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  1. All We've Known 2016 Human Nature artwork

    All We’ve Known: Human Nature EP released

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa: local metal band All We’ve Known take Melodic Metal and blend it with elements of electronic music and Hardcore. On 03 May, their debut release arrived in the form of an EP titled Human Nature, consisting of five well-compiled tracks. The initial release is only available in digital, but the band [&hellip

  2. South African Metal Music Awards 2016 Awards Ceremony header

    SAMMA is back: Public Polls are opened

    The SAMMA (South African Metal Music Awards) returns for the third consecutive year in 2016, bringing many refinements with it which are developed from the experiences of previous years. Public Polls are open today, presented via the SAMMA official facebook page. “It’s been an interesting journey so far, and with this more refined process we [&hellip

  3. Demons From The Dungeon Dimension 2016 As The Crow Flies

    Demons From The Dungeon Dimension: As The Crow Flies debut out now

    KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: Echoing midst endless hills in the unlikely landscape of rural South Africa are the sounds of Demons From The Dungeon Dimension. Joining the sparse ranks of local doom/sludge bands, this new addition introduces itself with the release of a debut album titled As The Crow Flies, clocking in at just over [&hellip

  4. Wacken Metal Battle SA 2016 banner 600px

    Wacken Metal Battle: Cape Town – Good luck!

    Cape Town, South Africa: for this nation’s third time participating in the global Wacken Metal Battle, tonight marks the beginning of a second round of heats extending into the rest of the weekend for Cape Town and nearby Stellenbosch. The battle kicked off in Durban last weekend with two bands tied to join the finals [&hellip

  5. Wolmer Rock Show 2016 banner

    Wolmer Rock Show: it’s back!

    Pretoria, South Africa: Believe it or not, Wolmer Rock Show is back! Hosted by Wolmer Bush Lounge at their own venue in Pretoria North, this long established annual tradition has returned after a couple of years M.I.A. Spread across the weekend of 29 April to 01 May – and the lawns between two stages at [&hellip

  6. Wacken Metal Battle SA 2016 Durban

    Wacken Metal Battle: Durban – Good Luck!

    Durban, South Africa: this nation’s third time participating in the global Wacken Metal Battle commences this weekend, starting with the first heat in Durban tomorrow night. Four bands will go head-to-head in this installation at the Winston Pub at 9 Clark Road, Durban. Hope Is For Heroes, who would have traveled from the inland city [&hellip

  7. Metal Blast Festival 2016 poster

    Metal Blast Festival celebrates milestone

    Cairo, Egypt: local metallers are getting ready to celebrate with Metal Blast Festival this weekend as they achieve the fifth year milestone for their metal events tradition. Although this year is only the third consecutive actual Metal Blast Festival under it’s current identity, the movers and shakers behind the scenes have walked a precarious path [&hellip

  8. PitVirus 2016 State Of The Nation

    PitVirus: State Of The Nation out now

    Johannesburg, South Africa: formed by charismatic and known figures within the greater underground and alternative scenes of South Africa, PitVirus arrive with a bang as something of a supergroup. Comprised of members from bands – current and former – such as Chris van der Walt on guitar (The Black Cat Bones, Boargazm), Marc Junius on [&hellip

  9. August Burns Red

    August Burns Red to appear at Oppikoppi

    Pretoria, South Africa: fresh from the headquarters of Oppikoppi annual festival of music and alternative culture, Hilltop Live have announced USA metalcore outfit August Burns Red as included for this year’s installation of their flagship event. Formed in 2003, August Burns Red have released seven studio albums to date, of which the most recent was [&hellip

  10. Lelahell 2016 Alif album art

    Lelahell: ‘Alif’ artwork revealed

    Algiers, Algeria: currently in studio with the recording of their second album Alif, Lelahell have released the album artwork which has been created by Björn Gooßes of Killustrations (also recently delivered artwork for Wolfheart, and previously for the likes of Sodom, Vomitory and Aborted) Earlier this year, Lelahell also released a comprehensive documentary film titled [&hellip

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