Posted on facebook a short while ago is a message from three members of Vektor – Blake, Frank and Eric. Long story short, they’re leaving the band with immediate effect. Remaining member David DeSanto is left in the position of dissolving the band or looking to recruit to fill the spaces.
The announcement is as below and pretty much covers all the bases. We look forward to seeing where all four band members end up as news unfolds.
Greetings Vektonauts. With sadness we must inform you that we, Blake, Frank, and Erik, are all departing from Vektor effective immediately. It has been a completely incredible 10-ish years that has brought us all around the world and introduced us to so many super generous, passionate, friendly people and produced three albums of which we are extremely proud. Seeing the reception for Terminal Redux in particular after all of the hard work put into it has been very humbling. Sadly we’ve reached a point where we can’t continue with the working arrangement we have, for a number of reasons that we find unnecessary to discuss publicly. There’s no big story or drama, people and personalities simply change and drift apart and we’ve reached our limit.
The three of us are lifer musicians and will continue to be. You’ll be seeing us in other contexts, other bands, recordings, tours, and more. Our time in Vektor has been a major part of our lives and parting with that will be a serious adjustment, but ultimately we’re excited to see other new ways we can put our ideas to use. We are -hugely- grateful to everyone that came out to shows, picked up merch, listened to the music, showed us a great time and kept us going. We accomplished more than we ever thought was possible when we joined and we hope you’ll stay tuned for what we do next – you have certainly not seen the last of us.
We don’t know if this means Dave will seek new members and continue Vektor or not, that is for him to decide and announce in his own time.
Given that it’s the holidays and the future of the band is out of our hands, we’d appreciate some space for the time being as we enjoy time with friends and family (please don’t message our personal pages about it, we won’t reply). All the best and we’ll see you down the road.
-Blake, Frank, and Erik
We know that one person will be upset by the news – regular scribe Sean who was very much impressed with the band’s recent album Terminal Redux.