Adorned in Ash (AiA) is a female fronted Extreme Metal band from Pretoria, South Africa. We pride ourselves on delivering a unique musical experience along with a powerful stage show. Influences include thrash, speed and groove metal as well as progressive and technical death & black metal. Winners of the South African Metal Music Award (SAMMA) for Best Death Metal in 2015, AiA combine elements of various musical styles whilst never compromising on the relenting Death Metal style. Adorned in Ash is also a Jackson Guitars Official Artist and uses Jackson guitars and basses exclusively on stage and in studio.

The Dead Walk Among Us 

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08 October 2017

adorned in ash working on second album

Pretoria, South Africa: Adorned in Ash have announced that they are starting the recording process on their new album, to be released in 2018. 

Adorned in Ash's founding member and drummer, Mark Ivey is to enter legendary South African drummer Vinnie Henrico's Drum Room in Pretoria on 3 November to start the process. "Its awesome to be tracking with Vinnie." Mark says. "I was mentored and tutored by him for a couple of years when I studied music. We had not seen one another since then and have now reunited after many years in order to record the drums on our new album." he continues. Eager to get this album recorded without electronic gadgetry, "Real musicians, real instruments, real metal" says Leon, guitarist for the band since 2012.


06 October 2017

robyn and the sistas of metal in angola

Catumbela, Angola: The Sistas of Metal are off to melt some faces in Angola at the fifth edition of Rock No Rio in Catumbela.

The band includes our very own Robyn Ferguson on vocals with the talented Roushan van Niekerk from Riddlebreak on bass, Callysta van Niekerk from Posthumous and Tamla McMahon from the band TamlaKahn on guitars, accompanied by Alex Temperley on loan from NERVE ZERO on drums.  Break a leg, Alex and the ladies! 


03 October 2017

Adorned in ash hit 4000 likes on facebook 


22 September 2017

Adorned in ash rock botswana

Palapye, Botswana: Last weekend marked the seventh Rock The Nation festival hosted by local band Dust And Fire. An abundance of leather-clad, spiked, passionate and compassionate metal heads were to be seen parading their impressive wardrobes.

For those unfamiliar with Botswana’s booming metal scene and vibrant unabashed displays of camaraderie it might be a culture shock to be pulled in for an unexpected hug; or the occasional arm around the shoulder while they lean in and explain whatever it is that they are talking about with unbridled passion.

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03 February 2018


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