New Jersey-based hardcore act The Banner has called it a day. The band posted the announcement:

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 fulltime touring lifestyle just isnt for them and I cant blame them.

The message goes on to explain that three of the members will "go back to school" and frontman Joey Southside will be working on his comic book series with My Chemical Romance guitarist, Frank Iero's, Skeleton Crew Publishing. He is also working with a new band called Wolvez.