Best South African Rock Bands

From the beautiful country of South Africa, what are YOUR favourite bands?

The Top Ten


Birth of South African Metal

I have some South African rock songs, I don't understand the lyrics, but the I enjoy the music.

Mind Assault

Kickass Afrikaans Death Metal

Great band

Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

They are awesome live watching them now in Funner California. This is the third time I got to see them. They have perfected their live sound. Go see them you will not be bummed. They Rock

Seether is one of the best bands EVER. I just recently went to one of their concerts and it was AWESOME. They are amazing live. They also have tons of good songs. I don't see how they aren't number one.

Why is Seether tenth. I mean I am South African and I haven't heard of any of the others on the list. Shaun Morgan is the luckiest South African ever, not just the success but the fact that he work with and dated Amy-Lee from Evanescence

How are they not number one. They are one of the bigest bands out there today, not only in South Africa but worldwide. They have a variety of songs ranging from soft to heavy and they are all good songs. Seether are much better than all of the bands in this list. Vote guys!


I bet everyone's gonna vote for Seether because they're mainstream. The only reason anone ywon't know most of these bands is because they don't care about the South African music scene

Spectral Realm
The Hammer of Redemption (T.H.O.R.)

Certainly one of the best metalcore bands not only in South Africa but also in the world. Their cover of Disengage is brutal

Bile of Man
Deity's Muse

Poles apart, Ten Years, Broken Scar, I'm the Observer... Need I mention anything else?

Prime Circle

I Saw them at The 94.7 Show 27/09/2015 And they Rocked the Gasalinga! They made all a part of the vibe and even though the others were good... Prime had a bit more.

Open your ears people! Greatest Band!

Absolutely world class

Can't believe Prime Circle isn't number 1. They r AWESOME! Just love their music, SIMPLY THE BEST!

The Contenders


Ha ha, I never thought it has a bad meaning. Neither do admin. Otherwise admin would censor the band's name.

Words cannot describe their brilliance!

Eh? Is this a cuss word. I don't know much about SA rock bands. But this band was great.

Best South African band in history... Sing oor dinge what vir die jeug saak maak

The Parlotones

I love the Parlotones! Wish they'd come to the USA!

I love them they are the best, they deserve to be on top 10

Greatest 1 word only

They are "The Best" I can't understand why they don't have a worldwide sucess yet.

Van Coke Kartel

These guys might not have invented South African rock but they sure as hell perfected it! Van Coke Kartel + Fokofpolisiekar = Afrikaans rock bands by far!

Springbok Nude Girls

The complete South African rock band.

God dank vir klank

Die Heuwels Fantasties

My personal favourite band. Lyrics are beautiful


Probably my favourite SA band of all time

Just Jinjer
Bringing a Shark to a Gunfight
Civil Twilight

Gotta be up there, come with me now is a great song

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