DIE ANTWOORD - PITBULL TERRIERCape Town seems to be the place to be at the moment for dusty, decayed Urban Sci-Fi environments ( as seen in the movies District 9 and Dredd ). Here's the latest video from South Africa's rap-rave duo Die Antwoord ( Afrikaans for 'The Answer' ). Stunning, creepy, and definitely not for the nervous. Contains disturbing imagery and profanity.
SKRILLEX - RAGGA BOMB
The new video from dubstep wunderkind SKRILLEX has a grimy post-apocalyptic look, and if it has a familiar District 9 look to it, it may be because it was shot in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Enjoy the brain-melting electronic rocknroll, and make sure you stick around for the fabulous lightsabre duel.
A HEAVY METAL STAR IS BORN - ON SIMON COWELL'S FRANCE HAS GOT TALENT!
''She sounds like the girl from The Exorcist!''
Future Rocker found this incredible clip entirely by accident, while browsing ground-breaking female metal singers like Dawn Crosby and Sabina Classen on YouTube. Lifted from the Simon Cowell franchise La France a un Incroyable Talent, and with four million page views and counting, after this performance we think Rachel Aspe's debut album could be the biggest-selling extreme metal record since Slipknot first appeared...
'Hello madame, where are you from?'
'And what is your talent?'
- 'I sing.'
UPDATE - VIDEO AND PRESS RELEASE!
Just over a year ago, Rachel joined the established French groove metal band ETHS, and in March of this year, they released a new EP, full details below.
New EP EX UMBRA IN SOLEM
Having finally completed an extensive tour in support of our latest album III , we recently recorded an EP with our new vocalist Rachel Aspe. The new release is entitled Ex Umbra In Solem and will come out on March 14th.
The title-track of Ex Umbra In Solem is a brand new song recorded, produced and mixed by our guitarist Staif Bihl himself. It is backed by three classic tracks of the band, recorded live on last October 24th at the Divan du Monde in Paris, mixed by Nikhertz at Studio Phantom.
Last but not least, the EP includes three songs from the III album, re-recorded with Rachel’s vocals.
1. Ex Umbra In Solem
2. Samantha (live)
3. Bulimiarexia (live)
4. Crucifère (live)
5. Voragine (Rachel on vocals)
6. Harmaguedon (Rachel on vocals)
7. Proserpina (Rachel on vocals).
Once again, the artwork was created by photographer / designer Nicolas Senegas, who already worked on the art of III and has no equal when it comes to adapt ETHS musical universe into graphic art.
Ex Umbra In Solem will be strictly limited to 1000 numbered copies on Digipak CD and is available for pre-order on Season of Mist e-shop ( - we checked and they're already out of stock, although still appears to be available on Amazon UK ). Of course, it will also be released digitally.