Features

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

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...
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...
Adorned in Ash at Rock The Nation 2017 Robyn Ferguson

Rock The Nation 7: event review

Palapye, Botswana: last weekend marked the seventh Rock The Nation festival hosted by local band Dust And Fire. An abundance of leather-clad, spiked,...
Dustland Express 2017 The Question, Sir, is Why

Dustland Express: The Question, Sir, is Why?

Cape Town, South Africa: The Question, Sir, is Why? ...why we've not spoken about Dustland Express at this website before? Well, frankly, it's not...
Terminatryx 2017 Sonja Medusa

Terminatryx: 15 Year Anniversary concert

Cape Town, South Africa: Industrial Rock/Metal band Terminatryx will celebrate its 15 Year Anniversary this weekend at ROAR Live. Fellow locals With Dawn, Khemical...