Horns up! Steff blog posts featuring links to weird and wonderful metal musings all over the web.

August 30, 2010 5 Comments

Cthulhu Gift Guide

This week – a linking horn with a difference. If you an organization freak, like me, you’re probably already panicking about Christmas shopping. But fear not, for I have a list of rugose and eldritch creations to solve your present-buying woes! Tremble before this epic list of Cthulhu-themed gifts! Brutal Knitting, by Tracy Widdess, features […]

August 28, 2010 3 Comments

Metal Mixtape: HP Lovecraft, vol 1

You practically can’t write a metal album these days without a passing reference to the Cthulhu mythos, so it’s no surprise I have songs enough to fill several Metal Mixtapes. Metallica – Call of Ktulu Thank you Cliff Burton, for generally being amazing and for introducing me to Lovecraft. RIP, dude. If you’ve never heard […]

August 27, 2010 0 Comments

Cthulhu’s Closet: Cthulhu on my head!

Hiyo! Hope you’re enjoying the first week of Mythos 101: HP Lovecraft Appreciation Month. Now, I know the last two weeks of articles have been a little literacy heavy, but don’t worry, starting tomorrow, there will be more metal. A LOT more metal. And also tentacles. For your appreciation, a Cthulhu themed Cthulhu’s Closet. What’s […]

August 26, 2010 2 Comments

Life lessons according to … HP Lovecraft

“Life Lessons” is a new feature on Steff Metal – quotes from interesting people, both within metal and without, which might inspire, incite and invigorate us with their epic wisdom and profoundness. Here is but a speckling of wisdom from HP Lovecraft. Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and […]

August 24, 2010 7 Comments

HP Lovecraft’s influence on heavy metal music

So, why would a metal blog like Steff Metal dedicate an entire two weeks of posts to the work of HP Lovecraft? One could argue that if I were to write a book about all the awesomely grymm things in the universe that have influenced metal, at least one hundred and eighty-five pages would be […]