Cassino became official in August 2005. The group consists of two songwriters that have been making music together for the past decade. When Northstar ended in early 2005 the primary songwriters, Nick Torres and Tyler Odom, moved on and in a new direction. Time passed and the southern region from which they hail shaped the new sound that is Cassino; like someone finally feeling comfortable in their own skin. The group is currently set to self-release their debut LP, Sounds of Salvation, on March 29th, 2007.