Antioch Arrow, from San Diego, California, was on the seminal hardcore/emo
label Gravity Records, responsible
for putting San
Diego on the map in the mid-90's as one of the centers of
Antioch Arrow used the fast and chaotic framework of hardcore punk
to create songs that were at
times melodic and at times indiscernible, but almost always curious
and played at breakneck speed. Their calling card was surely their
Vocalist Aaron Montaigne
dramatic and theatrical or whispered or shrieked, his obtuse,
stream-of-consciousness vocal delivery & lyrics forced an
audience to react.
They embarked on 3 different tours within the United States. The
first was a week long tour of the West Coast in the spring of 1993.
The second was a month long tour of the U.S., spanning late June to
Early July 1993. The third and final tour was originally supposed
to be for 6 weeks from early June to late July 1994. However, van
troubles and inter-band conflict ended the tour in early July with
the band canceling many shows across the Northwest. Their last show ever
took place in a truck trailer in Boulder, Colorado around July 6, 1994.
- Aaron Montaigne- Vocals
- Colin Orr- Dean of Discipline, Party Director, and drinker of
- Mac Mann- Bass
- Ron Avila (a.k.a. Ron Anarchy, a.k.a. Maxamillion Avila)-
- Jeff Winterberg- Guitar
- Aaron Richards (a.k.a. Ricards)- Guitar (Richards was later
replaced by Andy Ward of the band Evergreen).
Members went on to form or join: Tarot
, Get Hustle
, Final Conflict
, Crash Worship
, Burlesque Affair
, The Chandeliers
, Coptic Light
, The Red Tyger Church
, Bedtime and
, amongst others.