South african hardcore

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Posted by Metal Injection on July 6, at pm. Through its tumultuous political history, as detailed in the first chapter of my book, South African metal fans endured more than their share of hardship for all things heavy metal. Part of what makes the metal scene in South Africa special is the understanding that things can be worse; life was difficult for musicians at one time in the country and many of the performances I saw firsthand could not have even happened once upon time—mostly because of the amount of different people this music has reached out to in a country that is now on firmer ground. The nation, like its metal scene has come a long way. Here are some the many bands making headway in the South African scene. Today, driving through the largest township in South Africa, you find a generation defining themselves the way they want, without anyone telling them how.

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Crossingpoint - Wikipedia

Crossingpoint was a South African-based Hardcore punk band, formed in They are widely accepted as being the longest running South African Hardcore group, and have in turn inspired many more hardcore bands throughout the South-African music scene. Today, they play a breed of heavy metal , rock and punk , combined with a positive message in their lyrics. The first incarnation of the band had lyrics by the founding vocalist Wesley van Eeden that dealt with sexism , animal cruelty and personal responsibility. Current vocalist Raymond Douglas sings songs that focus more on personal and spiritual issues that he has dealt with. Despite not being on a major music label, the band managed to become popular, not only in South Africa, but also internationally. Crossingpoint also become intentionally, or not standard-bearers for the Straight edge movement in South Africa - All members of the band are straight edge.


After that I had a slow but steady interest in the hardcore scene and by I was attending gigs almost every weekend. When Most Precious Blood toured here in late , I remember Wynberg Sports Club being packed, when at that stage the hardcore scene is considered by many to have been at its peak. Though one gig that stands out, and will probably remain a highlight in my life, was flying to Johannesberg for Anchorfest to watch Have Heart and Shipwreck AD. So upon arriving early, we went to The Shack next door for a game of pool while we waited for the doors to open, which were about 15 minutes late, but no biggie.
South African hardcore is pretty fucking dead. The old hardcore scene has grown up and largely moved on to jobs that are the antithesis to the music they grew up listening to… or just other things. The current crop of impressionable youths who, once, might have thrown down to Go!