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Historical figures, events and discoveries that are totally and utterly heavy metal.

January 13, 2011 27 Comments

Metalheads 101: What IS Metal, Anyway?

One feature Steff Metal has been sorely lacking is a column dedicated to metal newbies. I’ve been assuming everyone who stumbles upon this site has been a metalhead for hundreds of years already, and would find such a column boring. I was wrong. Metalheads 101 is the ultimate course on […]

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January 12, 2011 6 Comments

Metal History: The Voynich Manuscript

As one of a handful of ardent students of ancient literature at university (I studied ancient Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphs to honors level, with a slight diversion into Akkadian) and a love of make-up languages like Tolkien’s Quenya, I admit to spending many an afternoon sipping tea in the classical […]

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