Features

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

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...

Betray The Emissary: on their way to build

Cape Town, South Africa: Since returning to the live scene after a hiatus spanning nearly half a decade, Betray The Emissary have only...

V.O.D: A post-reunion tour ’09 interview…

If you were present at one of V.O.D's 10 Year Re-union shows, then you most certainly were at the best place possible at that time. Simply because, if you were not yet born in the year of 1982, then it is highly unlikey that you were old enough to witness a chapter in the forging of a South African metal scene - and this tour was your only opportuninty to travel through time and visit that special place in our metal history and legacy!
Wildernessking

Celebrating the Land – From Heathens to Wildernessking

Heathens were a breakaway band in 2010, writing music very much at odds to the Cape Town (and indeed, South African) black metal scene,...
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...
Thread Of Omen 2016 live at M4A SummerFest'17

Thread Of Omen: join Wrath Inc for Rockstadt

Brașov, Romania: Romania's premier open air weekend metal festival will be welcoming another band from South Africa in 2017 following the success of an...
Cartagena 2018 Roma Delenda Est

Cartagena: Roma Delenda Est [review]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdiTfUvC0qk This five-piece band from Tunisia, Africa recently released its second album Roma Delenda Est; the story of a warrior completing quests during the ancient...
Facing The Gallows 2018 Dead Minset album art

Facing The Gallows: Dead Mindset review

Johannesburg, South Africa: we've been enjoying the privilege of early access to a much anticipated release. Facing The Gallows' debut full length album,...
Patrick Davidson at SummerFest18

Patrick Davidson: friends in need, friends indeed

Cape Town, South Africa: five bands from this city are gathering under the banner of the Metal United World Wide this weekend and will...
Adorned in Ash at Rock The Nation 2017 Robyn Ferguson

Rock The Nation 7: event review

Palapye, Botswana: last weekend marked the seventh Rock The Nation festival hosted by local band Dust And Fire. An abundance of leather-clad, spiked,...