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Bang Your Head!!! Review of festival in Balingen, Germany

Reporting by: Linda Evermore This was the 20th Anniversary of Bang Your Head!!! Festival and we at celebrated the event in memory of the...
South African Metal Music Award

SAMMA 2015 handouts announced: review

In 2013, the South African heavy metal public were roused into a new initiative called the South African Metal Music Awards (SAMMA), which was...

Review: Sepultura Concert in Cape Town

I had to attend this show. Not to write a review or take pictures; not to disprove the pro-Cavalera naysayers, nor to prove any other...

Cape Town metalheads turn out in numbers to support Lucky Lucy

INFURNO took place on Saturday 14 June, in aid of our furry friends. Boigz, who was able to attend, kindly supplied a recount (below)...

Gig Review: Resurrection EP Launch

I arrived at Rabbit Hole in Durbanville to find a large crowd oozing out of the venue; apparently smokers aren't allowed inside anymore. The crowd in and outside was much larger than one would usually expect at this kind of venue - definitely a good sign

Blitzkrieg: Gig Review of 28 Sep 2013 @ ROAR

There had been quite an air of anticipation building up over the weeks prior to Blitzkrieg, the first self-hosted gig by Burning Tone Records who first made their presence known in Cape Town at the start of this year. The three "BTR bands" have featured prominently on local stages over the last year and a bit, reaching critical mass with all three making it through to the South African Wacken Metal Battle finals...

Review of the Wacken Metal Battle Finals: South Africa

So... wow! What an absolute pleasure and privilege to have been able to review what will probably be referred to as the most important gig thus far in the history of South African metal. Not so much in the sense of who won or why, but rather in that it was about so much more than just entertaining the masses; it was about raising the bar for all performers of metal music in this country, for now and for always.

Megalodon – Darkness in Sonance Review

Megalodon offers a unique alternative to the long-standing South African sausage-machine production. Falling under a unique genre, their debut album, Darkness in Sonance, offers plenty of variation throughout ten songs, dictating almost an hour of metaphorical terror within a tightly constructed package. Megalodon's ability to perform spectacular live shows coins them as one of South Africa's trump cards!

Rocking the River into the New Year

Armed with a bar-fridge of Monster, and a desire to party, we battled against various weather conditions and unforeseen difficulties amidst the standard festival chaos. This year, the annual event that is Rock the River presented a diverse selection of music across three stages, catering towards fans of metal, alternative, and electronic music.

Gig Review: The Halloween Slaughter III

So it's that time of year again! The gig circuit is heating up after the winter drought, and as is customary, several parties were vying for the fickle Capetonian's social calendar this past Saturday, and The Halloween Slaughter III won, in my case. It's an almost nostalgic event for me, as I reviewed the previous Halloween Slaughter which took place at the Purple Turtle about 364 days ago.