Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR have teamed up with NPR for the release of a brand new track, “CHARGING THE VOID“.
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new album, “TERMINAL REDUX“, which is due to be released on May 6th worldwide. “TERMINAL REDUX” is the band’s third full-length release and first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the title track from their previous album, 2011’s “OUTER ISOLATION”.
You can listen to “CHARGING THE VOID” below.
VEKTOR vocalist/guitarist DAVID DISANTO comments:
“‘Charging the Void'”is the first track of the album and sets the scene for the story that follows. It begins with the lone astronaut from ‘Outer Isolation’ who is actually an isolation test subject. He
overrides the auto-pilot and is compelled to go forth on his own and search for his purpose. Years in isolation have twisted his mind and he teeters between insanity and vengeance. His travels bring him to the now-exploded star, Alshain. Within the stellar nebula he finds a life-giving molecule that revitalizes him and extends his life. With an entire haul of the new found molecule, he believes to have found his purpose. He has an epiphany about life and death and decides to bring his life-giving molecule and his new way of understanding to the Cygnus Regime.”
“There are many hidden meanings in the song that relate to balance, power, and life and death, so keep an ear out!”
As well as letting their imaginations flow free lyrically, VEKTOR have also embraced some unusual audio elements during the recording of “TERMINAL REDUX”, going as far as to enlist the vocal assistance of a group of Philadelphia soul singers to contribute additional texture to the riff-heavy opus. Listen out for the introduction of NAEEMAH Z. MADDOX and ROSEMARY FIKI towards the end of “CHARGING THE VOID“.
“TERMINAL REDUX” was recorded between the band’s home studio and Panther Pro-Audio in Philadelphia, with additional mixing courtesy of BYRON FILSON at Villain Studios in Arizona.
Don’t miss VEKTOR on their remaining North American tour dates with VOIVOD:
Mar. 02 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
Mar. 03 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
Mar. 04 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Mar. 05 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood