Vertex was a band formed in 1995 featuring singer Stephen Pearcy (Ratt, Arcade, Vicious Delite, Nitronic), guitarist Al Pitrelli (Danger Danger, Hotshot, Alice Cooper, Asia, Savatage, Megadeth, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and drummer Hiro Kuretani (WXXI, later Trancentral Station).
They released a self-titled album in 1996 as well as a single for the track "One Like a Son". A video for this single was also released. All bass parts were played by Pitrelli, who also recorded keyboards. Bob Daisley played bass on tracks "Time and Time" and "Ain't Gonna Be".
Kuretani, who had met Stephen Pearcy at a gig where he opened for Stephen's band Arcade. Bassist Robbie Crane was a touring bassist for Vertex, but was not on the band's album. The band's music is categorized as industrial rock.
Stephen Pearcy and Robbie Crane are currently playing together in Ratt. Hiro Kuretani went on to become an electronic music (progressive breaks) producer.
Stephen Pearcy - Lead vocals,
Al Pitrelli - Guitars, bass guitar, keyboards,
Hiro Kuretani - Drums,
Robbie Crane - Bass guitar (touring only)