Well 2014 has finally reached the end of its ropes. And what a year it has been for all, BUT before we welcome in 2015 with a sonic onslaught, it might be best just to recap what actually happened this year.
JULY 2014 – KATAKLYSM +SACRAPHYX
When we announced that “KATAKLYSM” were going to tour South Africa, the scene was well and truly divided. With so many promoters cancelling shows in the past and Kataklysm themselves having meant to come out twice prior, it left a lot of doubt with SA Metal fans.
With what can only be described as two of the most insane live experiences any of us ever witnessed, fans were well rewarded and the doubters silenced. Nothing, not even the amazing pictures truly capture the raw energy of that evening. Apart from KATAKLYSM, fans were treated to a re united SACRAPHYX who showed us just why they were leaders in the field when active.
SEPTEMBER 2014 – SEPULTURA + GROINCHURN
The Brazilian thrash giants SEPULTURA returned for two amazing shows, proving that they are 100% SEPULTURA and 100% insane live. Making this tour even more special was the re united GROINCHURN’s return to stage. True pioneers in the SA Grindcore scene in the 90’s, and still to this day, a SICK live band.
Amazing tour with really amazing people and we look forward to seeing them all again. And we will make sure it is not 10 years again.
NOVEMBER 2014 – BEHEMOTH + KONKHRA
Then came BEHEMOTH, everyone said “This show is 100% going to be cancelled” this show will “never ever happen” and In the end , TWO SOLD OUT shows and a concert experience unlike anything ever witnessed locally. Ask anyone who was there, they will tell you ‘PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR” has to go to BEHEMOTH.
Lets us not forget Danish monsters KONKHRA who re united with their SA Fans after a 10 year absence from the continent. Needless to say when we wrapped up in Cape Town things got a little out of hand ..
As always all of this is only possible because of those who come to the shows. So all of us here at Witchdoctor Productions would like to thank and wish you the fans a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Be safe and make sure you join us for what is going to be an insane 2015.
The Witchdoctor Productions Team