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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
10/23/2014 -10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX More...
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...
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
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...
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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."
See Vektor on tour at the following shows: More...
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*
with DAYGLO ABORTIONS
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
with ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
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**
* = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED only
** = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE only
*** = NAPALM DEATH, EXHUMED only
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)
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!!"
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
Arizona's Vektor has issued the following announcement about appearing in a trash metal documentary now available online:
"Some of you may know already... our friend Joe Coleman made a movie last year about the newer thrash bands called 'Thrash: A Living Legacy' which we did an interview for. Well now the whole thing is available to watch online so check it out!"
Check out the opening segment for the documentary below, or find each of the clips from the movie at this location.
Vektor has checked in with the following announcement about streaming the band's entire "Outer Isolation" album online:
"The BandCamp page for Outer Isolation is fully operational now, meaning you can listen to the entire album through before you buy it. Do it, and spread the fucking word!! Vinyl coming around January for those still asking, more details will be announced when we get them."
The album is available for streaming through the player below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Cosmic Cortex
2. Echoless Chamber
3. Dying World
4. Tetrastructural Minds
5. Venus Project
6. Dark Creations, Dead Creators
7. Fast-Paced Society
8. Outer Isolation More...
U.S. thrashers Vektor announced that they have completed work on a new LP "Outer Isolation" as the follow up to the 2009 release "Black Future." The new album will be released on November 22, 2011 through Heavy Artillery Records. The artwork for the release can be seen below.
The band is also streaming two new tracks "Dying World" and "Dark Creations, Dead Creators" at this location.
For a recent live performance of the song "Dying World" check out the video here:
California thrash metal act Warbringer has been announced as the headline act at this year's "Thrashgiving" charity event. The benefit concert to feed the needy is set to take place on Saturday, November 20 at Cheyenne Saloon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Support on the bill will come from Hatchet, Hexen, Vektor, Malus Rex and Control the Chaos.
Event organizers commented by saying:
"Two years ago we debuted the concept of Thrashgiving bringing together out-of-state and local artists performing thrash metal music for the benefit of the needy and we're doing it again. Even bigger and better this year in an attempt to make this an event held annually in Las Vegas. All proceeds from the show will go to the Rescue Mission and Boys Town. So attend a good show and know that your charitable ticket price will be donated to these organizations to help the less fortunate have a nice holiday.
Arizona based virtuosic thrash act Vektor has issued the following update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:
"We wanted to give an update for everyone on what's been going on in Vektor world since tour ended and what the future holds... First off, our 6-week trek around the US in June/July/Aug. was a god damn blast. Thanks for everyone who came out to the shows and supported us, helped us with booking, or gave us a floor to crash on. We appreciate it immensely. Made a lot of new friends, heard some great bands and spread the Vektor disease as far as we could. If we still haven't hit your area on this tour or the previous winter tour, we are definitely trying to for the future (San Francisco, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, etc).
"The vinyl release of Black Future is finally out, and we apologize for the delay. It was released 9/14 in 3 versions (all of them are 2LP, full artwork gatefold): - Black vinyl (300 copies) - Blue/Purple Splatter vinyl with cover artwork slipmat, hand-numbered (100 copies) - Green vinyl with logo slipmat, hand-numbered (100 copies)
"They are going rather quickly and will NOT be repressed any time in the near future, so get over to Heavy Artillery's webstore to grab one of those before they are gone! Heavy Artillery helped us put together some really, really cool packages for these and they are really awesome collector's items that look and sound fucking rad. Best to buy now, so you don't have to pay out the ass on eBay in 10 years. More...
Arizona based virtuosic thrashers Vektor are taking their cosmic mayhem on the road in support of their album "Black Future," which was released on Heavy Artillery Records in late 2009. The currently announced dates are as follows:
6/18 Riverside, CA @ Common Ground
6/19 Sacramento, CA @ On the Y
6/23rd Medford, OR @ The Woods
6/24 Portland, OR @ Plan B
6/27 Boise, ID @ Redroom
6/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Studio
6/30 Denver, CO @ The Wasteland
7/2nd Lincoln, NE @ TBA
7/5 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
7/7 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
7/8 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
7/10 Syracuse, NY @ TBA
7/11 Worchester, MA @ Ralph’s
7/12 Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
7/13 Montclair, NJ @ Meat Locker
7/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
7/15 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/16 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
7/17 Knoxville, TN @ TBA
7/18 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
7/19 Atlanta, GA @ The Warehouse More...
Arizona based thrashers Vektor will re-release their album "Black Future" as a deluxe double vinyl LP via Heavy Artillery Records. The release is in conjunction with the band's second full U.S. tour, with dates to be announced shortly. Packaged in a gatefold jacket with two full color inner sleeves and limited edition colored vinyl, the "Black Future" deluxe vinyl will be available in stores on Tuesday, June 29th 2010. Footage of Vektor performing the song "Asteroid" can also be viewed below.
Additionally, several live VEKTOR videos for the songs “Black Future” and “Destroying the Cosmos” have been uploaded and posted to the official HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS Youtube channel. Check it out here:
Vektor has issued the following recap of their recent U.S. tour alongside Heavy Artillery Records label mates Exmortus:
"People of Earth: Vektor is home at last from our first US tour Winter Mayhem, and by all accounts it was a resounding success (unless you count being fucking freezing for a solid month)! There were so many awesome shows and fun times had by all. First and foremost we have to thank everyone that showed up to the shows and rocked with us, picked up a shirt, and hung out with us. We met so many awesome people over that month that it's hard to even remember it all, and we thank you for it. Of course the other big thank you goes to our brothers in Exmortus for all of their help and for being great guys. There's not a lot of people I'd want to live in a van with, but if I had to choose, those guys would be at the top of the list. Finally, our rad merch guy and good friend Ryan Johnson deserves an honorable mention for coming along and sacrificing so much of his time just to help us out.
"We also wanted to apologize to Boston for missing out on your show, due to problems beyond our control. We are working on our summer tour plans (which will be more extensive, due to the better weather) and we will be making it up to you! Sorry to anyone who showed up to find us not there, we only had so much time to give notice that we couldn't make it. More...