13882369_1336953969665823_8772478791181921987_nMetal music has permeated the music scenes of the world but I seriously doubted anyone expected it to become a scene in Botswana.

The African nation boasts a fascinating scene of bands and fans dressed as black leather metal cowboys termed ‘renegades’ and they even have their own band Overthrust (check out their facebook page) who are far more than some kind of gimmick and can cut it on the European festival stages like they did at last week’s Wacken festival.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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