DEVILSPEAK

Devilspeak

DevilSpeak is a 5 piece Death/Thrash Metal band based in Cape Town, South Africa.
DevilSpeak members are Azaliyah Bester on Ryhthm Guitar, De Wet Loots on Lead Guitar, Jarred Williams on Vocals, Francois Meyer on Drums and Derrick Leppan on Bass Guitar.
DevilSpeak was formed in August 2014 when Francois auditioned on drums at a practice session with the other four members and everyone immediately recognised that the musical chemistry between them was very real and special. The next day the name of DevilSpeak was chosen and so the band began.
The name DevilSpeak is a play on words of the Devil’s Peak mountain in Cape Town. It’s a way to say that they are from Cape Town and they are a metal band.
DevilSpeak recorded their debut single, Violently Leading The Blind, on 18 and 19 April 2015 at Milestone Studios with Jethro Harris engineering. All instruments were miced up for the recording as the aim here was to capture the live feeling of the band, as well as their actual sound, and this aim was very much realised.
Violently Leading The Blind was released on 1 September 2015 and very soon started getting radio play worldwide, initially in the UK and soon spreading to the USA, Panama, France, and other parts of the world.
DevilSpeak is currently affiliated with Wrath Inc. who are based in South Africa & Europe, as well as with Holler Productions who are based in the USA.
DevilSpeak had their live debut on 20 Mar 2015, having spent 7 months honing a 6 song set into as formidable shape as possible.  Since then DevilSpeak has played a total of 29 shows in and around the Cape Town area.
Notable shows that DevilSpeak have played include being invited to play at Metal4Africa‘s Winterfest’15 in August 2015, opening for NervoChaos from Brazil on their South African tour they did with Boargazm in February 2016, supporting Vulvodynia on their tour of Cape Town in April 2016 and opening the Rotting Christ show in Cape Town in July 2016.
DevilSpeak will be supporting Italy’s Pulvis Et Umbra at their show in Cape Town on 8 Dec 2016.
DevilSpeak is busy recording a 3 track EP currently, once again returning to Milestone Studios with Jethro Harris engineering.

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Warhanger

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Warhanger is a thrash metal band from Bucharest, Romania formed in the early 2015. They have had an immediate impact, being as active as possible since the summer of 2015. They currently consists of Catalin Afrasaniei on drums, Blana Alexandru on bass guitar/backing vocals, Mihai Cinca on rhythm guitar, Rosca “Maggot” George on vocals and their newest member Andrei Ionescu on lead guitar. Their sound is characterised by a raw thrash metal style with groove/hardcore punk influences. They have only one purpose: to see people having a good time spinning and moshing on their music.

Writhe Creations Interview

Writhe Creations

By Cornelius Potgieter

As the mastermind behind Writhe Creations, Jason Modryc is the man responsible for all the Wrath Inc. artwork and signage.

1. What first attracted you to the world of art?

Growing up, I had terrible nightmares that soon followed me into my waking hours.  I began to see beauty in darkness, becoming thrilled by and attracted to dark figures, mythology, demons, etc. I eventually found ways to literally face my own demons. By sketching what I have seen through my perception of the world, I could remember and reflect on it. Soon I became even more creative and inspired, with an urge to personify darkness. My “talent”, if you will, was to see something that others did not and I wanted to share my views and creations.

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The Overmind

The Overmind

At first glance, “The Overmind” will surely evoke a sense of nostalgia amongst gaming fans familiar with the Starcraft series. The Overmind also happens to be the name of South Africa’s newest rising star in the world of Death Metal.

Spawned in the early stages of 2014 by Guitarist Jethro May and Vocalist Wojtek Starzak who were both formerly of Stellawood Decapition, The Overmind is a South African Death Metal act with one purpose: to deliver a sound that is both brutal and musically intricate, with enough melody and drive to appeal to even the most critical of Extreme Metal fans.

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Spectral Realm

Spectral Realm

Spectral Realm was formed as a full 6 piece band in June / July 2010.
The Idea started back in 2006 by Lord Onyr (Ryno) (Lead Guitarist and Composer) as his own project.

After being heavily inspired by bands such as Old Man’s Child, Opeth, Death, Dissection, Emperor, Children Of Bodom, At The Gates, Thyrane, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth as well as elements from different genres (Progressive, Technical, Classical etc.), Lord Onyr finally decided to put this project into ‘action’.

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Bleeding Spawn

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Award winning best death metal band Bleeding spawn started in 2009 with the ambition to be the sickest death metal band in South Africa. Darius got the members to create brutal technical death metal. In 2012, Bleeding spawn did a nation wide tour along with Italian band Fleshgod Apocalypse on the Detonation tour, playing some of South Africa’s major festivals such as Ramfest, Rocktober Fest and Thornfest. 2013 showed them the first Wacken metal battle in South Africa, and they pushed through to the finals. In early 2014 Bleeding spawn got nominated and awarded South Africa’s best death metal band award. They have also played Overthrust fest in Botswana and opened up for Canadian giants Kataklysm.

Berserkers

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Berserkers is a Thrash/Death metal band formed in 2012 by vocalist and bassist Miti and lead guitarist Vlad in Bucharest Romania. The band attending local shows during the early years, then after exchanging their initial drummer with Iulian Hotinceanu released their debut album ”World War III” in 2015. Soon after, they swapped their original rhythm guitar player swapped for Mihai Robert. Following the album release, Berserkers gained a wider international fan base extensive concert tours. With more than 5 different countries to play in 2016 this band is a ”must see” for Thrashers and Metalheads alike.

Members : Miti Berserker – Vocals/Bass

                  Vlad Nedelcu – Lead Guitar

                  Mihai Robert – Rhythm Guitar

                  Iulian Hotinceanu – Drums