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January 18, 2013 2 Comments

Steff Metal Reviews: Nightwish live in Auckland, Studio K’rd, with Stormforge, Naquadah, Forsaken Age and Damnnation’s Day

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We often complain here in New Zealand that we don’t get any decent international acts. Which is not actually true. Thanks to hard-working promoters, I’ve been able to see some incredible shows over the years, from both big and small international bands. Metallica, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Inquisition, Nick Cave […]

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January 9, 2013 3 Comments

cold sausages and vinegar, Life of Pi, and milk cartons – Steff Metal interviews Nightwish

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Last night’s Nightwish concert was pretty incredible, and I’ll have a full write-up for that on the site tomorrow, but right now, I thought I’d share one of the coolest things to happen so far this year … my interview. Just after sound-check I was able to go backstage and […]

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July 26, 2012 0 Comments

Erin 2 Cent reviews: Before the Dawn, “Rise of the Phoenix”

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Right – no bullshitting, no pussying around. I’m going to get straight to the point. This album is fucking awesome. Get it. For those after something a little fuller bodied, here’s WHY this album is so awesome. Before the Dawn is a Metal band from Finland, currently signed to Nuclear […]

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May 7, 2012 0 Comments

The Physicists “Oppenheimer” music video

Do you remember last year I reviewed an album by the Finnish band The Physicists, Observation. The music is mathdeathboogie, and it’s madness. I loved it so much I even stuck it in my list of the Top Ten Metal Albums of 2011. Well, the Physicists have just released a […]

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February 7, 2012 0 Comments

Review: Sadistik Forest – Death, Doom, Radiation

Due for release on 21 March 2012, the sophomore album from Finnish death metallers Sadistik Forest will not disappoint fans of their self-titled debut. The band was inspired by the 2007 Possessed reunion to create an act that paid homage to their death metal heroes, and while their debut was […]

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