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Label: Victory Records
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A18 was a hardcore band from Southern California formed in 1998 by hardcore icons Isaac Golub (A Chorus Of Disapproval), Mike Hartsfield (Outspoken) and Steve Larson (Insted). The name is shortened from the actual name Amendment Eighteen which comes from the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Reincarnation, rebirth, zombie apocalypse, or a bad dream? Call it what you want just dont call it regression or imperceptive, because A18 have been called every name in the book and still seem to find the gall to say Fuck you, were plugging in!
Founding members Mike Hartsfield and Isaac Golub formed A18 in the late 90s in a public storage unit in Huntington Beach, on the same streets where they paved the now industrious Southern California Hardcore ethos. Their main focus: To show that the old guys still got it. While all the kids are practicing kung fu dance moves and sharing make up tips, their parents are two-stepping to the geriatric but albeit still pertinent sounds of real So. Cal. Hardcore. Many have walked the road and tasted success, but never were able to fill the shoes.
A18 was well rounded by sturdy and some not so sturdy past members, but the positive and negative seemed to balance each other out. Especially on their last Victory release, 'Dear Furious'. A pounding anthem of personal triumph and tragedy, and knife to the neck of hardcore nay sayers. Three Lps later, various mix matched tours, and inner band strife A18 reemerge. Now fixed with Illinois transplants Matt and Nicholas Lynch and Colin Duckmonton of Evenscore fame, the A18 train seems to continue where it never ended; Still unapologetically straightedge, still adamantly DIY, and still here.
At last count...
Isaac Golub : Vocals
Mike Hartsfield : Guitar
Matt Lynch : Bass
Nicholas Lynch : Guitar
Colin Duckmanton : Drums
History tells us the following were a big/small/huge/tiny part of A18 at one time or another whether they would like to admit it or not...
Isaac Golub (from start to finish)
Mike Hartsfield (from start to finish)
Brian Murray (2002 for about 5 minutes maybe less)
Regis Guerin (2002-2003)
Mytch Parks (2003)
Timm McIntosh (2003)
Chuck Zielke (2004)
Nicholas Lynch (2006)
Dave Patterson (1998)
Dave Itow (1998-2000)
Rich Labbate: (filled in 1 show)
Chris Smith (2000-2002)
Greg Bacon (15 minutes in 2002)
Steve Hertz (2002)
Mike Hartsfield (bass on ForverAfterNothing Midwest tour 2003)
Anthony Tetrow (2002-2003)
Ben Merlis (2003)
Jae Hansel (bass on ForeverAfterNothing U.S. tour 2003)
Tom Stretton (bass on Dear Furious recording) Matt Lynch (2004-2006)
Steve Larson (1998-2002)
Michael 'Popeye' Vogelsang (filled in 1 show)
Kevin Chaffey (15 minutes in 2002)
Tom Stretton (2002-2005)
Colin Duckmanton (2006)
Honorable Mention: Evan Jacobs, Korri Sabatini, Ryan Langley, Kylie Dobbs and Vic Galinda.