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 alone and with over 170 000 hits on the ‘Mountain Man’ video alone. So if you haven't heard about Juggernaught you are surely living under a rock.
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"The biting vocals fits perfectly to the hard riffs what pulled out of the guitars.
Great drumwork and very varied songwriting...so every listener is charmed and happy.
Sometimes the vocal's reminds me on Nail Fallon(clutch) but also on Frank Zappa.
My favourite song's on "Bring the Meat back" are "Bring the Meat back, Beef or Chicken, Wors and Bad Idea...on the whole a very successful album!!!"
9 from 10 Stonerheadpoints