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Worlds Apart: What happened when Tesseract went to South Africa

We spent a week on the road with Tesseract as the UK’s finest took tech metal to South Africa. What we found was a nation with a scene ready to explode

From doing shows in Russia to playing atop an igloo in Lapland, tech metallers Tesseract are no strangers to globe-trotting, and jumped at the chance to visit South Africa. In a hugely diverse country with 11 languages, metal is a niche scene, but it’s growing; there are thriving local bands, and giants like Metallica have sold out stadiums. We flew out to join them for their tour through Cape Town and Johannesburg, taking in incredible scenery and some of the most dedicated fans around.


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