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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...
Heavy Artillery Records label mates Exmortus and Vektor are teaming up to spread their brand of progressive thrash metal across the United States with the Winter Mayhem Tour. Today also marks the release date of "Black Future," the debut album from Phoenix, AZ futuristic thrashers Vektor.
The currently confirmed Winter Mayhem tour dates are as follows: More...
Vektor are currently streaming six of the tracks from their upcoming album "Black Future" on the Heavy Artillery US website. "Black Future" is set for a worldwide release on November 17th, 2009. You can also catch Vektor live on the following tour dates: More...
The debut full length album, "Black Future," from Arizona based thrashers VEKTOR will be released worldwide on November 17th on HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS. The band has posted the title track from their new album on their MySpace page.
HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS has announced the signing of Phoenix, AZ based futuristic thrashers, VEKTOR. Refusing to be pigeon-holed into any metal sub-genre, VEKTOR employs an array of intricacy, virtuosity and a wholly unique sound that sets them apart from other thrash bands. Their debut full length album, "Black Future" on HEAVY ARTILLERY, is tentatively slated for release in August 2009.
Conceived in 2004 by front man / guitarist David DiSanto and lead shredder Erik Nelson, VEKTOR quickly forged a formidable name for themselves amongst the Phoenix metal contingent for their unique mix of technical, speed thrash and progressive influences. Going against the grain of the Phoenix metal scene, VEKTOR created a wave of interest with their self released CD "Demolition" (2006) and the two track demo "Hunger for Violence" (2007). After four years of local and regional gigging opening for such national acts as TESTAMENT, HIRAX, ICED EARTH and MUNICIPAL WASTE, VEKTOR is preparing to hit the road for their first national tour alongside label mates EXMORTUS in support of Black Future.
You can check out some of Vektor's material on their MySpace page.