NewsDecember 21, 2023 1:46 PM ET3,806 views

Eighteen Visions add Day Of Contempt bassist Dan Smith to line up

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Orange County metalcore outfit, Eighteen Visions, has introduced bassist Dan Smith, formerly of the Australian hardcore band Day Of Contempt, into their lineup. Smith made his debut with the band during a performance at For The Children in Los Angeles over the weekend. This occasion marked Eighteen Visions' first live performance with a bassist since 2007.

A statement from the group read as follows:

This last Sunday we played For The Children in LA. A toy drive run by SOS Booking and the local hardcore community. What a beautiful thing.

This show was extra special for us. It's the first time we've played with a live bassist since 2007 with the legendary MickDeth.

We had been discussing since last summer the idea of a bassist but it had to be perfect. We've always felt Dan Smith would be a great fit if and when we ever wanted to go down that road. Well, here we are. We've known Dan for well over 20 years. 18V as well as Throwdown have played countless shows with Dan's previous bands, mainly Day of Contempt. New vibe for us moving forward and it's a a great one.

Keith Barney
James Hart
Josh James
Matt Horwitz
Dan Smith


Eighteen Visions recently self-released Purgatorio, the second installment of a concept EP trilogy inspired by Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. You can buy Purgatorio in limited vinyl, digi-pak CD, and cassette formats exclusively from Lambgoat Records, here.

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