The Third Horizon
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The Third Horizon

Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States

Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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Despite a modest turnout, last Friday’s Banneroo show was an incredible entertainment event for those who attended.

While headliner-to-be Breathing Underwater was unable to perform due to a last minute injury to its drummer, Fenton band KKTO stepped into the lineup and performed admirably with such short notice.

KKTO follwed up Oracle, who opened up the show with a great set that featured fantastic music and some small-scale fog machine thematics. The Death Tongues took the stage after KKTO, and reminded show attendees that rock and roll is not only about rebellion, but also perhaps about “Star Wars, wookies, and whatnot.”

The Artisans finished out the show with an electric set that was sure to keep dozens of ears ringing in the hours that followed.
- Chris Machielse/Bobcat Banner


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It’s not always easy being in a band. Many people have this ideology that artists drive around the country in big buses getting their fame handed to them. This is not true. The Third Horizon has gone through a lot to get to where they are today. Driving two and a half hours to a show the band realized when they got there they had a crowd of about eight people, six of which were in the other band they were playing with. Though this would get many people down the band took this as an opportunity to grow and learn from the experience and not give up. They stayed optimistic through it all.
In the fall of 2006 the seed for The Third Horizon was planted when brothers Matthew( rhythm guitar) and Johnathan(vocals) Belanger teamed with longtime friend Brian Mills(guitar) to form predecessor “Oracle”. The music was about overcoming the challenges the members were facing at the time through their strong Christian faith. The early music was oftentimes disjointed and raw but their desire to deliver their strong message was always evident. Although the group covered a variety of popular Christian artists their main focus was always to get their own message out through original works.
Even as their own musical abilities grew and matured, the group realized the need to round out the sound with additional members and began the search. In the summer of 2007 at a youth Jamboree the group met Collin Friday who played piano and was looking to join a group and share his faith as well. In January, 2008, John Mira joined the group on bass and lead vocalist. With new tools and talent the group set out to share their music with newfound confidence for success. From the neighborhood school children who gathered to listen to their weekly jam sessions, to their friends and fellow youth group members at Holy Family in Grand Blanc to sparring with other local acts at an area battle of the bands competition, the group continued to look for every opportunity to reach out to others. In July, 2008 the group auditioned Tyler Kahn who joined the group as lead guitarist. Kahn’s skills exceeded all of bands expectations and the band hand finally found their desired sound.
In late 2009 the members of “Oracle” felt that the music that they were playing was not what they originally intended in forming the band. The music was moving towards the secular stream of thought, and the members of the band thought a change was needed. They sat down and had a discussion where the band was headed, and the way it needed to go. It was decided that the five original members, in addition to drummer Gregg McDougall, would create a band with a powerful christian message called "The Third Horizon." With McDougall on drums, it was Brian's decision to take the position as a guitarist in the band. Not only did the decision to create "The Third Horizon" allow for a more direct approach to spreading the word of God, but it also allowed for the original band, "Oracle," to still exist. Drummer/Guitarist, Brian Mills, said "Now that we have two avenues to praise the lord, we can reach a much wider audience and that is what its all about." "The Third Horizon" is coming at you and it would take a train to stop them.