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Sometime, in mid 2008, Newell and Steve shared beers and discussed entering back into music after a 3 year hiatus from various projects. What seemed like two years of mindless drunken babble was given merit in late 2010 with the addition of Drew and AJ. The first practice yielded two of the 8 songs that make up the first EP that was to be released in June 2011. Although very pleased, there was a certain energy that was missing. Not soon after, Mario was invited to join and thus gave way the line up known today. “This is not the music most would expect me to play; however, the one major thing this band possesses is a profound sense of camaraderie and musical awareness that can be rivaled by little to none.” Mario Maynor. With a sense of pride and urgency, City of Vain pushes hard to do what all bands set out to do initially… “We do it for love of music and friends alike. We wear our hearts on our sleeves and truly enjoy any opportunity to play for all, but most importantly the ones who have been there through thick and thin.” COV.