Black Bone Nation – Hard Rockers on the rise!


BLACK BONE NATION is a South African Classic Hard Rock band formed in June 2015 in the coastal town of Cape Town – South Africa by vocalist and front man Zakk Styles.

The band’s influences have oozed 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Rock legends including; Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Guns n Roses, all the way to new age and current artists such as Rival Sons, and Heaven’s Basement as can be heard on their first self-titled EP album (Black Bone Nation), released on 17 March 2018 throughout all major digital outlets. The band focuses on bringing back that classic rock old school rock sound with a modern twist.

The band makes use of their own pyrotechnics and stage effects during their live performances, incorporating their raw rock energy with entertainment, making their mark at each show that they attend. This has seen them provide a live show unlike anything the local gig scene in South Africa has seen before. 

With the release of their debut self-titled EP album in March 2018; “Black Bone Nation”, the band have been touring and playing shows as well as renowned festivals across South Africa.


Future plans on the horizon include the release of their own brand name craft beer “Black Bone Beer”, as well as the releasing another hard rock, beer drinking album in March/April 2019 whilst
moving into the European and USA festival tour scene.

• Backseat Lover (Singe Release – 2017)
• Black Bone Nation (Self-titled Album – 2017)
• The White Album (Rare Demo Tracks – 2018)
• Pride & Glory (Unplugged Album – 2018)

Current band line up as of 2017:
Vocals, Keys & Guitars: Zakk Styles
Guitars: Brendan Forer
Drums & Percussion: Henri Viljoen
Bass Guitars: Leroux Engelbrecht

Notable press, radio, tv exposure:
• Featured artist on ChatSong Roy (Netherlands top 100 music website page)
• Winners of 2015 Underground Band Of the year. (Deafness Radio – Germany)
• Featured artists on The Couch Sessions SA (South African artists showcasing show)
• Single of the year – Banks Radio Australia – For “Backseat Lover”
• Overall single of the year – Banks Radio Australia – For “Backseat Lover”
• Supporting act for Wonderboom at Bailey’s Bedfordview 2018.
• Supporting act for Fokofpolisiekar at Rockin’ Bloem 2018.
• Supporting act for Jack Parow at Klimaxx Festival 2018.

Upcoming Gigs:

Oct 27 – Sat 4 PM · Rusty Hook · Honeydew, Gauteng, South Africa
Nov 2 –Fri 5 PM · Firemans Tavern · Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
Dec 13 –Thu 7 PM · Sinkshack · Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng