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Africa’s Other Precious Metal is Rare And Very Heavy

From hard rock to death metal, Metal4Africa’s WinterFest is back to showcase Africa’s best bands

We may think heavy metal is reserved for our friends across the pond, but African metal is rising, and getting tons of exposure in major international publications.

Some of this is thanks to a group called Metal4Africa, who are at the forefront of a modern heavy metal movement that’s looking to take the genre to new heights, and convert the masses.

Metal4Africa are throwing their bi-annual Winterfest music festival, which showcases the best metal Africa has to offer, on 27 July at Metronome in Brackenfell.

THE BANDS
South Africa’s biggest heavy metal bands are set to create crazy mosh pits at the Brackenfell warehouse-cum-music venue, Metronome. These include Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award winners, Marene; Cape Town’s DevilSpeak; Jo'burg black metallers, Portraits of Flesh; and Somerset West thrashers, Abbadon.

SAMPLE SOME OF MARENE'S AWARD WINNING FLASHY METAL



THE VENUE
The event was previously hosted at the Klein Libertas Theatre in Stellebosch, but after the venue tragically burned down, the event had to be quickly moved to the Assembly in Cape Town. It has since found a home at Metronome, a nightclub in Brackenfell Industrial, close to the N1 and Cape Gate.

They use the indoor space and courtyards, adding a second entertainment area and a mini-market.  “The industrial setting actually works brilliantly for our genre,” says Metal4Africa’s Patrick Davidson, “It's kind of surreal, like a Mad Max movie. We've been doing our festivals there for four years now and have no desire to move away any time soon.”


THE ALTERNATIVE MARKET
The market at the event is made up of stalls that sell hard rock and heavy metal paraphernalia. These include a Metal4Africa merchandise stall (band shirts, CDs), The Metal Hut, who sell heavy metal themed clothing, Punk Pixie, Leon Kuhnert (a shamanic practitioner), Cicada Detail and more.

GET ON THE HEAVY BUS
The guys from Metal4Africa don’t condone drinking and driving, so they’re offering a bus service along traditional routes with collection and drop-off points in Mitchell's Plain, Muizenberg, Tokai, Plumstead, Observatory, Cape Town, Goodwood. These can be adjusted if there’s enough interest form a certain area, If you would like to explore this offering, email bus@metal4africa.com.


MEET LOCAL ROCKERS 
Nothing grows a musical movement better than meeting the bands. Metal4Africa are offering that opportunity by organising meet and greets with all of the groups after their sets. You can also get a photo taken and printed on the evening.

GETTING IN ON THE NOISE
Entries cost R140 and can be bought at the door. The venue opens at 3pm and the noise begins at 4:30pm.

Images by David Oosthuizen
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