Fuck. I was hoping to make a post tonight about my top 10 albums of 2016, but instead am reporting on some incredibly depressing news. According to Not Like You Records, Dave Franklin of NJ hardcore band Vision has passed away.
Growing up in NJ, Vision was incredibly influential to hardcore there, and to me as well. I’ve been listening to them since I was in high school, and always played them whenever I needed a heavy dose of positivity to this day. One of my favorite bands, while I didn’t know him personally, Dave was always a man who put on incredible live shows, promoted unity, and kept things positive with his message.
I am glad I got to see them once last time less than two months ago and speak with Dave after the show, but this sucks. His music has always been a huge influence on me, and my heart goes out to all of his friends, family and fans.