Features

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

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...
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...