Steff Metal answers reader questions about heavy metal, writing and life

April 11, 2013 2 Comments

Promoting Your Metal Band: Merchandise and Marketing IRL

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In previous years, I wrote two articles about marketing for metal bands: Promoting Your Metal Band Online and Promoting Your Metal Band: How to Stand Out From the Rest. These are two of the site’s most popular articles (y’all want to know how to be famous rock stars, it seems), […]

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December 22, 2011 3 Comments

Ask a Metalhead: Finding Metal Musicians my Own Age


Dear Steff Metal I am a young metalhead (16) in the seemingly metal-less state of NC. I am a bassist, which is a good thing, as there arent too many of us. But there is one problem; I cannot find anyone my age that is in my area that is […]

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October 18, 2011 13 Comments

10 Tips for Learning Metal Guitar

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I know many of you folk reading Steff Metal are learning – or thinking about learning – to play heavy metal guitar. This can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never learned an instrument before or feel like you aren’t making any progress. Here are a few tips […]

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