Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder
Left to right: Mike Fleischmann (bass), Mike Kennedy (guitar), Tim Williams (vocals), Matt Baumbach (guitar), Brendon Cohen (drums) - May 15, 2008
|Years active||1992–2002, 2006, 2008–present|
|Past members||Matt Baumbach|
Vision of Disorder is an American
Guitarists Matt Baumbach and Mike Kennedy formed the band in 1992 with vocalist/lyricist Tim Williams, drummer Brendon Cohen, and bassist Mike Fleischmann. Vision of Disorder released a series of demos and contributed to several compilations before releasing the
The band signed with
Vision of Disorder's second album,
Three years ago we were on Roadrunner and Imprint had just come out maybe two, three months ago and they weren't pushing us or doing anything...Roadrunner said "We're yanking your tour support, come home and make another record". But we wanted to go out and support Imprint and just felt insulted that they said that. So we said "Something is going on here, we're getting the fuck off of this label"...We want[ed] to go back to being a hardcore band and playing weekends and they tried to offer us money and a better deal but we were like "Nope, see you".
After the label strife, Vision of Disorder kept a relatively low profile. However, they eventually returned in 1999 with
In 2001, Vision of Disorder released
The songwriting is much more stuck to the classic boundaries of songwriting as far as a verse and chorus. Before we had no respect for songwriting and that was our style and we liked that. But now we are getting older and we want to be able to make music that you can just sit back hit play and listen to it.
Reportedly frustrated by the lack of support from TVT, Vision of Disorder went on extended hiatus and eventually disbanded. Williams and Kennedy formed the band
Vision of Disorder reunited briefly in order to play three songs during a show with Bloodsimple and Karnov. The band played several one-off shows and shot footage for a DVD before formally reuniting in October 2008. Williams described the material for the reunion album as similar to Imprint. While the album was ultimately delayed several times, in July 2011, the first single, "The Enemy", was released on
Around this time Matt Baumbach left the band, and former Mind Over Matter/dayinthelife guitarist Josh Demarco took his place in the line-up. VOD's next album was released on November 27, 2015, 'Razed To The Ground', via