Winds of Promise was formed in 2017 in Orange County, CA when ex-UNITY bandmates guitarist Joe D. Foster and drummer Patrick Longrie began writing and rehearsing songs together for the first time in over 30 years. Originally the two planned on just jamming for fun in Longrie's garage. However, they both loved what they were creating so decided to fill out the lineup and become an active band. Foster recruited Mike Kenyon to play bass and the band then asked longtime friend, and original IGNITE vocalist Joe Nelson to man the mic. After hearing a practice tape of the songs, Nelson was instantly in citing 'Foster's best work since Call On My Brothers (IGNITE's debut album) or maybe ever.' Winds of Promise also marks the first time Longrie has been behind the kit since his last band UNIFORM CHOICE played in 1989. While the music sounds fresh, energetic, progressive and powerful, with a lot of breaks and singalong melodies, callbacks and influences to classic hardcore bands such as FUGAZI, EMBRACE, DAG NASTY and RITES OF SPRING can be heard in their songs too. The sound can be described as a perfect blend of mid '80s Dischord Hardcore and the O.C. Hardcore in the same vein as the music that started them on this path (UNITY, UNIFORM CHOICE, IGNITE, TRIGGERMAN, SPEAK 714, THE KILLING FLAME, BLOOD DAYS, LASTLIGHT).