By Derek Obregon
CITIES OF ORIGIN: Murrieta.
KINDERED SPIRITS: Foo Fighters, MUSE, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Sum 41 and Stone Temple Pilots.
RECENT RELEASES: Perhaps I Wasn’t Clarified (Sept. 2013).
FREQUENTS: Trevi Lanes (Lake Elsinore).
Ascension is a young and talented band that hopes to rise to new heights with its unique contemporary hard rock. Front man Kyle Hudson and best friend Anthony Necerato started the band after they decided to jam together and found out they had a special connection. Kyle decided to take a shot at vocals, and after playing at some local open mics, they found guitarist Zach Dismukes. He jammed with the band for a couple months before becoming a permanent member. Then, after going through many potential bass players, the band finally found Tim Chafin at Kyle’s local church. When these four guys come together, there is a unique bond that meshes, and the creativity flows. After creating some original songs, the band took its music to the local scene, and people seem to be really excited about what they hear.
How would you describe your sound to someone that’s never heard you before?
We describe our music as a blending of Foo Fighters meets Soundgarden with a hint of Zeppelin, to make a completely original sound of our own.
Would you care to explain the inspiration for the Perhaps I Wasn’t Clarified E.P.?
The band has been inspired to make original music that is positive, yet hits home for many people, because it seems like today’s current music is taking a turn for the worst. We want to show people that not all young adults have an immature stance on life, and some of us actually realize how crappy this world is becoming.
What are your goals for the band?
Our goal is to move on to bigger and better shows so we can spread our music and message to the world. We would like to make a living off playing music/doing what we love.
What was the BAND WARS in Temecula experience like and how did it go?
The BAND WARS experience was great. We were able to perform with many other great local bands, and we were also fortunate enough to take home first place. We were awarded cash, studio time and other prizes.
What venues do you love to play in the IE? Do you have any upcoming shows?
So far our favorite venue in the IE has been at the Storm Stadium for the Lake Elsinore Grand Prix. We have upcoming [shows] at Trevi Lanes [in] Lake Elsinore on Dec. 13 and 14. Tickets are $5 for both days, and the venue is all ages.
What about the IE intrigues you?
The IE intrigues us, because there are many small venues and events that support local music. Once you come together as a band in these parts, it’s really easy to get some good public exposure to test your music and get people’s reactions/constructive criticism.