Features

Opinion based or special focus articles. Many of these may not specifically considered as “breaking news”, but of special interest nonetheless.

VOICE OF ROCK Streaming Radio – SA Metal and Rock

M4A's Nitro-Mecha-Penguin recently had the privilege of conducting an interview with Voice of Rock CEO and Founder, Frank Riester.  This article followed: Most metalheads hailing from South...
Ruan Jordaan performing with Megalodon

Why Do My Band’s Recordings Sound Like Ass? – Part 1

Hi, I am Ruan. Most of you know me as that sweaty bearded dude in Megalodon or as the The Wolf King, Lord of...
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Bandwatch: Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Admittedly, when I first heard this band's name crop up about year or so ago, I did not have overly high expectations. No offense!...
Survival Guide

The Viking Festival Survival Guide

Yes, Rock the River SA – New Years Eve Festival is just around the corner and it seems like everyone I know may...
Sabretooth

Sabretooth Bare Their Fangs Outside of Metal Circles

It's only days to go. Cape Town, do you have your tickets yet? Or are you standing amidst those who feign at the thought...
Cape Town Metal 2012

The State of Cape Town Metal as we enter 2012

Metalminded Darkfiend at M4A headquarters in Cape Town offers some reflection on the state of Cape Town metal as we fast approach 2012. He...
Wildernessking

Celebrating the Land – From Heathens to Wildernessking

Heathens were a breakaway band in 2010, writing music very much at odds to the Cape Town (and indeed, South African) black metal scene,...
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...
Balyios

A Beer with Balyios

Balyios is a relatively young and unknown band on the South African metal scene, having only formed in 2010. Nonetheless, they are making waves...
Agro 2011

Have you felt a little Agro lately?

My weekend at Thornfest 2011 in Gauteng Province was a bit of a blur, I must admit. I arrived with co-pilot Karin (she was...