Jason Ourso - Vocals
Rusty Laughlin - Guitar
Randall Stephens - Bass
Jon Maher - Drums
Quarantine started about 1997. Two years later in March of 1999, "Decay" was recorded. Quarantine became KNEVER around the year 2000. What became of Knever did not come from just one source, it came from almost two different worlds which came together making a strange but tight/heavy style. Around 1996 the knever's singer Jason Ourso had helped form a band called No Sane Ways(formerly Decent). After playing shows around the Baton Rouge area for almost two years Corey Tisdale (Bass) left the band to go to school out of town. The band struggled for a while until Jason suggested bringing in Aaron Bordelon, a bass player and long time good Friend. After almost a year with no progress, problems in the band resulted in both Aaron and Jason leaving No Sane Ways.
Simultaneously to the story above guitar player Rusty Laughlin was trying to start a band of his own. One of Rusty's friends was a guy by the name of Jamie Copeland who was a large fan of metal. Jamie played guitar a little himself and jammed on occasion with his cousin Jon Maher. Jamie saw great talent in both so he decided to hook them up. Rusty and Jon soon recruited both Randall Stephens (Bass) and Jacob Miller (Vocals). The band called themselves Quarantine. Problems ranging from both attitude issues and musical differences became apparent between Jacob Miller and the band. It was time to find another singer who could fill the gap Miller had made. Months later Jason from No Sane Ways came to practice to jam. Things went well so Jason joined Quarantine in 98'.
Almost a year and a half later bassist Randall Stephens went through personal religious changes which put a distance between him and the band so he left. Randall came back a few months later but things where never the same so he left and again Quarantine was without a bass player. Aaron Bordelon had joined the Marines but desperately hated it and wanted to come home. After a long time, Aaron was released on an honorable discharge. Jason had kept in touch with Aaron and asked him if when he came home would he be interested in playing music again.
When he returned home he began jamming with Quarantine things where going well so he joined the band. Since then Quarantine changed their name to Knever for many reasons, one being that bringing in two completely different musicians changed the bands sound drastically( but for the better).
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