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  1. Krank'd Up Festival 2015

    Cape Town: Bus Travel to Krank’d Up planned

    The onslaught of amazing bands of the heavier ilk upon South Africa has all but run its course. Still reeling from Witchfest Urban Festival 2015 (feat. Cannibal Corpse, Epica, Septic Flesh, etc) in April which hosted a dozen top international extreme metal acts, and a stellar national tour by Canada’s Protest The Hero in May, [&hellip

  2. Witchfest 2016 banner

    More local bands added to Witchfest 2016 line-up

    This weekend saw two nights of metal action at the new The Iron Tusk venue in Newtown, Johannesburg, just meters away from the Bassline venue where Witchfest Urban Festival 2016 will be taking place. The significance of these shows was that, from both nights of performance, Witchfest organizers were viewing bands for selection at their [&hellip

  3. Persona Blinded video feat. Jelena Dobric

    Blinded: Persona release first Music Video

    We were introduced to the Tunisian metal band Persona earlier this year (see article here) with a sampler from their forthcoming debut album, Elusive Reflection. Today, the band have delivered an even more enticing hint at the imminent release with their very first music video for the song ‘Blinded’. “We decided to start with a [&hellip

  4. Insek band graphic

    Insek talk about ‘Kognitiewe Dissonansie’ and new album

    Johannesburg serves as home city for the primarily Afrikaans language grindcore band Insek (translated: Insect). Begun in 2005 from the remains of Groinchurn (reunited in 2014 to support Sepultura in South Africa) who dominated the grindcore genre locally and made a name for themselves abroad before disbanding in 2001, Insek arrived with intent to fill [&hellip

  5. With Dawn press picture

    New track ‘Revealed’ by With Dawn

    Cape Town kings of post-metal With Dawn, who recently scooped a prize in a local venue’s Gandalf’s Metal Band Bursary, have dropped a brand new track for download today. Previous releases from With Dawn include their Infinity debut album (previous mention here), and a prior EP titled Came The Gulls (review here) from which all [&hellip

  6. The UnScene Productions

    UnScene: igniting a new generation in metal

    Begun in the format and spirit of a non-profit organisation, much like our own brand at metal4africa, The UnScene Productions (or The UnScene in short) is a name which popped up on the Cape Town metal radar in 2014. Driven by live music and metal enthusiast Zain Domo, and operating primarily at and with the [&hellip

  7. Antonio Manuel ROAR Gandalf's Tranchtown

    Who stands Guardianship over Cape Town metal?

    There are many names and faces who, over the years, may or may not have been eligible to such a title. Even today, we believe that more than one person could be credited as a ‘Guardian’ of sorts; somebody whose day-to-day business and life is so intertwined with the local metal community that their presence [&hellip

  8. The Mountain Voyage feat. The Drift and Spectral Realm

    Spectral Realm; The Drift: double album launch

    This coming weekend in Johannesburg will see a unique metal album launch party, labeled “The Mountain Voyage”. Not only can the public come together in celebration of The Drift‘s second offering with The Mountain Star, but they can also get their hands on Spectral Realm‘s long awaited Voyage To Spectral Realm debut album. The event [&hellip

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