In a country like South Africa, where history is fundamental to our beings, but purposefully shaped by the teller,…
South Africans love a good anthem. Ours, with its four different languages, beautifully and tragically tied to our history,…
South Africa has the honour of being the country where The Black Dahlia Murder will debut some of the new songs from their soon to be announced album. We spoke to Trevor Strnad about their first time visiting, the influence of their newest member, Brandon Ellis, being part of Metal Blade Records, and how death metal challenges Christianity.
In their time together, The Narrow has become a highly influential band within the South African rock scene. We spoke with lead singer Hanu de Jong about their latest album Dream of Perelandra, most successful song “Lonely Lonely,” and current trek, the Fired Up Tour.
Cape Town-based reggae-metal band, Ill System is one of the most original acts you’ll ever hear. We spoke with singer Sean Olsen and guitarist Gareth Howard about when to expect new material and what it means to be an “African metal band.”
South African metal group Treehouse Burning have taken a DIY approach to much success in their home country. The band’s guitarist Jesse Kuhn and bassist Richard Poultney discuss breaking away from metal traditions and their new EP Suffering.
It was time we finally spoke to South African prog rockers Deity’s Muse for a look at the future, but also the challenges of the past. Vocalist and guitarist, Wayne Boucher, spoke to us with his usual humility and honesty, and there is a lot to chew on!
South Africa’s The Shabs have taken things to the next gear with their latest album Can You Hear Us At The Back. We spoke to guitarist/vocalist Jon Shaban about signing with Just Music and what looks like big changes ahead.
We spoke with ATTILA frontman Chris “Fronz” Fronzak about his band’s latest album, Villain, visiting South Africa for the first time thanks to Brochella, and the new space the band finds themselves in.
With South Africa’s Ruff Majik in the process of moving to Germany, we felt a quick catch up with the band’s Johni Holiday was in order. We spoke about this new journey, signing with Lay Bare Recordings, and new album Tårn.
Ukrainian progressive metal band Jinjer, along with SÜMER and openers Zombies Ate My Girlfriend, delivered as close to a perfect show as possible at Mercury Live in Cape Town last week.
A show not to be missed, Ukraine’s metalcore giants, Jinjer, and United Kingdom’s prog rock up-and-comers, SÜMER, will be gracing South Africa’s shores for two dates in May thanks to Turning Tricks Entertainment.
PureGrainAudio’s South African Manning Editor, Lav Nandlall, shows her creative talent as a writer with “Don’t Fear the Dark: Vol 1”, her new children’s book covering the journey of metal.