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

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...

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...

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...

Crow Black Sky: Launching of Pantheion

With the coming of Crow Black Sky's debut album launch this coming Saturday (18 Dec, 2010) at ROAR in Observatory, Cape Town, we thought it a nice opportunity to have a chat with the guys. Besides introducing this relatively new name on the scene to our readers, we wanted to also acquire a little insight into what we can expect from the album, 'Pantheion'.

Who the ‘Freak’ is Mattias?

On behalf of M4A, Tyrannic Assault went in pursuit of this legendary guitar meistro from Sweden during his SA visit. Although there was no time to conduct an interview during that time, Mattias welcomed an interview via email.

Stocking up on whoop-ass for Whiplash!

With one of Cape Town metal's most premier calendar dates just days away, we decided to go in and get some inside info on WHIPLASH

Riddare Av Koden: Steven and the Finns

METAL4AFRICA brings an account of the recent Ensiferum tour to South Africa as a conversation piece between two locals: Tyranic Assault (official tour photographer) and Steven (Keyboardist for Riddare Av Koden). Words by Andre Venter of Tyranic Assault, on behalf of M4A

Who is The Face of Emalyth?

Whilst "on the road" during the M4A 2010 Promo Tour via Johannesburg, we were fortunate enough to squeeze in a few meetings with some interesting players in the local metal community... one of which was Emalyth! The purpose of our visit was to discover more about what Emalyth represents - to meet the team - and to explore the bigger picture behind this growing entity that now forms a part of the South African alternative landscape. Since that day we have remained in touch and would now like to share some of what we've learned, and how Emalyth and M4A hold many of the same ideals and common goals...