In the middle of Africa’s Kalahari Desert a thriving ‘hellbanger’ scene.
A largely white genre heavy-metal music has been gaining popularity in countries like South Africa and Kenya Bonet says – but Botswana is the ‘pioneer’.
At the heart of the scene is the band Overthrust – fronted by a singing bass-playing cop named Tshomarelo Mosaka.
‘They don’t mind about color or race’ Bonet told me.
‘They believe heavy metal unites people’.
Lacking access to store-bought fashions these local ‘hellbangers’ create their own—embellishing leatherware with rivets – chains, and animal bones.