Dividing The Element 2018 album

Dividing the Element [Review]

  I went into listening to this self-titled debut album by Zimbabwe's Dividing The Element with very few preconceptions - I mean, how many other...
Cartagena 2018 Roma Delenda Est

Cartagena: Roma Delenda Est [review]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdiTfUvC0qk This five-piece band from Tunisia, Africa recently released its second album Roma Delenda Est; the story of a warrior completing quests during the ancient...
Ruff Majik 6 - Christelle Duvenage Photography

Ruff Majik: Seasons premiere and review

Pretoria, South Africa: anthropologists may look back on this chapter in history, fingering it as a most interesting juncture. What is going on,...
Facing The Gallows 2018 Dead Minset album art

Facing The Gallows: Dead Mindset review

Johannesburg, South Africa: we've been enjoying the privilege of early access to a much anticipated release. Facing The Gallows' debut full length album,...
Alinea 2017 Delineation

Alinea: Delineation album arriving this weekend

Cape Town, South Africa: masterminded by one Ramone Pickover, a prominent alternative musician in the city, Alinea appeared on the map late in 2016...
Endless Daze 2017, image courtesy of Pierre Rommelaere Photography

Endless Daze 2017: review by a metalhead

"We’ve gotta get there by 8pm, guys. We’ve gotta see The Valley." I had hustled my friends all week, knowing that when Friday afternoon rolled...
Adorned in Ash at Rock The Nation 2017 Robyn Ferguson

Rock The Nation 7: event review

Palapye, Botswana: last weekend marked the seventh Rock The Nation festival hosted by local band Dust And Fire. An abundance of leather-clad, spiked,...
Persona 2017 Metamorphosis

Review: Metamorphosis by Persona

Band: Persona Origin: Tunis, Tunisia Album: Metamorphosis Released: 15 September, 2017 Label: Independent Nineteen months ago, M4A offered comment on the debut album released by Tunisian female-fronted metal band...
Truth And Its Burden 2017 I Labour

Truth And Its Burden: ‘I Labour’ review

After a recording silence of five years, Truth And Its Burden are back with their strongest offering yet. I Labour explores new ground in...
SAMMA 2017 Riddlebreak winnings

SAMMA 2017 ceremony event review

This past Saturday saw Johannesburg celebrating the best of the best of South African Metal in style. This year marks the fourth return of...