Features

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

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...
Deadline 2017 Release The Kitties

Release the Kitties: Keeping winter from the doorstep of CO-SANC

Johannesburg, South Africa: During these times of political disillusionment, it’s important to focus on the small acts of kindness and the people who do...
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SAMMA Chronicles 2017: The Roundup

Johannesburg, South Africa: As the dust settles on a majestic month of Metal which saw events such as the South African Metal Music Awards,...
Skinflint 2015 photograph by Ulf Nermark

Skinflint: return to Cape Town at WinterFest’17

Gaborone, Botswana: whilst neighbouring South Africa is said to have the infrastructure, few African nations can lay so strong a claim to the essence...
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SacriFist: ending 25 glorious years at WinterFest’17

Cape Town, South Africa: this city prepares to bid it's final farewell to one of South Africa's Metal greats this weekend. We feel...