Features

Opinion based or special focus articles. Many of these may not specifically considered as “breaking news”, but of special interest nonetheless.

Deadline 2017 Release The Kitties

Release the Kitties: Keeping winter from the doorstep of CO-SANC

Johannesburg, South Africa: During these times of political disillusionment, it’s important to focus on the small acts of kindness and the people who do...

2015: Is South African Metal Doomed?

Is South African Metal Doomed? Well, according to a pair of activists behind the newly-launched organization labelled The League Of Doom, Justin Bedford...
Heavy Metal Africa 2016 Edward Banchs

Heavy Metal Africa: books ship today!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: today is not only a big day for those of us metalheads and music creators living in sub-Saharan Africa, but also for...
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend 2015

Zombies Ate My Girlfriend: new plans afoot

Cape Town, South Africa: Local metal band and SAMMA 2015 award winners Zombies Ate My Girlfriend have begun the wind-down from the 2015...
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Ruff Majik: living large in Europe

sludge, doom and rock n roll with Ruff Majik Ruff Majik, those lovable purveyors of a very unique brand of sludge doom metal, have been...

USA’s Affiance Ready To Shake SA Metalcore Scene

As could be expected from just about any stock-standard metalcore act, USA's Affiance comes complete with: short cuts and lightly-to-furry faces; quirky attitudes with...

Top 5 Tuesday – Thomas Theron

Top Five Tuesday is where we ask a local musician to talk us through the five tracks that have been blowing their mind lately. Despite a crazy day in the office and Lord Doom completely forgetting to tend to this particular beast, Thomas Theron, the vocalist of progressive djent-heads Megalodon has rescued things with a timely email. Without further ado, here are his Top 5 while Lord Doom is sent to the shame corner!

Megalodon: Came To Build 2017

Cape Town, South Africa: fondly referred to by locals as "die groot space haai", djent-infused tech-metallers Megalodon will be co-headlining this weekend's second annual...
League of Doom: Mountains of Madness M4A

Return to the Mountains of Madness: 20 April, Cape Town

Mountains of Madness Cape Town, South Africa: a follow-up to last year's successful Doom showcase, Beneath the Mountains of Madness, approaches. Simply visited as...

Touched By Nausea: Locals Abroad

We learned earlier this year that a South African-based band o' heavies have been covertly infiltrating a rather broad international tour scene.  What surprised...