On the 15th May 2015 South African groove metal band, The Drift, took over Rumours Lounge for the release of their monstrous 2nd album The Mountain Star. They took this opportunity to film an alcohol fuelled performance video of the track The Mountain, watch the mayhem here:
Formed in late 2012 from the ashes of many notorious South African underground bands, they spent the next couple months in the jam room honing their sound and becoming the tight unit we know today. Within the band’s ranks it sports many international tours, festival headline slots, support roles for the biggest names in the metal world (which include The Haunted, Konkhra, Entombed, Carcass, Blind Guardian, Underoath, In Flames, Alkaline Trio, Funeral for a Friend, Billy Talent and many more) and several critically acclaimed albums.
With less than 5 shows under their belts The Drift were given the chance to open for the mighty Lamb of God on their South African tour in January 2014. This was the 1st time many local metal fans got to experience cranium peeling phenomenon of their live show. 2014 also saw them playing with international bands Unearth, Protest the Hero, Wolfmother, Affiance and a national tour with Dreamshade. 2015 was off to a busy start with the band playing Witchfest alongside Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Epica, Decapitated, Kataklysm, Belphegor and many more.
“These guys are at the forefront of the growing South African heavy music scene and are poised to spread their groove laden metal throughout the World!” – Trevor Phipps (Unearth)
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