"We're trying to get more black people involved by playing here in Soweto,". "Fuck it, we're tired of going out there. We're trying to get white people to come to Soweto more. In Soweto, that's a very, very weird thing to see. Which is cool, it's working out. They fucking love it. We host some of the best gigs. Apartheid was only, like what, just over 20 years ago. So there's a shitload of tension. We're trying to break that fucking tension. And once our country breaks that racial tension, then we can fucking move on and they won't call us 'white people' for playing 'white people music.'"
Kunene front singer
Country of origin:South Africa Location:Soweto, Gauteng
Status:Active Formed in:2009 Genre:Black Metal Lyrical themes:Oppression, History, Religion Current label:Unsigned/independent Years active:2009-present
Demogoroth Satanum, tehy are from South Africa, they self-proclaimed the first all-black black-metal band. Blasting out extreme metal in a region predominantly known for "a house-music, R&B-ish vibe," the corpse-paint-clad group has faced a hard road, trying to overcome the preconceptions of their community and the label of "fucking Satanists."
However, Demogoroth Satanum are not only rising above such obstacles, they are also using their music as a tool to bring people together from both sides, integrating more white people into their black community as well as introducing more black people to the extreme-metal scene.