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Pirate Fest 2019: Metal, Booze and Games in Gauteng

Pirate Fest 2019 https://youtu.be/-r8jlHDBMsw Johannesburg, South Africa: something fishy is brewing in the "City of Gold" in 2019. And why shouldn't it? What kind...

Photo Essay: Lamb of God, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lamb of God tore South Africa a new one last week and while some of us are still reeling, others want to do it all again (and again and again and again...). Unfortunately we can't get Lamb of God to stay, but we can offer you this great photo essay of the band's Johannesburg performance, courtesy of David "Devo" Oosthuizen.

M4A SummerFest’17 line-up announced

Cape Town, South Africa: As we roll into a new decade of M4A shows, we have had the pleasant surprise of being revisited by...
The Freakquency Transmission 2018 M4A

The Freakquency Transmission: celebrate freak culture

Johannesburg, South Africa: do not feed the carnies, beware of the freaks, do not look the belly dancers in the eye! Good Friday indeed, as...
ALTERnatives 2018

Terminatryx: end off 16th anniversary tour at ALTERnative festival

Cape Town, South Africa: Industrial Metal act, Terminatryx, wraps up its 16th Anniversary Duality tour in Cape Town this weekend. Now performing as...
Adorned in Ash at Rock The Nation 2017 Robyn Ferguson

Rock The Nation 7: event review

Palapye, Botswana: last weekend marked the seventh Rock The Nation festival hosted by local band Dust And Fire. An abundance of leather-clad, spiked,...
SummerFest'20

SummerFest’20: a place for friendship and metal

Cape Town, South Africa: metal4africa's own bi-annual event series is coming back in 2020 with another two...
Ruff Majik 2018

The SAMMA Scripts 2018: The Audio and the Visual

Johannesburg, South Africa: As South African Metal fans, we live for the live shows, regardless of the size. There are not very many...
Endless Daze 2017, image courtesy of Pierre Rommelaere Photography

Endless Daze 2017: review by a metalhead

"We’ve gotta get there by 8pm, guys. We’ve gotta see The Valley." I had hustled my friends all week, knowing that when Friday afternoon rolled...
Deitys Muse 2017

The SAMMA Scripts: some more of the best

Johannesburg, South Africa: We continue our genre journey for the South African Metal Music Awards by looking at the remaining three categories. This...