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The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: Fanatic Fandom

Johannesburg, South Africa: What would the Metal Music industry be without fans? Nothing. Fans are the life blood of any performer, to...
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The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: Nominee Guilty Listening Pleasures

Johannesburg, South Africa: Introducing the ultimate blackmail source-list. Well, only in some cases... From Aqua to Enya, some of our local Metal...
SAMMA 2017 album nominees

SAMMA Chronicles 2017: Evolution – Single to EP to Album

Johannesburg, South Africa: After the roars of the crowd have died down and a last bit of feedback has shrieked it’s final say, what...
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The SAMMA 2017 Chronicles: full metal action on stage and screen

Johannesburg, South Africa: Fists in the air and flying hair. Nothing - absolutely nothing - trumps the live experience at a Metal show. ...
DevilSpeak DeWet 2017 by Christopher Tatzreither

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: The Noobs

Johannesburg, South Africa: One of my most favourite experiences as a Metal fan is when you discover something deliciously new on the scene. The...
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....
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...

Wacken Metal Battle SA: score sheet revealed

Words from the editor, Patrick Davidson Dear friends and fellow cohorts involved in the arts of creating and promoting our glorious Metal. I greet...
M4A WinterFest'16 with Jamrock and School Of Rock

M4A decennial celebration: music lessons!

Cape Town, South Africa: whilst preparations are underway at www.metal4africa.com headquarters to leap the decennial milestone of ten years, there is a fresh focus...
SAMMA logo 2016 green

The SAMMA 2016 final report

Johannesburg, South Africa: tonight is the proclamation ceremony to reveal this year's SAMMA 2016 winners. Taking place at Rumours Lounge, the evening begins...