VEKTOR’s North American Tour

Sci-fi thrash overlords VEKTOR recently announced dates for a North American campaign this summer, and now, the time has come! Starting off this evening evening in their adopted hometown of Philadelphia, PA, VEKTOR will be thrashing their way across the continent until mid-September and sharing stages with the likes of WITCH MOUNTAIN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, BATTLEMASTER, EARTHLING, PRIMORDIAL, CORMORANT, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, HATCHET, WITCHAVEN, and many more! The first show takes place TONIGHT at Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie alongside RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER (buy tickets here:
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!

Monday 8/13 – Burlington VT @ Nectars w/Vaporizer, Boil the Whore
Tuesday 8/14 – Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home
Wednesday 8/15 – Hamilton, ON @ Mountain Theatre w/Psyothic, Invective, Quiet Lakes
Thursday 8/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/Soulless, Inoculation, Apothaeon
Friday 8/17 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz w/Halstatt, Demise of the Enthroned, Killbury Unit, Die-Sect
Saturday 8/18 – Lansing, MI @ Blackened Moon Concert Hall
Sunday 8/19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/Meganaut, Nucleus
Monday 8/20 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird w/Black Fast, Acedia, Rites of Impiety
Tuesday 8/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/Hellevate, Alsatia, Meatshank
Wednesday 8/22 – Lincoln, NE @ Zoo Bar w/Ezra
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 w/The Hellfire Club
Monday 8/27 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
Tuesday 8/28 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse w/Occult SS, Leatherhorn, Great Falls
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 w/Hatchet, Apocryphon
Monday 9/3 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar w/Witchaven, Madrost
Tuesday 9/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Wednesday 9/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/Motive, Abiotx, Ace High Cutthroats, Warhead
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 w/Legion, Lyrannosorceress
Tuesday 9/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The 529 w/Sadistic Ritual, Death of Kings
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