Erik Nelson, Frank Chin, & Blake Anderson Exit Vektor

Erik Nelson, Frank Chin, and Blake Anderson have all exited Vektor, leaving frontman David DiSanto as the only remaining member. Despite this, DiSanto said that he plans to keep the band going.

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Nelson, Chin, and Anderson said the following:

“Greetings Vektonauts. With sadness we must inform you that we, Blake, Frank, and Erik, are all departing from Vektor effective immediately. It has been a completely incredible 10-ish years that has brought us all around the world and introduced us to so many super generous, passionate, friendly people and produced three albums of which we are extremely proud.

Seeing the reception for Terminal Redux in particular after all of the hard work put into it has been very humbling. Sadly we’ve reached a point where we can’t continue with the working arrangement we have, for a number of reasons that we find unnecessary to discuss publicly. There’s no big story or drama, people and personalities simply change and drift apart and we’ve reached our limit.

The three of us are lifer musicians and will continue to be. You’ll be seeing us in other contexts, other bands, recordings, tours, and more. Our time in Vektor has been a major part of our lives and parting with that will be a serious adjustment, but ultimately we’re excited to see other new ways we can put our ideas to use.

We are -hugely- grateful to everyone that came out to shows, picked up merch, listened to the music, showed us a great time and kept us going. We accomplished more than we ever thought was possible when we joined and we hope you’ll stay tuned for what we do next – you have certainly not seen the last of us.

We don’t know if this means Dave will seek new members and continue Vektor or not, that is for him to decide and announce in his own time.

Given that it’s the holidays and the future of the band is out of our hands, we’d appreciate some space for the time being as we enjoy time with friends and family (please don’t message our personal pages about it, we won’t reply). All the best and we’ll see you down the road.”

DiSanto also commented:

“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!

–Dave“

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Vektor Announce 2016 Tour With Black Fast

Vektor have announced a North American tour with Black Fast. Check out the dates for that below.

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Tour Dates:

11/02 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
11/03 Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
11/04 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
11/05 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
11/06 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
11/07 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
11/09 Boise, ID – Neurolux
11/10 Seattle, WA – Highline
11/11 Vancouver, BC – Astoria
11/12 Portland, OR – Panic Room
11/13 Sacramento, CA – Starlite
11/14 San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
11/15 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
11/16 Glendale, CA – Complex
11/17 San Diego, CA – Merrow
11/18 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
11/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
11/21 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
11/22 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
11/23 Baltimore, MD – Depot

Vektor Premiere New Song “Pteropticon”

Vektor have premiered a new song titled “Pteropticon,” via Metal Hammer. This song is from the band’s new album, Terminal Redux, which will be released on Friday (May 6).

David DiSanto said the following;

“Deep in space and far in the future, an elite squadron of Reapers, dubbed ‘Pteropticon‘, descends upon an unsuspecting, alien world. The prefix, Pter, means wing. An Opticon is the inner part of the optic lobes in an insect brain. Put them together and you get an all-seeing force that patrols worlds from the sky. This track is a full-force, thrash attack from start to finish. We really hope you like it!”

Vektor Premiere New Song “Charging The Void”

Vektor have premiered a new song titled “Charging The Void,” via NPR. This song is from the band’s new album, Terminal Redux, which will be released on May 6.

David DiSanto had the following to say about the track:

“‘Charging The Void‘ is the first track of the album and sets the scene for the story that follows. It begins with the lone astronaut from ‘Outer Isolation‘ who is actually an isolation test subject. He overrides the auto-pilot and is compelled to go forth on his own and search for his purpose. Years in isolation have twisted his mind and he teeters between insanity and vengeance.

His travels bring him to the now-exploded star, Alshain. Within the stellar nebula he finds a life-giving molecule that revitalizes him and extends his life. With an entire haul of the new found molecule, he believes to have found his purpose. He has an epiphany about life and death and decides to bring his life-giving molecule and his new way of understanding to the Cygnus Regime.

There are many hidden meanings in the song that relate to balance, power, and life and death, so keep an ear out!”

Vektor Reveal Details For New Album “Terminal Redux”

Vektor have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new concept album, “Terminal Redux,” which is now set to be released on May 6. Preorders can be found HERE.

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“Terminal Redux” Track listing:

01. “Charging the Void”
02. “Cygnus Terminal”
03. “LCD (Liquid Crystal Disease)”
04. “Mountains Above The Sun”
05. “Ultimate Artificer”
06. “Pteropticon”
07. “Psychotropia”
08. “Pillars of Sand”
09. “Collapse”
10. “Recharging the Void”

David DiSanto had the following to say:

“The story begins with a lone astronaut regaining his memories after being sentenced to an isolation testing program. Near the point of death in his damaged spacecraft, he finds a life-rejuvenating molecule within a stellar nebula that will change the course of his fate and many others. He brings a large haul of his newly discovered prize to the Cygnus regime, a vast galactic empire, in hopes of regaining his status as a high-ranking general. Years of isolation have turned him into a power-hungry tyrant that will stop at nothing to usurp the people who banished him. Through terror tactics and brute force, he incites a coup within Cygnus and gains control. Using the life-rejuvenating molecules from the stellar nebula, he grants the people under his rule extended life. His goal is to achieve perfect, cosmic harmony within his domain and bring balance to the war torn planets: something that no intelligent life-form has ever been able to accomplish.”