Legendary death metal titans Cannibal Corpse and technical death metal stalwarts Decapitated have been added to the biggest international metal line-up seen in Africa. Witchfest Open Air festival, which aims to cater exclusively for metal and hard rock genres, is gearing up for a hard-hitting slam at the record books for the first of its [&hellip
We often listen album to death when reviewing, for me that meant a twelve-hour work day with this bad boy on repeat. Now sitting comfortably with a beer in hand, and better sound quality than my work headphones, I have to say it: I'm impressed
Metallers in the USA’s San Francisco Bay Area between the period September 2011 to March 2012 were treated to a rising force in their locality; a treat from the distant land of South Africa; our very own home-brewed mix of groove-death metal with a band known as Contrast The Water. Hailing from the coastal city [&hellip
What the hell is happening in Durban lately? After a long drought where the scene seemed all but dead, there has been a sudden and rabid revival from the coast. Started as a studio project, Become the Watcher has burst out of nowhere as a frontrunner to the modern, more mature deathcore sound
During the years spanning just before and after the turn of the century, South Africa’s Gauteng Province once represented a stronghold of boundary-pushing alternative music, particularly in the realms of the dark and shadowy with a touch of electronics. Acts such as Battery 9, Silex and The Awakening dominated live circuits and even enjoyed a [&hellip
Tunisian power metallers Myrath have hit the studio to record their followup to 2011's "Tales of the Sands"
Nothing beats blindly stumbling across a superb support band when you only have eyes for the headliner. Whilst living in Australia some years back, my friend got me free tickets to see The Butterfly Effect. As I stood watching the venue pack out, four plain black-clad guys walked out on stage and totally blindsided me. [&hellip
In South Africa, the general presence of heavy metal is so underground that even we metalheads sometimes forget about some of the niche sub-genre’s right here under our noses. In fact, there are a handful of artists pushed so very far underground, it can be mused that they are closer to the fiery pits of [&hellip
Gauteng prog metallers, Raptorbaby, announced their new vocalist yesterday on MixFM's "Before the Witching Hour" radio show as seasoned local veteran Vincent Van Niekerk (Mazaru). The band also debuted a brand new track "Atlantis"
Durban's Contrast the Water have been busy during their absence and yesterday released "Them", the first track off their upcoming EP, To Covet What I Behold