Facing The Gallows Release Video For Tides Of Terror

Facing the Gallows – Tides of Terror

Today sees the release Tides of Terror the first single and video from Johannesburg’s Facing The Gallows. Taken from their forthcoming new album Dead Mindset which is due for release on the 20th February 2018.

Directed and edited by guitarist Chase Benyon the video was shot on location in Melville in a friends empty space.

The D.O.P was Mike Bell from Capitol Collective.

“We didn’t have a concept like filth. We wanted to broaden our music videos and not rely on a story in every one of them to present the music.

We went for a simple band performance video. No bells no whistles. Just the song and the band rocking out. With the other videos that will be released in the future having a band performance video felt right on the list of band things to do.” Facing The Gallows said.

Watch Facing the Gallows – Tides of Terror (Official Music Video)

Pre-order the album on iTunes. Facing The Gallows is a metal band from Johannesburg, South Africa. Formed by vocalist Bryan Binneman, bassist Rayner Abraham and guitarist Chase Beynon in 2007. They added guitarist Ricki Allemann and Nemanja Stabic on drums, beginning the bands journey that is currently in its 11th year. They released their debut ep ‘What if they run’ in 2009 and have since released ‘This Is Hate City’ (2012) and ‘Chapters’ (2013).

To date, the band has finished recording their new album ‘Dead Mindset’ due to be released in February 2018. They are known for their mixed style blending elements of Metalcore, Punk, Thrash and Hardcore. The band currently consist of vocalist Bryan Binneman, bassist Rayner Abraham, guitarist Chase Beynon, drummer Victor Monginho (joined in 2011) and guitarist James Irving (joined in 2014).

The band are well known for their high energy and explosive live performances on small club stages to large festival shows. Having played every major festival including Oppikoppi, Ramfest, Woodstock, Krank’d up, Thornfest, and Splashy Fen to name a few.

Since forming the band, Facing the Gallows have opened for international acts such as August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, Darkest Hour, Our Last Night, The Ghost Inside, Affiance, Underoath, Asking Alexandria, Have Heart, Shipwreck, Unearth and Protest The Hero. In April 2018 Facing the Gallows are joining Secrets on their South African Tour. For the rest of the 2018 calendar, the band will be working alongside Jam Packed Productions touring with international acts Fit For A King, Dance Gavin Dance, Our Last Night and Hands like Houses in early 2019.


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Gigi Lamayne joins Ambitiouz Entertainment

Gigi Lamayne joins Ambitiouz Entertainment

Ambitiouz Entertainment is proud to announce Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney, better known as Gigi Lamayne, as the latest addition to the label. Gigi left Mabala Noise in December 2017.

The announcement was made through the release of a short video on social media.

The clip, which sees Gigi freestyling, ends with her revealing the Ambitiouz Entertainement logo on a sheet hung up on a washing line.

“We would like to welcome one of the best talents in South Africa, an incredible female rapper and songwriter @Gigi_Lamayne to the A-Team,” Ambitouz Entertainment posted on their official Twitter account.

Adding on to the exciting news, Gigi released a surprise single titled Iphupho which debuted on Metro FM.

Take a look at Gigi’s video here:

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo win a Grammy award

Ladysmith Black Mambazo win a Grammy award

South African choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo have won their fifth Grammy award. The awards took place on Sunday, 28 January in New York and was hosted by James Corden.

They scooped the award for Best World Music Album, for their Shaka Zulu Revisited album. This is their fifth award.

The group was nominated in two categories: The Best World Music Album category for Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration, as well as in the Best Childrens Album category for Songs Of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents Around The World.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo took to Twitter where they shared the news.

“We won the Grammy award for Best World Music Album! Shaka Zulu Revisited. Our 5th Grammy award. Such an honour. Thank you Grammy awards. Thank you fans and friends. Thank you South Africa!” They tweeted.

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Dj Fingz and Lolo Vandal release a new Single “Thatha AmaChance”

Dj Fingz and Lolo Vandal release a new Single “Thatha AmaChance”

Dj Fingz and Lolo Vandal have finally released a new single titled “Thatha AmaChance” produced by Gift Masebe.

The song describes an obsession for success, you hear Lolo Vandal telling us how we should not let opportunities pass us. He shares how a number of people tried to knock him down and motivates dream chasers to continue chasing dreams.

“Thatha AmaChance” is an inspirational song but the way these two approached it you will forget about all your worries and start dancing.

“Thatha amaChance” from Lolo Vandal follows the release of his EP “Bonus” engineered by an award winning engineer/producer ‘Sthembiso Twala’

Thatha amaChance is available to stream on all major digital platforms including soundcloud: . Make sure you follow Vandal on social media for more exciting news on up coming projects.

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Nadia Nakai drops Naaa Mean music video

Nadia Nakai drops Naaa Mean music video

The music video for rapper Nadia Nakai’s hit track Naaa Mean has finally dropped. The song, which features Abuti Fill Up Cassper Nyovest, received a lot of love when she released it last year.

Speaking to Zalebs, the rapper said “I like the sexy side… I don’t mind them focusing on that” begins Nadia, before adding “I’m a person that is in touch with my femininity and my sexuality. I’m very comfortable in my skin and I’m not afraid to show it.”

“people will always have opinions, you can’t please everybody at the end of the day and I know that people will always have some sort of opinion about something and I’m okay with that as long as I’m doing things that make me happy and I’m not changing it because people are saying something.” – Nadia said.

Nadia said she’s currently working on her album and can’t wait to share it, but her music video should give her fans something to hold on to in the mean time.

Watch Naaa Mean by Nadia Nakai below:

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Vth Season artist Eternal releases South African cover version of hit single Maradona

Eternal releases Maradona

Vth Season’s MTV Base trained music producer, composer and recording artist, Eternal, has just released a South African cover version of Niniola’s hit single Maradona.

South Africa’s appreciation of Afro-Beat House, Eternal pays tribute to Niniola and features Eastern Cape born, 2017 The Voice SA contestant, Amanda Faku, on the vocals to bring the current Metro FM Top 40 number 1 single to life with Xhosa vocals.

This Nigerian and South Africa collaboration has garnered positive reviews online and has already been playlisted on radio stations such as Ukhozi FM and Lesedi FM, with an expected first play on Metro FM this week and on 5FM’s Party With PH this Friday.

Listen to Eternal’s Maradona featuring Amanda Faku here:

“When I first heard Niniola’s Maradona, I fell in love with the instrumentation immediately. It’s been an exciting process recreating the sound. Thank you to Amanda Faku who did a great job on the Xhosa vocals, and thank you to Raphael Benza and the team at Vth Season for helping me execute my vision to perfection.”

“It was a real privilege to work on this track with Eternal. And of course, respect to Niniola – love her work and I hope we did the song justice,” shares Amanda Faku.

Mentored by VIACOM Media Networks Africa’s (MTV, MTV Base, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon) Executive Director, Alex Okosi, Eternal is a breath of fresh air in the music industry. Having already worked with the likes of the late Robbie Malinga, Nick Soul, Phila Faya, Zandie Khumalo, Mjakes and Lungisa Xhamela just to name a few, the music industry can expect to hear a lot more from Eternal in the near future.

“Eternal is a super producer and his SA cover version of Maradona is just testament to his versatility and ability to recreate music from scratch. There’s some great music the country and greater African diaspora can expect from Eternal this year. He’s one of our newest music signees and we look forward to creating magic with him,” shares Raphael Benza.

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US megastar Katy Perry is coming to South Africa

US megastar Katy Perry is coming to South Africa

American singer and songwriter Katy Perry is to perform in South Africa for the first time in Johannesburg in July 2018.

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, will bring her WITNESS: The Tour to our shores in July with performances at the Ticketpro Dome on July 18 & 20.

In a statement, the show’s organisers described the tour as “an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Katy Perry’s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album.”

Katy is expected to bring a full band and dancers, along with several other on-stage surprises to the shows.

The star is known for her hits, including Roar, Firework and Dark Horse and recently topped the Billboard trending charts with her latest single Chained to the Rhythm featuring Skip Marley.

Watch Katy Perry Chained to the rhythm ft Skip Marley

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Secrets South African Tour Dates Announced for Jampacked Productions

Jampacked Productions

Towards the end of 2017 Jampacked Productions revealed that in 2018 they will be bringing over 5 international bands for South African tours, in aid of Rocking for Rhino’s.

This year their aim is to raise R1 000 000 for Rhino conservation in South Africa.

Jampacked Productions are happy to announce dates and show details for American Post-Hardcore bands Secrets. This will be part of the bands world tour in support of their forthcoming self-titled album due for release on the 23rd February 2018.

The band will joined by very special guests Facing The Gallows (Dead Mindset album launch tour) as well as other incredible local acts.

  • Friday 13th April – Arcade Empire PTA – with support from I AM / Crash Car Burn / OneDaySky / Facing The Gallows
  • Saturday 14th April – Sundowners JHB – with support from I AM / OneDaySky / A Fate Like Yours / Facing The Gallows
  • Saturday 21st April – Mercury Live CT – with support from Go The Rodeo / Set For The Sky / Facing The Gallows

Tickets prices range from R170 – R190 from webtickets and R250 at the door

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Cassper Nyovest says he’s over the SAMAs

Cassper Nyovest SAMAs

South African rapper Cassper Nyovest won’t be taking part in this year’s South African Music Awards (SAMAs).

Nyovest, whose renowned for filling massive venues, says he did not submit his third studio album, Thuto for consideration in the 2018 SAMAs.

“It’s been a long debate at the office and as much as I love making the fans Happy I’m just over the Samas,” Cassper told fans on Twitter.

The 27-year-old says he would much rather perform and not take part in the awards at all.

“I just love putting on world class performances you know,” he said.

According to the Cassper, he has experienced a lot of hate in the industry and he just grew tired of not winning even when he deserved to.

“Honestly, I’ve learnt so much from the hate, the industry turning against me, being snubbed at the awards when I deserved to win ect than I learned from actually winning & being praised by people,” Cassper said.

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Robbie Malinga’s new tombstone

New Robbie Malinga tombstone

The statue of the late singer, songwriter and producer, Robbie Malinga has been redesigned and put back on his tombstone.

Following the unveiling of Malinga’s tombstone, his fans went to social media to point out that the features on his statue did not look like him.

The company that made the tombstone, Bataung Memorials decided to remove the tombstone and redesign it. It was reported that it took over 15 people to make the previous tombstone.

Bataung Memorials is Africa’s leading tombstone, plaque, statues and monuments manufacturer. The company has crafted tombstones for thousands of people across Africa, including many of South Africa’s most prominent citizens. These include Nelson Mandela, Joe Mafela, Dumi Masilela, Baby Jake Matlala and Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala.

Watch Robbie Malinga – Baby Please ft. Kelly Khumalo


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