Frederic Egersdorfer

Frederic Egersdorfer

Frederic Egersdorfer is the founder and owner of UNDERGROUND PRESS. He has taken on the role of senior Captain & Chief taking on the responsibilities of making sure that UNDERGROUND PRESS is a well-oiled machine. You can follow him on Twitter @F_Egersdorfer and at Instagram @f_egersdorfer

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TERMINATRYX "Shadow" Review

Terminatryx ShadowIt was 2003, The Dream Collector Tour. For those of you who remember. This was the first debut live show supporting the legendary Diary of Dreams. My wife and I were lucky enough to witness the birth of Terminatryx. Today, 12 years on and Terminatryx have revolutionized the S.A local music scene by encompassing the vocal talents of Sonja Ruppersberg, giving that female vocal edge all industrial metal bands so need.

Their latest release has truly come a long way. “Shadow”, their 2nd studio album has truly done them justice, proving yet again that South Africa has real talent that is worth investing in.

The entire album keeps your body in rhythm to the beat that is truly unique to Terminatryx.
Now which South African band would be complete without at least one Afrikaans song on their album? “Masjien” keeps that tradition alive with strong vocals from Sonja, complete with powerful guitar riffs, electronic sounds and drum beats.

“Shadow” truly keeps your soul burning for more.

Get it now on iTunes


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Francois Van Coke Setting Standards With "Moontlik Nooit"

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We Took a long listen to Francois Van Coke's self-titled album, "Francois Van Coke, Moontlik Nooit" and had this to say about it.

Afrikaans music has a future in South Africa and it starts with Francois Van Coke.

Now, I am not one for Afrikaans music, the last time I really listened to Afrikaans music and actually enjoyed it was at the age of 5. I was very big into David Kramer and some old sokkie.

Later as the years passed.

Afrikaans music never appealed to me as much as the alternative scene and since most of that was mostly English and very much British, I delved deeply into Alternative Rock, Goth, and mostly my fav. Depeche Mode.

Getting back to South Africa. I'm finally settling into our true South African roots. Local music is growing at a steady pace and Afrikaans is quickly catching up.

The demand is huge and the talent is out there, with bands like Bittereinder, Fok of Polisiekar, Jack Parow and more.

moontlik-nooit-cover-artFrancois Van Coke truly sets the standards and proves that there truly is hope out there for S.A musicians.

The debut Album truly is a unique piece of work, and ironically, I noticed a note out of "Moontlik Nooit" and I was hooked. Moontlik Nooit, is certainly possible. This song sounded something like the tune from Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down Again"

Apart from that obvious similarity, and slight coincidence, not planned I'm sure. The professional standard of the album truly is worth every penny.

The songs are very melodic, catchy and I am sure you will relate to each song as I have. The songs are great for road trips, you can sing along, as I surely tried, stumbling over Afrikaans words helplessly. You are certain to be entertained throughout the entire album.

"By die huis" "Toe vind ek jou" and "Ek Weet Nie" were really well written and I had a great time trying to kill the tunes on repeat.

Certainly something you can dance to.

So don't give up S.A. You all need to take a page out of Francois's book and realise that hard work and dedication goes a long way.


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Beloved: "Promises and Lies" EP


Beloved Recently released their EP, "Promises and Lies", I had a listen and this is what I thought. 

Beloved, a 4 piece band out of Johannesburg who are fast becoming a phenomenon in the S.A Grunge circuit.

Their new EP, "Promises and Lies is an outstanding example of extraordinary perfection when South African musicians work hard together and puts together a masterpiece.

With just 4 tracks on the EP, each song is carefully constructed with their knowledge and love for what they do.

Having listened to their EP for the first time, I was surprised at how far SA has come and how far we still have to go, yet noticed the very similarities with international bands such as, Hole, Nirvana, and Bush, yet Beloved have managed to uniquely make it their own.

Now this band certainly have an exciting sound and have most definitely got what it takes to put SA on the map. 


Take a Listen!


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