Welcome to the dark side of SA metal!

Theatre Runs Red
Photo by Tyler Dolan

By Barend Buitekamer

As I’m thinking of an intro to write for this interview a meme comes to mind. It reads: I’m so dark, I menstruate oil. Basically Theatre Runs Red summed up (if men could menstruate).

Female-fronted Blackened Death Metal band with mad corpse paint skills…need I say more?¬†

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Praise be to Greek Jesus and his disciples!

Rotting Christ

By Barend Buitekamer 

In spite of Christian fundamentalists burning their fluffy toys at the stake and chewing their wrists off in protest against Behemoth and Rotting Christ visiting our shores, these two controversial metal bands made 2016 one of the most memorable years in South African metal history. All thanks to Witchdoctor Productions. Yeah I know, Iron Maiden was also here, but they had their fair share of negative publicity during the Satanic Panic of the eighties.

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For Thine is our Kingdom

. . . and the Power and the Glory, Forever. Hail, Behemoth!

Behemoth in Johannesburg!
Behemoth in Johannesburg!

By Barend Buitekamer

Being predisposed towards subjective opinions and the anarchic corrosion of conformity, I believe in absolutely no censorship when it comes to journalism, because political correctness is one of the greatest fucking enemies of sincerity and truth. Since its inception decades ago, the metal scene as a whole was never really revered for its political correctness, and its benefactors are to this day constituents of a fringe culture – unashamedly refusing to conform to conventional societal constructs. Continue reading For Thine is our Kingdom

Your dose of daily destruction

Album cover and art done by Writhe Creations.
Album cover and art done by Writhe Creations.

By Sophia Engelbrecht and Barend Buitekamer

This band, in a matter of three violent seconds, clawed their way into my top 5 SA metal bands. They came in like a wrecking ball…and now you’ll have to listen to them to get Miley out of your head. *wink* And what better way to introduce you to Imperial Destruction than with one of my favourite songs, Lady Dark Page. Continue reading Your dose of daily destruction

Journey of a female metalhead!

Heidi De Villiers

Heidi De Villiers

I am a woman and I live Metal.

I grew up in a guitar-loving home – not the metal kind, but still the great kind. I have had a love for guitars since I can remember. Sundays were always filled with my parents playing great music like Gypsy Kings and Queen. Even the great Austrian German music of Udo Jurgens. LOL! Continue reading Journey of a female metalhead!