Tag: Shokran

Playthrough: “Faces Behind The Stars” from Shokran!

Progressive Tech-Metal titans Shokran were one of the highlights of this summer’s incarnation of UK Tech-Fest and their third album “Ethereal” is an absolute joy. If you haven’t already, check out our review of that. Having announced a big run of September and October shows, guitarist Dmitry Demyanenko has taken a minute to record a

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 #3: Saturday

After last night’s two people crowd surfing on an inflatable sofa going over the barrier and fortunately not getting broken during Black Tongue’s set, In Fear They Follow [7/10] bring a stuccato riff filled Metalcore bounce to open day #3 of UK Tech-Fest and attract a decent crowd. “Solace” is a decent cut though during

Exclusive Interview: Faces of Eve on UK Tech-Fest!

There is now a little under a month to UK Tech-Fest, one of the highlights of the summer with a varied line-up of bands from all corners of the globe converging on Newark Showgrounds for four days of wall to wall Metal! We caught up with Faces of Eve for an exclusive interview to get

NEWS: Shokran hypnotised by the “Golden Pendant”!

Having pulled it earlier in the week, Tech-Fest bound Russian Progressive Tech-Metallers Shokran have finally let us have the official music video for “Golden Pendant” from their simply amazing album “Ethereal”. We were lucky enough to review it before it came out and if there is one album you should check out this year, it’s

NEWS: “Abdication” from Red Handed Denial!

In just 10 days time on 29th March Ontario Canada natives Red Handed Denial will drop album “Redeemer”. Featuring a guest appearance from Shokran frontman Andrew Ivaschenko, single “Abdication” follows “Empire” and “Clockwork” with pre-orders available here. The band is fronted by Lauren Babic of CrazyEightyEight.

NEWS: UK Tech-Fest announce second wave of bands and headliners!

After missing their announcement due to a Facebook and Instagram outage, UK Tech-Fest have announced their 2nd wave of bands! The announcement comes with news of a new VIP offering for this year and a couple of interesting exclusives! Liverpool Tech-Metallers Carcer City had announced their final EP “Silent War” and a final tour run,

Playthrough: “Superior” from Shokran!

Filmed by M Studio SPB, Shokran sticksman Mike Isaev has laid down a playthrough for “Superior” from the Russian Progressive Tech-Metallers recently released stunningly good album “Ethereal”, which we were fortunate enough to be able to review before it’s release! Paiste Cymbals, Pearl Drums, Axis Pedals and StarSticks drumsticks were all hurt in the production

Review: “Ethereal” by Shokran

Hailing from Krasnodar, Russia are Guitarist Dmitry Demyanenko, Vocalist Andrew Ivashchenko, Drummer Mike Isaev and Bassist Rodion Shevchenko. A collective better known as Shokran. It may have only been 8 months since the release of Dmitry Demyanenko’s second solo album “Universe” but it has been the better part of 2 years since “Exodus”, the Progressive Metalcore Masters second

NEWS: Shokran “Ethereal” album teaser!

Friday 8th February is when the new album from Russian Progressive Tech-Metallers Shokran will be appearing everywhere that’s worth getting it from. “Ethereal” may not have had a music video released as yet but following their “Making Of” video series they’ve now provided this 5 minute plus album teaser clip with artwork from Mayhem Project.