Steff blog posts on metal music, CD reviews, gig reviews and metal music news

April 4, 2012 1 Comment

Attention New Zealand rock and metal bands! Blackout presents “Keep it Live and Loud”


You might remember in Feb I wrote about Blackout – a NZ metal radio show on Flat FM from 10-2pm, Tuesday and Sunday nights. Well, I am super stoked to announce the “2012 Keep it Live and Loud” NZ Band comp – your rock or metal band could win a […]

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October 19, 2011 6 Comments

33 Things Every Metal Guitarist Should Do Before They Die

1. Play a show in your friend’s basement that’s so loud the neighbours call the police. 2. Find yourself in an unsavorary location and / or a compromising position after answering a “guitarist wanted” ad. 3. Post videos of your epic shred solo of doom on Youtube. 4. Teach someone […]

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October 17, 2011 17 Comments

Announcing Metal Guitar week thanks to

When we think back to what first drew us to heavy metal music, most of us would remember the first time we ever heard a metal riff or a shred solo; that loud, rumbling distortion, that soaring melody, the speed of those fingers across the frets. It’s a powerful kind […]

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