After two years of being broken up, Providence, RI's VERSE are excited to announce that the band has reformed and will be playing shows and recording a new album in 2012. VERSE vocalist Sean Murphy commented, "I think it just really came down to us missing playing music and the chemistry we shared in our creative process. Things just got a little crazy in our lives at home, with being on tour all the time, having all this weight to carry and people to keep happy. It really ended up burning us out. We needed some time to step away and focus on having some sort of stability for a while." The band went on to take a two-year-long hiatus and in that time, members Eric Lepine, Zak Drummond, Chris Berg, and Shawn Cost, along with Murphy, started talking again, and "...it just clicked and made sense. I know I'm very happy to sit in a room again knowing that we are fine with each other and the way we are as individuals. VERSE was and is once again a very important part of our lives. It's without a doubt one of the most creative and challenging things we've done in our lives", Murphy said.

VERSE's first show back is scheduled for February 11th at AS220 in Providence alongside Defeater, Soul Control and Sweet Jesus and VERSE announced today that they'll be appearing at the Belgian music festival Groezrock in April of 2012. VERSE also plans on hitting the West Coast of the United States at some point, and a European tour with friends and labelmates Soul Control in the summer is in the works. As far as new material goes, VERSE intends on recording a new full-length record in the coming year as well. On what to expect from the "new" VERSE, Sean Murphy said: "We just want to do things on our own terms, not in a pretentious way but in a healthy way so that we don't hit a wall like last time. We're back to writing and having fun. Our new material is definitely still 'Verse'. We've been lucky not to get stuck in some type of predetermined template for hardcore punk or even music in general. We apply that to the creative process, especially with the new stuff."

VERSE formed in 2003 and released a demo, followed by 2004's Rebuild (Rivalry Records) and their start of a rigorous, full-time touring schedule. The critically acclaimed LP From Anger and Rage followed and over a year of straight touring continued, when the band was picked up by Bridge Nine Records in 2008. Their B9 debut, Aggression, was one of punknews.org's best albums of the year. VERSE's subsequent breakup was announced in early 2009 and the band has remained dormant ever since.

Recording plans and more information on VERSE shows in 2012 will surface soon, but in the meantime, stay tuned to Bridge9.com for news and updates and information on the re-pressing of Aggression on vinyl in 2012.

*photo by Todd Pollock
Published on December 9, 2011 34 Comments - 55,406 Views

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COME TO ITALY PLEASE
Posted By Deadweight Bookings using Facebook Connect at 2:26 AM on December 13, 2011

First AN, now Verse? What's next? a Have Heart reunion? I love em, but dead bands should stay dead.
Posted By James DeLine using Facebook Connect at 7:40 PM on December 10, 2011

My life is almost complete all i need now is to see have heart and outbreak play live! when can we be expecting you to be coming to texas? or the west coast?
Posted By Steven Martinez using Facebook Connect at 4:13 PM on December 10, 2011


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that lasted long
Posted By Steven Martinez using Facebook Connect at 10:36 AM on December 10, 2011

south america tour!! please
Posted By Paola Zarate using Facebook Connect at 9:26 AM on December 10, 2011

csm
Posted By Miliana De Las Conchas using Facebook Connect at 3:35 AM on December 10, 2011


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Who cares
Posted By Miliana De Las Conchas using Facebook Connect at 1:08 AM on December 10, 2011

great news!!!
Posted By Kakhoofd Koewala using Facebook Connect at 6:17 PM on December 9, 2011

I beg you to come and play well into Indonesia (Jakarta)
Posted By Danilaway using Twitter Sign In at 6:18 PM on December 9, 2011


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Really excited about this! Timely decision for such a thoughtful band. B9, you should think about rereleasing some Verse vinyl.
Posted By Danilaway using Twitter Sign In at 5:48 PM on December 9, 2011


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Really excited about this! Timely decision for such a thoughtful band. B9, you should think about rereleasing some Verse vinyl.
Posted By Danilaway using Twitter Sign In at 5:04 PM on December 9, 2011


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Really excited about this! Timely decision for such a thoughtful band. B9, you should think about rereleasing some Verse vinyl.
Posted By Danilaway using Twitter Sign In at 5:21 PM on December 9, 2011

Malaysia please
Posted By Aizat Zainal using Facebook Connect at 5:06 PM on December 9, 2011

why did my comment get deleted. wtf. but yeah. buffalo date or canada dates. stoked.
Posted By Brandon Cause using Facebook Connect at 1:27 PM on December 9, 2011


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:D
Posted By Brandon Cause using Facebook Connect at 1:29 PM on December 9, 2011


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THANK YOU BASED GOD
Posted By Brandon Cause using Facebook Connect at 1:10 PM on December 9, 2011


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maybe hardcore will have meaning again.
Posted By Brandon Cause using Facebook Connect at 12:34 PM on December 9, 2011


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^ Agree with brandon. BUFFALO NY BETTER BE ON THE MAP FOR A DATE! I am crying of excitement.
Posted By Brandon Cause using Facebook Connect at 12:44 PM on December 9, 2011

Yesterday, when my girlfriend asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said, "offer me a Verse's reunion show" !!! and now it's done!! My Girlfriend is the best or a God ?!!!! Thank you Emma Penney !!!

COME IN FRANCE PLEASE !
Posted By Harry Cauverre-Datre using Facebook Connect at 11:41 AM on December 9, 2011


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WOW, THIS REALLY SUCKS!
Posted By Harry Cauverre-Datre using Facebook Connect at 11:34 AM on December 9, 2011

Come to southamerica NOW!
Posted By Daniel Bórquez using Facebook Connect at 11:29 AM on December 9, 2011

Now do not be lazy and come to Argentina, I promise it will be a unique concert that will always remember.
Posted By Franco Colombo using Facebook Connect at 11:51 AM on December 9, 2011

cant wait to see them live
Posted By Sabrina Abarca Castillo using Facebook Connect at 11:36 AM on December 9, 2011


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Oh fuck yeah. This rules.
Posted By Sabrina Abarca Castillo using Facebook Connect at 10:48 AM on December 9, 2011


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god bless america!
Posted By Sabrina Abarca Castillo using Facebook Connect at 10:20 AM on December 9, 2011

Come to BRAZIL!!!!

Posted By Eduardo Lubiazi using Facebook Connect at 10:52 AM on December 9, 2011

shiet.
Posted By Theresa Leigh Zelda using Facebook Connect at 10:50 AM on December 9, 2011


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This news made my day. SF please
Posted By Theresa Leigh Zelda using Facebook Connect at 10:24 AM on December 9, 2011


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I hope they tour the UK! Great news :)
Posted By Theresa Leigh Zelda using Facebook Connect at 9:29 AM on December 9, 2011

COME TO CHILE, SOUTHAMERICA
Posted By Rodrigo Marchant Toloza using Facebook Connect at 9:55 AM on December 9, 2011

south america already!
Posted By Cesar Fonseca using Facebook Connect at 9:19 AM on December 9, 2011

COME TO CHILE, SOUTHAMERICA
Posted By Rodrigo Marchant Toloza using Facebook Connect at 9:53 AM on December 9, 2011

so stoked. i hope they hit up Canada or Buffalo at least.
Posted By Brandon Cause using Facebook Connect at 9:11 AM on December 9, 2011


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So much for that "last show ever"
Posted By Brandon Cause using Facebook Connect at 9:41 AM on December 9, 2011

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