A History of the Band
Eighteen Visions was a metalcore band from Orange County, California, United States, formed in 1995. The band enjoyed a large underground following in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They were signed to Epic Records in 2000 and released their major label debut album Until the Ink Runs Out in 2001. The band broke up in 2007, but reunited in 2014 and released their final album, XVIII, in 2018.
Eighteen Visions was formed in1995 in Orange County, California by guitarist Keith Barney and bassist James Hart. The band’s early lineup also included vocalist Trevor Friedrich, drummer Brett Rasmussen, and second guitarist Steve Torche. The band’s first release was a self-titled 7-inch EP, which was followed by their debut full-length album, Last Rights, in 1997.
In 1998, the band signed with Skene! Records and released their second album, Vanity, which was produced by Ross Robinson. The album’s success led to the band signing with Epic Records in 2000. The band’s third album, Until the Ink Runs Out, was released in 2001 and was produced by Dave Fortman. The album’s single, «Liar in the Glass», received heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball.
The band’s fourth album, Obsession, was released in 2004 and was the band’s first album to be produced by Josh Wilbur. The album’s lead single, «We’re Only Gonna Die», was a cover of the Bad Religion song of the same name. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
The band’s fifth and final album, XVIII, was released in 2007 and was again produced by Josh Wilbur. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Following the album’s release, the band announced their breakup.
In 2014, the band announced they were reuniting and would be playing at the Orange County Fair. The band’s reunion show took place on July 12, 2014, and was followed by a short tour of the United States.
On May 18, 2018, the band announced that they would be releasing their final album, XVIII, on July 27, 2018. The album was produced by Josh Wilbur and was mixed by Andy Wallace. It was the band’s first album in 11 years.
On October 5, 2018, the band announced that they would be breaking up for a second time.
- Keith Barney – guitar, vocals (1995-2007, 2014-2018)
- James Hart – bass, vocals (1995-2007, 2014-2018)
- Trevor Friedrich – vocals (1995-1998)
- Brett Rasmussen – drums (1995-1998)
- Steve Torche – guitar (1995-1998)
- Ken Floyd – vocals (1998-2007, 2014-2018)
- Brandon Saller – drums, vocals (1998-2007, 2014-2018)
- Dave Peters – guitar (1998-2007, 2014-2018)