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...
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....
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Bandwatch: Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Admittedly, when I first heard this band's name crop up about year or so ago, I did not have overly high expectations. No offense!...

Local venue offers R5000 cash to one local metal band!

Beloved to Cape Town metalheads is their "last stand" position at 299 Lower Main Road, Observatory. Known either as Gandalfs or ROAR, depending...

2015: Is South African Metal Doomed?

Is South African Metal Doomed? Well, according to a pair of activists behind the newly-launched organization labelled The League Of Doom, Justin Bedford...
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...

Sexuality in art form, and it’s occurrence in South African metal.

Somebody recently opened up a can of worms! We have come under fire for hosting an act at our Metal4 Africa events that is hotly debated at being untasteful and outright wrong... Herewith this article in response, giving an insight into our actions, future plans, and an opportunity to share comment.
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...

A Familiar Face Graces Swedish Doom Metal Band, Draconian

Darkfiend caught up with this South African vocalist on a recent trip back into the country to tie up some loose ends before returning to Sweden.
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...