Band Profile

The Banner

The Banner
Hometown: Bloomfield, New Jersey Current Label: Good Fight Music Websites: Facebook Profile
Band Members: Joey - Vocals
Garrett Defalco - Guitar
Matt Rosenblum - Guitar
Steve Tanis - Bass
Jake Blochinger - Drums

The Banner Bio:

The Banner is a hardcore punk and metalcore band from Bloomfield, New Jersey with influences that range from late '80s hardcore, punk rock, heavy metal, NYHC-style metalcore and gothic metal.

The Banner broke up for a brief period in 2006, before reuniting with founding member Garrett Defalco. The band released their third studio album, Frailty: The Hellbound Heart in 2008, which was recorded and produced at the Machine Shop studio in Hoboken, New Jersey and released on the Ferret Music label.

In late 2011, Born to Ruin I was announced as the band's next release, the first of three planned EPs. North American and European distribution was handled by Melotov Records . On December 27, 2011, The Banner began streaming a demo version of the new song "Wolvesblood." The tracks "Lilith", "Negative Zone" and a cover of the Zola Jesus song "Night" were released within the first half of 2012. These four songs comprise Born to Ruin I: The Way is Shut, which was released on Halloween 2013 as a limited run cassette.

The band will release their fourth album, Greying, through Good Fight Music on December 9, 2014.


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