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May 27, 2015 0 Comments

NZ Music Month: NZ Metal Bands to Check Out

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Every year, the month of May is NZ Music Month. During this month, the NZ music industry spends a shit ton of money to promote local talent on the international stage. It’s also the month where the NZ Music Awards occur.  Now, being that most of the bands being promoted […]

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July 10, 2014 0 Comments

Exordium Mors – the Apotheosis of Death (streaming now on Cvlt Nation)

Last weekend one of my favourite local acts, Exordium Mors, had the album release party for their new album, The Apotheosis of Death I was super keen to go, but living rurally like we do means that sometimes we miss out on fun weekend things. I heard it was an incredible show, though, […]

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March 1, 2014 0 Comments

Hazmat – with Stormforge, Just One Fix, and Skulls – 8 March, Kings Arms Auckland

This Saturday night I’ll be at the Kings Arms watching my husband’s band Skulls open for Hazmat on the Auckland leg of their NZ tour. They will be filming a music video, so the more people that come, the more popular they’ll look (so please come!) With a lineup of […]

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March 25, 2013 1 Comment

Steff Metal reviews: Arc of Ascent – the Higher Key

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Have I told you guys about Arc of Ascent yet? No? Well, now I shall. Arc of Ascent consists of Craig Williamson, who sings, plays bass, keyboards, sitar and probably dances naked for your enjoyment. Sandy Schaare on guitar and John Strange rounds out the trio but, since he’s a drummer, […]

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