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September 29, 2016 0 Comments

Exploring Victorian Funerary Customs at Highgate Cemetery

My latest book, Petrified City, comes out tomorrow. It was inspired by a cemetery I explored ten years ago while visiting friends in London. We had a spare, dreary afternoon and my friend Ryan suggested we go on a tour of Highgate. A cemetery tour sounded just gothic enough to […]

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September 18, 2014 1 Comment

Metal History: Avebury Sacred Site

Avebury stones.

Recently, some fascinating archaeological research has come to light, placing new significance on the Neolithic sites of Stonehenge and Avebury. I’ve actually never visited Stonehenge, but I have seen several other neolithic circles, and in 2009 I got to visit Avebury.   After Stonehenge, Avebury is probably the most popular […]

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July 19, 2011 0 Comments

10 Tips for A Metal Travel Adventure

Apart from metal history and the music reviews, which I said I’d never do, the travel articles on Steff Metal get by far the most views. Every week I get questions from fellow metal travellers – “What should I do in <insert random and obscure place I’ve never been to>?” […]

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May 26, 2011 6 Comments

Metal Travel: 5 Things to do in London, England

London has to be one of my favorite cities in the world. I love it in the winter, when the weather is grey and bleak and the narrow streets seem to burst with ghosts. There’s an ethereal quality about the city – as if it’s permanently draped in echoes of […]

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