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On My Playlist: Top 5 Phinehas songs

Phinehas is one of the pioneers of the Christian metalcore scene and is still going strong after nearly two decades in the industry. They are known for their ferocious beats, melodic passages and face-melting guitar work. Together with vocalist, Sean McCulloch’s screams, the band emits music that hits you right in the heart. Expect a…
Fit For A King. Photo: Colby Moore

Fit For A King ready to bring metalcore royalty to SA

Uncompromising, hard-hitting and honest would be just a few ways to describe the next major international band that will hit South African shores. Metalcore giants, Fit For A King, are heading to South Africa for the first time to play three energetic shows from 28-30 June with some of SA’s finest acts. JamPacked Productions are doing tremendous work…
Truth And Its Burden. Photo: Duane Smith Photography

Truth And Its Burden ready to fire on all cylinders

South African melodic hardcore pioneers, Truth And Its Burden are all set for their highly anticipated Iron & Fire Tour where they will tour to every major venue in the country in support of their 2017 album I Labour. Potchefstroom Herald caught up with frontman, Ashley de Beer to chat about the upcoming tour, new additions…
End These Days. Photo: Twitter

On My Playlist: Top 5 End These Days Songs

South Korea has recently dominated news headlines on a political level but, bubbling in the underground, is a hardcore/metal music culture that ranks with some of the best in the world. End These Days are one of those bands that have taken the scene by storm with their energetic live shows and passionate delivery of…
You, Me and the Harmony. Photo: Wouter Pienaar

On My Playlist: Top 5 You, Me and the Harmony songs

This four piece pop-rock band has been making waves in the local music scene with their blend of soulful vocals and edgy musical passages that creates the perfect platform for the talented band members to shine. You, Me and Harmony is a female fronted group and this distinguishes them from the pack in the local…
Ohgod are set to tour Germany in their biggest tour to date. Photo: Laura McCullagh

SA instrumental rockers set for massive Germany tour

South African progressive/instrumental post-rock act, Ohgod, are embarking on their biggest tour to date when they head to Germany in May this year. They will also be supporting progressive metalcore giants Jinjer on the German leg of their Cloud Factories Tour 2018 along with The Dali Thundering Concept. David Houston from Ohgod spoke to Potchefstroom Herald…
A Fate Like Yours.

On My Playlist: Top 5 A Fate Like Yours Songs

After a 4-year hiatus, Johannesburg metalcore/deathcore band, A Fate Like Yours, is back with a thunderous bang, having performed their return show during the recent Secrets SA tour. Prepare yourself for some of the heaviest local music to make a comeback on live stages. Here is a look at some of their best songs to…

One on one with Asila

Johannesburg alternative rockers Asila, proudly released their newest single “Resistance” this past week and Potchefstroom Herald took the time to get to know this female fronted band: Asila is: Hana Mutfic – Vocals Richard Globisch – Guitar Adrian Patterson – Bass Guitar Taryn Young – Drums      1.  How would you describe the sound…

On My Playlist: Top 5 Southern Wild songs

Southern Wild is one of the best acts on the local music scene at the moment with their honest, raw approach to music. The songs are instrumentally brilliant and vocally creative with emotive lyrics completing the package. This Cape Town quarter has given a great new injection into the local rock scene with their debut…

SECRETS deliver smashing set at Sundowners

It is no secret that the South African metal scene has been delivering of late. The hype train was put into further into motion this past Saturday during the SECRETS show at Sundowners, when the highly anticipated US band played their second gig of their SA Tour. Rowdy and riveting are two of the best…

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