New Brunswick, NJ
Pieced together in the confines of a dark and musty New Brunswick basement in the fall of 1995, Ensign has managed to emerge as one of the area's most prominent and hardworking bands. Always at a pivotal and confrontational point of never exactly being in synch with the changing times around them, Ensign has fought and toured relentlessly, endearing themselves to an ever-increasing following of fans bridging both the punk and hardcore scenes. Too negative for the youth crew kids, too positive for the negative kids, too punk for hardcore and too hardcore for punk, they have found some form of gray area to exist within. There have been countless member changes in the past 16+ years Ensign has been around, however, the pairing of vocalist Tim Shaw and bassist Nathan Voorhees has proven to be the most consistent. With Tim's signature vocal styling and Nathan's continuous songwriting, Ensign has managed to maintain a common thread throughout the years and the changes. These two have constantly strode to take Ensign everywhere possible, both musically and literally. Ensign has shared the stage with the likes of Rancid, Avail, Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Good Riddance, A.F.I., the Suicide Machines, H2O and countless others reaching many a shore and grassy knoll. Ireland, Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia, England, Puerto Rico, Canada and the continental U.S. are all places that Ensign has called home at some point or another for days, weeks and months of touring. To date Ensign has released 3 ep's, 3 albums, 4 split ep's, a punk rock/hardcore covers album and are currently finishing work on a brand new EP entitled "Warning Shots". Continuous musical growth and consistent touring plans ensure that Ensign will be a band on the rise for years to come. Spark the revolution!