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17 June 2014

UK Tech Fest are very excited to announce Sikth, Monuments and Jon Gomm as the final bands to join the stunning bill performing at the Newark Showground on 10 - 13 July.

Techfest organiser Simon Garrod comments: "Sikth are arguably the most important band in UK tech-Metal. They have inspired pretty much every band on this entire bill, and without them, the UK tech scene would not be anything like it is today. So it is a great honour to have them play, and i hope it feels like a home coming for them!

"It is always a pleasure to have Monuments, who are have also been a massive inspiration to our younger bands, and Jon Gomm is a really big deal for us as his acoustic wizardry adds a whole new dimension to the event. Bring on July 10th!"

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Day Tickets:
THURSDAY 10th Early Bird - £15
FRIDAY 11th - £25
SATURDAY 12th - £25
SUNDAY 13th - £25
Full weekend Tickets - £59 (includes Early Bird)
Full Weekend Camping - £20 (Per Person)
Day Camping Tickets - £10 per day (Per Person)

For tickets and more info see



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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