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Vektor’s debut album, Black Future, now available on CD and vinyl

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 29th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Black Future, the debut album from Philadelphia-based sci-fi thrash outfit Vektor, has been re-issued and is out now on CD and limited edition LP.

Originally released in 2009, Black Future saw Vektor emerge as one of the few genuinely innovative young thrash bands around, and with 2011’s Outer Isolation and a recent prestigious US tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste also under their belt, the band are fast becoming one of the underground’s hottest names.

Black Future features nine tracks and is available now on CD, as well as on double gatefold vinyl in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Oblivion Clear (SOLD OUT)
200 – DNA White
300 – Nebula Purple
400 – Future Black

Get Black Future now from the Earache Webstore in Europe at this location or in North America here. Black Future is also available now on iTunes here.

Black Future features the following tracks:

1. Black Future
2. Oblivion
3. Destroying the Cosmos
4. Forests of Legend
5. Hunger for Violence
6. Deoxyribonucleic Acid
7. Asteroid
8. Dark Nebula
9. Accelerating Universe

See Vektor live at the following shows:

May 24 – Stockton, CA – Plea for Peace (w/ Warbringer)
Jun. 21 – Clisson, France – Hellfest

Vektor online:

http://facebook.com/VektorOfficial
http://myspace.com/vektor

 

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Earache acquires US metal label

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 17th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

British extreme metal record label Earache Records has acquired US label Heavy Artillery Records, combining two of the premier forces in metal music.

Currently celebrating 25 years in the business, Earache Records has been the home to some of the biggest names in metal, and continues to push forwards with some of the best new and up-and-coming talents.

Heavy Artillery was founded in New York and has consistently stood for quality thrash and heavy metal, with releases from the likes of MERCILESS DEATH, ENFORCER, EXMORTUS, VEKTOR, SPELLCASTER and more.

Earache Records Label Manager Dan Tobin comments: “Heavy Artillery’s policy of signing and supporting fresh new talent was something I personally bought into very early on – raw, energetic, passionate early releases like Merciless Death, Enforcer and Exmortus really stood out as genuinely exciting new bands pursuing their visions of what heavy metal should be, not just jumping on a bandwagon and hoping for a quick route to success.  The label’s roster stood out as the work of people with music in mind, and with bands like Vektor creating serious buzz, it seemed that Heavy Artillery would enjoy the success its early creativity and chance-taking deserved.  Now that Earache is charged with upholding an impressive legacy of releases, as well as embracing the future output of these fantastic bands, I feel like it’s a really exciting time to be involved with young, hungry bands who have the potential to become the leading lights of the next few years.  We aim to ensure that the seeds sown by Heavy Artillery grow and produce fertile metal music for years to come.

Earache intends to continue Heavy Artillery’s vision, beginning with re-issues of Swedish heavy metallers ENFORCER’s 2008 debut album, INTO THE NIGHT, followed by the two studio albums from Arizona thrashers VEKTOR – 2009’s BLACK FUTURE and 2011’s OUTER ISOLATION.  Earache will also re-issue ENFORCER’s 2010 album, DIAMONDS, in the USA.

For a taste of what’s to come, listen to Vektor‘s “Tetrastructural Minds” from Outer Isolation below.

More releases from the Heavy Artillery catalogue will be announced in the near future.