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metal mixtape is a themed playlist of metal songs for you to enjoy

September 4, 2014 1 Comment

Metal Mixtape: The Sunken – Steampunk Playlist

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I don’t usually listen to music while I’m writing, but when I’m planning a novel, or editing it, I’ve always got something playing. I like to choose songs that kind of evoke the mood of what I’m trying to write. You can see a playlist I made for my last […]

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June 6, 2013 1 Comment

Bands I am loving Right Now: Aether Realm and Attic

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Even though I haven’t been writing many (any) reviews lately, I am definitely doing my best to keep up with some releases. I’m breaking radio silence because I wanted to bring two bands to your attention, both of whom I felt had put out excellent albums this year. Aether Realm […]

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June 4, 2012 3 Comments

Concert Review: Ripper Owens – 2 July at Kings Arms, Auckland

After interviewing Ripper Owens a couple of weeks ago, I have been ridiculously excited about attending this show. What could be better than seeing one of the absolute vocal LEGENDS of metal at your favorite live venue surrounded by a horde of metalheads out for a good time. That’s right […]

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May 16, 2012 2 Comments

Steff Metal interviews Tim “Ripper” Owens

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The man needs no introductions. We all know Ripper – he was the guy who got to live the metal dream, the tribute-performer who suddenly found himself front of stage in the very band he’d idolized, the man with the voice of steel, one of the friendliest dudes in metal. […]

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October 20, 2011 12 Comments

15 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time

I do not intend this to be any kind of definitive list. Eassentially it’s a list of my non-guitar-player opinion of the best metal guitarists. To me, a great metal guitar player needs a high level of technical skill, but also the ability to transform that skill into interesting riffs, […]

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