UK Tech-Fest is a progressive metal festival at Newark Showground, showcasing the best in the scene this upcoming July.
Founded in 2011, the festival aims to give a platform to the best upcoming bands in the scene, giving them the chance to play alongside some of the sub-genre's most talented artists.
Please visit uktechfest.com/ for more information.
Fit For An Autopsy
Though the bulk of death metal deals with some pretty grisly subject matter, few bands' sounds match their contempt for society as well as Fit for an Autopsy. Purveyors of savage deathcore, the band's sound pairs lyrical misanthropy with pure sonic destruction, creating an assault on both the senses and sensibilities of listeners. Made up of singer Nate Johnson (formerly of Through the Eyes of the Dead), guitarist Will Putney (also known for his work as a producer for bands such as Like Moths to Flames and Misery Signals), guitarist Patrick Sheridan, bassist Shane Slade, and drummer Josean Orta, the New Jersey band made their first splash in 2009 with the release of their EP Hell on Earth.
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Black Crown Initiate
Pennsylvanian progressive metallers have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. They continuously prove heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl.
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Based across Scotland, Portugal and America, Frontierer has progressed from an online project between Pedram Valiani and Chad Kapper to a live band promoting a 'for free' music model and a convenience-based performance schedule. With the 1st birthday of their debut album 'Orange Mathematics' recently passed, Frontierer seeks to punish as many corners of the globe as is feasible by adopting a selective, limited performance rota. This is a rare opportunity to see live music with a 'zero bullsh*t' approach. The band performed their first live debut at UK Tech Metal Fest in July of 2016, paving the way for further live opportunities in 2017 and 2018. Frontierer's second album is nearing completion.
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A slamming metal five-piece from the North East. "Crushing brutality with startling technical intricacy" - Metal Hammer "Pure unbridled aggression" - Rock Sound
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Divine Chaos are a five piece thrash metal band from Slough. They blend what they believe to be the best elements of metal into their own concoction and do not seek acceptance...
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Hailed by the Metal Hammer magazine as "one of the UK's most idiosyncratic rock bands", Godsticks are a progressive heavy rock band from South Wales. They released their fourth album 'Faced With Rage' via the Kscope label in October 2017, which was described by Prog Magazine as "a winning blend of channelled aggression and emotional depth, combining lyrical intelligence and instrumental fireworks". Godsticks are: Darran Charles (vocals, guitar, keys), Dan Nelson (bass), Gavin Bushell (guitar) and Tom Price (drums)
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Colchester's finest noise merchants.
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Slice The Cake, Artificlal Language, Project Mishram, Cognizance, The Voynich Code, Wings Denied, Where Oceans Burn, Controversial, Matt Ball, Form Subtract
Newark County Showground
- Lincoln Road
- NG24 2NY
- 01529 414793