Staple (band)

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OriginMechanicsburg, Ohio, United States
GenresPost-hardcore, hard rock, alternative rock
Years active2000–2006, 2009–2014
LabelsFlicker Records, Sony BMG
Associated actsDisciple
MembersDarin Kiem
JM Haddix
Bob Miller
Ryan Pattengale
John Carnahan

Staple is a Christian hard rock/post-hardcore group from Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Staple was founded in 2000 when the members met at Rosedale Bible College in Ohio.


The first era (2000-2006)[edit]

Staple released a full-length album and EP independently before signing to Flicker Records in 2004. They released their first debut album, Staple, in 2004, followed by a second, Of Truth and Reconciliation, in 2005.

They toured with Disciple, The Showdown, Kids in the Way, Demon Hunter, Last Tuesday, Dizmas, Stalemate, The 7 Method and Spoken. Their 2005 album, Of Truth and Reconciliation, peaked at No. 49 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.[1]

On May 17, 2006, Staple announced that they would be breaking up at the end of the summer.[1] In May 2006, Staple held a contest for fans to create a last tour T-shirt. The shirt was judged by Staple. Winners received two free admissions to one of the dates on the "Last Crusade" tour, a free copy of the printed shirt that they designed and a copy of Staple's CDs

The second era (2009-2014)[edit]

In February 2009, Darin Keim announced that Staple was reuniting with new members. In May, he announced that a new song called "Eager Hearts" would be put online, with two other songs to be uploaded in successive weeks. A blog was published stating that the two other songs were called "Perfect Dark" and "The Giant Sleeps No More", and that together with "Eager Hearts" these songs would make up The Gatekeeper EP.

The band appears to have broken up.


  • Darin Keim - vocals (2000–2006, 2009–present)
  • Bob Miller - bass guitar ( 2009–present)
  • J.M. Haddix- drums (2009–present) (Sides of the North)
  • Ryan Pattengale - guitar (2009–present) (Red Morning Voyage)
  • John Carnahan - guitar (2009–present) (The Machine)

Former members[edit]

  • Grant Beachy - drums (2000–2005)
  • Brian Miller - guitar (2000–2006)
  • Paul DeLozier - guitar (2005)
  • Josh McNeal - drums (2006)
  • Israel Beachy - bass guitar (2000–2006) (Disciple)
  • Brando Hall - guitar (2009-2009)




Title Year Label
Staple 2002 None (independent)
Staple EP 2003 None (independent)
Staple 2004 Flicker Records
Of Truth and Reconciliation 2005 Flicker Records
The Gatekeeper EP 2009 None (independent)


Year Title Chart positions Album
Hot Christian Songs ChristianRock.Net
2002 "Good Grief" Staple
2004 "Dictatorship Vs. Democracy (DVD)" #5 (#1 ChristianHardrock) Staple
"Fists Afire"
2005 "Sound Of Silence" Of Truth and Reconciliation
"Gavels From Gunbarrels"
2009 "Eager Hearts" The Gatekeeper EP


  1. ^ Billboard,
  • [2] ChristianRock.Net

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