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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...

“It’s just going to be a lot tougher for bands” – Interview with Sashquita...

Built on one woman's vision for metal, arts and culture, Emalyth has become a force to be reckoned with. Solely responsible for events that have become annual highlights up North, booking and arranging gigs & tours, mini-festivals and managing some of the fittest models and talented artists, Emalyth is one of a kind. Sashquita Northey is one of a kind.

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...

South Africa’s Wacken Metal Battle: Judging criteria revealed

As July approaches its end, so does the legendary and mighty Wacken Open Air festival in Germany begin to loom on the horizon. Some...

A South African Mosh Pit: Fan Video

The 'Mosh Pit' is probably THE most misunderstood phenomenon of heavy metal sub-culture and is often taken completely out of context by onlookers unfamiliar...