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Give a Goat This Christmas

Instead of a Linking Horn today, I want to point you in the direction of E Bleak, fellow metal maiden and doom fan extraordinaire, who is organizing a very metal micro-fundraiser to give a goat this

Metal Mixtape: Steff’s Top Ten Metal Albums of 2010

You could probably guess this week’s Mixtape would include songs from my favorite albums of 2010. No commentary this time, as I think I said it all in my post. Accept – Teutonic Terror Ihsahn –

Top 10 Metal Albums of 2010

Top 10 Metal Albums of 2010

Back in June, I wrote a list of my choice of the Top 10 Metal Albums of 2010 … so far. I said I’d be revising the list at the end of the year, so here

Linking Horn: 4 Bloody Weeks Till Christmas

Thanks Metal Insider for the tip. Subterranean Secrets: 10 Tunnels of Smuggling and War. There’s nothing the archaeologist in me loves more than exploring abandoned urban spaces. I am dead keen to locate these mysterious German


Not many people know this, but apart from enjoying metal in all its myriad forms, I have a soft spot for certain other music genres. English folk music, “classical” German and Scandinavian composers (especially Sibelius) and

Christmas Gift Ideas for Gothic Ladies

Christmas is creeping up on us, like the trailer for “The Human Centipede”, which still haunts my dreams. If you’ve got a certain gothic girl, alternative lady or heavy metal missus to shop for, and no

Green on Grey: My new Achromatopsia column

If any of you have ever wondered about achromatopsia – the rare genetic eye condition I have that renders me completely color-blind, light sensitive, and legally-blind, you might want to check out my new bi-monthly column

Harem Royal – Screwpulous Jewelry (new Steffmetal sponsor)

Welcome to our newest blog sponsor: Harem Royal – taxidermy jewelry for those with gothic sensibilities and Victorian flair. Deadly gorgeous Glam Goth, Avant Garde Victorian Steampunk and Vampire Black Forest Taxidermy Jewelry. Roman, the beauty from

Books by Steff

Click to crab a copy of my debut novel, At War With Satan, a tale of love, lust, demonic forces, zombies, and heavy fucking metal. Get five quirky horror tales in my short story collection The Good, The Bad, and The Utterly Screwed.

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