Mosh pits and mayhem, walls of death and screamed-out breaths. The zenith of hard rock and metal festivals happened in Pretoria on 2 September. It saw local artists and two international acts gather to showcase their talents and give headbangers a reason to emerge. With electrifying performances and a rabid crowd dressed for every hardcore genre under the sun, it was the place to be. The drinks and food were flowing to replenish the crowd, and the dual-stage system meant there was never a break in the action. And, for those that needed a breather, there were seat areas at the back (though they got such little use).