Eighteen Visions, also known as 18V, was formed in 1996 by James Hart and Ken Floyd. Eighteen Vision’s Ken Floyd used to play drums for the band then. Hart and Floyd are the only members of Eighteen Visions from the original line-up who still plays in the band. Former band members include Brandan Schieppati, who used to play guitars for Eighteen Visions and now sings for Bleeding Through; Javier Van Huss, who used to be in charge of the bass guitar; Dave Peters, who used to be 18V’s guitarist and now the vocalist of Throwdown; and Jason “Edgemeister” Shrout, who used to play the drums for 18V and is now the drummer for Nervous Wreck.
Eighteen Visions already released seven albums since the band formed in 1996. Eighteen Visions released their debut album Lifeless EP in 1997 under Life Sentence Records. Eighteen Visions’ sophomore album was released two years later called Yesterday is Time Killed which was released under Cedargate Records. Yesterday is Time Killed was followed by Eighteen Visions’ second full-length album Until the Ink Runs Out. Until the Ink Runs Out was initially releasedunder Good Life Recording and was re-released by Trustkill Records. Eighteen Visions’ Until the Ink Runs Out isa 9-track album which was released on the 8th of August, 2000.
Eighteen Visions then released their compilation The Best of Eighteen Visions on the 13th of June, 2001. The compilation featured songs from Lifeless EP and the full-length album Yesterday is Time Killed. The Best of Eighteen Visions also featured a then unreleased single which was composed during the time of recording. The Best of Eighteen Visions is an11-track album and was produced by Forrest and released under Trustkill Records.
Eighteen Visions then released their third full-length album Vanity on the 13th of August, 2002. Vanity was produced by Greg Koller and was released under Trustkill records. Eighteen Visions’ Vanity is a 13-track album.