Features

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

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...
36 Crazyfists - photographer Bobby Bates

36 Crazyfists: can relate to South Africans [interview]

Cape Town, South Africa: anticipation builds here for the scheduled visit by USA heavyweights 36 Crazyfists. As many will recall, 36 Crazyfists performed...
Rhakshah 2018 press picture

Rhakshah: explore a duality of expressions

Cape Town, South Africa: the ground trembles with threats of a new onslaught of metal here. Since its subtle live soft launch late last...
The Freakquency Transmission 2018 M4A

The Freakquency Transmission: celebrate freak culture

Johannesburg, South Africa: do not feed the carnies, beware of the freaks, do not look the belly dancers in the eye! Good Friday indeed, as...
Facing The Gallows 2018 Dead Minset album art

Facing The Gallows: Dead Mindset review

Johannesburg, South Africa: we've been enjoying the privilege of early access to a much anticipated release. Facing The Gallows' debut full length album,...