Tag: Tech-Fest

Documentary: Archspire on Bus Invaders!

Extreme Technical Death Metallers Archspire were without a doubt one of the highlights of this summer’s incarnation of UK Tech-Fest. The bit that you don’t get on the recorded material is the stage presence and hilarious banter from frontman Oliver Rae Aleron. So on today’s episode of Digital Bus Invaders from Digital Tour Bus, here’s

The Black Map #67: Cognizance from Leeds!

Keeping us in the North of England and taking us to Leeds and the home of a band for whom playing live is as rare as rocking horse s***. Having taken to the stage at the 2018 incarnation of UK Tech-Fest, Cognizance have exactly zero shows lined up for the arrival of their upcoming new

Live Review: UK Tech-Fest afterthoughts

It’s been just 7 days since we left Newark Showgrounds after another triumphant incarnation of Tech-Fest, thanks to Simon Garrod and the team. The Festival that inspired the creation of Metal Noise back in August 2017 has completed its 8th year and remains the King of the Underground Metal Scene, the UK’s equivalent of Euroblast.

Playthrough: “Lower Than She” from Faces of Eve!

He may have hurt his hand and required an ice pack prior to his band taking the stage for their set at Tech-Fest but Faces of Eve bassist Owen Morris didn’t let that effect their performance! He’s recorded a playthrough of “Lower Than She”, their current single on his Ibanez BTB405QM in Drop A tuning

Exclusive Interview: Vexed on Tech-Fest and all the rest!

We had the pleasure of of not only witnessing the onslaught of a set from Deathcore quartet Vexed at the Fireball Whiskey stage at UK Tech-Fest but also of meeting frontwoman Megan Targett afterwards. Having released just a pair of singles in “Dominate” and “Elite” prior to the 2019 incarnation of the event, they were

NEWS: Unprocessed test us with the “Prototype”!

The sophomore album from German Progressive Tech-Metallers Unprocessed continues to have great promise with this latest pre-release single stream from Long Branch Records. It comes in the form of an animated video for “Prototype” from the record “Artificial Void” slated for a 9th August. They’re front runners for the 2020 incarnation of Tech-Fest!

NEWS: Faces of Eve and Values in August!

Having released a pair of new singles in “Lower Than She” and “Sleeper” during the month before Tech-Fest, Faces of Eve have announced a trio of shows at the end of August. They’ll be joined by Values as a co-headliner on all the dates plus up to 3 local support bands on each date including

Live Review: UK Tech-Fest Day #4: Sunday

Fortunately yesterday’s inflatable genitalia is no where to be seen as some kids appear with their parents to watch Brink of Extinction [6/10] who include in their set the thoroughly enjoyable single “Jekyll & Psyclops”. The Bristol natives have a pair of vocalists who take lines in turn as much as verses for their groove

NEWS: “Fradga” from Humanity’s Last Breath!

One of the many highlights of UK Tech-Fest 2017 was Humanity’s Last Breath. Signed to Unique Leader Records, they have slated “Abyssal” for our ear drums on 2nd August with new single “Fradga” getting a music video. You know it’s going to be crazy. In a good way.

Live Review: UK Tech-Fest Day #2: Friday

Day #2 of UK Tech-Fest has plenty of treats in store including some very new bands. Originally called Perception and now incorporating large doses of Post-hardcore melodic elements to create a bastardised version of their older sound, Keepsake [7/10] get the Fireball Whiskey stage off to a sweaty start. It’s an emotive set that is