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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Catchy, riff-y and a whole lot of rum, that’s essentially what Alestorm sounds like! We spoke with vocalist Chris Bowes about the band and their upc…
By on Aug 08, 2019
Lav Nandlall has launched her new web series “High Tea with the Metal Duchess” and fans can expect to see some of South Africa’s biggest bands (Facing…
By on Aug 01, 2019
Nobody is safe from Go The Rodeo fever – South Africa's biggest progressive electro rock band is catchy, sexy plus transcends genre and generations.…
By on Jul 25, 2019
Greg Van Kerkhof, bassist for South Africa’s favourite heavy band Red Helen, speaks up about his new acoustic side project, new single “Never Again,”…
By on Jul 23, 2019
John Browne, guitarist with the British progressive metal band Monuments, discusses the new Century Media-released album Phronesis and upcoming second…
By on Jul 20, 2019
Legendary US metalcore pioneers Atreyu have been added to the Pirate Fest 2019 line-up with special Cape Town show in South Africa!
By 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…
By 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…
By 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 whe…
By 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…
By 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 d…
By 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 confirme…
By 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, a…
By 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!
By 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? G…
By 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 guita…
By 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 t…
By 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 2…
By 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 c…
By on Aug 02, 2018

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