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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The Story of Cameroon’s First Metal Band

It’s been over a month since I watched Dutch artist Steven Jouwersma’s short film “N’gosa Bedimo” (Music from the Ghosts), and still I’m not quite sure what to say. You see, on one hand, the post should have been a slam-dunk. Jouwersma’s film and the project which it documents—an attempt, over the course of a three-week art exchange in

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The best death metal band in Botswana

Botswana’s heavy metal scene has been covered before on photography blogs (mostly posts on the work of South African photographer Frank Marshall) and there’s a few music videos (like this one) floating around on Youtube. But there’s little actual video reports/profiles of...

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Mad Max in Botswana

We already know they can play. Now there’s evidence of heavy metal fashion in Botswana, an anomaly–according to photographer Frank Marshall– in Southern Africa’s mainly white metal scene. More here and here.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

International Death Metal Month

I won’t know the difference between heavy metal and death metal. But I had to post this link to a video of Botswana death metal band Wrust, on All Metal Resource. Via Ethan Zuckerman