Vektor unleash new song & announce split EP

US progressive thrash titans Vektor are teaming up with Dutch rising stars Cryptosis (Century Media Records) for a limited split EP release entitled ‘Transmissions of Chaos”, to be released on February 25th 2021 through District 19.

In support of this release, the band is revealing the first new track since 2016’s highly acclaimed ‘Terminal Redux’ album. Listen to ‘Activate’ below!

Split-EP Tracklist:
1. Vektor – Activate
2. Vektor – Dead by Dawn
3. Cryptosis – Decypher 
4. Cryptosis – Prospect of Immortality

Vektor’s David DiSanto comments: “We are proud to release “Activate”, which is the first of our two songs on our upcoming Split EP with our buddies in Cryptosis! This song features our new drummer Mike Ohlson, our new bass player Stephen Coon, and my old friend Erik Nelson. This song is about the reactivation of Vektor. We hope it spreads a little positivity in these trying times. After touring with Cryptosis (then named Distillator) in 2015, we are extremely excited to be working with them again. Keep an eye out as updates become available for our upcoming Split EP, “Transmissions of Chaos”.

Pre-order limited vinyls & MC:

https://district-19.com/shop/ (EU)

https://cryptosis.net/shop/ (EU)

https://vektorshopusa.bigcartel.com/ (US)

DOOL TOUR with SECRETS OF THE MOON and CARONTE rescheduled to 2022

Unfortunately, our THE ASCENT TO SUMMERLAND European Tour with Dool and Secrets of the Moon has been postponed to 2022, but it’s a pleasure to announce that Caronte is now part of this tour package!

Below you find the new dates:

16/02/2022 From Hell, Erfurt, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/257192822255601

17/02/2022 Cadillac, Oldenburg, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/264490144796079

18/02/2022 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL https://www.facebook.com/events/997488807350757

19/02/2022 Junkyard, Dortmund, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/866563900419903

20/02/2022 Zappa, Antwerpen, BE https://www.facebook.com/events/188812152456920

21/02/2022 Mergener Hof, Trier, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/643184976540783

22/02/2022 Backstage, Paris, FR https://www.facebook.com/events/3265773803472735

23/02/2022 Le Grillen, Colmar, FR ***without DOOL*** https://www.facebook.com/events/1847206515436046

24/02/2022 Kiff, Aarau, CH25/02/2022 Le Rex, Toulouse, FR https://www.facebook.com/events/557324108282512

26/02/2022 Jas’Rod, Marseille, FR https://www.facebook.com/events/1204690989894919

27/02/2022 Legend, Milano, IT http://www.facebook.com/events/1523749834486671

28/02/2022 Backstage, München, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/265057208166784

01/03/2022 MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/1693411614157287

02/03/2022 Scala, Ludwigsburg, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/2881862575374444

03/03/2022 Viper Room, Vienna, AT https://www.facebook.com/events/599773133995469

04/03/2022 Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/297553881281825

05/03/2022 Nuke, Berlin, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/1693510674133520

EUROPEAN VEKTOR + CRYPTOSIS TOUR ANNOUNCED

ACTIVATE EUROPE 2021!

After a five years live break, we will return to Europe for some exclusive live performances!

Special guest is Cryptosis from The Netherlands

Below you find the scheduled dates:

14/05/2021 Steelfest, Hyvinkää, FI***VEKTOR only***

15/05/2021 Revolver, San Donà di Piave, IT

16/05/2021 Traffic, Rome, IT

17/05/2021 Legend, Milan, IT

18/05/2021 Rockhouse, Salzburg, AT

19/05/2021 Junkyard, Dortmund, DE

20/05/2021 Goldgrube, Kassel, DE

21/05/2021 Eventhall Airport, Regensburg, DE

22/05/2021 Vienna Metal Meeting, Vienna, AT

23/05/2021 Rockfabrik, Bruchsal, DE

25/05/2021 Schuur, Luzern, CH

26/05/2021 Rock ‘n Eat Live, Lyon, FR

27/05/2021 Boveda, Barcelona, ES

28/05/2021 Garaje, Murcia, ES

29/05/2021 Caracol, Madrid, ES

30/05/2021 LAV Room 2, Lisbon, PT

31/05/2021 Stage Live, Bilbao, ES

01/06/2021 Ferrailleur, Nantes, FR

02/06/2021 Backstage, Paris, FR

03/06/2021 Willemeen, Arnhem, NL

04/06/2021 Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, NL

05/06/2021 Entrepot, Arlon, BE

06/06/2021 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, DE

+++ MORE SHOWS TO BE ADDED SOON +++

VIENNA METAL MEETING LINE-UP COMPLETE

We added Enslaved to next years Vienna Metal Meeting, being held on 22nd of May 2021

Here’s our new web flyer!

Tickets & festival info, check: www.viennametalmeeting.com

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY / SCHAMMASCH / GAEREA TOUR – RESCHEDULED

Due to the current pandemic measurements, our European Harakiri for the Sky / Schammasch / Gaerea tour has been postponed to early 2022.

NORTHERN ALLIANCE TOUR – RESCHEDULED

Due to the current COVID restrictions, our Taake / Kampfar co-headliner tour, supported by Necrowretch, has been moved to January 2022.

THE NEW DATES:

Thursday 06/01/2022, Kwadrat, Krakow, PL https://www.facebook.com/events/1063178667366686

Friday 07/01/2022, Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ https://www.facebook.com/events/587008572097995

Saturday 08/01/2022, Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/598661494223043

Sunday 09/01/2022, Viper Room, Vienna, AT https://www.facebook.com/events/2184830235146045

Monday 10/01/2022, Dürer Kert, Budapest,HU https://www.facebook.com/events/2520707084847755

Tuesday 11/01/2022, Orto Bar, Ljubljana, SI https://www.facebook.com/events/2746213015439807

Wednesday 12/01/2022, Legend, Milano, IT https://www.facebook.com/events/995371454172844

Thursday 13/01/2022, Alchemica, Bologna, IT https://www.facebook.com/events/1437104736452322

Friday 14/01/2022, Hall of Fame, Zürich, CH https://www.facebook.com/events/495498237750868

Saturday 15/01/2022, Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, NL https://www.facebook.com/events/463465101028535

Sunday 16/01/2022, L’Entrepot, Arlon, BE https://www.facebook.com/events/2503230209922520

Monday 17/01/2022, Backstage, Paris, FR https://www.facebook.com/events/2563315843775953

Tuesday 18/01/2022, Zappa, Antwerp, BE https://www.facebook.com/events/3555303724487594

Wednesday 19/01/2022, Live Music Hall, Mörlenbach, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/2560193777546057

Thursday 20/01/2022, Willemeen, Arnhem, NL https://www.facebook.com/events/508696006519997

Friday 21/01/2022, Resonanzwerk, Oberhausen, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/1483132085186331

Saturday 22/01/2022, Völschow Berg, Demmin, DE https://www.facebook.com/events/596177324476890

Sunday 23/01/2022, Pralnia, Wroclaw, PL https://www.facebook.com/events/2677120169182209

CRYPTOSIS – Sign To Century Media Records & Release Single and video to “Decypher”

Century Media Records welcomes Dutch futuristic multi-metal eruption CRYPTOSIS!

A million miles from the old school fury of their previous incarnation, CRYPTOSIS have a sound that defies expectations and limitations with equal intensity. A dizzying blend of visceral extremity, symphonic pomp and wild, progressive invention.

Elements of blackened death, progressive thrash and grandiose symphonic metal are all present and correct, but Cryptosis have combined them in an exhilarating, unprecedented new form that promises to satisfy on both primal and cerebral levels.

Philipp Schulte, Director Century Media Records Europe comments:

“Getting completely surprised by a new band doesn’t happen very often, but CRYPTOSIS really impressed me. What this young band manages to deliver is nothing but a mind-blowing hell ride through the realm of extreme metal. What CRYPTOSIS do is not only for fans of Vektor, Coroner, Sadus or Demolition Hammer, but generally for everyone who is into death and thrash metal played at high speed on the highest level of aggression and technicality. The usual label hyperbole? If you think so, then check out the song. Welcome to Century Media, guys. We couldn’t be happier to have you with us!”

Today Cryptosis release the single “Decypher”. Check out the video HERE

The band comments:

“In light of recent events we are beyond happy that we are teaming up with Century Media Records to release and promote our debut album. It feels really good to work with such a professional team that understands our artistic vision and gives us a lot of freedom and resources to take everything we do to the next level.”

Make sure to catch Cryptosis live on one of the following dates:

13.05.2021 Wonnemond Festival – Sebnitz – DE http://www.wonnemond-festival.de

22.05.2021 Vienna Metal Meeting – Vienna – AT  http://www.viennametalmeeting.com

02.07.2021 Dokk’em Open Air – Dokkum – NL http://www.dokkemopenair.eu/

Cryptosis are:

Laurens Houvast (vocals/guitar)
Frank te Riet (bass/mellotron/backing vocals)
Marco Prij (drums)

Cryptosis online:

Website www.cryptosis.net

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CryptosisNL/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cryptosis_band/?hl=en

Cryptosis signs with District-19

The futuristic multi-metal eruption of CRYPTOSIS, formerly known throughout the European metal underground as old school thrash mob Distillator, has signed with District 19 for European bookings & management! 

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. 

“When we started Distillator we were kids,” says Laurens. “We were still students and had a totally different vision of music. But wherever we went on the road, we learned more and more from each other, and we learned about each other’s preferences in music. “We love the music we used to play and we really wanted to play music that sounded like that at the time, but then you start to develop as an artist. We want to make music that is our sound, and not somebody else’s.”

“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 explains. “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 control. You’re hypnotised by the technology around you, and that’s Cryptosis.”

Reborn as forward-thinking explorers of the extreme metal cosmos, Cryptosis is what happens when metal is allowed to evolve, to expand and to breathe.

DRACONIAN: NEW ALBUM AND TOUR WITH NIGHTFALL

Swedish doom/goth sextet DRACONIAN and the melodic blackened death metal stalwarts of NIGHTFALL are teaming up for a European tour in March 2021! 

DRACONIAN’s Anders Jacobsson comments: “We’re psyched to announce our European headline tour for March 2021, in support of our upcoming album ‘Under A Godless Veil’! It will be an honor to have Nightfall with us, as we’ve been huge fans since the early nineties. We can’t wait to play the new songs live and to see you all on the road!”

All tourdates:

11/03/2021, Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, PL
12/03/2021, Drizzly Grizzly, Gdansk, PL
13/03/2021, Nuke, Berlin, DE
14/03/2021, Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE
15/03/2021, Black Pes, Prague, CZ
16/03/2021, Eventhall Airport, Regensburg, DE
17/03/2021, MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, DE
18/03/2021, Junkyard, Dortmund, DE
19/03/2021, Kronensaal, Hamburg, DE
20/03/2021, Metropool, Enschede, NL
21/03/2021, Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
22/03/2021, Zappa, Antwerpen, BE
23/03/2021, Ubu, Rennes, FR
24/03/2021, Petit Bain, Paris, FR
25/03/2021, Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, CH
26/03/2021, Slaughter Club, Paderno, IT
27/03/2021, Revolver, San Donà di Piave, IT
28/03/2021, Viper Room, Vienna, AT

DRACONIAN will be touring in support of their new album ‘Under a Godless Veil‘, which will be released on October 30th by Napalm Records. NIGHTFALL – one of Greece’s Holy Trinity together with – Rotting Christ and Septicflesh will hit the stages again for the first time in years!   

CARNATION unleash the Iron Discipline!

Face the Iron Discipline and pre-order Carnation‘s upcoming album ‘Where Death Lies’ at carnationband.com/shop