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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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1. JoeMetal writes:

another emocore group that won't be missed.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psythe writes:

That's a shame. My question; how does one tour with Himsa AND My Chemical Romance?!?

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Ostracised writes:

Okay, all who are heartbroken by this raise your collective hands. Okay, the one of you can put your hand down.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. rising end writes:

i agree psythe that is an odd contrast of friends right there.

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. thebannercanfekkoff writes:

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....fekk off!

# Aug 23, 2006 @ 6:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLEH writes:

BANNER OFF!!11!!!11!

# Aug 23, 2006 @ 6:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Red writes:

Shame.

# Aug 23, 2006 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathmetalrules420 writes:

hey u stupid f.u.c.k.e.r.s. saying that this is an emocore band....piss off u stupid a.s.s.holes....this band was kick ass...dont tell me how they toured with himsa and my chemical romance...i mean...dillinger escape plan isnt a crappy emo band and they did a tour w/ coheed and cambria...so whoever doesnt like this band can suck my left nut and massage the right one....F.U.C.K. OFF!!

# Aug 24, 2006 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. psythe writes:

Coheed and Cambria aren't emo - those guys have been around LOOOOOONNNNGGGGG before emo existed, man. And besides, C&C are GOOD, whereas emo...

Besides, I wasn't suggesting that touring with Himsa and MCR made them emo. In fact, I've never heard of the band, wouldn't know what genre they are. All I was saying was that it was an interesting contrast, as rising end put it.

Let's all settle down and take our fingers off the big, red button, shall we?

# Aug 24, 2006 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

C & C? As in Command and Conquer? LOL. Just because they were around before emo doesnt mean they havnt changed into emo, remember Papa Roach?

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Terminator writes:

thats true, i consider coheed and cambria to be one of the pioneers of emo. they helped pave the road to sh**ville. its not totally their fault, as the bands inspired from c&c were the ones to earf*** us all.

# Sep 3, 2006 @ 4:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. the banner????? writes:

i seriously have no idea how the banner got the honor to b on tour w my chemical romance that is just to much of a privilege for such a f*ucked up and low low life band i have never ever liked that band and every one has their own opinion but damn they do suck!!!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. the banner????? writes:

ohh and thank god they finnaly decided to rid the world of another so called "punk" or what ever the f*uck they were claimed to b

# Sep 5, 2006 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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