Features

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

League of Doom: Mountains of Madness M4A

Return to the Mountains of Madness: 20 April, Cape Town

Mountains of Madness Cape Town, South Africa: a follow-up to last year's successful Doom showcase, Beneath the Mountains of Madness, approaches. Simply visited as...
Arka'n 2019 Zã Keli

Arka’n: Zã Keli album launch this weekend

Lomé, Togo: incredibly, it's the first time we're writing about Arka'n even in spite of following the band for years! incidentally, rock music enjoys...
Dreamshade 2019 promo

Dreamshade: SA Tour kicks off, interview

Cape Town, South Africa: tomorrow is the first performance by Swiss metallers Dreamshade on their return visit to South Africa after an initial tour...
Temples On Mars

Temples On Mars: sharing words prior to SA arrival

Cape Town, South Africa: we spoke with a South African member of UK progressive rock/metal band Temples on Mars earlier in 2018. They...

The Necrogenesis Tour: Creating The Godform & Rhakshah

Cape Town, South Africa: two fresh and lively acts are working hard to impress a national footprint on the South African extreme Metal scene....
Kill-Frenzy-2018-press

Kill Frenzy: crossing borders on first tour

Cape Town, South Africa: 2018 circuit beast Kill Frenzy is outgrowing the city limits. The four-man thrash/punk metal onslaught is readying itself for...
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...