Features

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

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...
Emalyths Big Day Out 2017

Emalyth: gear up for the ‘Big Day Out’

Johannesburg, South Africa: Gauteng bands and fans have been spoiled of late with some killer shows and the 29th of July 2017 brings with...

Lord Doom’s Top 10 of 2013

Let me start off by saying that this list was hard to put together. 2013 has been such a fantastic year for metal with old and new bands releasing absolutely stellar albums, I've been like a kid in a candy store. Only a few disappointments reared their ugly heads and were quickly forgotten about in the wave of fantastic tunes

Bishop on a Quest of Musical Enlightenment

We caught up with William Bishop on August 7th, at this years Oppikoppi Festival. It was hard to pin him down... between the 5 stage appearances he was committed to with various bands and musicians, but we found him eventually. Best known amongst Metallers as the rowdy bassist for Architechture Of Aggression, William reveals to us some of his other musical pursuits and philosophies...

A South African Mosh Pit: Fan Video

The 'Mosh Pit' is probably THE most misunderstood phenomenon of heavy metal sub-culture and is often taken completely out of context by onlookers unfamiliar...
DevilSpeak: image courtesy of Keets Design & Photography

Interview: DevilSpeak pre-Arts Expo & SF17

Cape Town, South Africa: with the much anticipated ninth edition of Emalyth's Arts Expo - this year tag-titled Nine Lives - looming near, as...
Truth And Its Burden 2017 I Labour

Truth And Its Burden: ‘I Labour’ album out today

Johannesburg, South Africa: melodic hardcore band Truth And Its Burden has released it's third full length studio album today. The album, titled I...
A Walk With the Wicked

“The Soaring Underbelly”, Thoughts on the Cape Town Metal Scene

Keenan Oakes is no stranger to the Cape Town metal scene, having fronted seminal death metallers, The Horror Cast and now handling bass and...
Azrail

Azrail – A Headlining Act

After almost three years of continuous hard gigging and busting balls, Azrail have developed quite a loyal following.  So much so that the Metal...

METAL4AFRICA at RAMfest 2013

As is already well known, Cape Town's beloved festival, RAMfest will be returning to its original full weekend format in 2013. Furthermore, the next year will also see RAMfest introducing its first full weekend installment at the the Gauteng leg of the event tour. Since this website is dedicated to the metalheads of Africa, we're going to focus in on what this means to our community specifically and what can be expected from RAMfest in 2013.