Rock and tech: the perfect duo?

We are not the first to see the link between tech enthusiasts and rock fans, but in this feature Jennifer Scott asks whether this connection can be explained and where it came from.

Again, on the gaming side, renowned US death metallers Cannibal Corpse are dedicated geeks. A video of lead singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher went viral a few years back after he ranted about how World of Warcraft was his life and admitted he was a "pathetic nerd."

However, a close friend who works for the BBC pointed out whilst many in the rock and alternative scene might also be techies, it doesn't always work the other way round.

"I find that most metallers I know are also big geeks [but] in my department full of fellow geeks, none of them are into throwing metal apart from me."

No doubt there is enough evidence to claim a link though. If you don't have one guy in your IT department that wears band T-shirts into work or has a tattoo poking out from under their sleeve, you are in the minority.

But why do those who love a rocking riff also adore a powerful processor?

From my experience, most people who lean towards or dive into alternative subculture when forming personalities in their teens, do so as they don't feel they fit into a society norm.

Lyrics from this genre often lend themselves to these sorts of feelings, more so than other musical forms, and becoming part of a group of misfits makes one feel like they belong.

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