Winter Circle began building a fanbase around their blend of vocal harmonies, catchy textured music and two years of constant touring in support of the EP "The Huge and Hopeful". But on the brink of becoming full-time musicians and increasing daily pain vocalist Kevin Dawson was diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis (AVN). The diagnosis of this degenerative bone disease required complete hips replacement. Without insurance his diagnosis and eventual treatment eventually came through charities, personal debt and benefits. Members Kevin Dawson and Andy Hale returned by writing extensively about the turmoil, tragedy, heartbreak and hope they experienced in the uncertain times following the long recovery. The full-length album “Clouds Call to Ground”, EPs “Clouds & Light” and “Deadlights” would be released over the Summer and Fall of 2013 and eventually garner extensive college and terrestrial radio airplay and commercial licensing for numerous television shows from MTV, Oxygen, E!, AMC Television, Showtime, Lifetime, Fox Sports and NASCAR.