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The Promise Call It Quits

Syracuse hardcore band The Promise have now broken up. Originally formed in 2000, the group has released material with Deathwish Inc. and Indecision Records. Here's a portion of a statement from bassist Jonathan Buske:

"Life's priorities have been placed on hold or back-burnered so that we could spread what the band had to offer to as many people and places that cared. It's gotten to a point where we need to get a second record written, recorded, and released. With that, touring must be done immediately afterwards and we've all come to a crossroad. Do we do this record and sacrifice all that we need in our lives, or do we end the band because we can no longer afford to make those sacrifices?

Unfortunately, we don't live at home with our parents paying our rent while we are on tour. Unfortunately, the gas and electric bill doesn't stop coming because we left for tour for 6 weeks. Unfortunately, the businesses that we own/operate can't self-exist so that we can go play to a bunch of punks in Japan, Europe, Canada, or the States. Life can't shut down and wait for The Promise to come home from tour and it's all gotten to be too much for some of us. Therefore, we have decided to stop doing the band... Thanks to everybody who cares across the globe. You've all affected us the same as we've hopefully affected you."

The band may or may not play a final show. They will however be playing Turmoil's official reunion show in Philadelphia on April 15th, so you might want to go in case this is the last time they perform together.

Source: Lambgoat

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1. HardcoreIsGay writes:

THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED
THE PROMISE SUCK, AND WONT BE MISSED

# Apr 6, 2005 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Ken writes:

amen...HardcoreIsGay

# Apr 6, 2005 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Thundersteel writes:

habemus papa

# Apr 17, 2005 @ 2:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. madcat writes:

you know, when a band call their own fans "punks", they don't even deserve a record contract. they should be so lucky as to even wake up each morning. WTF!!! also, when you start to blame "the road, the record company's wanting more and our personal lives, etc", that's just a quiet cry from the band saying"we really suck, nobody likes us and we're just plain a**holes.

"punks"...HA! keep trying to figure it out! losers!

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. parasite writes:

f***ing good job i didnt like any of there sh** anyway

# Apr 21, 2005 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. I'M GAY writes:

I'M GAYER THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR!!!!

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