Tag: Perception

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.

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

NEWS: Nexilva & Strains co-headlining Weekender!

Sunderland Progressive Death Metallers Nexvila have announced a trio of dates with Strains. The band are supporting current release “Aseity: I” which is out now! There are an array of quality support bands on each of the bills so well worth checking out! 31/10 Manchester, Satan’s Hollow (Strains only) 1/11 Sheffield, Mulberry Tavern 2/11 Southampton,

NEWS: Line-up and set times announced for Techabilitation 2018!

The annual post UK Tech-Fest one dayer at London’s New Cross Inn returns on Sunday 11th November with 10 bands taking the stage! The line-up includes a number of bands who have featured at the festival previously as well as a couple of newbies, while the night will be headlined by French Progressive Tech-Metallers Uneven Structure.

Playlist: The Best New Music In METAL!

Music is full of opinion. It brings people together but it also creates division. Who’s better than who? Who’s the best at this? Who sounds better than that? Metal Hammer produced a list of their “best new music” from rock and metal in the last 14 days which… frankly, we disagreed with. We’re Metal Hammer

WIN: A Copy of “Monolith” by Perception!

How about the “Monolith” EP from Tech-Influenced Metalcore crew Perception? We thought it was great (check out our review!) and enjoyed their live set in support of Carcer City at the beginning of June. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a copy all you have to do is drop an email to

Review: “Monolith” by Perception

The follow up to their impressive 2016 offering “Collapse”, Southampton based Tech-Infused Metalcore crew Perception released “Monolith” in March. Once again returning to Avenue Studios and getting Dan Kerr back into the production chair seemed a wise decision, as did having him Mix & Master the EP as he did with its predecessor. So how

The Black Map #13: Perception from Southampton!

Week #13 of our journey across The Black Map of the UK Underground Metal Scene takes us to the sunny South coast city of Southampton. Unsigned Tech-Influenced Progressive Metalcore merchants Perception have been running the channels since 2011. Their 2016 EP “Collapse” has been outdone by their newly released “Monolith”, plunging the band into the same