It is with great pleasure that 1000fryd can announce VEKTOR and friends are gracing our stage for what will certainly be a monday to remember! Heads up, tickets purchased for this show back in 2021 are still valid!
The band was formed under the name Locrian in December 2002 by the front man/guitarist David DiSanto, but changed their name to VEKTOR a year later and released their first demo, "Nucleus". VEKTOR became popularin the Phoenix metal scene, with a musical style that mixes progressive metal and technical thrash metal, with high-pitched screaming vocals. In 2006, the band released a demo entitled "Demolition", followed by a two track demo "Hunger for Violence" (2007).
Their first full-length album, Black Future, was released on November 17, 2009, on Heavy Artillery Records. The band released its second album, Outer Isolation, on November 22, 2011, again on the Heavy Artillery and in 2012 they signed with Earache Records.
After the band's relocation to Philadelphia and several years of touring, their third album, Terminal Redux, a conceptual work with a runtime of over 70 minutes, was released on May 6, 2016, but in December of the same year VEKTOR was put into hiatus.
In 2020, four year after the highly regarded Terminal Redux, the two original guitar players, David DiSanto and Erik Nelson, have decided to reform VEKTOR. With new talent from Mike Ohlson on drums and Stephen Coon on bass, VEKTOR is back as strong as ever. VEKTOR are currently in the studio working on new material
Evolution is essential to survival. In the ever-changing world of heavy music, that’s an undeniable reality. As the march of time gathers speed and threatens to crush us all under its heels, it’s time to make way for the futuristic multi-metal eruption of CRYPTOSIS. Formerly known throughout the European metal underground as old school thrash mob Distillator, Laurens Houvast [vocals/guitar], Frank te Riet [bass/mellotron/backing vocals] and Marco Prij [drums] have undergone a wholesale transformation and upgrade, resulting in a brand new band with a sound that is guaranteed to blow minds and wreck necks.
“We took the name Cryptosis because it’s two words put together – on one side it’s ‘crypto’, like technology, crypto-currency and the digital world,” Laurens ex-plains. “On the other side it’s ‘osis’ which comes from hypnosis, so the combination means the hypnosis of technology. People can’t live without technology and they’re hooked, and it will only get worse in the future, with technology being in total con-trol. You’re hypnotised by the technology around you, and that’s Cryptosis.”
“The sound is a mix of everything that we personally love,” Frank explains. “Everything from Rush to Dimmu Borgir. It’s progressive, symphonic, it’s death, thrash, old school and modern, with some black influences in there too. Everyone puts their individual stamp on this new band. It’s a mixture of everything we love!”
“We really pushed the limits,” adds Marco. “We made an album that, for all three of us, it’s the maximum of what we can do, to the limits of our abilities. We really needed to practice and practice to get all the parts right!”
For over ten years the so called „Thrash Metal Revival“ stood for uninspired copying of legendary bands in the genre. Finally the time has come for a contemporary interpretation of the most versatile metal genre there is. Clear the stage for COMANIAC.
After being crowned as „THE Thrashhighlight 2015“ with their debut album „Return To The Wasteland“ it was their second offering „Instruction For Destruction“ (2017) which sent them around the globe with several tours in Europe and Japan with bands like METAL CHURCH, OVERKILL and DR. LIVING DEAD and led to the Single release "The Spirit Of The Failed" for the Japan CD edition of "Instruction For Destruction" in 2018. While the band name COMANIAC is put together from the two words „company“ and „maniac“ the third album „Holodox“ (2020) is deviated from the prefix „holo“ (greek: holos, whole) and the suffix „dox“ (greek: dox, opinion).
Holodox stands for a person's final belief, an idea to answer all questions, a rise from personal stuggle onto a meta-level. This album produced by Tommy Vetterli (CORONER) takes you on a journey through different states in life dealing with fear, loss and the hopeless path towards perfection and brings a unique sound into a genre which has suffered from musical monotony and sterile productions for many years.
Since 2008 Algebra has been creating thrash metal, taking inspiration from the old school pioneers, whilst also incorporating modern stylistic elements from death, prog and groove. Algebra's first EP released in 2010 gained rapid notoriety in the underground scene and their debut album “Polymorph”(2012) was released on Stormspell Records. Subsequently, the band signed to Unspeakable Axe Records with whom they released “Feed the Ego”(2014) and their latest release “Pulse?”(2019). “Pulse?”explores the feeling of disconnect from today's world, and the dystopian direction we are heading in. Currently gearing up for their fourth LP, Algebra will be entering the studio in 2022 for their fastest and heaviest release yet