Johannesburg, South Africa: approaching it’s fourth year of operation, the Krank’d Up festival has proven a delight for fans of the more nu-metal, metalcore, and particularly progressive persuasions of heavy music. With the 2016 event scheduled for it’s regular calendar real estate on 24 September at Sundowners in Alberton, just South of Johannesburg, two international headliners have been named.
Norma Jean from Atlanta in the USA are a Grammy nominated metalcore band with six studio albums released to date. The most recent of which is Wrongdoers, released in 2013 and performed well on the US charts, including reaching number 1 on the Christian Albums chart.
Periphery are beyond doubt a massive draw for fans of the heavy and progressive. Hailing from Washington D.C., the band have gained considerable ground in a relatively short time as compared with many industry peers having been established in 2005 and sporting four studio albums to date. A fifth album is due to be released shortly on 22 July, titled Periphery III: Select Difficulty. Just in time for South African fans to warm their ears and hearts to the material before seeing the band live in this country for the first time at Krank’d Up.
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