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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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March 29, 2011 14 Comments

Steff Metal at the Veldensteiner Festival!

While the rest of New Zealand freezes their asses off in their poorly-insulated houses, CDH and I will be spending the winter cruising through Germany, enjoying sausages, archaeology, metal festivals, and lots and lots of beer. We start in Munich and work our way up, finishing in Hamburg and Wacken […]

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January 29, 2011 6 Comments

Mead, mayhem and a flooded viking tent: Steff Metal visits the 2011 Taupo joust

CDH and I spent a typically rainy NZ summer’s weekend hanging out in Taupo – the giant crater lake in the centre of the north island, for those of you not in NZ – at the 10th Annual Taupo Joust. This is NZ’s biggest medieval festival, where jousters come from […]

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