Heathens, Imperium Of Man And Butchered @ R.O.A.R, 2nd April

Another night at Gandalf’s and a multi-genred line up at R.O.A.R made for an interesting evening and a refreshing break from the predominantly death...
Beware the Bees

Free Gig with Mind Assault & Friends Review

I first heard about the planning of this show well in advance, courtesy of a multitude of whispers and an aggressive form of advertising....
A Walk With the Wicked

RAMfest in Review

RAMfest has been and gone, but certainly is not forgotten in the minds of everyone who attended. The Metal4Africa stage was an absolute riot...

Horns of the South: Thornfest 2011

The crew from Horns of the South went up to Gauteng for 2011's monstrous Thornfest! Wild bands, wilder parties and this exhaustive report followed!
Stellitius @ Metal4Africa Summerfest '11

Summerfest ’11 – A Festival Review in Three Acts

On the 29th of January 2011, Metal4Africa's annual Summerfest descended on Stellenbosch once again! Featuring 7 killer bands from the Cape Town surrounds and a touring band from Jo'Burg, Summerfest '11 raised the flag for South African metal once again and held it high in the face of the more commericalized, student revelry happening just over the road!
Rammstein - A Fiery Blitzkrieg

Rammstein – A Fiery Blitzkrieg

On Wednesday the 9th of February 2011, the stage of the Grand Arena at Grand West Casino, Cape Town was set ablaze by the fury and thunderous assault of German industrial-metal masters, Rammstein.

Gig Review: Punk Vs. Metal III

The punk and metal genres have often been at loggerheads over who is more extreme, more musical and who parties the hardest. But on...

Strident @ Ensiferum Tour

Read a first-hand account of Stridents experience of their trip to Johannesburg during the 2010 Ensiferum Tour to South Africa. Words by Strident rythm guitarist: George van der Riet. This is his tribute to all of the Cape Town (and indeed all non-Gauteng/Durban-folk) folk-metallers who were unable to make the pilgrimage to see this legendary Finnish band live.
Crow Black Sky

Gig Review: Crow Black Sky Album Launch

On the 13th of December, Cape Town progressive metal band Crow Black Sky launched their debut album, Pantheion. Scott Miller and Adrian Pettit descended...
Juggernaught at Muzone - Photo © Cathryn Golby

Gig Review: Juggernaught at Muzone

Juggernaught recently bulldozed Cape Town on three dates between the 18th and 20th of November 2010, playing first at ROAR in Observatory and then Mercury Live, and closing their tour off at Muzone in Brackenfell. Wayne Smith was in the pit to experience their signature "man rock" sound.