Vapor formerly known as VX36 is a powerhouse mix of thrash, death, and speed metal mixed with a newer kind of vocal and drumming. Their musicianship, uniqueness, and dedication make for awesome riffs, crushing lyrics, and an energy explosive live show! Exploding onto the metal circuit in 2004. With the release of their first demo in 2005 entitled “DEMOlition” they started playing shows around the Bay Area and Sacramento gaining notice from many.

Embarking on their first Regional tour in 2007 doing a 14 day West Coast tour they began to conquer the North West. After returning from tour they went into the studio to record the first full length album titled “VX36.” Released in March of 2008, the CD flew off the shelf selling all available copies at the CD Release show! Planning tour after tour playing 500+ shows gaining numerous fans and recognition from 2008 till 2010 when the “Violence E.P.” was released, a short run CD that was the doorstep of the new album that was in the works.

In October of 2011 they took it to the next level with a 4 week United States tour supporting the upcoming release and full length album “A Violent Existence” recorded by engineer Zack Ohren. This release in just its short time has sold over 5000 and counting physical copies and over 10,000 Digital downloads. It has been praised and said to be a favorite record thus far.

In 2014, they hit the road again to support Thrash legends Onslaught(UK) and Artillery(DK) on a 40 Day North American tour. Gaining more exposure and ready to conquer anything.

Following up in 2015 they did a 3 week U.S. tour supporting Artillery. In 2016 and 2019 they played Loud as Hell Festival supporting GoatWhore and some of Canadas biggest metal names.

Also a North American tour in July/August/September included support dates with Death Metal legends MASTER

After taking 2019 and 2020/2021 off to write and due to the global pandemic, Vapor is back and just completed a North American tour with Destruction, one of Germanys top 4 thrash bands, and the mighty all female thrash group Nervosa from Brazil in 2022.

2023 marked the release of Vapor’s new album “Mass Mortality” and signing to Cell Arts Records. Also completing European tours in Spring with brutal death metal band NILE doing 5 weeks across 17 countries, then returning in the summer of 2023 to play direct support for metal legends Possessed on their European tour covering another 8 countries including the UK and ending in Canada returning to Loud as Hell festival.

2024 is shaping up to be a great year with tours in the U.S. planned and Europe on the horizon for the Fall.

Vapor is taking the world by storm. With their DIY attitude and determination there is no doubt Vapor will become a staple in the metal community.

Vapor is:

Nate Klug • Lead Vocals / Guitar

Nick Altenburg • Bass / Vocals

Tom Barrett • Lead Guitar

Edgar Canaan – Drums