Among The Living: Vektor

My apologies for the lateness of this weeks ‘Among The Living’, but my current schedule is taking some getting used to. Anyway, this weeks ATL brings a progressive thrash band that has been around for a quite some time, only really gaining popularity outside of their hometown of Tempe, Arizona in the past few years. Formed by guitarist/vocalist David DiSanto, Vektor came to life  in 2002, the band has released three demo albums and two full length albums, both on American label Heavy Artillery Records. Heavy Artillery was recently acquired by Earache and unfortunately their two albums are currently out of print until Earache starts printing them again. However, you can still find these albums on iTunes. (Outer Isolation and Black Future)

2009’s Black Future proved that Vektor was a neo-thrash band that wasn’t just a tribute to thrash bands of the past; bringing their own progressive and melodic style with speed and ferocity with a sci-fi theme. The nine track album featured some very amazing tracks such as ‘Destroying The Cosmos” and “Forest Of Legend”. In 2011, Vektor released Outer Isolation, continuing their aural assault. They have toured underneath other well known and/or legendary bands such as Testament, Iced Earth, Municipal Waste and Hirax.

Vektor recently announced a new tour  that kicks off tonight in Philadelphia, PA. Check out the tour dates and some music from Vektor after the fold.

    Vektor Tour Dates

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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