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Who stands Guardianship over Cape Town metal?

There are many names and faces who, over the years, may or may not have been eligible to such a title. Even today,...
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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. ...
Undivided Legion 2017

Undivided Legion: gathered to withstand the storm

Albertinia, South Africa: this small village in the Eden District of the Western Cape, found en route from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, has...
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...

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...
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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...
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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...

Top 5 Tuesday – Martin Kanja

It's Top Five Tuesday again where we ask a local musician to talk us through the five tracks that have been blowing their mind lately. This week it's Martin Kanja of the Kenyan deathcore band, Lust of a Dying Breed.
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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...

Top 5 Tuesday – Thomas Theron

Top Five Tuesday is where we ask a local musician to talk us through the five tracks that have been blowing their mind lately. Despite a crazy day in the office and Lord Doom completely forgetting to tend to this particular beast, Thomas Theron, the vocalist of progressive djent-heads Megalodon has rescued things with a timely email. Without further ado, here are his Top 5 while Lord Doom is sent to the shame corner!