Herman : Guitar/Vocals
Jovan : Guitar/Backing Vocals
Oneyedogman : Drums
Angilo : Bass
Juggernaught are a band of hairy, whiskey guzzlin, guitar slingin men, who play hairy, whiskey guzzlin, guitar slingin music. Tastefully combining Classic Rock, Blues and Hard Rock into one bad ass brew their supporters labelled MAN-ROCK.
Over the past four years since this South African bands’ inception they have played well over three hundred shows around Southern Africa, which includes festivals like Oppikoppi, Ramfest, Witchfest, Motherfudd, Windhoek Metal Fest, Lucky Fish, Thornfest as well as numerous tours around South Africa and Namibia. This relentless gig schedule as well as the energy and quality of their shows and their music has helped Juggernaught establish itself as a big player in the South African rock scene.
Late in 2009 Juggernaught released their debut album “Act of Goat”, which has been very well received and it’s first pressing sold out in less than two months after which the band decided to make it available free of charge on their website in order to reach a wider audience and in keeping with their belief that a band should make money from playing live and not from recordings.
In 2010 Juggernaught kept a heavy touring schedule on the back of their debut release(visiting smaller towns such as Secunda, Potgietersrus, Pietersburg, Springs as well as larger cities like Cape Town, Durban and Bloem) while still keeping a steady stream of local Gauteng shows as well as writing material and doing pre-production on their second album. The year also saw Juggernaught be part of the SABC show Jam Sandwich with some of South African musics biggest names, for the show they wrote and recorded a song with kwaito star Mapaputsi.
2011 saw the machine rolling on with plenty of sweaty live shows including an appearance at Ramfest, the release of their “Brown Pleather” EP which featured teaser track from the upcoming album as well as unreleased tracks.
End of 2012 will see the release of the second much anticipated album which will be supported by a nationwide tour, the album “Bring the Meat Back” will be available end of October, a documentary is being filmed about the band and the recording of the record and word has been spreading rapidly with the music videos on youtube receiving almost 200 000 hits this year and with over 170 000 hits on the ‘Mountain Man’ video alone. For bookings or any other info: email@example.com
• “Watching them can be likened to being strapped to the front of a train hurtling through the countryside doing over 200km/hr.”
• “hairy, whisky guzzlin’, hotrod lovin’, guitar slingin’, southern Blues rock.”
• “A groovy powerhouse display of original hardcore, in-your-face, southern metal”
• “it’s the voices of lead singer Munroe and guitarist All Man (which are as big as the band name suggests) that keep one engaged in the quality sound they produce”
• “Seriously bad rock music, ZZ Top “bad”! These dudes are into their music, exuding confidence they’re not afraid to slow things down, bring ’em to a simmer and then start cooking it good”
• “a great balance of technicality and good time rock ‘n roll”
“if most southern rock bands are into hot-rods and barbeques, Juggernaught look like they are into monster trucks and raw meat”
• “bad ass swamp blues ”
• “Fans of missing links like Monster Magnet, this hair of the dog, headbanger’s ball is for you.”
• “In amongst the helter-skelter mess of South African Grindcore, Metalcore and In Flames-wannabe bands, it’s refreshing to find a group unapologetically reveling in the precepts upon which heavy music was founded – sex, beer and rock ‘n roll.”
• “beards, booze and some rare T-bone steak aside, it is Juggernaught’s powerful riffs that pack the punch, evident in songs like “My Daddy’s Land” and “Meathook Shuffle”. Think Pantera meets the likes of Creedence and ZZ Top.
• “Juggernaught play hard handle bar driven rock ‘n roll with some of the sickest licks this side of the equator”
• “Man when I listen to this I taste bourbon and smell sweaty barrooms. Gritty, raw and as good as you can get rock n roll with a blues feel to it.”