will continue the tour as scheduled.

Weyandt broke four bones in his left-hand as a result of a "back-stage mishap." The accident resulted in a sizeable cut that apparently exposed one bone for over 12 hours and became ultimately infected. Three different doctors have ordered the singer to return home immediately and visit a specialist. Fortunately, Weyandt is expected to make a full recovery.

Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger issued the following statement:

"We can't apologize more strongly to the other bands and especially our fans who were planning on seeing us on the remaining dates. We want nothing more than for Dan to get better and we fully intend to crush once again with Dan on the Demon Hunter tour this summer."

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Madball, Zao, Remembering Never, Scarlet Tour

Ferret Music will be sending several of their acts out on the road together as part of the "Under The Gun" 2006 tour. The trek will feature Madball, Zao, Remembering Never, Scarlet and The Banner across the entire U.S. from March 14th through April 16th. With the exception of the two shows below, dates have yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned.

4/4 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
4/5 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse

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Demiricous Recruit Ex-Godbelow Drummer

Demiricous has announced Mike Rafferty as the touring drummer for the band. This will be a trial before making him the permanent band member. He has previously drummed for Godbelow and Brand New Sin. He has also recently done drum teching for Trivium. He's a killer guy and a killer drummer. The band is very happy so far. His first show with the band will be the CD release show.

After their release show, the band plan to hit the road. Demiricous will be touring with Himsa, Still Remains, and more. Tour dates are as follows:

1/24 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN (CD release)

w/ Himsa, Ringworm, The Banner:
2/14 Ten Bells – Grand Rapids, MI
2/15 Alvin's – Detroit, MI
2/16 Forward Hall – Erie, PA

w/ Still Remains
3/20–5/06 dates forthcoming

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The Banner and Nodes Of Ranvier US Tour Dates

The Banner and Nodes Of Ranvier will hit the road together in December. Here are the tour dates:

12/1 Grand Rapids, MI @ Ten Bells Nightclub
12/2 Shamokin, PA @ The Capitol
12/3 Utica , NY @ Utica Resonance Center
12/4 Portland, ME @ The Station
12/6 Providence, RI @ The Living Room
12/7 Philadelphia, PA @ The Syndicate
12/8 Virginia Beach, VA @ Sweet Caroline's
12/10 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
12/11 Orlando, FL @ The Back Booth
12/12 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
12/13 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/14 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown
12/15 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
12/16 Memphis, TN @ The Complex
12/17 Lexington , KY @ Club Revolutions

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With Honor, Walls Of Jericho Tour Dates

Dates have been announced for the upcoming With Honor, Walls Of Jericho, Modern Life Is War, and The Banner tour. The tour dates are as follows:

10/29 Bucksport, ME @ the Kave
10/30 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
10/31 Montreal, QC @ Cafe L'Conditionnel
11/2 Hamilton, ON @ Underground
11/3 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
11/4 Detroit, MI @ Alvin‘S
11/5 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus
11/7 Memphis, TN @ Complex
11/8 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy'S
11/9 W. Palm Beach, FL @ Ray’S Downtown
11/10 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
11/11 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ MJQ Concourse

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Unearth, Chimaira, God Forbid Play "Mini Hellfest"

Because Hellfest was cancelled this year in New Jersey, Unearth has announced on their website that they played last night (Aug 18) at the Starland Ballroom with Chimaira, God Forbid, Madball, Nora, Six Feet Under, the Banner and If Hope Dies.

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Cannae Set Date For New Album

Cannae have set an August 09th release date through Prosthetic for their new album "Gold Becomes Sacrifice". In other news, the band will be touring with Embrace Today, Since The Flood, The Red Death and The Banner beginning next month, dates include:

July 22nd Brockton, MA - Romans
July 23rd Bucksport, ME - The Kave
July 25th Fredericksburg, VA - KC's
July 27th Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
July 29th New Orleans, LA - Cypress Hall
July 30th Tulsa, OK - Pinkeye
August 01st Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
August 02nd San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
August 03rd El Paso, TX - The House of Rock and Roll
August 04th Phoenix, AZ - The Phix Gallery
August 05th Tijuana, MEX - Voodoo
August 06th Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre
August 07th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
August 08th Reno, NV - Liquid Lounge
August 09th Salt Lake City, UT - The Murray Theatre
August 11th Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
August 12th St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
August 13th Hammond, IN - Hammond FOP Lounge
August 14th Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells
August 15th Detroit, MI - Alvins
August 17th Binghamton, NY - American Legion
August 18th Albany, NY - Valentines

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