Their EP is on Bandcamp and is highly recommended:
Directly after Mountains Under Oceans it was time for the first band on this year's main stage but after the set you'd be forgiven if you believed it to be the last as this was the scene of destruction left behind:
An hour later a very recent band came onto the second stage, so recent in fact that Tech Fest was only their second gig ever! I found out about this after the show but I never would have guessed based on the overall quality of the performance and music. This very exciting young band is No Sin Evades His Gaze, a progressive deathcore band from the UK. They've already got quite a bit of buzz around them and despite only having a couple of tracks out they have a very impressive music video out. None of this would matter if the music wasn't worthwhile but it really is. I had only heard one song beforehand (Age of Sedation) and while I was impressed with that they really managed to surprise me with the addition of clean vocals and quieter parts in other songs. All instrumentation and vocals were performed beautifully and I hope they'll be back next year when people have had time to familiarize themselves with the album.
1. If you could add one technical/progressive metal to the festival, what would you add?
NSEHG: (one after the other) Betray the Martyrs, Meshuggah, Gojira, Within The Ruins
2. Have you discovered any new bands from the festival's line-up?
NSEHG: I wasn't actually familiar with Vildhjarta and the Ocean before this but they're both really good.
3. Why do you think the UK Tech Scene is so strong compared to other parts of the world?
NSEHG: It just seems to breed somehow. Sikth started it all though of course.
4. This year we have Jon Gomm who you could say is a bit of an outsider while it's still impossible to deny his appeal to this scene, can you think of anything else that's not tech metal that would fit in at this festival?
NSEHG: More acoustic stuff, Andy McKee and such.
5. If your last tour was a movie, what would it be called and what genre would it be?
NSEHG: This is only our second gig so...
Oh, didn't know that, that's pretty damn impressive.
NSEHG: Thank you.
No Sin Evades His Gaze's debut album is out on the 8th of August but pre-orders (physical and digital) are up now, I know I've secured a copy on release day and you should too:
The next band we caught were the French progressive metal youngsters in Kadinja. Armed with three guitarists (one of them playing a .Strandberg!) who can outshred most guitarists twice their age, a fantastic vocalist and an impressive rhythm section keeping it all together they had the recipe for success written all over them. Luckily they did not disappoint, I had listened through their EP a couple of times so I knew what to expect but they pulled it off heroically. With harmonies on a backing track the vocalist had no room for error but that room wasn't needed anyway, a fantastic performance.
1. If you could add one technical/progressive metal band onto the festival what would you add?
2. Have you discovered any new bands from this year's line up that you didn't know before?
Philippe: Not really, it may sound strange but so far I've just been focused on my own performance.
3. Doesn't sound strange at all. How are you enjoying the festival so far?
Philippe: This is my first time but apparently it's way better than last year in regards to the facilities.
4. I know the EP is fairly recent but are you already working on a new album? I noticed that you played a new song in the set earlier.
Philippe: The new album is in pre-production so yes, we are working on it.
Kadinja's self titled EP:
*all Tech Fest photos taken by me unless stated otherwise