TECH-FEST 2017 tour announced: headliners OCEANS ATE ALASKA plus NAPOLEON

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TECHFEST has announced the line-up for its 2017 tour, host to some of the country’s fiercest exports who will perform across 7 dates in June. Headlining the tour is Birmingham’s progressive metalcore outfit OCEANS ATE ALASKA, who will be joined by rising melodic hardcore four-piece NAPOLEON – plus special guests to be announced in due course.

Dates are as follows:

15.06.2017 – Plymouth, Underground
16.06.2017 – Bridgend, Hobos
17.06.2017 – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow
18.06.2017 – Edinburgh, Opium
19.06.2017 – Newcastle, Jumpin Jacks
20.06.2017 – Northampton, Roadmender
21.06.2017 – Southampton, The Joiners

Tickets are on sale now here

The tour news follows OCEANS ATE ALASKA’s recent announcement of their new vocalist Jake Noakes, a close friend of the band who will step up to full-time vocal duties for their imminent US ‘New Reign’ Tour with Born Of Osiris, Volumes, Within The Ruins and Fire From The Gods, before they return to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival and a special one-off Fearless Records show alongside I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills at the Camden Underworld. The five-piece have also been working on the follow up to their 2015 debut album Lost Isles, more details to be revealed soon.

The band comment:

‘Our new vocalist is our very close personal friend and incredibly talented singer/screamer Jake Noakes from the UK!

‘It’s our honour to be performing along side of him from here on out, he’s an absolute monster.

‘We are also very excited to inform you that the new album now is fully recorded and sounds insanely sick!

‘Without doubt this record is going to melt some faces. Anyway, everyone go give Jake a big warm welcome to the OAA family, and get stoked for some killer new tunes.’

OCEANS ATE ALASKA additional UK tour dates:

27.05.2017 – Birmingham, NEC (Slam Dunk Midlands)
28.05.2017 – Leeds, City Centre (Slam Dunk North)
29.05.2017 – Hatfield, The Forum (Slam Dunk South)
31.05.2017 – London, Underworld (The Fearless Invasion)  SOLD OUT

NAPOLEON released their critically acclaimed debut album Newborn Mind in 2016, which saw them tour relentlessly throughout the UK and Europe, as well as China and Japan. Since their inception in 2011, the band have become highly revered on the hardcore scene for seamlessly combining abrasive punk attitude with technical virtuosity and inventive hook laden songwriting. Currently working on their follow-up record, NAPOLEON will embark on a run of European dates – including Complexity Fest – later this month before they return for the TECHFEST tour.

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