Features

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

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,...
Ruff Majik 2018 Seasons album art

Ruff Majik: Seasons album to release this Friday

Pretoria, South Africa: check out the album artwork as Ruff Majik prepares to launch Seasons on Friday 20 April. Illustrated by Anni Buchner...
Ruff Majik 2018

The SAMMA Scripts 2018: The Audio and the Visual

Johannesburg, South Africa: As South African Metal fans, we live for the live shows, regardless of the size. There are not very many...
Deitys Muse 2017

The SAMMA Scripts: some more of the best

Johannesburg, South Africa: We continue our genre journey for the South African Metal Music Awards by looking at the remaining three categories. This...
The Fallen Prophets 2016 press picture

The SAMMA Scripts: some of the best

Johannesburg, South Africa: Following on from an introduction to the Top Newcomers to the SA Metal Scene, let’s take the opportunity to get to...

The SAMMA Scripts 2018: The Newbies

Johannesburg, South Africa: It's that time of the year again when we celebrate names and achievements which have floated high in the South African...
Secrets 2018 press photo

Secrets: tells all in advance of SA tour [interview]

Cape Town, South Africa: so far, 2018 is delivering a mother load of touring bands to our humble shoreline. Another on that list is...