SA Music News is a South African based online music magazine founded in August 2007 to support and promote our local upcoming bands and give our other local musicians all over South Africa a way through which they could share their music to their South African fans, as well as internationally.
In the past 7 years, we have grown from strength to strength and have had the privilege to have 'worked with, photographed, interviewed or done articles, reviews etc. with and on some of South Africa's best local bands and artists such as SEETHER, Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens, Chianosky, Josie Field, Carli J Myers, Jmaxx, Lindsey McGuire, Fillipa (recently signed by Ryan Seacrest), Van Coke Kartel, The Graeme Watkins Project, Liani May, The Parlotones, Agro, Chix with Stix, Evolver One, Sacrifist, DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Black Cat Bones, Colé van Diaz, Prime Circle, Just Jinger, Jack Parow, WonderBoom, Daniel Baron, Karen Zoid, The SoapGirls, Fuzigish, Volume Conflict, Mark Stent, Andy Fisher Band, Freshlyground, Die Antwoord, Springbok Nude Girls, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, Foto Na Dans, Johannes Kerkorrel, Matthys Roets, Elvis Blue, Garth Taylor, Axene, Blackbyrd, Proverb, Casette, Duimpie se Maat, Danny K, aKing, Fokofpolisiekar, Albert Frost, Mel Botes, Goldfish, Locnville, Goodluck, Die Heuwels Fantasies, Steve Hofmeyer, Claire Johnston, Liezel Marshall Band, Straatligkinders, Die Tuin Dwergies, Valiant Swart, Watershed, Zebra and Giraffe, Sugardrive, Deity’s Muse, Chromium, 11th Hour, Debris, Architecture Of Aggression (A.O.A), Elegy, Only Forever, Autumn Sun, Warthane, Far Beyond Driven, ...and Chaos, Rebuked, The Frail, Fleshwound, Whrutz, Underbelly, Straw, Psordid, Ancient Influence, Juggernaught, Fragmented Children and Mesadoth, just to mention a few, and the list keeps on growing...
We have also had the privilege to have 'covered' events and international artists such as Shakira & Freshlyground at the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Roxette, Chris Brown, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billy Talent, Danny Elfman (Soundtrack for new release of Alice in Wonderland in 3D), Rodriguez, Metallica (SA Tour 2010 and 2013), Bon Jovi (previous SA tour and 2013 tour), The Kongos, Rise Against, Blind Guardian, David Guetta, Kings of Leon, Chaka Khan, 30 Seconds to Mars (2011), Daughtry, KINGS OF CHAOS SA Tour 2013 (i.e. KINGS OF CHAOS band members were comprised from ex or current band members from legendary bands we grew up with, such as Guns-n-Roses, Deep Purple, Velvet Revolver, Def Leppard, Alter Bridge and Collective Soul). We have also covered R. Kelly, the "Russian Swan Lake Ballet Production, Mike & The Mechanics, Bonnie Tyler, I AM HARDWELL, Avicii, The Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroqaui, Nickelback, Lamb of God, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Ultra Festival South Africa, UB40, world's number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, Canadian death metal band KATAKLYSM, and many more international acts still to come soon... so watch this space for updates on who is visiting South Africa next.
We have also worked with and/or interviewed international artists such as Stephané Pompougnac (France), Steve Aoki (US), Dennis Stratton - USA ( “ex” Iron Maiden), Sheep On Drugs (UK), NFD or better known as New Found Disorder (ex Fields of the Nephilem - UK), Blind Guardian (USA), had an exclusive interview INSIDE the Gibson Guitars tour bus with the incredible Sabina Classen from Holy Moses (Germany) at Wacken 2008, worked with Veins Iced Over (Florida, USA), with In Flames (Switzerland) at RAMFest 2012, interviewed Jean-Francois Dagenais from Kataklysm, and last but definitely not least, and very special one-on-one interview the famous Mr. Glenn Hughes (formerly from Deep Purple, Trapeze and Black Country Communion) - interviewed by SA Music News Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Conrad Roets.
S.A. Music News have represented South Africa at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2008 in Germany, and our international correspondents also covered ''HELLFEST'' in France in 2009, and ''Bloodfest 2010'' in the UK. More international festivals will be added to our repertoire soon, as we are constantly expanding our reach and following with an average of 120 000+ views monthly from 47 countries world wide, and constanly growing and expanding.
We are proud to be able to through the S.A. Music News Magazine, our website, our partners, affiliates and of course our readers, supporters and fans to be able to provide our local AND international musicians and artists, DJ's, event organisers and promoters a platform to promote and advertise their music to their South African fans, as well as to the rest of the world, and bring you the latest news on upcoming events, concerts, festivals, as well as photos and reviews on past events, interviews with bands, band members and much more...
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WITCHDOCTOR PRODUCTIONS SETS SIGHTS HIGH FOR RENEWED SOUTH AFRICAN METAL MAYHEM
Formed in 1999, Witchdoctor Productions has a rich legacy of bringing some of the heaviest acts to the African Continent.
Momentum however seemingly slowed down of late, but all for a good reason says Shaughn Pieterse (Founder & President), as the Witchdoctor Productions team has been hard at work behind the scenes regrouping, planning and preparing to unleash a brutal new wave of Metal onto South African audiences.
In recent months Witchdoctor Productions announced tours to RSA inclusive of Kataklysm, Sepultura and the mighty Behemoth. T
hen there is also the return of Witchfest in April 2015 that will see local legends V.O.D and Groinchurn reunite to tear up stages with Belphegor, Alestorm, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septicflesh and more …
“We are working to build something truly unique. Even better we are collaborating with venues like The Doors, who have the same vision to rebuild our SA Metal Scene to be better than ever before” says Pieterse.
“We want to improve and hugely expand The Doors and turn it into the true home of SA Metal.
We are planning new and bigger stages, better lighting and sound, outdoor areas, and proper back stages with excellent security … pretty much a venue befitting the international standards and quality of Extreme Metal about to be unleashed with Witchdoctor Productions” says Duncan Allers from The Doors Nightclub.
Alec Surridge (Technical Director) stresses that, “It is absolutely key the SA Metal Community supports the Witchdoctor Productions Mission and attend events and provide us constant feedback, as this will ensure the best overall results for our Metal Community as a whole.”
The Witchdoctor Productions Team will all be present in person at shows, excited to meet fans and bands and look forward to breathing new life into our South African Metal Community.
Issued by David Devo Oosthuizen - Witchdoctor Productions Media & PR
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