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...

“We feel that there is a large gap for the type of music we...

SUBVERS is a four-piece straddling the lines of industrial metal and goth rock who have just recently emerged on the scene with their demo track "Flatline" and have already managed to impress enough to have earned a slot at Summerfest '14! Metal4Africa got in touch with the band and had a brief chat...
Amon Amarth: Jomsviking 2016 album cover

Interview: Amon Amarth on Jomsviking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5G6fF-wqQ "The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe...

Overthrust 2017: A Mardi Gras, but for Metalheads

Johannesburg, South Africa: A trip “over the fence” to play at Botswana’s 8th Anniversary Overthrust Winter Metal Mania Festival in the 6000-strong town of...

We’re Picking Up Momentum and Speed – Sacrifist Interview

If you've never heard of Sacrifist, or listened to any of their music; where the hell have you been? This five piece from Johannesburg has been around since 1996, have four self-released albums under their belt, have played across our fair country and are pretty much legends in the South African metal scene.
Woltemade 2019 Siele vir die See

Woltemade: Siele vir die See, album launch at SummerFest’19

Cape Town, South Africa: we wrote our first item on Woltemade when the band announced its Fragments of Lore coastal tour late last year;...

“Metal Culture and Community Inspires Us” – Killatoria Interview

Killatoria describe themselves as "a thrash band with a death metal edge" - or is it a death metal band with a thrashy edge?...

Introducing Burning Tone Records

Yet another upstart in the local music biz rears its head. Now are these any bit the kind of people you want to work with? Really? See what we learned about them and decide for yourself...

A Six headed Dragon – Last Year’s Tragedy Interview

In an effort to further open the gateway into African metal, I had a digital beer with the guys from Last Year's Tragedy, one of Kenya's foremost metal bands. For Readers that don't know, LYT is classified as metalcore, but even this hardened viking digs their sound. Having formed in the dark ages (circa 2006 A.D) they've been on the scene a damn sight longer than many SA Bands. What makes 'em keep on keepin' on? Read on!
Dreamshade 2019 promo

Dreamshade: SA Tour kicks off, interview

Cape Town, South Africa: tomorrow is the first performance by Swiss metallers Dreamshade on their return visit to South Africa after an initial tour...