Fans of heavy music from Botswana
• Fans of heavy music from Botswana
South African photographer TENu Marshal, who visited Botswana on tour with heavy metal band from Johannesburg, managed to photograph the local fans of heavy music style.
"The Time To Kill Is Now (Trooper)"
"In a small nightclub, where they were performing musicians, I met the company tightened the skin of black men who looked like an apocalyptic cowboys - Frank recalls. - In South Africa, heavy scene predominantly white, so I was very surprised and talked with them "
"Dead Demon Rider"
For all fans of heavy metal, this company looks unusual because of their manner of dress is not similar to the one adopted in Europe and the US for similar cultures, and is a custom mix of cowboy and biker styles. And they invent a strange nickname, for example, "Dead Demon Rider" or "Ishmael Phantom Lord."
"Shoot You In The Back"
Skinflint vocalist group, Giuseppe Sbrana, which is one of the few white musicians in Botswana, said the local dress code is a bit outdated. "A good example of where we draw our style is a cover plate Motorhead" Ace Of Spades ". Many of Botswanan metalheads worked as a shepherd in the neighboring farms, hence the elements of cowboy clothing. Many carry hunting knives and parts of animal bodies. It is a kind of competition to see who will put on a more brutal. And we drink from cow horns. "
"Venerated Villian (Kenosi)"
"Metal concert here is something like a religious ritual - adds Mosaka bassist Overthrust group. - Local metal band ready for them sometimes for several weeks, resulting in the order of their leather pants, boots and other attributiki ".
Tshomarelo "Vulture" Mosaka from the group Overthrust
"Bound By The Moon"
Towards a culture of heavy metal first introduced more local people in remote Botswana seventies rock band Nosey Road. At the moment, around here the scene is divided between the two cities - the capital Gaborone and tourist center of Mont. And although it is still small, only about 1,500 fans, this is compensated by their enthusiasm and cohesion.