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

A Saintly Act – Saint’s Method

I was ambling around as the afternoon bands had started, not really expecting much, as it seemed that most people had opted for an early evening nap before the debauchery launched into night two - Surely these are just the warm up acts? Wrong. Totally. Wrong.

Kill Frenzy: crossing borders on first tour

Cape Town, South Africa: 2018 circuit beast Kill Frenzy is outgrowing the city limits. The four-man thrash/punk metal onslaught is readying itself for...
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...
Dividing The Element 2018 album

Dividing the Element [Review]

  I went into listening to this self-titled debut album by Zimbabwe's Dividing The Element with very few preconceptions - I mean, how many other...
I Became Nothing press picture 2015

I Became Nothing: on their way to build

Cape Town, South Africa: fresh local Metal band I Became Nothing shot dramatically onto our radar in May 2015 with the release of a...
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...
Tesseract SA tour by Turning Tricks Entertainment

Cooking up a taste for Progressive in Africa

Authored by: Doug Jenkinson From the editor: Doug Jenkinson, also guitarist for Johannesburg Prog/Metal band Raptorbaby, shares some insightful views on the development of genres...
Raptorbaby, 2015 press

Interview: Raptorbaby pre-Arts Expo chat

Pretoria, South Africa: the much anticipated ninth edition of Emalyth's Arts Expo - this year tag-titled Nine Lives - looms near. Emalyth coordinated...


Another South African band creating a stir of late has been Erebus!  M4A's Candice set out to hunt them down after being bedazzled by...
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend 2015

Its a wrap: SA Wacken Metal Battle 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa: with this country's third year participating in the global Wacken Metal Battle, which sees approximately thirty (number varies from year to...