Features

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

Survival Guide

The Viking Festival Survival Guide

Yes, Rock the River SA – New Years Eve Festival is just around the corner and it seems like everyone I know may...
Caedem Metal Event 2017

Caedem Metal Event: Bloemfontein breaking barriers

Bloemfontein, South Africa: this city flagged our attention in 2017 for rising above it's own sense of the ordinary. There has been a hunger...
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Bandwatch: Zombies Ate My Girlfriend

Admittedly, when I first heard this band's name crop up about year or so ago, I did not have overly high expectations. No offense!...

Pre-WinterFest’14 interview with Peasant

Author: Ryno de Lange Website of origin: Heavy Metal Panic Band: Peasant Band member: Pieter Jordaan (Guitar) This interview was conducted by Ryno de Lange of Heavy Metal...

“We are making progress on an album” – Theatre Runs Red Interview

Durban black metal stalwarts, Theatre Runs Red are back in business, tearing a swathe across the northern reaches of South Africa. After a long break, the band is in business once again

Pre-WinterFest’14 interview with Strident

Author: Darkfiend Website of origin: metal4africa Band: Strident Band member: Deon Van Heerden (Vocals) This article was written following an interview conducted by Darkfiend of metal4africa in cooperation...
Metal Horns Salute

www.metal4africa.com presents ‘Guardian Of South African Metal Award’

On Saturday 21 November, 2015, www.metal4africa.com issued two first-of-their-kind awards to members of the local metal community in Cape Town. One Guardian Of South...
Wildernessking

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,...
LordBoo Metal Extravaganza 2016

LordBoo Metal Extravaganza: interview

Middelburg, South Africa: the "super-fans" who power South African metal can often be found as coming from the smaller towns otherwise thought of...

Betray The Emissary: on their way to build

Cape Town, South Africa: Since returning to the live scene after a hiatus spanning nearly half a decade, Betray The Emissary have only...