Vertex was a band formed in 1995 featuring singer Stephen Pearcy from (Ratt, Arcade), guitarist Al Pitrelli (Savatage, Megadeth), and drummer Hiro Kuretani. They released a self-titled album in 1996 as well as a single for the track "One Like A Son". All bass parts were played by Pitrelli who also recording Keyboards. They counted with the help of Bob Daisley on a couple of tracks.
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 wasn't on the band's studio recordings. A video for this single was also released. The band's music is categorized as industrial-thrash metal. Stephen Pearcy and Robbie Crane also played together in Ratt.