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Live: Basick Records Fest @ London Camden Barfly – 05 February 2012

February 15th, 2012

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British indy label Basick Records put on their own night in London, featuring instrumental tech metal(/cheese) one-piece Chimp Spanner (yes, he did bring a backing band), excellent French atmospheric tech metallers Uneven Structure and French mentalist The Algorithm. We went along to bang our heads in 17/8 time signature.

Six things we learned from when Basick Records brought their bands to London

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Album: Vildhjarta – Måsstaden

November 17th, 2011

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Vildhjarta
Måsstaden
Century Media Records
28 November 2011

by Vincent Danger

Isn’t “djent” over yet? Apparently not. While there are those such as Periphery and TesseracT who are leading the way with Meshuggah-inspired riffs and huge, soaring melodic vocals, there are bands like Vildhjarta who believe that tech metal should be as brutal as it possibly can be btu also a beautiful as possible. Luckily, they’re pretty good at doing that.

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Album: TesseracT – One

March 28th, 2011

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TesseracT
One
Century Media Records
21 March 2011

by Raziq Rauf

After signing to the American office of major indie label, Century Media last year, this resolutely British quintet has been as busy on both sides of the Atlantic. After a low-key release in 2010, however, TesseracT are hoping to bring their melodic djent sound to as many people as possible with their debut album, One. It’s been a long time coming, but it’s been worth the wait.

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EP: Lithurgy – Mother I

February 15th, 2011

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Lithurgy
Mother I
Self-Released
08 February 2011

by Andy Parker

Emphasising the true meaning of the phrase progressive when it comes to music, Brighton’s Lithurgy have travelled across Europe with the likes of Textures, Ephel Duath, and TesseracT, as well as nailing a much-praised performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2010 along the way. Mother I is the band’s latest attempt to elevate their profile to match that of those would-be peers. [Read more →]

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