Our scene also has it’s fallen hero’s. Here, we will aim to preserve their memory and honour their works.

Jacey Cronje 1982 – 2012

Jacey was the rhythm guitarist of the symphonic blackened metal band Spectral Realm. To his band mates he was the guy who always spoke his mind no matter what. He thoroughly enjoyed playing guitar for Spectral Realm and had started work his own musical project, composing everything himself.

Andrew Brecher 1987 – 2008

Andrew Keith Brecher was a metal musician who hailed from the city of Durban. Drew, as he was affectionately known, originally joined local death metal band Creophagous as guitarist in 2006. After playing several shows and even appearing in a music video with the band, Drew took up the mantle of vocalist

Peter Saffy 1983 – 2009

Peter Saffy was the vocalist of the Bloemfontein-based band Ichor. He will always be remembered as a kind, fun-loving person, and a friend to just about everyone who ever met him. Geologist by day, work had him moving around a lot, and he couldn’t stay in Bloem. However, this did not keep him from doing what he loved, travelling 600 to 1 100 km over a weekend for band practice.

Charve Archer – 1989 – 2012

The first time I ever encountered Charve Archer, he ran up behind me, wrapped his arms around me and said 'oh my god,...

Nazar Berezovsky 1984 – 2010

Known by most simply as 'Naz", he played guitar for Johannesburg-based metal band, Warthane. Naz was victim of a fatal car accident when headed home in the early...

David Heidmann 1980 – 2007

Known as 'Dave' to his friends and 'Coyote' within the photographic community.   Dave represented 50% of the founding members of the Metal 4 Africa...