Botswana is Metal as F*ck

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The Guardian covers Botswana’s small heavy metal scene. Think you’re metal? Hell no, you’re not. Not unless you’re rocking old school head to toe studded black leather in the blazing African summer. These guys rock that look year-round, no matter what.

In the remorseless Kalahari heat, leather is not the most obvious choice of attire. But to a dedicated band of Batswana metalheads, it’s the only way to dress. The country’s heavy metal scene, imported from neighbouring South Africa, may be niche but its fans are passionate about their style. Dressed from head to toe in black leather, sporting cowboy boots, hats and exaggerated props, they draw some curious looks on the dusty streets.

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6 Comments on "Botswana is Metal as F*ck"

  1. zombieslapper | Feb 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm |

    Christ… Put on some ripped jeans, Nike high-tops, a black tee and call it a day. Maybe get a jean jacket with that Testament backpatch you’ve had your eye on.

  2. You’ve got to be kiddin’ me! Heavy Metal on the African continent. Who would’ve thunk?

  3. I am curious if their bands use any interesting instruments, and will they create their version of Krautrock; Botsrock?

  4. VaudeVillain | Feb 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm |

    When this leads them to nu metal, it will be a truly glorious moment in the circle of musical theft.

  5. mole_face | Feb 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

    Now that’s what I call “black metal”! Oh man… I’m really ashamed that I made a joke that corny and obvious.

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