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Spawn Fest: celebrating 10 years with Bleeding Spawn

Spawn Fest Middelburg, South Africa: not many are the bands who survive ten whole years in the tough South African landscape. And far fewer...
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Durban starts with new Metalfest: Pit at the Polo

Pit at the Polo Metalfest Durban, South Africa: some years have passed since the "glory days" of the Durban alternative music scene. However, every...
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Dreams Of Nightmares: new album, Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows Bloemfontein, South Africa: with the fifth installation of this city's annual metal show, Metal Circuit V, just been wrapped up, we take a...
Asonicism 2019 Sonus Absque Vita

Asonicism: Sonus Absque Vita, EP written without sound!

Sonus Absque Vita Johannesburg, South Africa: Alec Larsen, it turns out, is a prolific musical creative. We've followed output from projects linked to the...
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Truth And Its Burden: Surfacing, single with lyric video

Surfacing https://youtu.be/97BiNs4noGk Johannesburg, South Africa: it's hard to believe that two years have already passed since Truth And Its Burden lit up the listening ring with...

SAMMA 2019: panelists announced

Johannesburg, South Africa: each year, the South African Metal Music Awards seeks to recognize the achievements of...

Wacken Metal Battle 2019: winners

Wacken, Germany: what a monumental experience. At www.metal4africa.com we often write about Wacken Open Air and the affiliated Wacken Metal Battle, and now...
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A Collection of South African Metal: compilation album

A Collection of South African Metal Hamburg, Germany: today, 100 copies of a promotional album are making their way to Wacken Open Air festival. Our...
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Dance Gavin Dance: South African tour in 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa: tour promoter, Jam Packed Productions, announced the fifth and final tour to complete a...
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Alestorm: on touring, drinking and being stranded on an island

Alestorm The infamous pirate metal band Alestorm continues its conquest of the seven seas this year while playing metal festivals all over the world. With...