Heavy psych freaks ECSTATIC VISION share « Under The Influence » album in full ; out May 4th on HPS Records.

Philadelphia psyched-out freaks ECSTATIC VISION are premiering their mind-blowing ’70s cover album « Under The Influence » in its entirety before its release this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

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ECSTATIC VISION unleash « Under The Influence », a collection of six raw, fuzzy, psychedelic slabs of cosmic rock. « Under The Influence » sees the band covering tracks by some of their biggest influences: the primitive stoner doom sounds that came out of Zambia in the early/mid 70s that is known as Zam Rock, the godfathers of space rock Hawkwind and the early kings of Detroit rock’n’ roll MC5, all delivered with ECSTATIC VISION’s signature bone-crushing, blown-out in-all-the-right-ways recording style.


1. Troublemaker (originally by Chrissy Zebby Tembo and the Ngozi Family)
2. The Bad Will Die (originally by Keith Mlevhu)
3. History Of Man (originally by Amanaz)
4. Born To Go (originally by Hawkwind)
5. Master Of The Universe (originally by Hawkwind)
6. Come Together (originally by the MC5)

« Under The Influence » will be released as Limited Transparent Splatter Black/Red/Green vinyl, Black vinyl, CD and digital.

ECSTATIC VISION « Under The Influence »
Out May 4th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records
Pre-orders vinyl and CD here

ECSTATIC VISION introduced their brand of heavy primal psych influenced by groups like Hawkwind, Aphrodites Child, Olatunji, Can and early Amon Duul ll in late 2013. Formed in Philadelphia to primarily “play what they wanted to hear”, the band quickly rose to those in the know as a force to be reckoned with. ECSTATIC VISION signed to Relapse Records on the power of a demo and their psychedelic, freakout, primal live shows. Their debut LP « Sonic Praise » saw a release in June 2015, during this time the band toured the US with prestigious acts such as Enslaved, YOB, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, in addition to numerous shows with the likes of Earthless, Red Fang or Acid King. This was followed by a European run that saw them perform at legendary Roadburn Festival, as well as dates with Bang, Pentagram, and more.

In April 2017, ECSTATIC VISION returned with their second LP « Raw Rock Fury », an even more tripped out showcasing of the band’s raucous mix of troglodyte Detroit rock grooves, soothing Krautian motoric sounds, filthy Beefheartian blues and Hawkwindian primal world heavy psych. The addition of multi-instrumentalist Kevin Nickles (saxophone/flute/guitar) has helped the band reach beyond the void, and further create a sense of auditory hallucination with « Raw Rock Fury », one of the dirtiest sounding recordings since MC5’s « Kick Out the Jams ». Headlining tours of the USA and Europe followed and saw the band share the stage with John Garcia, Dead Meadow, Bongzilla and the Cosmic Dead, plus a blistering headlining slot on one of Desertfest Berlin’s stages.  

In 2018, the band returns with « Under The Influence » on Italian label Heavy Psych Sounds. « Under The Influence » is their take on some of their favorite songs by some of their biggest influences ranging from Zam Rock to the kings of early psychedelia and Detroit rock.

Doug Sabolik – guitar, organ, vocals
Michael Field Connor – bass
Kevin Nickles – saxophone, flute, guitar
Ricky Kulp – drums
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