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...
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...
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...
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...

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.

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!

Who is The Face of Emalyth?

Whilst "on the road" during the M4A 2010 Promo Tour via Johannesburg, we were fortunate enough to squeeze in a few meetings with some interesting players in the local metal community... one of which was Emalyth! The purpose of our visit was to discover more about what Emalyth represents - to meet the team - and to explore the bigger picture behind this growing entity that now forms a part of the South African alternative landscape. Since that day we have remained in touch and would now like to share some of what we've learned, and how Emalyth and M4A hold many of the same ideals and common goals...
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...
Attila RAM Metal4africa giveaway mercury live free tickets meet and greet

Attila: metal4africa partners with Mercury for CT Giveaway

https://youtu.be/00T5-OLdjno Cape Town, South Africa: There has been plenty excitement surrounding all the fantastic exports landing on our shores recently and we have an exciting announcement pertaining to...
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...