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    Skinflint – Nyemba Review

    As you all know, I have a disproportionate amount of love for all things 80′s and metal. From Iron Maiden to early Metallica, to new revival bands like Steel Panther and Hardcore Superstar; early Slayer and proto-death. So unsurprisingly, I love the latest album by Botswana’s warriors of metal, Skinflint!

  2. Sepultura by David Devo Oosthuizen II

    Review: Sepultura Concert in Cape Town

    I had to attend this show. Not to write a review or take pictures; not to disprove the pro-Cavalera naysayers, nor to prove any other cause related to recent debates on social media about what is “real”, “relevant” or “better” Sepultura, and; certainly not to have convince myself that metal in the ‘Mother City’ is

  3. ZAMG Appropriate Hate Crimes

    Zombies Ate My Girlfriend release ‘Appropriate Hate Crimes’

    Zombies Ate My Girlfriend launched publicly with a barrage of metallic power at WinterFest’12 two years ago, featuring a little something of an all-star line-up with former members from a plethora of other bands. They’ve since risen to fair prominence in local metal, having also partaken in the finals for South Africa’s 2013 Wacken Metal

  4. Arx re-release ordo ab pax 2014

    Arx release re-master of debut in build-up to next album

    Pretoria thrash outfit Arx are working on their second album to be titled The Speed Of Dark and released in coming months. In the meantime, they have released a remastered version of their debut album Ordo Ab Pax today. “It is louder, heavier, and cleaner than the original release, and the best part is that

  5. Ing press

    ING declare ‘In Sickness and In Hate’

    With merely days to go before supporting Sepultura, Brazil’s chief heavy metal export, on the Cape Town date of their South African tour, ING also celebrate their 15th birthday by releasing their new album In Sickness and In Hate as a free-for-all. What started out as a death metal band with a clear thrashy influence,

  6. octainium-promo-2014

    Octainium ‘Suffer The Clock’ album available from today

    The long awaited follow-up album to Octainium‘s 2011 (reviewed here) The Prophesy album has arrived! The brand new 2014 (reviewed here) Suffer The Clock is available for sale across most major digital distribution platforms as from today. The mood at Octainium base camp is one of scintillating anticipation today as sales begin to pour in.

  7. Comiccon

    Terminatryx ‘Shadow’ video selected for Montreal Comiccon’s Horrorfest

    Since release in March this year of the bands second studio album Shadow, Terminatryx has been receiving overwhelmingly positive review from critics both locally and abroad. To date, one music video for the new album has been released, featuring the title track ‘Shadow’. In keeping with the bands overriding theme of the supernatural, it was

  8. Bruce Sonnekus live

    Cape Town Clinic: Evolution Of A Proficient Musician

    For any who attended our M4A SummerFest’10, or supported the METAL4AFRICA Stage at RAMfest 2010/2011, you might recall Bruce Sonnekus and his band Symphonic Schizophrenia. This progressive instrumental metal act wow-ed audiences particularly with Bruce’s flashy guitar style as the musical center-piece. Although the band has since disappeared from the live circuit, Bruce is as

  9. WItchfest 2015 poster

    Kataklysm return to South Africa, with Aborted, Epica in tow

    Word has been buzzing via social media and on the streets for a few months now of the coming Witchfest metal festival in Pretoria next April. Already, a steady list of some of South Africa’s most legendary band names has been growing on the event page, directly beneath where internationals Septic Flesh, Alestorm, Belphegor and

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