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Ecstatic Vision

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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