I Am Revenge are a hardcore/punk band that hails from Hamburg-Germany. On Saturday the 28th of September, they are set to join a host of local bands like Refuge, Vale of Amonition, Petrika and Straight Line Connection in this year’s edition of the Nairobi Metal Festival. I had a chat with band members Jonas (bass) and Okan (vocals) on their experience as a touring band and their expectations on this maiden foray into an African local metal and rock music scene.
One of the earlier metal bands to form from the burgeoning local scene was Aphasia. Much like the bands of that period like In Oath, Mortal Soul and Lust of A Dying Breed, Aphasia disappeared into obscurity after releasing a slew of some of the most exciting and promising singles from a metal band to date. I had a chat with their vocalist Daniel Wanyeki otherwise known as “Bizzaro” on the origins of the band and what the future holds for the newly minted Aphasia.
Refuge are a Kenyan Blues Rock Outfit composed of the children of expatriates living and working in Nairobi. Listening to their music, you’d be forgiven for mistaking them for a band of seasoned 70s blues rock afficionados. They are here to brighten the music landscape with authentic music tinged with influences from the likes of […]
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We had the pleasure of being hosted by Nick Ndeda for the Xfm Breakfast Show. Represented by our writers Martin Kanja (interviews) , Yvonne Ndubi and yours truly, Heavy & The Beast talked about the Kenyan rock scene.