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    M4A Editor presenting a Free Workshop in Gauteng

    When a few players in the local industry put their heads together, cool things can happen! Such is the case with our team at M4A joining forces with the likes of Emalyth and Rumours Lounge – Bar – Restaurant (Roodepoort, West of Johannesburg); and driven by the awesome community of metalheads who support the True [&hellip

  2. The Drift Hunted single

    The Drift release single and invite participation in video shoot

    The Drift, based in Guateng, raised a storm in 2013 when in one swift move released an album, some videos, and then leaped immediately onto the 2014 national tours supporting Lamb Of God and Dreamshade in South Africa. Whilst opening themselves to wide and sometimes evidently bitter criticism from some voices within the local metal [&hellip

  3. Premonitions mercury Live

    Premonitions: Showcase of CT Underground Metal

    And so we continue full tilt into another year of exciting metal releases and gigs. We’ve only just managed to get over our 2014 head-banging hangover from being blown away by the likes of Kataklysm, Sepultura, Konkhra and one almighty Behemoth show! We’ve somehow managed to survive yet another insane M4A onslaught at SummerFest’15 and [&hellip

  4. Zombies Ate My Girlfriend retrocide promo video

    Zombies Ate My Girlfriend: launch promo video

    One of the most anticipated releases for the first quarter in Cape Town has to be Retrocide from Zombies Ate My Girlfriend. The band, having recently performed as one of the co-headliners at SummerFest’15, have already let slip a number of high-octane tracks from their first full length, including (links to previous M4A articles plus [&hellip

  5. Protest The Hero KLT

    2015 South African Tour Dates: Protest The Hero

    The Canadian progressive metal outfit, Protest The Hero, made a South African live debut in 2014 during a one-date performance at the Krank’d Up festival hosted by Turning Tricks Entertainment. A return visit was promised which would include a wider coverage of the country, and the band are set to tour South Africa over a [&hellip

  6. Zombies Ate My Girlfriend art for The Spear

    Zombies Ate My Girlfriend throw The Spear

    Cape Town’s Zombies Ate My Girlfriend released a third and final single from their forthcoming Retrocide album today. The blistering track titled ‘The Spear’ represents the bands first steps into the fray already occupied by a few other South Africa metal bands which can otherwise be labelled as ‘South African politics'; a contentious and mostly [&hellip

  7. Bloodbeast out for blood

    Review of Out For Blood by BloodBeast – 2014

    Band: BloodBeast Album: Out For Blood Released: 12 December, 2014 When it comes to the most raw and primal means of human expression, I cannot claim to have encountered another personal experience on this planet which satisfies quite as efficiently as heavy metal music. In it’s many guises and over decades of evolution and development, [&hellip

  8. Infanteria_Adrian_Langeveld

    Infanteria welcomes new drummer after farewell

    Infanteria, South African finalists at the Germany-hosted the Wacken Metal Battle for 2013, have bid farewell to their longtime drummer and co-founding member of the band. Rob Hall, the younger brother of frontman Chris Hall, has accepted a career opportunity which will see him relocating to Indonesia on a long-term basis. As an aircraft pilot [&hellip

  9. Thread Of Omen Palace Of The Fathers

    Thread Of Omen release Palace Of The Fathers

    Melodic death metal in Cape Town has strengthened its ranks with Thread Of Omen having released their debut album, Palace Of The Fathers, in February 2015. Their first live show following the release is coming up on 28 February at The Nameless Pub in Somerset West, near Cape Town, along with Conduit, Nebula Disrupt, and [&hellip

  10. Junkyard Lipstick press photo Jan 2015

    Two new members for Junkyard Lipstick in 2015

    Angry women appear to be increasing in number! But this is good, because they’re picking up instruments and pounding out some tunes. Junkyard Lipstick announced today that they are now officially a five-piece band, having added a second guitarist along with the unveiling of their new vocalist. The new front lady sees Jo-Marié (Jo) Smit [&hellip

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