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7 South African Punk Bands You Should Check Out

Here are some South African punk bands—old and new—that you should be listening to.

For many years, the punk scene in South Africa has been thriving through a hands-on DIY attitude in which bands can foster their own homegrown audience without relying on mainstream culture. Music festivals like Soweto Rock Revolution have played a big part in it. Bands like National Wake showed the way and TCIYF are following that path and making punk more relevant than ever in the country.

Here are seven South African punk bands you should check out.

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10 Black Metal Bands You Should Check Out

And, yes, we're aware of the double meaning here.

It would be an understatement to say that metal can be overwhelmingly white. After all, a quick google search for "black metal bands" bring more results for the Scandinavian-born sub-genre of metal than for bands featuring black members. A common misconception is that black people don't like metal music, hence the fact that they are not there. That's of course untrue. If anything, this list is here to prove it.

Read ahead for 10 black metal bands you should check out.

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