Lav Nandlall

Lav Nandlall

Managing Editor, South Africa (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa)
- It all started back in high school when the kid in my class gave me the wrong bootlegged CD. It was fire, it was raw, it was heavy metal! Sorry, Mum, it’s not just a phase! I’m a content strategist during the day and a wordsmith at night. I write about the wayward souls, the musicians, the wannabes and the noisemakers. I once caught a plane with Slayer, had a drink with Darkest Hour and touched Pamela Anderson’s décolletage.
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Legendary US metalcore pioneers Atreyu have been added to the Pirate Fest 2019 line-up with special Cape Town show in South Africa!
on Jun 11, 2019
South African comedian, actor and professional nonsense talker Rob van Vuuren is set to emcee Pirate Fest 2019, the biggest Pirate Party in the world on the 7th of September!
on May 31, 2019
Meet The HU, the pioneers of Hunnu Rock! We caught up with the YouTube sensation in an exclusive interview to find out more about the throat-singing quartet’s musical influences, debut album The Gereg, tour dates, and more!
on Apr 25, 2019
With a growing family of metal bands including recent talent, reformed groups, new stage-hands, etc., we look at the upcoming Metal Battle finals where a winner gets a shot to play at the mecca of them all... Wacken Open Air 2019!
on Apr 19, 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa’s Rumours Lounge was host to a wicked show on March 1st with local bands L.A. Cobra and Deadline teaming up for a rocking night dubbed Living After Midnight!
on Mar 23, 2019
Damned If I Don’t, the new project from South African born musician Daniel Stacey Herber, recently released their new, self-titled album. Herber sat down to give us an exclusive track-by-track explanation of his work.
on Mar 21, 2019
Scottish band, Alestorm are bringing their brand of plank-walking “pirate metal” to South Africa, again, in September 2019. The group is now confirmed as one of the headlining acts for Pirate Fest 2019!
on Feb 25, 2019
Swiss quintet, Dreamshade are wrapping up an intense, four-date tour of South Africa which sees them pummelling local audiences with their melodic, alternative metal. We spoke with the band about the trek, South African hospitality, covering Linkin Park, and whiskey!
on Feb 16, 2019
Joburg-based two-piece Hellcats unleashed their rock ‘n’ roll debut, The Hex and The Healer, today and it’s on hell of a banger!
on Jan 25, 2019
South African alternative rock four-piece Ethyl Ether have unveiled their new video for “Cold Black Soul” and guess who’s got the premiere for you? Get stoked on the upcoming third record, Chrome Neon Jesus, by sampling this single on repeat!
on Jan 21, 2019
UK Prog rock act Temples On Mars are set to make an appearance later this January in South Africa. We get all the juicy deets from vocalist and guitarist James Donaldson about sharks, names, and Primordial Records.
on Jan 18, 2019
PureGrainAudio is proud to announce that we have teamed up with South Africa’s Plug Music Agency to bring out Swiss band Dreamshade for their second tour in South Africa in 2019!
on Oct 05, 2018
Have you got your tickets as yet, South Africa? Hurry, hurry! International icons Guns N’ Roses are set to make an appearance on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the FNB Stadium.
on Aug 27, 2018
South African rock legends, Wonderboom, stopped by for a quick chat about their latest “Praying Mantis” video, ninth studio album Rising Sun, their challenges and thoughts on the current music landscape.
on Aug 02, 2018


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