Tag: Tech-Fest

The Black Map #115: In Fear from Bristol!

Bristol’s In Fear are a band that you might have heard of before without realizing it because in 2017, Jake Searle (Vocals), Ryan Simmons (Guitar), Ben Threlfall (Guitar), Sam Elswood (Bass), Sam Kellaway (Drums) got together and formed In Fear They Follow. But then shortening one’s band name name isn’t something uncommon and if it

Bootleg: Tech-Fest 2020 At Home!

As the lockdown has meant that gigs and festivals are not permitted, Tech-Fest joined forces with Invicta Magazine and Loki Films to bring us Tech-Fest at home over the past couple of nights. Each one sees a selection of bands perform their songs from their own homes in advance of the premiers of these before

NEWS: Psycroptic head “Beyond The Black”!

Last summer we were lucky enough to witness the Tasmanian devils that are Psycroptic on the main stage at Tech Fest. The irony that the band have dropped a music video for “Beyond The Black” from their current album “As The Kingdom Drowns” the day before their first day of this year’s postponed event is not

NEWS: Tech-Fest 2020 at Home Streaming Line Up!

As anyone who had planned to attend Tech-Fest this summer will already know, existing tickets are being shuffled to next years event. What you may not know is that premiering exclusively on YouTube via Invicta Magazine on 2-3 July, an array of bands from the 2020 lineup have put together streams from home, pre-recorded with

NEWS: Omni premier debut single “Kingdom”!

Massachusetts might be famed for Metalcore and Hardcore acts galore over the past 20 years but Progressive Tech-Metallers Omni are about to change all that by putting themselves firmly on the map. They’ve dropped their anvil heavy debut single “Kingdom” firmly upon our skulls and made themselves a Tech-Fest contender for 2021 in the process.

Playthrough: “Empathy” from Reflections!

We were due to be seeing Minneapolis, Minnesota DJentlemen Reflections at Tech-Fest in just a couple of weeks time but… so here is an 8 string guitar playthrough of “Empathy” from their February drop “Willow“, mixed and mastered by Jeff Key which is available right now over at bandcamp. Visionist guitarist Matt Judd is going

Playthrough: “Join Us Beyond” from Archspire!

Technical Death Metallers Archspire have left their guitarist Tobi Morelli out of the basement to teach us the “Join Us Beyond” from their 2014 album “The Lucid Collective” courtesy of Guitar World. We had the pleasure of the bands crazy love set at Tech-Fest last summer playing a packed out Fireball Whiskey stage.

Playthrough: “One Man Show” from Faces Of Eve!

Returning to their debut EP “The Story So Far“, Faces Of Eve bassist Owen Morris has picked up his Ibanez EHB1505 MS Darkglass electronics X Ultra and ditched the pick for a playthrough of “One Man Show” upon 5 strings. Faces Of Eve played Tech-Fest last summer, we were there and were lucky enough to

NEWS: Slaughter To Prevail load up with a wrecking ball!

After listening to this you might by feel like you’ve been blindsided by a Juggernaut. Tech-Fest bound Slaughter To Prevail have delivered a new single by the name of “Demolisher“. It’s just the second single since 2017’s “Misery Sermon” but quality rather than quantity can be a good thing.

The Black Map #103: From Eden To Exile from Northampton!

Back in the summer of 2018 we had the pleasure of witnessing a set from a band we’d never heard of before at Tech-Fest. Appearing on the Waghorn Guitars Stage at Newark Showground were From Eden To Exile who were playing material from their 2017 album “Modern Disdain“. They’d been on quite the journey already,