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Steffmetal.com blog posts on metal events and happenings, concerts, festivals and advice on throwing epic metal parties.

June 10, 2014 0 Comments

Travel Smarter to Music Festivals – Steff Metal on The Good Groupie

It’s been a while since I guest-blogged (wrote a blog post on someone else’s blog), so here’s a new one for ya. The Good Groupie is written by Miranda, a music-loving native Texan who is pretty much all-round awesome. Miranda defines being a “good groupie” as – “… someone who loves […]

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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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December 11, 2011 0 Comments

NZ Metal News and Gig Guide: Ulcerate and Diocletion Europe dates, Rites of Abomination and Metal Christmas

Despite the fact it’s currently pissing down over here (hello, Summer, are you IN there?) and we should all be thinking about beaches and BBQs, there’s still some awesome things happening in the local kiwi metal scene.       Ulcerate have landed a fucking amazing European tour alongside Svart […]

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October 6, 2011 6 Comments

Wacken 2011: Meerkats, toilet quiz shows and dolphins in the mosh pit

In my last blog post, Wacken 2011: Every Band I Saw at Wacken, reviewed, I talked about one side of this incredible festival – the shit ton of incredible bands you get to see. Today I’m giving you a run-down of a different sort – the tale of our Wacken […]

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