Vendetta Red

Vendetta Red

In 1998, Erik Chapman, Joseph Childres, Justin Cronk, Zach Davidson, and Mike Vermillion formed Vendetta Red. The mid-'90s grunge reign was their primary inspiration, as was the emo-derived urgency of Sunny Day Real Estate. In 1999, Vendetta Red self-released the 6 Kisses a Blatant Reminder of Why We Are Alive EP and toured the West Coast. A year later, they issued their debut album, Blackout Analysis; White Knuckled Substance appeared in October 2001 and was well received on local radio. Epic Records was impressed by the band's ambition and offered... more