SAMMA 2017

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: The Accolades

Johannesburg, South Africa: It is a big accolade for a band to be nominated in any one of the categories for the annual SAMMA...
Cape Town Metal 2012

The State of Cape Town Metal as we enter 2012

Metalminded Darkfiend at M4A headquarters in Cape Town offers some reflection on the state of Cape Town metal as we fast approach 2012. He...
SummerFest15 by Laura McCullagh

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...

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...
Swedish pop group: ABBA

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...

METAL4AFRICA at RAMfest 2013

As is already well known, Cape Town's beloved festival, RAMfest will be returning to its original full weekend format in 2013. Furthermore, the next year will also see RAMfest introducing its first full weekend installment at the the Gauteng leg of the event tour. Since this website is dedicated to the metalheads of Africa, we're going to focus in on what this means to our community specifically and what can be expected from RAMfest in 2013.
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...
SummerFest'15 image by Laura McCullagh

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....