Features

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

DevilSpeak DeWet 2017 by Christopher Tatzreither

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: The Noobs

Johannesburg, South Africa: One of my most favourite experiences as a Metal fan is when you discover something deliciously new on the scene. The...
Bile of Man

A Never-Ending Battle With No Resolve – Interview with Bile of Man

For a band who thinks "Humanity is a disease that deserves to be wiped out," and whose opinion is that "Human nature can be...
Tesseract SA tour by Turning Tricks Entertainment

Cooking up a taste for Progressive in Africa

Authored by: Doug Jenkinson From the editor: Doug Jenkinson, also guitarist for Johannesburg Prog/Metal band Raptorbaby, shares some insightful views on the development of genres...

Who the ‘Freak’ is Mattias?

On behalf of M4A, Tyrannic Assault went in pursuit of this legendary guitar meistro from Sweden during his SA visit. Although there was no time to conduct an interview during that time, Mattias welcomed an interview via email.

V.O.D: A post-reunion tour ’09 interview…

If you were present at one of V.O.D's 10 Year Re-union shows, then you most certainly were at the best place possible at that time. Simply because, if you were not yet born in the year of 1982, then it is highly unlikey that you were old enough to witness a chapter in the forging of a South African metal scene - and this tour was your only opportuninty to travel through time and visit that special place in our metal history and legacy!

A South African Mosh Pit: Fan Video

The 'Mosh Pit' is probably THE most misunderstood phenomenon of heavy metal sub-culture and is often taken completely out of context by onlookers unfamiliar...

“It’s just going to be a lot tougher for bands” – Interview with Sashquita...

Built on one woman's vision for metal, arts and culture, Emalyth has become a force to be reckoned with. Solely responsible for events that have become annual highlights up North, booking and arranging gigs & tours, mini-festivals and managing some of the fittest models and talented artists, Emalyth is one of a kind. Sashquita Northey is one of a kind.
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...
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,...
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...