a Epitaph Records: Vision

Dave Franklin Vocals, Backing Vocals 

Paul Famula Guitar, Backing Vocals 

Todd Hamilton Bass, Backing Vocals 

Pete Tabbot Guitar, Backing Vocals 

Matt Riga Drums, Backing Vocals 

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You're in the middle of Anytown, USA, shoulder to shoulder with the restless masses in some steaming club that's definitely breaking every occupancy rule in the local fire code. Around 11 p.m., five otherwise anonymous idiots grab their instruments and stumble onto the undersized stage. With the first power chord, the crowd goes into frenzy, flailing arms and diving off the stage in a state of chaos unseen in these parts of Middle America. By night's end, the band is spent, the crowd is battered but ecstatic, and the local police have donned their riot gear.

Vision has converted the masses in this tradition virtually every weekend for the last 12 years. Whether playing for 2,500 in New York or 150 in Toledo, Vision offers its brand of high-energy hardcore punk and raises a stiff middle finger to the passing bandwagon. With more than a decade of fat riffs, melodic hooks, in-your-face vocals and introspective lyrics under their belt, Vision are one of the few bands that consistently churn out kick-ass tuneage with zero regard for mall culture, stereotypes or pop icon wannabe bullshit.

Though the band has performed with countless national acts in the U.S. and Europe, Vision has for years been a headlining attraction itself. Voted one of the 10 Best Live Bands by Thrasher magazine, Vision continues to play to a growing legion of enthusiastic fans. With last year's addition of Todd Hamilton, formerly of NY hardcore legends Warzone, the pieces are in place and the juggernaut has been launched.

Despite the convenience of industry trend and million-selling punk bands, Vision refuses to be pigeonholed into one musical genre or another. Drawing its sound primarily from late 70's/early 80's hardcore and punk, Vision inc...



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