After announcing just about two years ago that VERSE would disband, the members regrouped in late 2011 and made the decision to give it another go. The band had their first show back in February at AS220 in Providence, RI, with friends and label mates Defeater and Soul Control, which was wildly received. Upon completion of recording Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace, VERSE hit Groezrock Festival in Belgium, as well as a European tour with Soul Control in July and August. Plans to hit South America, Japan, and Australia are also in the works for later this year. Their forthcoming album, Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace, is some of the band's most realized work to date and is the band's"…most challenging disc to date" (Absolutepunk.net).