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  1. Build Your Scene S02E06

    Build Your Scene: S02E06 delivered

    Cape Town, South Africa: Our favourite local podcasters, Build Your Scene, have released their final episode for the current season this weekend. This also marks the opening of a new chapter for the project as they refine their method and approach, whereby they say that the future of the podcast will lay in shorter episodes [&hellip

  2. WinterFest'16 artwork by Writhe Creations

    WinterFest’16 decennial line-up announced

    Cape Town, South Africa: We at www.metal4africa.com find ourselves extremely pleased to be able to say that WinterFest’16 on 30 July 2016 will be our 20th bi-annual day-festival. Therefore, it also represents our decennial celebration of this event tradition showcasing all-local and all-metal bands. We hosted our first concert, simply titled A Showcase of African [&hellip

  3. Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory 2016 The Assembly: By David Oosthuizen of Witchdoctor Productions

    Review: Fear Factory live in Cape Town

    Cape Town, South Africa: the Cape Town weather was clear last night, yet sounds of thunder filled the air surrounding The Assembly live music venue in Harrington Street. And as such, headbangers from the immediate surrounds were drawn to it like moths to a flame and flung themselves into the blazing glory with the same [&hellip

  4. SAMMA logo 2016 green

    The SAMMA 2016 final report

    Johannesburg, South Africa: tonight is the proclamation ceremony to reveal this year’s SAMMA 2016 winners. Taking place at Rumours Lounge, the evening begins early with a full roster of live entertainment, between which ‘winners’ for the categories will be invited to step up and receive their South African Metal Music Awards. As is the duty [&hellip

  5. Fear Factory press picture

    Fear Factory South African tour: support bands

    Cape Town, South Africa: Media, whether local or international, tends to always get it right when an international band hits South African shores. But what about the local support acts who seldom receive any noteworthy mention? These are often representing some of the best our nation has to offer within their genre-category, and sometimes – [&hellip

  6. Vulvodynia 2016 Psychosadistic Design

    Vulvodynia: New album snippets for preview

    Durban, South Africa: local lords of the brutally extreme, Vulvodynia, have shared a second taster from their soon-to-be-released Psychosadistic Design album yesterday. To be released via Lacerated Enemy records, the album is spiced with guest features from a variety of artists in the international extreme community. With the two tracks already out for preview, guests [&hellip

  7. Subject To Slaughter 2016 Eschatology

    Subject To Slaughter EP launch approaches

    Cape Town, South Africa: back home from their first intercity tour to Johannesburg where they also competed in the Wacken Metal Battle South Africa, local metal band Subject To Slaughter are now armed with a completed debut EP titled Eschatology. With the first hint of a formal release reaching fans in September last year, the [&hellip

  8. August Burns Red: One Night In Cape Town 2016

    August Burns Red: Cape Town date included

    Cape Town, South Africa: USA Metalcore band August Burns Red have been confirmed for a Cape Town appearance at The Assembly on 10 August to follow shortly after their Oppikoppi visit this year. The promoter, Hilltop Live, has been known to host international acts who performed at previous Oppikoppi festivals in Cape Town as well, [&hellip

  9. The Psykotix

    Punk Rockers and Metalheads unite behind cause

    Johannesburg, South Africa: Punk Rockers and Metalheads, and a little bit of anything in between, have united behind a fundraising cause and will shake Rumours Lounge with a monumental dual-stage event tomorrow called ‘Rocking For Their Reason‘. Duncan Allers, a well-known personality in the local alternative scene, event coordinator and owner of Dark_Noise has called [&hellip

  10. Hokum 2016 The Money Eaters tour

    Hokum: upcoming Cape Town tour

    Johannesburg, South Africa: local progressive outfit Hokum are preparing for their first tour to the “Mother City” of Cape Town to promote the 2015 release of their epic The Money Eaters album. Hosted by The UnScene, the band will appear at a series of shows in and around the city from 5 to 9 July [&hellip

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