5 Excellent Christian Metal Bands from South Africa!

We check some of the more recent, and some older Christian Metal bands coming from the country been voted many times as the most beautiful country in the world, South Africa!

Incarnate Deity

From Johannesburg

Formed in 2020, Incarnate Deity is a new Symphonic Death Metal band and has released a single this year (2020). It is a solo project by Zerachiel who performs all musical and vocal duties.

The sound could best be described as a blend of Death Metal with a hint of black metal, with symphonic orchestration.


For fans of SepticFlesh, Dimmu Borgir, Carach Angren, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Antestor, Temple of Perdition

Members Includes:

Zerachiel – All Instruments




From Pretoria

Ténéré is a Thrash Metal band with strong Thrash influences, and hails from Pretoria, South-Africa. 

Founded in 2008 Ténéré has played shows at numerous venues and festivals in and around Gauteng. In May 2009 they released their Demo EP titled MAKING A NEW ENEMY. Since then they have ventured out to Durban, Welkom, and supported Becoming the Archetype on their South-African tour.


Albert Van Niekerk – Vocals
Gerhard Jacobs – Guitar
Lean du Plessis – Guitar
Johan Taljaard – Drums
Gerhard Bienedell – Bass


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From Johannesburg

They were active between 1997 and 2002, and plays Progressive Metal. They released one EP and one album called FADE.

This will be for the fan of more traditional old school Progressive Metal!

Members include:

Julian Anthony on Bass, Vocals
Luis Cordeiro on Drums
Enoque Carrancho on Keyboards
Benjamin Carrancho on Vocals, Guitars


From Tzaneen

Firegate plays a unique blend of Power Metal and Thrash Metal. The vocals is like a more heavy Guy Ritter vocals which was on Stop The Bleeding by Tourniquet.

Firegate is a band like no other, if you love unique metal blends, look no further!

The Solo Member:

Chris J Mocke – All instruments, Vocals, Programming


From Bloemfontein

DieVersion, who describes their sound as Bloemcore, was an Old School Hardcore band. The opened for Mortification when they toured South Africa in the early 2000’s.

If you liked the old school hardcore bands of early Solid State, but with a bit more Death Metal mixed in, you will love Dieversion!


Cameron Roberts on Drums
Pieter De Villiers on Guitars
Ian Roberts on Guitars (1996-2012), Bass (2012-present)
Roelof Kotze on Bass (2000-2003), Vocals (2003-present)