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...
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...
The Fallen Prophets 2016 press picture

The SAMMA Scripts: some of the best

Johannesburg, South Africa: Following on from an introduction to the Top Newcomers to the SA Metal Scene, let’s take the opportunity to get to...

The SAMMA Scripts 2018: The Newbies

Johannesburg, South Africa: It's that time of the year again when we celebrate names and achievements which have floated high in the South African...
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...
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...
Endless Daze 2017 banner

Endless Daze 2017: Turn on, tune in and drop out

Cape Town, South Africa: this weekend, "Die Weskus" will see a psychedelic array of bands and fans from around the country descend for the...
Caedem Metal Event 2017

Caedem Metal Event: Bloemfontein breaking barriers

Bloemfontein, South Africa: this city flagged our attention in 2017 for rising above it's own sense of the ordinary. There has been a hunger...
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,...
Deadline 2017 Release The Kitties

Release the Kitties: Keeping winter from the doorstep of CO-SANC

Johannesburg, South Africa: During these times of political disillusionment, it’s important to focus on the small acts of kindness and the people who do...