Win Tickets To We Came To Build 2016

The South African metal scene used to be characterised by underage shows. Actually, the entire music scene regardless of its genre used to be characterised by numerous underage shows where u18s could go watch some bands thrash it out on stage without having to worry about whether their fake ID is going to get them past the bouncer. It was a glorious time for the ever-so marginalised metal scene because all the teenagers going through their alternative/metal phase would flock to these shows to enjoy some truly terrific metal bands. It was a time when skateparks were popular and The Ghost Inside toured South Africa, but then parents started becoming worried that their children were being exposed to alcohol and drugs at these shows.

The u18 shows stopped and the metal scene slowly started to stagnate as the bands that were once popular with the youth began to fall apart as the older patrons of metal frowned upon these metalcore bands that include melody and clean vocals into their sound. The metal scene was left to its own devices and pushed into the underground. Until now. The team at Build Your Scene have decided to bring back the underage shows under the moniker of “We Came To Build”. Let’s face it. The only way to build the scene is to bring the youth on board and thus ensure continuity.

Build Your Scene shall be hosting their first We Came To Build event on 18 March (Friday) with a line-up that draws on bands from all sides of South African metal as The Alpha SequenceI Became NothingA Price On The King’s HeadBetray The Emissary and Atlantic South take to the stage at the Claremont Civic Centre. We’ve partnered with Build Your Scene to give away a set of double tickets to this event and entering is pretty easy.

  1. First you have to go the We Came To Build event page and say that you are going and also share the event
  2. Then you need to comment below with which band you’re the most excited to see.

Sounds easy right? We think so. Show details are as follows:

18:30 – The Alpha Sequence
19:25 – I Became Nothing
20:20 – A Price On The King’s Head
21:15 – Betray The Emissary
22:10 – Atlantic South

R50 Entrance / R25 True Believer Members

Venue: Claremont Civic Centre


  1. Hendré Nell

    March 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I’m most excited to watch The Alpha Sequence. They usually put on a great live show.

  2. Angus Burroughs

    March 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Amping for Betray the Emissary

  3. Douglas

    March 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    The Alpha Sequence!

  4. Gareth

    March 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Ahhhhhh man! This is so hard! Always had a huge love for Betray the Emissary! But Atlantic South and AHHHHH I DUNNO!!! I just wanna see all of them <3

  5. Thalia Frost

    March 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I’m super amped to see Betray the Emissary!

  6. Charlie Peters

    March 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Dig all these bands but I’m super keen to see The Alpha Sequence 🙂

  7. Jeandre Viljoen

    March 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I am Legitimately excited to watch ALL the bands on that line-up!!

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