BanchsSL’s second episode spotlights Edward Banchs, author of Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent (Word Association Publisher, 2016). Banchs holds an MA in African Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. His research on rock and metal in Africa has been featured in several publications, including The Guardian, O Globo, This Is Africa, and FactsMag. In August 2017, he was interviewed by Jonathan Capehart for “The Leonard Lopate Show” on WNYC.