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Vektor in Hamilton, Ontario, 2012
|Also known as||Locrian|
|Origin||Tempe, Arizona, United States|
|Genres||Thrash metal, progressive metal|
|Past members||Adam Anderson
Vektor is an American progressive thrash metal band from Tempe, Arizona (and based in Philadelphia since 2012). The band was formed under the name Locrian around June 2003, but changed their name to Vektor in 2004.
Formed in December 2002 by the front man/guitarist David DiSanto, Vektor became popular in the Phoenix metal scene, with a musical style drawing influence from progressive metal and technical thrash and speed metal, with high-pitched screaming vocals. In 2006, Vektor released a demo entitled "Demolition", followed by a two track demo "Hunger for Violence" (2007). After four years of local and regional performances as the opening act for such national acts as Testament, Hirax, Iced Earth and Municipal Waste, Vektor embarked on a tour, alongside label mates Exmortus, in support of Black Future in December 2009 through January 2010. The band subsequently toured the US in June–August 2010 on their own. Their first full length album, Black Future, was released on November 17, 2009, on Heavy Artillery Records. The band released its most recent album, Outer Isolation, on November 22, 2011, on the Heavy Artillery label. On the day of its release, Vektor streamed the full album online.
In the summer of 2012 Vektor went on a small headlining tour, and in November opened on an extended tour with Napalm Death, Municipal Waste and Exhumed. In January 2013, the band played the Earache Records Showcase in California.
The band played their first European show at Hellfest in June 2013.
- Current members
- David DiSanto – guitar/vocals (2002–present)
- Erik Nelson – guitar (2004–present)
- Frank Chin – bass guitar (2008–present)
- Blake Anderson – drums (2007–present)
- Former members
- Mike Tozzi – bass guitar (2006–2008)
- Adam Anderson – drums (2004–2007)
- Kian Ahmad – drums (2007)
- "Nucleus" (2003)
- "Demolition" (2006)
- "Hunger for Violence" (2007)
- Scion AV Label Showcase - Earache Records (2013)
- "Full Album Stream: Vektor- 'Outer Isolation'". Metal CallOut. Retrieved 22 November 2011.