Best South African Rock Bands

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

The Top Ten

1 Agro

Birth of South African Metal - Paragon_Pariah37

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

2 Mind Assault

Great band

Kickass Afrikaans Death Metal - Paragon_Pariah37

3 Sacrifist
4 Seether 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 are pretty good they r the first SA rock band I have ever liked followed by Prime Circle

The only band from this list I know, and they're pretty badass they're practically the next Nirvana to be honest and it's noticeable in their sound.

I am going to a Seether concert in Moncton NB - XxMontrealxXRBLX

5 Pestroy

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

6 Spectral Realm
7 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 - Paragon_Pariah37

8 Bile of Man
9 Deity's Muse

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

10 Prime Circle

Absolutely world class

STILL THE BEST ROCK BAND EVER TO COME OUT OF SA! THEY SHOULD BE AT number 1! NOT DOWN AT NO 10 :(. Seen them live a few time, & know Ross, Dirk & Marco from the last few months @ DGR days. Besides PC, the only other band on this list I've heard of is Seether. I gather the other bands just make one hell of noise & you can't understand a word they are singing, that's why they are up there! Keep rocking' guys & thanks for the great music, PC forever!

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!


The Contenders

11 F**ofpolisiekar

Words cannot describe their brilliance!

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

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

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

12 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.

13 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!

14 Springbok Nude Girls

The complete South African rock band.

God dank vir klank

15 Die Heuwels Fantasties

My personal favourite band. Lyrics are beautiful

16 Lithium
17 aKING
18 Wonderboom
19 Bringing a Shark to a Gunfight
20 Kobus
21 Just Jinjer
22 Juggernaut
23 Straatligkinders
24 Civil Twilight
25 Tribe After Tribe

Cool alternative rock band from the 80's and 90's. - Huntern

26 Kongos

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

27 Watershed
28 Chromium
29 Climate Control

Climate Comtrol is a relatively new band but one of my favorites. The lead singer has a good singing voice and the bass player has a good metal scream. Listen to A Bouquet Of Hate, An Ocean Of Questions to see what I mean - Danielsun182

30 One Day Remains
31 Cutting Jade
32 Mean Mr. Mustard
33 Macstanley

Amazing Band, can't believe they r not yet rated/listed on this ranking. Their music apeals to all ages! Truly amazing.

34 Suck

They aren't that famous, only lasted for a year, but pioneered heavy metal music. - 445956

35 Apart From Your Cliche
36 A Fate Like Yours
37 Facing the Gallows
38 Beloved

Beloved is a grunge / alt rock band from Johannesburg. Their music is heavily influenced by the nineties and there is something very ‘moreish’ about listening to it. Unlike how many people would state that Soundgarden’s early material is difficult to listen to, there is something very accessible and easy about Beloved’s music. There’s a certain sense of charm to this band and it comes through in their music.

39 Glaskas
40 11th Hour
41 Osibisa

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42 Beast
43 Warthane
44 Infanteria Infanteria
45 Stone Griffin

Best guitar work in South Africa

46 CC Project
47 Go the Rodeo

New electronic band from Johannesburg, definitely worth checking out!

48 Thysis

Wolmar record rule

49 Squeel

Need to be on this list

50 Rabbitt
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