M4A Winterfest Online 2020 – Lineup Announcement:

” A place for Friendship & Metal 🤘
South Africa, prepare for a different kind of WinterFest’20. For 13 years we’ve held true! We’re not about to sit on our hands and let covid-19 get the better of us now, are we?”
– M4A

Join us online:

WinterFest’20, Bands listed A-Z (for now):
Deadline (Pretoria)
Forsaking Fate (East London)
Ohgod (Cape Town)
Rhakshah (Cape Town)
Ruff Majik (Pretoria)
The Fallen Prophets (Cape Town)
Truth And Its Burden (Johannesburg)
Solo Artists:
► Mark Allnutt from Pyjama Planet Studios & All Guns Full Ammo
► Kris Xenopoulos from Technopath & Vulvodynia
Robyn Ferguson from Adorned in Ash & Sistas of Metal

Merchants and DJ’s:
CeltiCraft Jewellery & Armour
Nytrox Productions
Obscura Records & Collectibles
Sin Samaritan
Solsken Clothing
The HUT
The Pastel Cat
Zar Goth Emporium

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You’ve got lots of questions? Good! Follow the event HERE

*ANNOUNCEMENT* NEW ALBUM “FALLING FORWARD” PRE-SAVE

Robyn Ferguson- Falling Forward Album Art

Alizarin turns 1 today! I can’t believe how the time has flown!With this celebration I’m excited to announce my second solo album titled “FALLING FORWARD”. The album will be released in May but you can pre-save it NOW (HERE)

FALLING FORWARD  follows my mental, emotional and spiritual journey from the past year. For those of you who have been alongside me on this road know that there have been 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 album is a complete solo undertaking and am so grateful to Clinton Watts for his time, his skills and the efforts he put behind the mix and mastering of these songs. He has interpreted my throughts and emotions so perfectly. I am eternally grateful. 


I thank each and every one of you for your coninued love and support as well, this is just the beginning. 

Today #IamFallingForward into the unknown. 

Much love.

PRE-SAVE HERE

FALLING FORWARD Track listing:

  1. Gravity 
  2. Oxygen
  3. Carbon
  4. Cloud
  5. Petrichor 
  6. The Fall
Robyn Ferguson- Falling Forward Album Art
PRE-SAVE THE ALBUM HERE

PRE-SAVE THE SINGLE NOW

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I recently had the opportunity to work with my friends over at Past Tense Of Never on their cover of Cemetery Gates. It was a blast working with these amazing peeps and I’m honoured to have been part of the project! The track is available for pre-saves so click the image above to get yours saved now.

Robyn to open for NervoChaos South African Tour- Stellenbosch

Brazilian’s Metal Powerhouse NervoChaos are returning to South African shores this October.

The 20th of October matinee show at Aandklas Stellenbosch will be the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon – grab some lunch and enjoy some of the best Brazillian and South African metal music.

Doors open 1pm

14:00 Special guest performance by Robyn Ferguson.
15:00 Devilspeak
16:00 Facing the Gallows
17:00 NervoChaos

Tickets:
R40 Student card at the door.
R60 pre-sale
R80 at the door

Join the event HERE

Metal 4 Africa Summerfest 2019

Metal4Africa, Adonrned in Ash, Robyn Ferguson, metal, Summerfest

It is with great excitement that we as Adorned in Ash announce our performance at Summerfest 2019!

Adorned in Ash released and launched our debut album “The Dead Walk Among Us” at Summerfest 2014 and we are so honoured to be releasing our second album at the 2019 festival again.

Here are some more details from M4A:

A place for Friendship & Metal \m/

Join www.metal4africa.com along with hundreds of hard rockers & metallers at our bi-annual (est. 2007) celebration of all-African heavy music. Curious first timers are equally welcome to come and meet the community and see what it’s all about.

Brought to you in association with:

www.metal4africa.com
True Believers
Nytrox Productions
Metronome
Aggressive Audio
Laney Amplification South Africa
Mapex Drums South Africa
• Paul Bothner Music
• Vertel Radios
• Food Lovers Market

#M4ASF19 #metal4africa #m4aSummerFest19
#Laney #LaneyAmps #IRT #Map #MapexDrums #Playmore

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VENUE INFO:
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Metronome is nearby the major access routes of the N1 highway (Cape Town, Southern Suburbs, Paarl, Stellenbosch), the R300 (Kuilsriver, Somerset West, Cape Flats, Cape Town International Airport) and Okavango Road (Durbanville).

The venue features a comfortably sized indoor space where we install our own stage / sound / lighting, an outdoor entertainment area with DJs, a courtyard for an alternative market and plenty of street parking with security (our own guys, not informal car guards).

Most areas are accessible by wheelchair, including a raised, railed & ramped platform along one side of the hall.

Card facilities at bar. Note: NO ATM. Please come prepared.

Regret: no under 18, as the venue has a licensed bar.

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MAIN INFO:
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• Cost of entrance: R140
• Doors open at: 16h00
• Bands start at: 17h00
• Bar closes at: 02h00 (winding down from 01h30)

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RUNNING TIMES:
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Bands:

17h00 – Southern Death Culture
17h45 – Halvar
18h30 – Haiven – Band
19h15 – Woltemade
20h15 – Adorned in Ash (Gauteng)
21h15 – BULLETSCRIPT
22h15 – Vulvodynia (CT/Gauteng)
23h15 – Zombies ate my girlfriend

DJs:

TBA

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OTHER COOL STUFF:
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SUMMERFEST’19 T-SHIRTS:

Avoid disappointment. Pre-order!!

• Full colour front print with event artwork on the front of 165gsm cotton, with single colour back print – R250
• Payment upfront secures order.
• Collection at SummerFest’19
• Failure to collect paid-for shirts will incur a shipping fee
• Failure to pay in advance will be sold on the day to first bidder

Email inquiries to tshirts@metal4africa.com

VIP LOUNGE (True Believer members):

We’ve creating a dedicated space where our members can retreat to if they need a break.

MINI MARKET:

M4A Merch Stall (band shirts, CDs, etc)
More to be announced…

FOOD:

PhatBru Hot Trading
More to be announced…

BUS SERVICE:

We encourage responsible drinking – don’t drive drunk!
Our traditional routes service passengers mainly from the following areas, although it is possible to open new routes to your area if you are a group of at least 4 peopel or more, and depending on location being within reasonable reach of an existing route.

– Tokai (BP Garage at Blue Route Mall)
– University of Cape Town (outside Sports Center, main campus)
– Observatory (Anzio Road opposite Snt Peter’s Square)
– Cape Town (parking lot opposite Mercury Live)
– Goodwood (parking lot outside Mac Donalds, N1 City)

Please make contact with our bus operator Werner Stipp: werner@metal4africa.com to discuss.

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DIRECTIONS
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From Cape Town / Southern Suburbs / Atlantic Seaboard:

Get onto the N1 Motorway towards Paarl.
Approximately 1Km after the R300 overpass, take the Okavango Road (M137) offramp and turn right.
Follow directions as per From Okavango Road below.

From Okavango Road:

Continue straight on Okavango Road (towards Stellenbosch) all the way (+/- 800m) to the T-junction at Old Paarl Road, then turn left (towards Paarl) into Old Paarl Road.
Take the first left into Chrome Street.
Take the first right (another T-junction) into Koper Street.
Take the first left (yes, even another T-junction) into Viben Avenue, and find 12 Viben Avenue at the fourth unit on your right.

From Stellenbosch / Paarl:

From Stellenbosch, take the Plankenberg Road (R304) and turn towards Cape Town on the N1 motorway.
From Paarl, take the N1 towards Cape Town.
Approximately 1Km after the Brighton Road offramp, take the Okavango Road (M137) offramp and turn left.
Follow directions as per From Okavango Road above.

From Somerset West / Cape Flats / Cape Town International Airport:

From Somerset West, take the N2 motorway towards Cape Town, then head North (towards Bellville) on the R300.
From Cape Town International Airport, take the N2 motorway towards Somerset west, then head North (towards Bellville) on the R300.
From the Cape Flats, head North on the R300.
At the R300/N1 overpass, take the N1 towards Paarl.
Aftar approximately 1Km of travel on the N1, take the Okavango Road (M137) offramp and turn right.
Follow directions as per From Okavango Road above.

Thank you Kenya!

Robyn Ferguson, Elixir Strings, Guitarist, Vocalist, South Africa, Ibanez guitars, Adorned in Ash, Sistas of Metal, Musician, Guitar Clinic, Music workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

“My heart is warmed as I think of our short time in Kenya. We’re home safely after a truly inspiring and amazing time in Nairobi.

Words greatly fail to express the honour it has been to share and exchange knowledge with you all, how your people have welcomed us with kindness and how we have been blessed to have been with you.
This experience will be cherished.

I am so thankful to both Robin Marcel Moustache and K.b. Amos for inviting us to be a part of the Nairobi Guitar Festival and host the Art of Guitar workshop at The Kenya Conservatoire of Music. This trip will be forever engraved into my soul and I thank you with all my being for all you both have done.

To everyone across the globe involved in making this happen, thank you so very much. Without your support we would never have been able to make it to Kenya.

To my wonderful friend and fellow musician, Tamla McMahon– you are beautiful inside and out and I am so fortunate to have shared this time with you. My deepest thanks for joining me on this adventure and here’s to many many more!”- Robyn

Art of Gutiar

Robyn Ferguson, Elixir Strings, Guitarist, Vocalist, South Africa, Ibanez guitars, Adorned in Ash, Sistas of Metal, Musician, Guitar Clinic, Music workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

The time approaches- Kenya, get ready!

Soon I’ll be packing my bags, loading my gear, and catching a plane to Kenya for the Nairobi Guitar Festival in October this year where I’ll be hosting a workshop called: “Art of Guitar”. This is the first edition of an all ladies led workshop to be held at the The Kenya Conservatoire of Music in Nairobi. Joining me on my travels is my close friend and band-mate from Sistas of Metal, Tamla McMahon, who too plays a wicked guitar.

Together, the we will discuss a range of topics touching on music business, gear, playing techniques & composition. Having worked together with years of experience playing the guitar, we hope to bring an insightful and fun experience to the festival and look forward to seeing you all there.

Guests (both genders) are welcome to the workshop which is free & open to all and one can expect piece recitals by Maryolive, Rish, Zikki and Miriam on the day as well.

Join us for a moment in history and let’s change the world together!

For more info check out the following links:
Nairobi Guiar Festival Oficial Website
Art of Guitar Facebook Event
Supporting a great write up by Metal4Africa

 

Women are from Mars: All Female Music Workshop

Robyn Ferguson, Elixir Strings, Guitarist, Vocalist, South Africa, Ibanez guitars, Adorned in Ash, Sistas of Metal, Musician, Guitar Clinic, Music workshop

Playmore sessions proudly presents:
WOMEN ARE FROM MARS

The first ever ALL FEMALE musician workshop to be held at Mars Music in Boksburg.

Our line up features 3 of South Africa’s top female musicians who will be presenting an intimate insight into their skills and abilities on their respective instruments.

Meet the ladies from Mars:

Robyn Ferguson form Adorned in Ash, Sistas of Metal, GnR tribute, AC/CD vs Deep Purple tribute, Alice cooper tribute, Alizarin, and more.

Taryn Lee Young from Asila and more.

Tamla McMahon from Tamla Kahn, Sistas of Metal and more.

Join us in-store and have your minds blown.

Entrance R50

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