News related to any movement of local bands beyond the boundaries of their immediate locality, or visitors from abroad.

Mind Assault to appear live in Romania: Rockstadt 2016

South African thrash-infused melodic death metallers, Mind Assault, are headed to Romania in August to perform at the 2016 edition of Rockstadt Extreme Fest....
All We've Known

More metal from Port Elizabeth: CT Tour

South Africa's coastal city of Port Elizabeth have a new metal band doing the rounds, quite literally, as All We've Known tour to Cape...
Darkest Hour 2014

Darkest Hour SA tour: final details revealed

Washing DC based metalcore band Darkest Hour will be touring to South Africa this month! The dates will include Friday 18 December in...
Karnivool 2015 press pic

Karnivool set for South African tour in 2016

Turning Tricks Entertainment appear to have carved a wonderful niche for themselves in South Africa, focusing on the lighter end of the 'metal' spectrum,...
Boargazm - Photo Copyright: Henk Steyn Photography

Boargazm / NervoChaos: uniting continents

The ever enterprising South African metal band Boargazm have recently announced their next international project. The Pretoria based self-proclaimed "intergalactic space metal" band...

USA’s Affiance Ready To Shake SA Metalcore Scene

As could be expected from just about any stock-standard metalcore act, USA's Affiance comes complete with: short cuts and lightly-to-furry faces; quirky attitudes with...

Touched By Nausea: Locals Abroad

We learned earlier this year that a South African-based band o' heavies have been covertly infiltrating a rather broad international tour scene.  What surprised...

“We’re the first band from Egypt to visit South Africa.” – Anarchy Interview

It's a quiet, winter evening in Observatory, Cape Town and touring bands Maximum Carnage from Pretoria and Anarchy all the way from Cairo in Egypt have just arrived for the second leg of their South African tour.
Fleshgod Apocalypse

We Compose, Write and Play Music We Like – Interview with Fleshgod Apocalypse

Wednesday the 28th of March saw Fleshgod Apocalypse hit Cape Town on the fourth date of the eight day Detonation Tour 2012 and...

Riddare Av Koden: Steven and the Finns

METAL4AFRICA brings an account of the recent Ensiferum tour to South Africa as a conversation piece between two locals: Tyranic Assault (official tour photographer) and Steven (Keyboardist for Riddare Av Koden). Words by Andre Venter of Tyranic Assault, on behalf of M4A