In 2004, Pillar released their next album Where Do We Go from Here. Where Do We Go from Here was as an instant hit among Christian rock fans everywhere, capturing #1 on sales in the genre for weeks. The album featured multiple hits, including "Bring Me Down", and, "Frontline" which topped the charts for months. Not only did Christian shows and stations play "Bring Me Down", it was requested heavily on secular stations as well.
Pillar released an EP called Nothing Comes for Free in June 2006. It featured 3 new songs (including "Everything") and 4 live tracks. The other two new songs, "Our Escape" and "Dangerous", are not available on their following album, The Reckoning. The EP was only available at live shows and at their webstore. A limited number of copies (10,000) were created.
Pillar then recorded their fourth album, The Reckoning, in early 2006. Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., We as Human, 10 Years, Disciple) produced the new album, as he produced all of their previous albums, and it was released on October 3, 2006. In support of The Reckoning, Pillar embarked on "The Days of the Reckoning Tour" throughout October and November of 2006. Other Christian bands on the tour included Day of Fire, The Showdown (band), and Decyfer Down. The Reckoning received a Grammy Award nomination December 6, 2007 for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. This was the first Grammy nomination that Pillar has ever received.
Pillar recently helped Eowyn record her latest album "Silent Screams" with Beckley contributing vocals to the title track and Henson and Estelle also playing on the album. Pillar toured on the SHOUTfest tour with After Edmund and various other artists from September to November 2007. They also had a tour for For the Love of the Game from February to April 2008, with Brooke Barrettsmith, Wavorly, and Building 429.
In the fall of 2008, Pillar embarked on the For The Love of The Fan Tour, which enabled the fans to decide their own ticket price for the show. The tour lasted for three weeks and ended on September 26, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. Lester announced the For The Love of The Fan Tour would be his last tour with Pillar. Kalel was not seen playing bass for Pillar, but was being filled in by the bass player of Addison Road, one of the bands on the tour. Later, Kalel announced on his myspace page that he was no longer in Pillar because of his involvement with helping indie Christian bands such as One Minute Halo as well as Lester leaving the band. Kalel also stated that he wanted to be at home with his wife and two children.
As of October 4, 2008, Rob Beckley and Noah Henson are the only original members of Pillar from the Fireproof era and will continue on with new band members. As of this time, the new band members have not yet been announced.
|2000||Original Superman||Shadrach Records|
|2004||Where Do We Go from Here||Flicker Records|
|2006||The Reckoning||Flicker Records|
|2008||For the Love of the Game||Essential Records|
|2003||Broken Down: The EP||Flicker Records|
|2006||Nothing Comes for Free||Flicker Records|
|2000||"Open Your Eyes"||Above|
|2002||"Further from Myself"||Fireproof|
|2004||"Bring Me Down"||Where Do We Go from Here|
|2004||"Frontline"||Where Do We Go from Here|
|2006||"When Tomorrow Comes"||The Reckoning|
|2008||"For the Love of the Game"||For the Love of the Game|