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January 30, 2014 1 Comment

On the Road with Steff: Strike of The Beast 2

I mentioned last week that I’d be travelling down to Wellington with my husband’s punk rock band Skulls, to watch them perform in the annual Strike of the Beast festival at Bar Valhalla (nee Medusa, nee Hole in the Wall, nee Valve), and see some friends, and have an adventure. […]

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January 20, 2014 0 Comments

Join me at Strike of the Beast 2 in Wellington this weekend!

Hey Wellington! I’m going on a road trip with my husband’s band Skulls down to Wellington next weekend, and I’m keen to have a drink with any of ya! Skulls are playing at Strike of the Beast 2, a wicked 1-day metal / punk festival on Sat 25 Jan, at […]

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February 16, 2013 3 Comments

Safety Precautions in Mosh Pits at Metal Shows and Festivals

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A while ago I wrote an article about attending your first metal concert, which had some ideas in it about surviving in a mosh pit and mosh pit safety. But the other day I was thinking about mosh pits from an entirely different perspective – the organisors. I wondered, how […]

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February 4, 2013 2 Comments

Steff Metal’s Essential Metal Festival Wardrobe and Gear Guide

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A friend of mine is heading over to Wacken Open Air this year (jealous!) and is wondering what she should pack. Her festival wardrobe needs to fulfil a number of requirements: 1. She has to not look like a complete tool. 2. It has to be comfortable in all weathers. […]

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