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One of tech metal’s forerunners alongside bands like Sikth and Meshuggah, Dutch six-piece Textures are one of the genre’s most revered bands. Playing undercard to Sunday headliners Between The Buried & Me, we spoke with drummer Stef Broks and vocalist Daniël De Jongh to get the lowdown on their new double album venture and to get their take on the Tech-Fest experience.

MUSIC INTERVIEW: We Are Carnivores

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.


Hailing from Nottingham The Five Hundred may be tech, but they also have some serious metal chops. Having released their debut EP Winters just last year we caught up with guitarist Mark Byrne and bassist Andy Crawford to see what all the fuss was about.

MUSIC INTERVIEW: From Sorrow To Serenity

Glaswegian technical deathcore merchants From Sorrow To Serenity have been blazing up and down the UK following the release of their debut album Remnant Of Humanity with established acts such as No Sin Evades His Gaze and Fit For An Autopsy. We caught up with vocalist Gaz King and guitarist Steven Jones at Tech-Fest to find out more.

MUSIC INTERVIEW: Schemata Theory

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.


Canadian prog metallers Protest The Hero have made a name for themselves in recent years as industry trailblazers, having led a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign through Indie Go-Go for 2013’s Volition, and more recently with the their BandCamp subscription EP release, Pacific Myth. We caught up with guitarist Luke Hoskin at Tech-Fest to discuss the industry as it is today, the future of the band and more.


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.

MUSIC INTERVIEW: Animals As Leaders

Animals As Leaders rode the crest of the initial wave of djent abnds, and alongside artists such as TesseracT and Periphery remain as one of its greatest innovators. We sat down with guitarist Javier Reyes to talk about Tech-Fest and what’s to come for the band.

MUSIC INTERVIEW: Between the Buried and Me

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.
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