Formed in 2006, the band self released an EP. Word of guitarist Aaron Smith's producing talents began to spread throughout Seattle, attracting the attention of Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis. Loomis started working with Smith on various projects and passed some of the band's newest material to his contact at Century Media Records. Struck by the originality and proficiency of the songs, Century Media soon signed the band for North American and Basick Records signed them for Europe and got them working on their debut album. 2012 will not only see the dawning of Throes of Absolution but also promises much touring.