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

Bishop on a Quest of Musical Enlightenment

We caught up with William Bishop on August 7th, at this years Oppikoppi Festival. It was hard to pin him down... between the 5 stage appearances he was committed to with various bands and musicians, but we found him eventually. Best known amongst Metallers as the rowdy bassist for Architechture Of Aggression, William reveals to us some of his other musical pursuits and philosophies...

Mind Assault staying the course

On the eve of WinterFest'10, just three weeks away and the line-up already well known, it was my duty to start chasing down some of the bands to gather interviews. I finally got the boys of Mind Assault cornered so that they could give me the low down on the scene and it's movements as seen from their point of view.

Sexuality in art form, and it’s occurrence in South African metal.

Somebody recently opened up a can of worms! We have come under fire for hosting an act at our Metal4 Africa events that is hotly debated at being untasteful and outright wrong... Herewith this article in response, giving an insight into our actions, future plans, and an opportunity to share comment.

Azrail – A Headlining Act

After almost three years of continuous hard gigging and busting balls, Azrail have developed quite a loyal following.  So much so that the Metal...


Another South African band creating a stir of late has been Erebus!  M4A's Candice set out to hunt them down after being bedazzled by...

V.O.D: A post-reunion tour ’09 interview…

If you were present at one of V.O.D's 10 Year Re-union shows, then you most certainly were at the best place possible at that time. Simply because, if you were not yet born in the year of 1982, then it is highly unlikey that you were old enough to witness a chapter in the forging of a South African metal scene - and this tour was your only opportuninty to travel through time and visit that special place in our metal history and legacy!

Moment Of Clarity: A New “Power” Rising…

After a sterling performance at M4A's very own SummerFest'09 in January, it seemed only appropriate to get to know the band Moment Of Clarity just a little bit better. We also quizzed them about a few matters regarding the role of cross over metal in a sustainable metal scene.

Windhoek Metal Fest: In a class of it’s own

In 2008, the Darkfiend made his first journey from Cape Town up into the South West of Africa. The country of destination: Namibia. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Namibia for a great many reasons. Not least of all, the fact that the country sports some of the worlds best game hunting ranches, breathtaking scenery that borders on surreal, or even just a getaway for people who really desire some space and an escape from civilzation! However, a small trickling of visitors make their way for a completely different reason - Heavy Metal!!!

SACRIFIST: Breaking African Boundaries in 2009

www.metal4africa.com recently had an opportunity to catch up with one of South Africa's longest standing titans of their local heavy metal movement. Entertaining South African metalheads for well over a decade, SacriFist now stand poised to deliver their ministry of metal to a European audience.

Inferium: A Softer Side to Hard…

We recently took the time to track down one of Southern Africa's more unique offerings.