Tag: Tech-Fest

Playthrough: “By Means of Fire” by Woe Betide!

Brighton Death Metallers Woe Betide dropped their debut album “Throne of Spines” at the end of May, recorded at Audio Beach Studios in their home town before being mixed, mastered and produced by Wynter Prior (Wounded Not Dead) of Sphynx Studios. Leaning more towards the Technical side, they also cite influences in Opeth, Bleed From

Planet Metal #2: Mother Russia!

The second installment of our Planet Metal series sees us traveling from Italy to Russian shores to provide you with five bands from the region that we think are very much worthy of your time as they have demanded our attention over recent releases. From Death Metal to Progressive Technical and Deathcore, these bands are

NEWS: Tech-Fest 2021 First Wave of bands announced!

A huge first wave of bands has been announced for Tech-Fest 2021 just in time for Christmas, with some old favourites returning and some new faces to check out. The biggest news is the headliners in Reflections, The Ocean Collective and Upon A Burning Body being announced for the main weekend, while Slice The Cake

Playthrough: “Unbodied” from Shokran!

The thing about Tech-Fest is that the organizers have the ability to pull a rabbit out of the hat and frequently do with bands appearing like DVSR and Shokran who, frankly we might not have had the opportunity to see live under any other circumstances. The Russians have shared a guitar playthrough for “Unbodied” to

Bootleg: Godeater at Techabilitation 2020!

The annual post Tech-Fest event that is Techabilitation went into live stream mode over the weekend with Glaswegian Death Metallers Godeater taking center stage. Their full set, including a surprise Slipknot cover, has surfaced after the event in full technicolor glory for your viewing pleasure. Interestingly it does not include the bands newly released single

Playthrough: “Skylark” from Tiberius!

Ryan Anderson has been lined up for a bass playthrough of “Skylark” by his band mates in Tiberius, so he’s got his Warwick Corvette standard 5 string bass plugged into Neural DSP Darkglass B7K for the purpose. As they have album “A Peaceful Annihilation” under their belt they have various festival bookings in 2021, including

Riff Police! Pull Over! #130: Siamese Vs Led Zeppelin!

Formed in Copenhagen Denmark in 2011, we didn’t come across the brilliance that is Siamese until Tech-Fest in 2018. They took the stage as an unknown entity to us and as is part of the joy of a festival, by the time they left the stage, we were won over. Mashing up their own songs

NEWS: Teachabilitation 2020 goes online, lineup announced!

As with the 2020 incarnation of UK Tech-Fest, the organizers annual winter warmer Teachabilitation has gone online for 2020. The rehab clinic for Tech-Metal Junkies has been announced for 5th December via YouTube with a lineup that includes some old favourites as well as some new names. There will as ever be after party, which

Bootleg: “From Out Of Nowhere” from Tiberius!

Following a number of very well put together lockdown sessions including Tech-Fest at home, Edinburgh Progressive Metallers Tiberius have taken some time to learn a stone cold classic. That would be “From Out Of Nowhere” by Faith No More, something ripped up by the likes of Five Finger Death Punch and the only time that

NEWS: Sworn Amongst celebrate 16 years with new single “Crucify”!

Coming with a warning about strobe lighting effects and splicing together footage from their set at Tech-Fest in 2019, Northern Technical Metalcore merchants Sworn Amongst have delivered an eye popping new single in “Crucify” as they celebrate 16 years in the game. The quintet are signed to Famined Records, the home of Harmed and Dematerialize