After 3 different names, 146 unfinished songs, 6 years of planning, and 18 different members, the Christian rock outfit Down2Earth finally came to life in Addison, Texas in the summer of 2013. Founded by Joey Tkach, the lead guitarist and vocalist of the group, this young high school-aged band created two distinct styles for itself: a fast-paced, hardcore-inspired powercore based on the works of Children of Bodom and Dragonforce; and a melodic, powerful rock gospel style based on Daughtry, the Rend Collective, and RED. The band's ever-changing lineup began with Joey Tkach, Preston White and Andrew Mcbride on rhythm guitar, James Tolson on drums, Bryce Couch on saxophone, Alex Rader on violin, Emily Callison, Ellie Buchanan, and Hayden Foster as female vocals, and Christopher Fox on keyboard as UpLink. Bryce, Preston, Andrew, and the girls quit before long, and were replaced by Travis Ehringer on guitar and Daniel Rodriguez on bass, changing their name to The Finite. However, the band fell apart only four practices later, leaving Joey and Alex as the only two members remaining. Soon, the newly reborn Down 2 Earth acquired Tim Shepherd on drums and Preston Childress on keyboard. This rebirth also led to the birth of powercore, a fast, melodic metalcore that directly originates from Dragonforce's music off of the hit album Ultra Beatdown. Down 2 Earth's first album, Shine A Light, has been announced for 2014, and Limitless should be complete soon after. Recent experimentation with dubstep and electronica may also begin springing singles such as Chernobyl, released 4-12-13. Further experimentation with alternative rock has altered the full style of the band even further.