Regis Guerin - Guitar
Tom Stretton - Drums
Anthony Tetrow - Bass
Isaac Golub - Vocals
Michael Harstfield - Guitar
In times of dark, a tool was needed to plow and divide, to supply and stock. Such is the case of the A18 device, a dangerously methodical, brutally churning weapon. Hand-made and forged in a fire feverishly lit by the clench of contempt. Fueled by disgust, powered by honesty, and producing a product known as Conviction, this A18 revolutionized modern revolution. A18 has been subject to scrutiny and in many cases the martyr of a dying breed known as "The X Class." Left to corrode in many factories, neglected and forgotten, the components never dried or became void of its intended fury.
Years can be hard on a machine of conviction and to weather a storm the size of forever, the walls must be stern. In any normal situation when set against varying degrees of climate, cogs begin to rust, the gears cease, paint cracks, and fortification crumbles. But in the case of this Engine, components flow freely, well oiled and steadfast against any element bent on decay.
Trapped in a storm of disgust, the factory reject, A18 is now transplanting elegant beauty to primal brutality. Evolving beyond mere moving parts, and above control, the machine now rules the man. Southern Californias A18 (aka AMENDMENT 18) stands together, with their convictions firmly entrenched. Featuring founding members of legendary Southern California straight edge hardcore bands, OUTSPOKEN, INSTED and CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL. A18 is ready to show the world that Southern California is not just about pop punk.
A18 has taken everything that made late 1980s hardcore special and added new depth to it. Each song is a testament to a life long struggle of personal growth and self-acceptance. Always focusing their own trials and tribulations to on creating a positive outlet for their pain, the message of A18 is not to wallow, but to face your problems head on and never give in to obstacles.
Within any movement, a goal must be set and only through steadfast conviction, can it be attained. A18s message is not new, but their approach will breath life into a cause thought dead. Five individuals bound together to collectively strive towards their vision of a substance free world. A18s means is particularly refreshing in this musical climate, so noticeably void of any message or commitment. The stage has been set for a new generation to rise up against the ambivalence that has invaded the underground.