Tag: Tech-Fest

Review: “Anguish” by Fraktions (5th Anniversary)

Our annual pilgrimage to Newark Showground for Tech-Fest began in July 2017 and we haven’t looked back since, the absence of the festival for two consecutive years due to the Great Plague considered a crime against humanity in these parts. So rather than cry into our collective empty pint glasses, we decided that to bring

Documentary: Tech-Fest “Impressions II”!

After attending for three years in a row and reviewing it for two, oh how we have missed Tech-Fest during the years of the Great Plague. The annual pilgrimage to Mecca that is Newark Showground is one that we’re hoping will finally be possible in 2022 with a wealth of bands announced for the event

NEWS: The Cartographer unveil lyric video for “15318”!

A second single from the recently released five years in the making sophomore EP “Mind Atlas” by Derby Tech-Metallers The Cartographer has surfaced. This time around “15318” has been chosen for the purpose, a cut which features one of three guest appearances and sees the band joined by former member Dave Stewart who was also

Exclusive Interview: The Cartographer talk “Mind Atlas”!

Last week saw the return of Derby Tech-Metallers The Cartographer with their sophomore EP “Mind Atlas”. We say ‘return‘ but they had never really been away; they just found a few stumbling blocks along the path from creating their debut “Human Error” to creating “Mind Atlas” but giving them their due, it has been worth

Review: “Kalos” by Fraktions

In 2017 London Progressive Metallers Fraktions were on a high, their debut EP “Anguish“, a concept release about mental health that takes the listener on a journey through multiple sound worlds taking them to Tech-Fest where they were joined by Kaan Tasan now of Heart of a Coward who reprised his role on “Panic“. But

Bootleg: “Thunder” from The Royal!

Hailing from Eindhoven Netherlands, The Royal have been Metalcore merchants that we have missed on the Underground Metal scene during the Pandemic. We first witnessed them in the live arena at Tech-Fest in 2017 when they were on a European tour trek around their album “Seven” and we were blown away. Filmed at MoreCore Festival,

Exclusive Interview: Akkadian talk writing and recording!

Following the release of their single “Agenda” we have ear marked Cambridge Metallers Akkadian as not only ones to watch but also as future Tech-Fest and Bloodstock performers, their meaty riffs crossing over Metal sub-genres with consummate ease. Formed in 2018 in Cambridge but not the types to get involved in any kind of boat

Playthrough: “Entropy” from Core System!

Given how incredible “Contrast” by Croatian Progressive Metallers Core System is, we had hoped that it would see them at Tech-Fest in 2020 however some things are simply not meant to be. So drummer Luka Bergovec returns to the stool the bands rehearsal space to play “Entropy” for the cameras in a one take live

Documentary: Gear Rundown #1: Drums with This Is Turin!

After This Is Turin went toe to toe with Vexed for who has the better guest vocal appearance from CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder on their respective tunes, drummer Bed Adcroft has turned his hand to giving us a gear rundown video in which he takes us through the kit he used in

NEWS: Osiah stand in “The Eye Of The Swarm”!

If they go ahead, Sunderland Technical Deathcore titans Osiah will take to the stage for Smash Fest, Tech-Fest and Derby Alt. Fest in June, July and October as they stand shoulder to shoulder with the great and the good of the Metal Underground scene. Joined by Ben Duerr of Shadow Of Intent fame, they’ve premiered