Verse is a hardcore band from Providence, RI, United States. Forming in 2003 and going on to emerge in 2004, they have gained recognition for their own brand of passionate modern hardcore, covering issues such as depression, addiction and family decay. They originally split in February 2009 and later reformed in 2011 after a two year hiatus, with Sean Murphy stating that "it just clicked, made sense and is once again a very important part of our lives". They will be releasing an new album in 2012 and a tour will soon follow.
VERSE is: Sean Murphy - Vocals, Eric Lepine - Guitar, Zak Drummond - Guitar, Chris Berg - Bass, Shawn Costa - Beats.
They have released three albums: Rebuild and From Anger And Rage on Rivalry Records, and Aggression on Bridge Nine Records. An EP, Four Songs, was the first material released by Verse.
Before reforming, Verse played their final 3 shows on the nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday May 21-23 2009 in Providence. The Thursday show was held in the singer of Soul Control's basement. The last two shows were played at AS220 in Providence with Shipwreck A.D., I Rise, Product of Waste, Learn, The Body, Soul Control, Wasteland, and Crime In Stereo.
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. 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."