Features

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

The tough conversation about racial bias in entertainment

Just last month I returned home to Cape Town from a most amazing human experience in neighbouring Botswana; a Heavy Metal concert attended mostly...
Antonio Manuel ROAR Gandalf's Tranchtown

Who stands Guardianship over Cape Town metal?

There are many names and faces who, over the years, may or may not have been eligible to such a title. Even today,...
Tesseract 2016 promo pic

Tesseract: Interview with James Monteith

All right, let's face it: we're greedy. When it comes to music, we've bypassed the corner store and gone straight to the all-you-can-eat banquet....

Balyios – A Journey Homeward

What is best in life? Crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, and having a tankard of beer with your fellows, before returning to the pit of guttural blasting consumes you once more!

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.

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...
Dustland Express 2017 The Question, Sir, is Why

Dustland Express: The Question, Sir, is Why?

Cape Town, South Africa: The Question, Sir, is Why? ...why we've not spoken about Dustland Express at this website before? Well, frankly, it's not...
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend 2017 Witchfest JHB: image courtesy of Christelle Duvenage

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: Battle of the Genres

Johannesburg, South Africa: it is always interesting when the different metal genre nominations come out for the SAMMAs and this year was no exception....
SummerFest'20

SummerFest’20: a place for friendship and metal

Cape Town, South Africa: metal4africa's own bi-annual event series is coming back in 2020 with another two...
Endless Daze 2017, image courtesy of Pierre Rommelaere Photography

Endless Daze 2017: review by a metalhead

"We’ve gotta get there by 8pm, guys. We’ve gotta see The Valley." I had hustled my friends all week, knowing that when Friday afternoon rolled...