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By Edward Banchs

A sightseeing journey in southern Africa in 2007 opened the author’s eyes to an uncharted tune scene in an unforeseen position: rock and steel, alive and raging within the forgotten continent. Sparked through his personal love of heavy tune and an insatiable wanderlust, Edward Banchs travels all through South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Zimbabwe assembly the musicians and fanatics who, operating with various levels of infrastructure and assets, pursue this tune with a force and keenness recognizable to steel fanatics anyplace on this planet.

From cafes in Madagascar to quiet, dusty cities in the course of the Kalahari, Edward seeks to appreciate precisely how the musicians stay and fight – whereas experiencing the fervour of rock and steel in Africa for himself. alongside the best way, he discovers the Africa he by no means realized approximately in books, leaves one state in tears, avoids fisticuffs with anyone confident he used to be spreading Satanism, visits Africa’s greatest slum, contracts malaria, or even makes somewhat heritage within the method. All within the identify of heavy metal!

With a scholar’s interest and a headbanger’s enthusiasm, Edward sheds gentle at the heritage, accomplishments and aspirations of African steel bands residing their passions, and defining their iteration the single manner they know the way: loudly!

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