Sci-Fi Thrash Demons VEKTOR Announce Massive US Tour

July 25th, 2012
by EvilG

The future of thrash is here – and it’s coming straight for your throat!

Sci-fi thrash overlords VEKTOR have announced dates for a North American campaign later this summer. Formed in 2002 and currently based in Philadelphia, PA after packing up and heading east from their Phoenix, AZ hometown, this young but deadly quartet have already received heaps of praise and admiration for their head-spinning, technically-demanding, space-age thrash metal assault. Their insanely unique mega-thrash compositions portray the future as a bleak, barren wasteland that has been destroyed by greed, power, corruption, hate, violence, ignorance, and control – a questioning of existence, reality, minds, and souls. The future is black.

After self-releasing the Demolition demo in 2006 and Hunger For Violence the next year, as well as a slew of regional performances (often alongside the likes of TESTAMENT, HIRAX, ICED EARTH, and MUNICIPAL WASTE), VEKTOR unleashed their debut LP, Black Future, and hit the road with Heavy Artillery labelmates EXMORTUS. 2011 saw their return to wax – and to the open road- as the critically acclaimed Outer Isolation record dropped like a neutron bomb. As NPR noted, “VEKTOR finds a way to embrace the past while also carving out an original niche: The young Arizona band combines thrash with elements of black metal and progressive rock. The resulting blend is fast, detailed, incredibly melodic and unexpectedly inventive…The band’s music never comes across as difficult, but it maintains a high level of skill throughout. That’s not an easy card to play, but it’s one of many challenges VEKTOR conquers on its way to updating the thrash-metal blueprint.”

Metal Review raved, “The amount of strengths fighting for the Outer Isolation spotlight are actually a bit staggering when sponged up entirely in one sitting! This band’s speedy execution is ridiculously precise — stormily accurate jackhammer drumming bounces off the reactor walls alongside perfectly matched nuclear riffing with explosive results…Vektor is much more than a new band simply paying homage to legends past; these guys have taken what can be learned from the originators and are using it to blaze a new path, and Outer Isolation is bulldozing the trail, while Sputnik Music decreed that their most recent release “is a more-than-worthy addition to Vektor’s impressive catalogue, and cements the band’s place at the forefront of the thrash revival.”

VEKTOR are coming. To resist is to be destroyed!



VEKTOR US TOURDATES

Friday 8/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/Rumplestiltskin Grinder, Hessian

Sunday 8/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Monday 8/13 – Burlington VT @ Nectars w/Vaporizer, Boil the Whore
Tuesday 8/14 – Buffalo, NY @ TBA
Wednesday 8/15 – Hamilton, ON @ Mountain Theatre
Thursday 8/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Friday 8/17 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz
Saturday 8/18 – Lansing, MI @ Blackened Moon Concert Hall
Sunday 8/19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Monday 8/20 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird w/Black Fast, Terra Caput Mundi
Tuesday 8/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/Hellevate, Alsatia, Meatshank
Wednesday 8/22 – Lincoln, NE @ Zoo Bar
Thursday 8/23 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Saturday 8/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge w/Visigoth, Deathblo, Bloodpurge
Sunday 8/26 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Wax House
Monday 8/27 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
Tuesday 8/28 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse w/Leatherhorn

Thursday 8/30 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/Witch Mountain, Stovokor
Friday 8/31 – Eugene, OR @ Bloodstains Across Eugene fest w/Cobra Venom, Decontinuum, Honduran, Panties, Get Wise, Tantrum, Epistaxis, Pains
Saturday 9/1 – Arcata, CA @ Alibi w/Author & Punisher
Sunday 9/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Parkside
Monday 9/3 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
Tuesday 9/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Wednesday 9/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Thursday 9/6 – Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard w/Cruces Cult, Onyx
Friday 9/7 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement w/Aggravator, Witches Mark, HOD
Saturday 9/8 – Austin, TX @ Spider House (early show AA)

Saturday 9/8 – Austin TX @ Frontier (late show 21+)

Sunday 9/9 – Dallas TX @ Club Dada

Tuesday 9/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The 529 w/Spewtilator, Death of Kings

Thursday 9/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall w/Primordial, While Heaven Wept, Cormorant, Nemesis
Friday 9/14 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s
Saturday 9/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/Battlemaster, Midnight Eye
Sunday 9/16 – Washington, D.C. @ RAS Restaurant (matinee)

:links:
https://www.facebook.com/VektorOfficial
http://vektor.bigcartel.com/

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