MEMBER: Amanda Els


EXPERTISE: Journalism


AREA:  Bloemfontein (South Africa)





Amanda was born and bred in Bloemfontein, Free State.  She obtained her degree in language practice in 2006 and worked as a translator for about a year. She became involved withthe Bloem metal scene in the early 2000’s by attending gigs and doing some odd promo work here and there for various bands. For the last 5 years, she has been one of the promoters for Free State Metal where they host MetalCircuit once a year in Bloemfontein. She was also a panel judge for the South African Metal Music Awards in 2019.


Favourite International Bands: Satyricon, Six Feet Under, Craft, Slayer, Immortal, Urgehal, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth,Belphegor, Septic Flesh, Deftones, Tool, Slipknot, Dark Funeral, Mayhem, Limbonic Art,Bloodbath, Tsjuder, Carpathian Forest, 1349, Hypocrisy, (old) Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom.