Portuguese outfit The Voynich Code have been prowling the deathcore scene with their tech/prog infused recipe for filth ridden riffs for a while now, gaining highlights such as performing at UK Tech Fest in 2015. Now, they finally present their highly anticipated debut record Aqua Vitae.
Within the ever stirring world of metalcore, Beartooth are an American band who have been absolutely soaring over the past year or so. During their last visit to Glasgow, they landed what could be described as a 'pretty good' impression; but with a recently released second album entitled Aggressive and a supporting tour to match, any chance to see a possibility of improvement of an already solid live band is a graciously accepted event.
It is of no surprise that music fans across the globe were shocked at the announcement that The Dillinger Escape Plan's new record Dissociation would be the final resting point for the band, though ultimately for the highly respectable preservation of the band's own career. That, of course, brings us to the finale of one of the most explosive and enthralling bands to have torn apart stages worldwide.
We Are Carnivores headed down to Tech-Fest 2016 without any real objective of playing a set, yet they were asked to play on the final day of the festival to make up for some line-up changes on the bill. After a performance which most certainly acquired new fans for the band, we sat down to have a chat with them.
Spectating the Tech-Fest weekend were music fans and musicians alike, and one such band we were introduced to were Schemata Theory. We managed to sit down with them for a few words about the band and their new EP.
There were a few changes to the line-up at Tech-Fest this year, some of which were even in the midst of the event. One such change was that Birmingham tech-metallers Terraform stepped in to play a set on the final day. As they were already there to spectate the event before actually playing, we caught up with them to gather some thoughts over their latest release Adrift.
Amongst the highest points of Tech-Fest, Frontierer's first official live show on the final day easily came through as one. Before they unleashed sonic chaos upon Newark Showgrounds, we grabbed a quick word with the guys to gather some thoughts on their album, their live show and the nature of the beast that is Frontierer.
The very last day of UK Tech-Fest 2016 marks the first visit for headliners Between The Buried And Me. We caught up with bassist Dan Briggs for some thoughts and feelings on the festival, as well as some words about the band's latest release, Coma Ecliptic.
It’s one thing to incorporate more experimental ideas into your sound, but it’s another thing entirely to do so when you are one album in to your career, especially considering that one album made waves by delivering an already standout style. Such a statement would fit suit to the gambit made by Night Verses on their second album Into The Vanishing Night.