In its fifth year, Newark's Tech-Fest is fast becoming THE place to be for any fan of tech, prog, metal and anything in between. Arguably its biggest year to date with a huge line-up including headliners Animals As Leaders, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me, we took a trip to the niche festival for a weekend of riffs, and plenty of them!
There are certain bands in metal that you can rely on to surprise you, bands that change it up every album and add a new string to their bow while still maintaining a unique and identifiable sound - the four Frenchmen that comprise Gojira are one of those bands. Magma is without a doubt their most accessible record to date, but it may also be their most challenging for fans looking for heaviness alone.
As they enter the 17th year of their career, Killswitch Engage are one of the few bands you can trust to be nothing but themselves. In light of their seventh full-length Incarnate, we caught up with bassist Mike D’Antonio to chat about the band's career so far.