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Vektor Splits With All Members

Vektor's David DiSanto has apparently parted ways with all other members of the band: drummer Blake Anderson, guitarist Erik Nelson and bassist Frank Chin.

A post went live on the Vektor Facebook page explaining those three members were departing the group, which was shortly after deleted (but can still be read below). Since then David DiSanto issued this statement:

"I apologize to anyone who was concerned about the post from earlier today. Vektor is not stopping. I started writing Vektor songs in 1999 and I'm still writing Vektor songs. As long as I live, Vektor will not die. I appreciate everything that Blake, Frank, and Erik have done to help this ship take off. I also appreciate all of my band mates before them: Willy, Pablo, Adam, Mike, and Kian. See you on the road!"

The original message (since removed from Vektor's social media) reads as follows: More...

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Vektor Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Vektor premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Terminal Redux", which will be out in stores later today, May 06, 2016.

Check out now "Terminal Redux" in its entirety below.

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Vektor Premieres New Song "Pteropticon"

U.S. progressive and technical thrash act Vektor premieres a new song entitled "Pteropticon", taken from the upcoming new album "Terminal Redux", which will be out in stores this coming Friday, May 06 via Earache Records.

Check out now "Pteropticon" below.

States Vektor frontman and guitarist David DiSanto: More...

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Vektor Is "Charging The Void" With New Track

U.S. progressive thrash act Vektor is streaming the new track "Charging the Void." The song can be heard in the player below and is the lead track from the band's upcoming new release "Terminal Redux." The album is set to drop on May 6th via Earache Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Charging the Void
2. Cygnus Terminal
3. LCD (Liquid Crystal Disease)
4. Mountains Above The Sun
5. Ultimate Artificer (song streaming here)
6. Pteropticon
7. Psychotropia
8. Pillars of Sand
9. Collapse
10. Recharging the Void

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Vektor Releasing "Terminal Redux"

After nearly 5 long years, Philadelphia-based progressive sci-fi metallers Vektor are back with their third studio album entitled, "Terminal Redux." both embracing and expanding upon the intricate layers of the preceding albums, "Black Future" and "Outer Isolation."

"Terminal Redux" is the group's first concept album, telling the story of a test subject and his rise to power within the all-controlling Cygnus Regime. His ultimate goal is to restore balance within the galaxy by controlling the ebb and flow of life and death. After regaining his position as a top-ranking general, he incites a coup within Cygnus and takes command of their forces. However, as time passes, it becomes clear to him that power is just an illusion.

Pre-orders for the album are up now here and vocalist / guitarist David DiSanto explains in his own words:

"We wanted to come out of the gates full force and showcase a song that represented the album accurately. 'Terminal Redux' covers a lot of ground, so it wasn't an easy decision. In my opinion, this song is right in the middle of the pendulum swing between the ultra-heavy thrash and the more proggy/experimental elements of the album. It's only the tip of the iceberg! Since this is a concept album, each song is a different chapter in the story. As the fifth track, 'Ultimate Artificer' introduces a pivotal point within the story without giving away the beginning or the end." More...

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Berserker III Band Lineup Announced

This March, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker Music Fest.

Now in its third year, the event - a truly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and wife Veronica - Berskerer III boasts its most devouring lineups to date with the all-ages three-night/three-stage gala.

Appearances will be made by internationally touring acts like Voivod, Ghoul, Conan, Macabre, Cannabis Corpse and Black Tusk as well as a spattering of new and established Michigan-based artists like Acid Witch, Child Bite, Perversion and Shit Life.

Comments Knight, "It's a fucking blast putting this thing together. Veronica and I pick all of the bands and organize the entire weekend. I handle all of the art and a lot of the promotion side too. It's a metric shit ton of work and it's really stressful, but in the end it's all worth it. We're basically just making something that we wish was already had; a bit of the ol' 'if you build it, they will come.' I spent a lot of time at various metal fests last year, either playing them with Child Bite or simply attending them. It's great to see what works, what doesn't, and just in general let it affect how we plan our next event. This is our biggest lineup yet, and our biggest venue, so I can't wait to see how it all turns out!"

Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, VGKids, ESP Printing, UHF Records, CJAM 99.1 FM and Woodward Avenue Brewers, Berserker III will take place on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th with a special FREE PreSerker kickoff party slated to take place at Small's (Hamtramck) on Wednesday, March 2nd featuring eight bands on two stages. More...

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Vektor Premieres New Song "Ultimate Artificer"

Vektor premieres a new song entitled "Ultimate Artificer", taken from the upcoming new album "Terminal Redux", which will be out in stores February 2016 via Earache.

Check out now "Ultimate Artificer" below.

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Eindhoven Adds More Bands To Lineup

Marduk, Vektor, Purgatory, Desaster, Necros Christos, Todestriebe and the Dutch metal battle winner Rise a Thousand are the latest acts that have been confirmed for the seventh edition of the independent Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.

This year's edition is set to take place December 11 & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 32 bands will make their appearance at the festival. More bands will be announced soon, and for now the current lineup is as follows: More...

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EyeHateGod Announces New U.S. Shows

EyeHateGod will take to the streets again next month on a brief but mutinous rash of live takeovers with Iron Reagan, Vektor, and Strong Intention.

Slated to erupt in Washington DC on July 10th, the band will level stages in six cities, the run coming to a close in Brooklyn, New York at Acheron. Additionally, EyeHateGod will make an appearance at this year's edition of the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin in October with further live infiltrations to be announced in the weeks to come.

EyeHateGod continues to tour in support of the band's self-titled new studio offering (reviewed here).

w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/10/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC
7/11/2014 Simons 677 - Providence, RI
7/12/2014 Bogies - Albany, NY
7/13/2014 Depot - York, PA
7/14/2014 Ballroom At Outer Space - Hamden, CT
7/15/2014 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
End Tour

10/23/2014 -10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX More...

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Vektor Frontman Comments On Arrest

Vocalist David DiSanto of Philadelphia sci-fi thrash act Vektor has posted the following message online about being arrested after splashing beer on a religious protester:

"Hey everybody, David here. I’ve spent the past few days settling into 'normal' life and enjoying being home, so even though the coals may have cooled a bit since this weekend, I wanted to give my side of the story.

"A lot has been said about what happened, and I just want to clarify a few things. I did not haul out and throw a beer bottle at someone. I was around someone who I felt was antagonizing an event and people I cared about. I was annoyed, and I had a beer in my hand. (Something I’m sure many of you can relate to.) What I did was a momentary lapse in judgment, nothing more, nothing less.

"I’m not some meathead or asshole who would pick on someone for their beliefs. I don’t give a shit what anyone’s personal beliefs are (unless their beliefs include hatred towards a specific gender, race, or sexual orientation – those people are assholes). What the protester was doing wasn’t right – but now that I look back on it, what I did wasn’t right either. I do believe that people have the right to protest, but I guess I draw the line when it borders on insanity. People who show up at a public gathering spouting their extremist beliefs would better serve society in a mental institution. More...

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Vektor Offering Live EP For Free

Philadelphia sci-fi thrashers Vektor have released a free 15-minute live EP in collaboration with Scion A/V, which is available to download now. Snag the release at this location.

The free EP was recorded during the Earache Records label showcase at The Glass House in Pomona, California on January 12th, where Vektor celebrated Earache's 25th anniversary alongside label-mates Bonded By Blood and Oceano. The EP features two live tracks: "Cosmic Cortex" and "Tetrastructural Minds."

Vektor's 2009 debut album, "Black Future," has just been re-issued and is out now on CD as well as limited edition double gatefold vinyl in the following quantities and colours:

100 - Oblivion Clear (SOLD OUT)
200 - DNA White
300 - Nebula Purple
400 - Future Black

You can also catch the band live:

May 24 - Stockton, CA - Plea for Peace (w/ Warbringer)
Jun. 21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest

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Vektor To Play Hellfest 2013

Philadelphia based sci-fi thrashers Vektor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Hellfest, which takes place in Clisson, France from June 21st to 23rd.

The band, which just kicked off a U.S. tour, will be performing on Friday, June 21st on Mainstage 2, joining a line-up that includes bands ranging from Def Leppard and Kreator to At The Gates and many more. See Vektor live at the following shows:

Feb. 16 - Wallingford, CT - Cherry Street Station
Feb. 17 - Keene, NH - Railroad Tavern
Feb. 18 - Burlington, VT - Nectar's
Feb. 19 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
Feb. 20 - Providence, RI - Dusk
Feb. 21 - TBA
Feb. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Winter's Wake Festival
Feb. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Jun. 21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest More...

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Vektor Announces U.S. Tour

Philadelphia-based sci-fi thrashers Vektor have confirmed a short U.S. tour, which is due to kick off on February 14th in New York City. The band also recently performed a blistering set at Earache's 25th Anniversary showcase in Los Angeles. Vektor bassist Frank Chin comments:

"We're stoked to once again hit the road and jam, especially since the majority of cities will be firsts for us. We hope to see as many of you as possible! This will be a great start to an even greater year. You'll be hearing and seeing a lot more of us whether you want to or not! Sci-fi or die!"

See Vektor live on tour at the following shows:

Feb. 14 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
Feb. 15 - TBA
Feb. 16 - Wallingford, CT - Cherry Street Station
Feb. 17 - Keene, NH - Railroad Tavern
Feb. 18 - Burlington, VT - Nectar's
Feb. 19 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
Feb. 20 - Providence, RI - Dusk
Feb. 21 - TBA
Feb. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Winter's Wake Festival More...

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Vektor Rejoining Tour, Missing Cleveland Show

After missing a show in Vermont last night due to vehicle problems, Vektor has now checked in with the following update about rejoining the tour:

"Alright here is the update everyone: we WILL be making it to the two Canadian shows today and tomorrow, but we'll be in a borrowed van while ours gets fixed.

"Sadly this means we will have to miss Cleveland 11/2 to get our van back in time for rejoining the tour in Chicago 11/3. Donations for the new transmission can paypal to vektube@gmail.com. Thanks to VT and Exhumed, last night's show ruled! ONWARD!"

For more info on Vektor tour dates and to check out the band's music, head over to Facebook here.

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Vektor Missing Tonight's Show

Vektor has issued the following announcement about missing tonight's previously scheduled tour date due to van problems:

"Attention Vermont: We are HUGELY sorry, but our van broke down on the way from Boston and our transmission is completely fried. Sadly this isn't something we can fix in a single day, and tonight's show with Exhumed in Winooski will have to go on without us.

"Again, we are really pissed off and upset about this turn of events but we are doing every single thing we can do to get back on the road for tomorrow's show in Montreal (we'll keep you posted).

"Sorry everyone, this shit can be unavoidable sometimes... Vermont-ers please spread the word about the cancellation and we'll do our best to be back soon to make up for it. FUCK THIS!"

For more info on upcoming live shows from Vektor, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Vektor Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Philadelphia-based progressive thrashers Vektor, who are currently in the middle of a U.S. headlining tour, have confirmed a string of North American shows with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste.

The band will be appearing as a special guest for eight shows at the beginning of the tour - which also features Exhumed - kicking off on October 26th in Springfield, Virginia. Vektor frontman David Disanto comments:

"We're all extremely stoked to be sharing the stage with such awesome and legendary bands! This will be our first time on the road as a support act and it's an honor because we're big fans of all the bands."

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Napalm Death Announces North American Tour

Napalm Death will be co-headlining a North American tour with Municipal Waste starting this October. The band will be touring in support of new album, "Utilitarian," which was released this past February. This 5-week trek also features Exhumed as support, plus Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, and Speedwolf on select dates. All upcoming tour dates are below.

Oct 26--Springfield, VA--Empire
Oct 27--New York, NY--Gramercy Theater
Oct 28--New London, CT--El N Gee
Oct 29--Boston, MA--Middle East
Oct 31--Montreal, QC--Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov 1--Toronto, ON--The Opera House
Nov 2--Austin, TX--Fun Fun Fun Fest**
Nov 3--Chicago, IL--Reggie's***
Nov 4--St Paul, MN--Station-4*
Nov 5--Winnipeg, MB--Osborne Village Inn
Nov 6--Regina, SK--Riddell Centre
Nov 7--Edmonton, AB--The Pawn Shop
Nov 9--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theater
Nov 10--Seattle, WA--Neumo's, with MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD'S REVENGE
Nov 11--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theater
Nov 13--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Nov 14--Santa Ana, CA-Observatory, with REPULSION
Nov 15--Hollywood, CA--House Of Blues, with DWARVES
Nov 16--Tempe, AZ--Rocky Point
Nov 17--El Paso, TX--House Of Rock*
Nov 18--Ft Worth, TX--Rail Club***
Nov 20--Nashville, TN--Exit In
Nov 23--Richmond, VA--Kingdom
Nov 24--Charlotte, NC--The Casbah
Nov 25--Knoxville, TN--The Valarium
Nov 26--Birmingham, AL--Zydeco
Nov 27--New Orleans, LA--Siberia
Nov 30--Atlanta, GA--Terminal West
Dec 1--Tampa, FL--Orpheum Theater
Dec 2--Miami, FL--Grand Central, Barge To Hell Pre-Party**
Dec 3-7--Barge To Hell**


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Vektor Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Philadelphia-based thrashers Vektor are due to kick off a U.S. tour tonight - Friday, August 10th - at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vektor bassist Frank Chin comments:

"It's been two years since we've done a proper US tour. A lot has happened since then and we're stoked to show the rest of the States what we've been working on, live. Seeing old fans and friends and making new ones. Turning new brains into cerebral mush and infecting new lands; we'll make it count. This is just a taste of the future. Sci-fi or die!"

Aug. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Aug. 12 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
Aug. 13 - Burlington, VT - Nectars
Aug. 14 - Buffalo, NY - The Funeral Home
Aug. 15 - Hamilton, ON - Mountain Theatre
Aug. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
Aug, 17 - Warren, MI - The Ritz
Aug. 18 - Lansing, MI - Blackened Moon Concert Hall
Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Aug. 20 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
Aug. 21 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Aug. 22 - Lincoln, NE - Zoo Bar
Aug. 23 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Aug. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge
Aug. 26 - Idaho Falls, ID - Wax House
Aug. 27 - Boise, ID - Shredder
Aug. 28 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse
Aug. 30 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Aug. 31 - Eugene, OR - Bloodstains Across Eugene Fest
Sep. 01 - Arcata, CA - Alibi
Sep. 02 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
Sep. 03 - Fullerton, CA - Slidebar
Sep. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
Sep. 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
Sep. 06 - Las Cruces, NM - Trainyard
Sep. 07 - San Antonio, TX - Korova Basement
Sep. 08 - Austin, TX - Spider House Cafe (early show)
Sep. 08 - Austin, TX - Frontier Bar (late show)
Sep. 09 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Sep. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The 529
Sep. 13 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Sep. 14 - Wilmington, NC - Reggie's
Sep. 15 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Sep. 16 - Washington D.C. - RAS Restaurant (early show)

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Vektor Writing New Music

Vektor has checked in with the following announcement about taking a break from live shows to relocate and work on new material:

"You may already be aware of this, but we wanted to clarify: over the next few months Vektor will be relocating out of Arizona to Philadelphia, PA (no big story behind the reason -- we're all just needing a change in that direction).

"Due to that and other personal happenings (eg. a wedding!) Vektor will be outwardly quiet for the next couple of months. But rest assured that during this period, though we have a lot to take care of during the move, we are all writing and rehearsing insane new music, as well as preparing for and organizing the many tours to come by August and thereafter!

"Vektor is right now musically and internally the strongest we have ever been and hope you'll be patient with the short inactivity period while we get our 'real lives' squared away. During the wait you'll have the vinyl release of OUTER ISOLATION to look forward to, as well as other new merchandise... Details forthcoming.

"Thanks again for the support, this western tour alone had some of our best shows to date and touring by our selves we know that it is only because you guys are rabidly loyal and awesome. We recognize and appreciate that, and hope you'll stick with us and keep that up. The insanity has only just begun. SCI FI OR DIE!!"

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Vektor Gearing Up To Hit The Road

In support of the band's new album "Outer Isolation," Vektor has now announced a string of West Coast tour dates, which can be viewed below. Those yet initiated in the ways of Vektor can stream the entire album for free at this location.

2/7 Scottsdale, AZ @ TBA
2/8 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad w/ Torture Victim
2/9 Denver, CO @ Blastomat (all ages) w/ Speedwolf
2/10 Grand Junction, CO @ Tenacious Brothers w/ Existance, Exussum
2/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ Dethblo, Castle Axe
2/12 Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Abigail Williams, Latimer, Krystos
2/13 Portland, OR @ East End w/ Wizard Rifle, Order of the Gash, DJ Nate C
2/14 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse w/ Breag, Naofa, Theories, Addura
2/15 Portland, OR @ Backspace (all ages) w/ Spellcaster, Transient, Theories, Night Nurse
2/16 Eugene, OR @ The Lazarus Pit (house show – all ages) w/ Elohim, Arkhum
2/17 Arcata, CA @ Alibi
2/18 San Francisco, CA @ Rockit Room w/ Absu, Battlemaster, Brainoil, Infernal Stronghold
2/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo (all ages – 5pm) w/ Exmortus, Witchaven
2/20 San Diego, CA @ TBA

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