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Mind Assault: return to Burn Down The Nation

Cape Town, South Africa: one of the Mother City's longest-standing metal bands is rising from a period...

Dead Man Risen:

Port Elizabeth, South Africa: this coastal city's most illustrious one-man melodeth project, Dead Man Risen, is promising...

The Drift: ‘Seer’ art reveal, plus new song ‘Day One’

https://youtu.be/FDk6VuyRdM8 Johannesburg, South Africa: local Sludge Metal puts a shiny foot forward with The Drift this week....

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SummerFest’20: a place for friendship and metal

Cape Town, South Africa: metal4africa's own bi-annual event series is coming back in 2020 with another two...

Atreyu: interview with Marc ‘Porter’ McKnight

Atreyu https://youtu.be/AIGdhalaxh0 The legendary American metalcore band, Atreyu, is gearing up for its first ever shows on the African continent. The band will headline at The...

Alestorm: on touring, drinking and being stranded on an island

Alestorm The infamous pirate metal band Alestorm continues its conquest of the seven seas this year while playing metal festivals all over the world. With...

Terminatryx: Sirens Festival [interview]

Johannesburg, South Africa: in South Africa, Women's Day is celebrated on the 9th of August and the Gauteng Metal scene will be paying respects...

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ARKA’N: full length album, Zã Keli [REVIEW]

Zã Keli TOGO: The Togo based band ARKA'N graced us with this monster of an album earlier in March. This body of work has proud...

Skinflint: Skinflint [Review]

Botswana: The Gaberone-based band Skinflint recently released its latest, self-titled album. The three piece has put together a fine musical offering in this...

DeamHorth: Spiritual Serpent [Review]

Johannesburg, South Africa: DeamHorth is about to release its anticipated new album, Spiritual Serpent, in the first week of July. It's an impressive body...

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Dreams Of Nightmares: new album, Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows Bloemfontein, South Africa: with the fifth installation of this city's annual metal show, Metal Circuit V, just been wrapped up, we take a...

A Collection of South African Metal: compilation album

A Collection of South African Metal Hamburg, Germany: today, 100 copies of a promotional album are making their way to Wacken Open Air festival. Our...

Peasant: Unrest Eternal, out today

Unrest Eternal Cape Town, South Africa: Unrest Eternal, the anticipated debut full-length album from Peasant, is out today. "It's out! The most work I've put into...

Goat Throne: Blood for the Blood Goat, album released

Blood for the Blood Goat Johannesburg, South Africa: self-confessed "Dumb Metal" band -or Stoner Metal if you prefer- Goat Throne recently released its first album,...

Vulvodynia: Mob Justice, live kick-off tonight!

Mob Justice Johannesburg, South Africa: we spotted most members of SA's biggest Metal export in attendance at the Wacken Metal Battle SA Finals last weekend....

Infiltrate Neutralize Govern: long awaited ‘Victory’ released

Victory Cape Town, South Africa: who needs enemies when you have friends like ING? Infiltrate Neutralize Govern just released what is possibly its cheekiest...

Chris Prophet: debut album, Athaza, released

Pretoria, South Africa: we "met" Chris Prophet for the first time two weeks ago with the release of his single 'Star Gaze'. Today...

Rhakshah: The Solemn Fracture, album just released

Cape Town, South Africa: the all-star Rhakshah completes a four year journey with the release of its debut full length album, The Solemn Fracture....

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Testosteruins: Suffering Masculinity, EP out now

Suffering Masculinity Cape Town, South Africa: the two-member continental death metal project Testosteruins delivers, as promised, its four-track debut EP, Suffering Masculinity. This follows...

Asonicism: Sonus Absque Vita, EP written without sound!

Sonus Absque Vita Johannesburg, South Africa: Alec Larsen, it turns out, is a prolific musical creative. We've followed output from projects linked to the...

Treehouse Burning: Suffering EP available now

Suffering Cape Town, South Africa: Metalcore in "The Mother City" is strong in 2019 with Treehouse Burning presently leading the charge. Today, the band...

Chaos Doctrine: The Chaos Chronicles Volume I, released today

The Chaos Chronicles Volume I Johannesburg, South Africa: what could be more bad-ass than Death Metal with Industrial overtones? Chaos Doctrine returns to show...

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SACRIFIST: Breaking African Boundaries in 2009

www.metal4africa.com recently had an opportunity to catch up with one of South Africa's longest standing titans of their local heavy metal movement. Entertaining South African metalheads for well over a decade, SacriFist now stand poised to deliver their ministry of metal to a European audience.

It’s Alive!!!!

Welcome to the new home of METAL4AFRICA at www.metal4africa.com. Spread the word! As you can see, the site requires some work yet, but things are very much under way. We have a fantastic team of volunteers whose time and expertise has made this possible, but as volunteers, we can only call on their free time, so please be patient and visit often.

Inferium: A Softer Side to Hard…

We recently took the time to track down one of Southern Africa's more unique offerings.

Winter Invasion ’09

What on Earth is Winter Invasion? It's exactly that! We are invading those territories closest to home to celebrate the...

Shredder Showdown

What is Shredder Showdown? This is a concept begun by metal4africa in 2008 to showcase some of the areas best lead guitarists! Often...