Chris Sharp

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UK Tech Fest 2017 – Sunday

Tech Fest’s Sunday brought The Pink Panther, a silent wall of death, and whatever the fuck a xylosynth is. . .

UK Tech Fest 2017 – Saturday

Tech Fest’s Saturday featured the battle of the century, waltzing, and far too many amazing bands bidding farewell.

UK Tech Fest 2017 – Friday

Tech Fest’s Friday brought Rick Sanchez impressions, sweltering heat, and several death metal titans…

Richard Henshall from Haken

Happy birthday to Haken! To celebrate, Chris Sharp asked Richard Henshall some questions about such essential topics as revisiting classic albums, the future, and biscuits.

UK Tech Fest 2017 – Thursday

Tech Fest’s Thursday brought inflatables, a shit-ton of rain, and some amazing music…

UK Tech-Fest 2017 – Ten to Watch

UK Tech-Fest returns for its sixth instalment this year, promising another weekend of unrivalled technical heaviness and prog goodness. But who are the absolutely unmissable acts?

Pallbearer and Pinkish Black – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Pallbearer descended upon Manchester, with Pinkish Black in tow, for a night of doom…

Twelve Foot Ninja, Uneven Structure and Mask of Bees – Rebellion, Manchester

Twelve Foot Ninja, Uneven Structure and Mask of Bees descended upon Manchester, for a bonkers and captivating night of tech metal.

Haken, The Algorithm, Next to None – Manchester Academy 3

Haken are turning ten, and going on tour across Europe to celebrate, promising to use the tour to celebrate their first two albums – Aquarius and Visions. Next to None and The Algorithm are along for the ride. Chris Sharp went along to review.

Primordial, Fen, Crom Dubh – Camden Underworld

The ability to provoke such a wide array of emotions is where Primordial excel; simultaneously bleak and cathartic, mournful yet uplifting.

PLINI • Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

Musically, the entire band is ridiculously tight, as they run through just over an hour of instrumental tech metal. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel … It’s just done brilliantly well, and varied enough to never outstay its welcome.

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