Insight

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In 1989, after releasing and spreading demos on cassette, INSIGHT released their first 7 inch, Standing Strong, then signing to a newly formed label called Victory Records who released another 7 inch, What Will It Take (1990), in addition to appearing on several compilation albums. Their passionate lyrics of drug-free ethics and animal rights consciousness set the stage for other bands to come. The extremities INSIGHT sought back in their early days has turned into an essential element of the bands current existence. “Reflection, the title definitely says it all,” laments vocalist Mark Starr. “This album is a retrospect and a reflection to the history of INSIGHT. Most of those songs were written when we were teenagers back in the 80’s and still have meaning for those who supported us back then.” In 2019 the band penned four new songs, edging a more political stance. Starr adds, “The whole purpose of INSIGHT was to bring people together with positivity and strength. It’s a cliché but isn’t music about having a good time and getting what you can out of it?” “Although this is a retrospective, but with our four new songs I hope it’s clear about how we feel about the current administration. I am very opposed to what is happening with our government but it’s safe to say most have felt that way for years. I also encourage living a meat free cruelty free life style.” “We decided to pick four tracks from old songs that we never got the chance to record, admits guitarist James Holder. “ We reworked the music and decided to write lyrics that seemed relevant to what's happening around us today. We also recorded 4 new tracks because we want people to know how important it was for us to return to Victory Records as the exact same band members as 1989. We’ve remained friends for 30 years and still play music together.”

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