M4A Events

See info on events that M4A facilitates on behalf of the local (South African) metal community.

Emalyth Unleashes The Beast At Arts Expo VI

"Emalyth shows" is a phrase heard often in conversations with people of the greater Gauteng underground scene; and in some circles, the Emalyth brand...

SummerFest’14 Line-up Announced

Since 2007, www.metal4africa.com has been presenting Cape Town with the regions biggest celebration of all-African metal music. As the end of this year approaches, so comes the time to announce line-ups for the fifteenth installation of our M4A Summer/WinterFest events. With such exciting activities for the local metal community looming in 2014

Win Free Tickets to Lamb of God in Cape Town

The news is officially out: Lamb of God will be in Cape Town on Friday 24 January and Johannesburg on 25 January 2014! M4A will be giving away 2x Golden Circle tickets for the Cape Town show this weekend and the winners will be selected from attendees at WinterFest'13!

WinterFest’13 Line-up Announcement

  Winter has come! Now in it's seventh year, choosing a line-up for WinterFest'13 has proven as challenging as ever.  Also, providing an unexpected extra hurdle,...

“Metal Braai” hits RAMfest Cape Town

We put our heads together in 2011 already to think about how we could get the best festival experience possible and pitched it to the RAMfest organizers. They agreed that this is what metalheads would want, and so at RAMfest 2012 we teamed up with them and put it to the test. For those of you who camped over the night before In Flames, you will recall the fun and debauchery of the M4A Tent, with Andy ("DJ Bearded Bastard") on the decks and the flowing rivers of beer. This year we are bringing this concept back; but only better!

M4A & The DJ Doodes Present: MacRifficent!

For those who have attended the last two M4A events at SummerFest'12 and WinterFest'12, you may recall how the outdoor stage was mobbed by an army of air-shredders throughout most of the event?  Well, we've decided to take it a step further

SummerFest’13 line-up unveiled

With 2012 racing to an end, and the awesome Whiplash safely in the rear-view mirror, SummerFest’13 now rears its beautifully hideous head above the forward horizon.

Winterfest in Review – Part 2

Yesterday Helldog gave his account of the first half of Winterfest '12 and today Brutalviking dives headfirst into the "main event" of the night - the headliners, Strident and Mind Assault.

Winterfest ’12 in Review – Part 1

Winterfest '12 has come and gone and now it's time for clean up and consolidation. We'd like to issue a massive thank you to everyone who was there and for all the support we've received worldwide for the event. Now without further ado, we hand the keyboard to Helldog to give his account of the first half of the festival.

Download the Winterfest Sampler for Free

In the spirit of bringing you new and exciting music here on Metal4Africa.com, we are pleased to announce the release of the first ever Metal4Africa Sampler Showcase! Tailored to the imminent arrival of Winterfest '12, this seven track sampler contains music from almost all of the bands performing at the festival!