Features

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

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...
Emalyth Big Day Out II

Emalyth: Big Day Out II

Johannesburg, South Africa: "Hate City" finds some heart as metalheads, hard and prog rockers come together for Emalyth's Big Day Out II. The...

The tough conversation about racial bias in entertainment

Just last month I returned home to Cape Town from a most amazing human experience in neighbouring Botswana; a Heavy Metal concert attended mostly...
Skinflint 2018 Front cover

Skinflint: Skinflint [Review]

Botswana: The Gaberone-based band Skinflint recently released its latest, self-titled album. The three piece has put together a fine musical offering in this...
DeamHorth 2018 Spiritual Serpent

DeamHorth: Spiritual Serpent [Review]

Johannesburg, South Africa: DeamHorth is about to release its anticipated new album, Spiritual Serpent, in the first week of July. It's an impressive body...
Metal Dawn

A New Dawn for African Metal in 2018

Please bear in mind that this is an opinion piece written by myself as longtime observer of and participant in local Metal. My...
Dividing The Element 2018 album

Dividing the Element [Review]

  I went into listening to this self-titled debut album by Zimbabwe's Dividing The Element with very few preconceptions - I mean, how many other...
Patrick Davidson at SummerFest18

Patrick Davidson: friends in need, friends indeed

Cape Town, South Africa: five bands from this city are gathering under the banner of the Metal United World Wide this weekend and will...
Cartagena 2018 Roma Delenda Est

Cartagena: Roma Delenda Est [review]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdiTfUvC0qk This five-piece band from Tunisia, Africa recently released its second album Roma Delenda Est; the story of a warrior completing quests during the ancient...
Ruff Majik 6 - Christelle Duvenage Photography

Ruff Majik: Seasons premiere and review

Pretoria, South Africa: anthropologists may look back on this chapter in history, fingering it as a most interesting juncture. What is going on,...