with Vektor, Eight Bells & WREAK
Saturday February 6th
Voivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s. Starting out as a speed metal band, Voivod have added a mix of progressive metal and thrash metal to create their own unique metal style.
Since their debut record in 1984, Voivod have released eleven studio albums as well as one EP, one live album, two compilations, seven demos and one DVD featuring a live concert. The band found mainstream success in the late 1980s with the album Nothingface (1989), which was the first Voivod album to enter the Billboard 200 charts, peaking at number 114.
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.
EIGHT BELLS was formed in 2010 by Melynda Jackson and is a songwriting collaboration with bassist Haley Westeiner and drummer Chris VanHuffel. Based in Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells explores dark sonic realms with ethereal, haunting female vocals.
Eight Bell’s sophomore album, Landless, is to be released in February 2016. This effort sees Eight Bells experience a change in personnel with drummer Rae Amitay, but once again join forces with legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson. The new material offers a definitive evolution of their sound, and will be released on vinyl/digital formats via Battleground Records and on tape via Tartarus Records.
WREAK hails from Providence,RI and was established in January of 2015, Year One, thus opening up the floodgates. WREAK is a dynamic group of musicians mixing influences from 80's Thrash/Heavy Metal, 90's Grindcore and Death Metal, as well as 1970's Hard Rock. Loud and Dangerous, Brutal and Beautiful... A beast that can not be tamed. Providing neck braking/fist pumping music to fill the void left behind by the true pioneers of aggressive music.