Their 2012 album New Horizons was produced in October 30, but they released its first single of the same title via iTunes on August 21st and later its music video on September 4th. The song, as described by the band’s bassist Pat seals, was all about the feeling of looking toward the unknown future with hope, which couldn’t be more appropriate to describe the new exciting and challenging changes that were yet to come.

On October 22nd, 2012, the band announced that their long-time lead vocalist Lacey Sturm was stepping down and later replaced by Kristen May – formerly of Vedera. The album was her last and final project as Lacey expressed that with the birth of her son, Jack, and the death of one of the band’s lead audio engineers, Rich Caldwell, that she knew the true meaning of Memento Mori. She explained her departure in the video below:

The album consists of 11 tracks, each having a different edge and rhythm to it that leaves the listener wanting to hear more. The album started with the soft melody of ‘Fire Fire’ then escalated to a more pop-rock of ‘New Horizons’, followed by the edgier ‘Call You Out’ in which the stomping opening verse evolved over time into this aggressive but very calculated track that closes with Sameer using chaotic guitar sounds to sort of burn it to the ground.

Written by: Farah Wahid.
Edited by: NJ Bakr

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