R.I.P

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

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.

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...

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,...

Tribute to a fallen Metal Brother or Sister

Hail to you my Brothers, Hail to you my Sisters. Hail to you all who name yourselves as beholden, To you who name this fine fellowship...

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...

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