Features

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

Riddare Av Koden: Steven and the Finns

METAL4AFRICA brings an account of the recent Ensiferum tour to South Africa as a conversation piece between two locals: Tyranic Assault (official tour photographer) and Steven (Keyboardist for Riddare Av Koden). Words by Andre Venter of Tyranic Assault, on behalf of M4A
The Fallen Prophets 2016 press picture

The SAMMA Scripts: some of the best

Johannesburg, South Africa: Following on from an introduction to the Top Newcomers to the SA Metal Scene, let’s take the opportunity to get to...
Pumkin Halloween generic

Weekend: brace for Halloween metal madness

South Africa: one of the biggest party weekends of the year for alternative-minded people is nearly upon us. In a rare display of...
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...

South Africa’s Wacken Metal Battle: Judging criteria revealed

As July approaches its end, so does the legendary and mighty Wacken Open Air festival in Germany begin to loom on the horizon. Some...
Temples On Mars

Temples On Mars: sharing words prior to SA arrival

Cape Town, South Africa: we spoke with a South African member of UK progressive rock/metal band Temples on Mars earlier in 2018. They...
Suject To Slaughter 2016 press

Subject To Slaughter: beyond Eschatology

Cape Town, South Africa: the self-proclaimed "melodic djentcore" act, Subject To Slaughter, are about to embark on their third intercity tour and second time...
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...

Anger Leads To Death Metal – Interview with Bleeding Spawn

Few South Africans have been to Middelburg: situated in the heart of Mpumalanga, Middleburg is renowned for its luxury guest lodges, flourishing farming...
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend 2017 Witchfest JHB: image courtesy of Christelle Duvenage

Witchfest 2017: JHB fan vlog found and shared

Johannesburg, South Africa: local metal enthusiast Orry Messer attended his third Witchfest festival on the weekend, the previous two being in 2015 at the...