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...
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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...
Metal Horns Salute

www.metal4africa.com presents ‘Guardian Of South African Metal Award’

On Saturday 21 November, 2015, www.metal4africa.com issued two first-of-their-kind awards to members of the local metal community in Cape Town. One Guardian Of South...

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...
Banger Films

Headbanger Sam Dunn brings his global journey to Africa

This week, metal4africa's Darkfiend had the privilege of enjoying a telephone conversation with Sam Dunn, less than a month before his arrival in Johannesburg...
Antonio Manuel ROAR Gandalf's Tranchtown

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,...
Dividing The Element press 2015

African Metal: Zimbabwe adds a voice to the rising crescendo

What does it mean if it is called 'African Metal'? To most, this means only that a band originates from within the geography of continental...