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The Drift release video for new track Seer

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Regulars readers would have noticed quite a few bands from South Africa being featured recently. First it was Ruff Majik and then Vulvodynia.

Yesterday, I got an email from Warren Gibson from Plug Music Agency about a single from The Drift, a sludge metal act from Johannesburg. It took a couple listens for the sludgy riffs to sink in and I knew that I had to feature them on the blog.

Who are The Drift?

The band is made up musicians from across the South African scene and have released 2 albums as part of a Deluge trilogy. They have performed with bands like Lamb of God, Protest the Hero, At the Gates and many more. After a short break The Drift are back with a new line-up, video and forthcoming album.

Check the video for Seer below

“After a 2-year hiatus, this was the first track written when the pieces came back together.” said vocalist Louis Du Pisani “It was a fresh finish to an album that was mostly done, truly giving it a raw and unbiased musical perspective, so much so that it was chosen as the title track that kicks off the Deluge trilogy.”

Seer is set to be released in September. I am looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.

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July 17, 2019 at 4:21 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 19

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of South Africa? Safaris, the scenery or cricket?

This episode, we introduce you to a metal band from South Africa, Vulvodynia. The 6 piece brutal death metal act have been built quite a reputation in a short time with their 3 albums and also tours across Europe and North America.

We spoke to frontman Ducan Bentley about their new album Mob Justice, the change in lyrical content and also the metal scene in South Africa

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July 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

Ruff Majik

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At the TMW HQ we are constantly listening to bands from across the world. For the first time, we are featuring a band from South Africa, Ruff Majik. The band bring equal part of psychedelic, stoner and even sludge to the mix. Their latest release Tårn is a good example of this sound.

I spoke to  vocalist/guitarist Johni Holiday about their unique sound, Tårn  and also European tour.

Read the interview on The Metal Wanderlust

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June 4, 2019 at 11:00 am