Features

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

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,...
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Ohgod: ‘Introspection’ single out today

Cape Town, South Africa: six weeks have passed since Ohgod's release of the first single from The Great Silence. With the first full...
Undivided Legion 2017

Undivided Legion: gathered to withstand the storm

Albertinia, South Africa: this small village in the Eden District of the Western Cape, found en route from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, has...
Endless Daze 2017, image courtesy of Pierre Rommelaere Photography

Endless Daze 2017: review by a metalhead

"We’ve gotta get there by 8pm, guys. We’ve gotta see The Valley." I had hustled my friends all week, knowing that when Friday afternoon rolled...
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Endless Daze 2017: Turn on, tune in and drop out

Cape Town, South Africa: this weekend, "Die Weskus" will see a psychedelic array of bands and fans from around the country descend for the...