Certain personal conflicts became too much for Steve Olds, and he left the band in June, 2002.
The others wished him all the best, and regretfully began the process of auditioning a new vocalist. Along the way, Sam
wanted to audition second guitarists as well, to give the band's sound more depth and flexibility.
In spite of several disappointments, they eventually stumbled upon a young man with a throat that made their
jaws drop. After two brief auditions, Turley Harvick quickly became a strong addition to the line-up. Along the way, former
Vagrant manager D.J. Rimes passed the test as the new second guitarist, and they began a heavy schedule of
practice sessions to bring the new members up to speed, while honing a handful of newer songs.
After a few warm-up shows back at The Stagger Inn and a surprise appearance at Rowland's annual
Halloween party, the guys again dove head-first into a string of new gigs. At the same time, they began working more
seriously on updating and completing various studio recordings in preparation for their first full-length release.
The band was ready to take control of the local scene and give the music world a good shot in the arm.