At The Gates & The Haunted for Witchfest 2016

At The Gates & The Haunted for Witchfest 2016

At The Gates & The Haunted for Witchfest 2016

Witchdoctor Productions would like to inform you of the following. The At The Gates shows in May have been moved. Since booking At The Gates, they went on to win a Swedish Grammy, this has placed additional workload on the band and will lead to a conflict in May which has the potential to negatively impact on the show. In order to make good on the shows, At The Gates have been confirmed for WITCHFEST 2016. To make this even better they will not be coming alone. We can now also confirm that The Haunted will be at WITCHFEST 2016.

IF you bought a ticket for At The Gates through Computicket, please speak to them for a refund. Tickets bought through Witchdoctor Productions can be refunded or the money can be moved towards a ticket for WITCHFEST 2016, please email info@witchdoctorproductions.com.

They apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at WITCHFEST 2016.

In agreement with Witchdoctor Productions we have decided to move our club show appearances in May 2015 to an exclusive appearance on WITCHFEST 2016. Logistical and financial issues made the completion of these shows impossible. We apologize for this, and hope to see you on WITCHFEST 2016. Thanks for your understanding.” – At The Gates

The Drift release “Hunted”

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Hunted is the first single from The Drift’s forthcoming album The Mountain Star.

Picking singles are always a challenge for us. The Drift’s albums work as a full body of work telling one big story – so throwing out one track for public consumption is usually quite tricky. We decided to give you ‘Hunted’, the central chapter of the new album ‘The Mountain Star’. It is a fair representation of what to expect from the new full length effort. There are faster songs, there are slower songs, so this one is a nice middle ground from what to expect from the 3rd chapter in the ‘Deluge’ trilogy. We’ll divulge more on the lyrical context of the song when the album is released.
We’ll be shooting the live performance portion of the track’s Music Video on Sunday, the 1st of March at the brand new Mercury Live Johannesburg (at Carfax). We welcome all who want to come round and be a part of it!
Much love from your pals!
– The Drift

DEATH PEGASUS INTERVIEW

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Death Pegasus are playing a show in Cape Town on Friday night, so caught up with frontman Marcel Marcel for a quick interview…

What is Death Pegasus?
Death Pegasus is a Thrash Metal band from JHB, with members Brian Seston (Drums), Grant Seston (Rhythm Guitar and Gang Vocals), Berneau v.d. Merwe (Base Guitar and Gang Vocals) and Marcel Marcel (Lead Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitar).

How long have you guys been a band and what came before that?
We formed the band in November 2012. Before that it was all about art, jamming together and being mega Thrash fans.

What do you do in the band and who does all the artwork?
So far I have been the main writer of the songs and lyrics in Death Pegasus, but recently we have started writing songs together as a band. I also do all the art and visuals for the band, be it cover art, flyers, logo’s etc.

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How much is the music and art linked?
The art is closely tied to the music. It directly correlates with the lyrical content and general feel of the band and Thrash in general.

What’s it like being a Thrash band in Joburg and how much did growing up in Joburg influence your sound?
It is exciting being a Thrash Metal band from JHB, as there aren’t many Thrash bands out there, leaving a lot of room to expand and expose this genre of metal to the listeners. Growing up in the city of Johannesburg has had a strong influence on the lyrical content, heaviness of the sound and urgency of the vocal style, as the violence, chaos and intense energy impacts your thinking and psyche.

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Which bands are your heros?
Big question, but to name a few: Exodus, Nuclear Assault, D.R.I., Slayer, Anthrax, Sepultura.

You guys are playing in Cape Town for the first time this Friday, what can people expect?
Coming to a Death Pegasus show you can expect some serious in-your-face Thrash and general mayhem.

What’s the art show about that will be exhibiting at the show?
The art will be reflecting on all the lyrical themes and concepts of all the songs on our E.P. Critical Madness. From War Inside that talks about inner turmoil, to Critical Madness that speaks about the chaotic and mad state of the world.

Facebook event for their show on Friday.

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VANS & PARTY TOWN PRESENTS: DEATH PEGASUS! from The Pit on Vimeo.

VANS & PARTY TOWN PRESENT: DEATH PEGASUS

Death Pegasus at the Pit

VANS & PARTY TOWN PRESENTS: DEATH PEGASUS!

Joburg Thrash Metal band, Death Pegasus, are in Cape Town for a night of mayhem and destruction!

Friday 21 March
8pm
R30
The Pit, 133 Bree Street, Cape Town

RSVP to the Facebook event here.