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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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April 1, 2013 3 Comments

Linking Horn: April Fools Edition

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There have been some fantastic April Fools jokes around the internet today. The best, of course, being Metal Archives adding Nickelback to their site. Said the mods: “After a long and harsh process, M-A has decided to add Nickelback to its database. Once our Canadian moderators brought up their early […]

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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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