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  1. Sound on Screen 2016 Film Festival

    Sound On Screen film festival talks metal

    Cape Town, South Africa: now in it’s sixth cycle since first appearing in 2010, the annual Sound On Screen film festival by Flamedrop Productions is underway. As South Africa’s only film festival to show such films on the big screen, Sound On Screen puts a focus on the fusion of music culture and movies, typically [&hellip

  2. Bleeding Spawn - Pathogenic Mechanized Abomination cover art

    Bleeding Spawn set to pulverize Cape Town

    Middleburg, South Africa: extreme metal band Bleeding Spawn ready themselves for departure to Cape Town where they plan to spend a weekend of reckless metal mayhem. The band last graced the Mother City in 2014, appearing as support for USA/Canada’s Kataklysm tour to Cape Town. This time they embark on the journey South as the [&hellip

  3. Pulvis Et Umbra South African Tour 2016

    Italy’s Pulvis Et Umbra returns to SA

    Cremona, Italy: death metal band Pulvis Et Umbra will return to South Africa late this year to perform two headlining shows after supporting Poland’s Behemoth in Johannesburg, South Africa in April. The tour will include a return to the Northern province of Gauteng with a show at Arcade Empire in Pretoria on 10 December, but [&hellip

  4. DevilSpeak live, Keets Design & Photography

    DevilSpeak: Spreading Local Aid to Africa

    Stellenbosch, South Africa: Cape Town city’s extreme metal bands are coming to together in a show of good faith to local charity by participating in the inter-continental Local Aid series of events. Spearheaded locally by DevilSpeak, a brutal line-up has assembled to participate in the South African leg of Local Aid at Aandklas in Stellenbosch [&hellip

  5. Zombies Ate My Girlfriend 2016 Wacken Metal Battle

    Zombies Ate My Girlfriend win 2016 Wacken Battle

    Wacken, Germany: South African band Zombies Ate My Girlfriend took first place at the 2016 international Wacken Metal Battle today, besting the top selections from almost thirty other nations from all over the globe. This is the first time that a band from Africa has been bestowed the top honour. “This is literally the biggest [&hellip

  6. Junkyard Lipstic 2016 Repulsive Judgement

    Junkyard Lipstick: new album art revealed

    Cape Town, South Africa: thrash metal maidens Junkyard Lipstick have revealed the full artwork for their second album release, Repulsive Judgement, which arrives on 23 September 2016. The full length Repulsive Judgement will demonstrate something of a reinvented band since Junkyard Lipstick‘s 2013 Hellbent debut album, now also featuring the more recent arrival of vocalist [&hellip

  7. Metal and Romance 2016 II

    Nigeria headbangers unite: Metal & Romance

    Lagos, Nigeria: four headbangers have come together to form RockNation and have a vision to transform the Nigerian music entertainment industry to become ever more inclusive of rock and metal music. As this weekend approaches, and with it their fourth installation of the Metal & Romance party series, we caught up with RockNation to learn [&hellip

  8. Bulletscript 2016 press

    Bulletscript: new album coming, art preview

    Cape Town, South Africa: groove-thrash metallers Bulletscript have let slip in no uncertain terms that a full length album is indeed in the workings to follow up their 2014 Knotted EP. A date has been given for the arrival of the first single ‘Primordial’ to drop, and is scheduled for 25 October 2016. A juicy [&hellip

  9. Strident 2016 When Gods Walked The Earth

    Strident: Launch of long-awaited 2nd album!

    Cape Town, South Africa: local power metallers Strident released their debut full length album ‘Oath’ in 2010, and fans have waited with bated breath for a follow-up. Well, it’s finally here! The band will be celebrating the launch of When Gods Walked The Earth at M4A‘s WinterFest’16 this weekend. “We started recording the album in [&hellip

  10. Weird Boner II

    Weird Boner II: The Drift fares well

    Johannesburg, South Africa: One of this city’s most talked about bands within the last three years has fallen back into the spotlight recently since the appearance of some cryptic statements, and it seems unclear as to whether or not the bright spell of The Drift‘s existence has suddenly burned itself out. The band’s earliest arrival [&hellip

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