“Work hard, play hard. Get up and make it happen…”
Robyn is a passionate musician from South Africa who knows how to work hard and play hard! Known for her dynamic live performances and adept guitar skills with acts like Adorned in Ash and Sistas of Metal, Robyn has been flying solo the past 2 years with 3 powerhouse releases now under her belt. The last year has not been easy for Robyn and her Satellite EP HARBINGER follows close on the heels of her hugely successful debut EP ALIZARIN and sophomore EP FALLING FORWARD in her mental, emotional and spiritual journey to rise above health challenges.
Born and raised in South Africa with multiple awards, projects and performances under her belt, has set the bar for all musicians in the South African and African metal communities.
Currently an Elixir String, as well as, an Ibanez Guitars South African endorsee, Robyn, is a well respected virtuoso guitarist and unclean vocalist. She is widely known for her energetic stage performances and has found herself performing both locally and internationally with some of the greats in the industry including bands like: Periphery, Norma Jean, Epica, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm, Fleshgod Appocalypse, Hatebreed, Becoming the Archetype, Decapitated and many many more.
Best known for her part in Adorned in Ash and Sistas of Metal, her long anticipated solo material is sure to stand out from anything else this powerhouse has ever touched.
More about Robyn’s solo projects and albums:
A mere year since her dynamic debut solo release “ALIZARIN”, South Africa-based Prog Rock extraordinaire Robyn Ferguson is back and ready to unleash her blistering sophomore release “FALLING FORWARD” on Friday 1 May!
The last year has not been easy for Robyn and FALLING FORWARD follows her mental, emotional and spiritual journey to rise above health challenges.
Robyn states that “there were many challenges faced and some that are still being faced. I am happy to say that, despite all these battles and still having some nerve damage and paralysis in parts of my body, (like 3 of the 5 fingers on my left hand), the creation of this album has been so liberating and exciting. This past year has completely kicked me into a different frame of mind and I’ve found myself looking at the world through a different lens. This year has pushed and pulled me like no other and I hope that this record will bring hope to those who are facing their own battles and inner demons.”
Once again this sophomore album is a complete solo undertaking and Robyn is grateful to Clinton Watts for his time, his skills and the efforts behind the mix and mastering of these songs.
Robyn also thanks each and every one for their support and affirms “this is just the beginning”!
For years you’ve seen her on stage performing in bands and projects headed up by some of the greats in the industry but now she’s putting all her energy into growing herself as a solo musician and is seriously a force to be reckoned with. Her solo EP album “Alizarin” was released globally in April 2019 and has spread like wildfire. Since then she has been writing and recording material for a second album which is still to be announced. Alizarin is a completely self composed, recorded and produced album. Every instrument and part was created and recorded by her and this 4 track powerhouse concept album is sure to blow your mind. She has been performing as a solo act since the release of Alizarin with shows ranging from live performances of the album to guitar clinics and workshops both locally and abroad. Follow her solo material on all major platforms and if you wish to support her, please become a Patreon supporter
More about Adorned in Ash:
Adorned in Ash (AiA) is a female fronted Extreme Metal band from Pretoria, South Africa. Robyn Ferguson is both the vocalist and the lead guitarist for the band with Mark Ivey on drums, Leon van Rensburg on lead guitar and Colin Deacon on bass.
AiA prides themselves on delivering a unique musical experience along with a powerful stage show. Influences include thrash, speed and groove metal as well as progressive and technical death & black metal. Winners of the South African Metal Music Awards (SAMMA) for Best Death Metal Band in 2015 and Best Black Metal Band in 2017, AiA combine elements of various musical styles whilst never compromising on their unique style.
Adorned in Ash with Robyn have shared the stage with legends including: Becoming The Archetype, Cannibal Corpse, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Belphegor, Epica, Skinned, Decapitated, Periphery, Norma Jean, Alestorm, Kataklysm, Hatebreed, Septicflesh, Aborted, Carnifex, Restock and more.
The band launched their debut album in 2014 titled: “The Dead Walk Among Us” and has since then roped in numerous global distribution deals with the album now available worldwide. The band is currently recording their long-awaited second album and hope to deliver a powerful, melodic, progressive album.
Adorned in Ash have announced the release of their second album “Apocalyptic Violence”. The concept album will be available globally on the 20th of December 2019.
More about Sistas of Metal:
“The Sirens, the muses, the fates. We are the sisters bound together by our love for metal.”
Sistas of Metal is an all female project band from South Africa. The band consists of members from different high powered local metal bands who come together to perform in the project.
The band is a successful touring act and have graced the international stages with crowds of some 24 thousand fans. They only get together a few times a year for shows and when they do it’s huge.
The band currently consists of:
Vocals- Robyn Ferguson of Adorned in Ash and Robyn Ferguson Solo Projects
Guitar- Tamla McMahon of Tamla Kahn
Guitar- Callysta van Niekerk of Posthumous and Arx
Bass- Roushan van Niekerk of Riddlebreak
Drums- Session Musician