Vektor -- Richmond, VA -- July 15th, 2010
Vektor US tour for the Black Future album. They unfortunately didn't get to headline the Richmond date, which featured them and 3 regional acts.
Hunger for Violence
Forest of Legend
Found out that Vektor was coming to Virginia, and since I had been pestering their facebook and Myspace with pleas for such, I was obligated to go. Venue called "Strange Matter" in Richmond, near VCU, a new bar/venue apparently. Got there and found out that our friends Throne of Carrion, who we'd recently played a show with were the first band on the bill, so we helped them haul their cabs in, and watched their set. Roughly 30 minutes go by, and Throne of Carrion finishes up. It's fucking hot inside the place, so my friend and I wander outside and run into some other dudes we know. Killed a few minutes, then went back in.
All set up, the drummer yells out "Ok, so 'Free Bird' first?" then David responds "Right, 'Free Bird' then Powerglove" they do a little sweep guitar intro and let the chord ring out and announce the song "Black Future". From here on out it was 30 minutes of incredibly technical guitar-playing, and the whole band was spot-on. They began "Asteroid" quickly after the first song, and played it perfectly. After that David was beginning to introduce "Hunger for Violence" when someone yell out "Where are you from" and David responds "Outer space". And then the same guy yells again "Where are you from?" and again "Outer space" until he just said "... but we crash landed in Phoenix, Arizona". They played this song and the next one perfectly, then had a small debate of which of their three epics to play. They settled on "Forest of Legend" and played it perfectly.
They struck down the set, my friend and I chatted with the lead guitarist Eric for a little bit, noticed that the singer of Municipal Waste was in the place but didn't bother to head over. Told Vektor to come back soon and drove home.
And for some shameless self promotion:
If anybody is attending the Springfield, VA Enthroned/Destroyer 666 concert on August 5, PLEASE CONTACT ME, my band and I have tickets to sell.
Last edited by BrutalN00dle; 07-15-2010 at 10:17 PM.