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    Pre-WinterFest’14 interview with Peasant

    Author: Ryno de Lange Website of origin: Heavy Metal Panic Band: Peasant Band member: Pieter Jordaan (Guitar) This interview was conducted by Ryno de Lange of Heavy Metal Panic in cooperation with Heavy Metal Panic and metal4africa. Other items from authors of either website will appear on both websites prior to WinterFest’14. HMP: Can you

  2. Legions Ablaze

    Legions Ablaze ‘Welcome Your Oblivion’ album released today

    Metal band Legions Ablaze from Gauteng have digitally launched their debut album Welcome Your Oblivion today. People who pre-ordered all receive their download codes today, but physical copies are still being pressing during this week. Although the band will be embarking on a launch tour later in the year, they report that with work and

  3. Kataklysm

    Countdown to Kataklysm ticking to zero

    A strong atmosphere of triumph for South African death metallers has erupted since social media began streaming pictures of Canada’s Kataklysm cavorting around Cape Town this Wednesday. The band, who were rumored to be touring to South Africa as early as 2010, have finally made it to South African shores for real and will be

  4. Cash

    Local venue offers R5000 cash to one local metal band!

    Beloved to Cape Town metalheads is their “last stand” position at 299 Lower Main Road, Observatory. Known either as Gandalfs or ROAR, depending on whether one ascends the stairs to the upper level or not, the establishment has been there since the early-2000s and seen countless alternative feet cross it’s smooth-trodden threshold. Whilst the downstairs

  5. Nebula Disrupt 4

    Nebula Disrupt release first songs to the public

    The hard hitting Nebula Disrupt from Cape Town/Stellenbosch have recently released a collection of their first studio demo tracks to the public. The band, originally formed in 2011 as a writing partnership between Stephan Koegelenberg, Rory Skinner, and Dean Spangenberg, and who had a few videos of jamming sessions online, finally appeared as a complete

  6. Performance at Cape Town City Hall

    South Africa’s Wacken Metal Battle: Judging criteria revealed

    As July approaches its end, so does the legendary and mighty Wacken Open Air festival in Germany begin to loom on the horizon. Some South Africans make the pilgrimage each year, or just once, to be able to say that they have been and experienced the glory; been to the proverbial ‘Mecca’ of global heavy

  7. megalodon-promo

    Megalodon treat fans to a ‘Sky Burial’

    Cape Town’s djent-inspired and self-proclaimed “terror metal” act Megalodon have released a new single today, titled ‘Sky Burial’, in advance of their Gauteng tour later in August. The band, who have only visited Gauteng once before as one of the 2013 Wacken Metal Battle South African finalists, will be returning to that region at the

  8. peasant-dead-hand

    Peasant and Roastin’ Records launch ‘Dead Hand’ on 7″ vinyl

    Peasant have teamed up with fellow Capetonians Roastin’ Records to release their acclaimed Dead Hand EP (reviewed here) on a collectors seven inch vinyl. The release will be celebrated tonight in Cape Town at The Manila Bar, 161 Longmarket Street. Entry is set at R40. Joining the live lineup are Wildernessking, another name in the

  9. Hokum_Mobility_2014

    Hokum release ‘Mobility’ single, album nearing completion

    A short and sweet message from Hokum as they announce another release from their new album this week: “It has been a long road for Hokum and Dylan Ellis, but the journey of The Money Eaters is near the end. Three continents later, we bring you ‘Mobility’, the final single from the The Money Eaters

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