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

September 8, 2011 0 Comments

Veldensteiner Festival 2011: Mead, Metal and Mad German Archaeologists


A few months ago I mentioned that Steff Metal was going to cover the Veldensteiner Festival, a annual festival of folk metal and medieval rock held at the Burg Veldenstein in deepest, darkest Bavaria. We’d been to the castle two nights previously to see Blackmore’s Night (more on the in […]

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September 1, 2011 0 Comments

Nurmburg: Art Hotel City


I’m a huge fan of small, boutique hotels, and also art, and also, not paying much for accommodation while travelling (got to keep that metal t-shirt fund stocked up) so when I saw the pictures for the ArtHotel City in Nurmburg, I booked it immediately. For €60 per night, we got […]

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August 31, 2011 3 Comments

Metal Travel: 5 Metal Things to Do in Nurmburg, Germany


After the sleepy-times and metropolitan feel of Munich, it was thrilling to hop off the train and find ourselves enclosed in high medieval walls. Even though much of the city is reconstructed, Nurmburg has an old world charm that makes it seem much smaller than it really is (the second-largest […]

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August 10, 2011 2 Comments

Wacken Heavy Metal German Phrasebook

If any of you have ever travelled with those little pocket phrasebooks, you’ll know how useless they are. They never tell you what you really need to know. “Die Kirche ist hinter dem Rathaus”? “Ich möchte einen Pullover kaufen.”? When are you ever going to say this stuff? Since I made a Heavy Metal […]

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