Ecstatic Vision

Ecstatic Vision Opening for Creepoid at Underground Arts Oct. 23

If the idea of heart-pounding, trance-inducing, raucous rock that temporarily encases listeners in an alternative sonic dimension is the remedy you’ve been looking for, Ecstatic Vision is serving it up at Underground Arts tonight. The band recently signed to Relapse Records, and has plans for releasing its debut early next year. With extended, heavy vibes filled with sweaty fuzzed guitars, relentless backend and scorcher-inspired vocals, be prepared to be sucked in. However, you’ll want to be at UA all night anyway with a lineup that includes the soothing cosmic navigation of neo-psych outfit Drone Ranger, whom are consistently changing speeds as they traverse farther out. Then, there’s Ruby The Hatchet, whose rough-edge 70’s hard rock sound, isn’t so much a throw back but rather a timeless tradition with its interlocked thick, rolling groove and guitar lines that take that step ahead, letting the flames emerge bigger, all while Jillian Taylor’s vocals provide a calming fervor. All this will set the stage for the earthy noise-rock of Creepoid that seeps into your pores and finds a home there. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

Ecstatic Vision & Serpent Throne Co-headline at KFN July 22

Tonight’s Kung Fu Necktie lineup will allow you to unleash your inner beast. Co-headlined by the heavy-rock artillery of locals Ecstatic Vision and Serpent Throne, whom respectively drip with raunchy guitars and intense decibel levels. Ecstatic Vision collectively piece together a living-breathing psychedelic atmosphere that jars the senses with its all-encompassing combination of pounding spaced-out preaching vocals and searing guitar, linking to generate energy rather than overcrowding and suffocating the room. Serpent Throne fuse dual guitar leads, slick extended solos that one up via the space created by a steady pumping back end that lays the foundation for their explosive outbursts. It could be considered a throwback to the unrelenting guitar gods of yesteryear exploring the indulgent while exhibiting finesse and control. Gloomy Chicago rock outfit Mount Salem should fit nicely on this bill, which will be opened by a new local act, containing members of Far-Out Fangtooth & Gondola, called Ancient Creature. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $5, 21+ - Michael Colavita

New Track: "Astral Plane" (Demo) - Ecstatic Vision

We caught Ecstatic Vision's opening set at Johnny Brenda's for Creepoid's record release show. Featuring ex-A Life Once Lost guitarist Doug Sabolick and drummer Jordan Crouse with Michael Connor on bass, the power trio demonstrated that they are seasoned and not afraid to go for it on stage, tearing through the silence of the room with their brand of heavy psych rock akin to groups like Amon Duul and Hawkwind. Below is a sampling, "Astral Plane," from a demo that they shared towards the end of last year. Their debut record Sonic Praise is currently slated for release in November.

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