From left to right: Marc Olwage, Chris Hall, Adriano Rodrigues, Gavin Marchbank and Ferdi Groenewald.

Known for their live performances, the band now in its fourth year already boasts a slew of achievements.

Sharing stages with the likes of Protest the Hero, The Darkest Hour, 36 Crazyfists, Monuments, August Burns Red and Unearth, Zombies is no stranger to maintaining a high level of performance onstage. Very active online, and in touch with a strong fan base of hard earned loyal fans, the band has released a debut EP and full length album thus far. ‘Retrocide’ the band’s latest album and cycle, has put them on a trajectory that ultimately saw them awarded the ‘Best Core’ band for the 2015 South African Metal Music Awards, with 2016 seeing the band being awarded ‘Best Album’ for ‘Retrocide’.

All of this culminating in the band being selected to represent South Africa at this year’s Wacken Metal Battle at Wacken Open Air 2016. Recently crowned as the Wacken Metal Battle winners (2016) making them the first South African, and first African metal band to ever achieve this accolade.

  • ACTIVE SINCE2012 - Present
  • GENREModern Metal
  • ORIGINCape Town, South Africa


  • BASSMarc Olwage
  • GUITARChris Hall
  • GUITARAdriano Rodrigues
  • VOCALSGavin Marchbank
  • DRUMSFerdi Groenewald

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