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July 30, 2012 1 Comment

Heavy Metal at the Thirsty Dog: Blackleaf Gardens, Stone Monarch, Hedonic, Stormforge and Forsaken Age. BE THERE.

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I hope you’re not busy on Saturday night, because this is where you should be: My husband’s band, Stone Monarch, are playing their debut show alongside Blackleaf Gardens, Forsaken Age, Stormforge and Hedonic, at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd. This is a piss-cheap show, at $5 bucks before 9pm, and […]

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July 25, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews: Svartalvheim “Cosmic Sorrows”.

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There are some seriously wicked, high-quality releases coming out from my side of the ditch this year – and among my favorites has got to be Cosmic Sorrows, the new album from Auckland doom metallers Svartalvheim (released on July 23). Svartalvheim have come a long way since their 2009 Untitled […]

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July 20, 2012 2 Comments

Concert Review: Goatwhore, Impiety, Exordium Mors, Bulletbelt, Wellington July 2012

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I was meant to write this up last week, but I’ve been as sick as a very sick dog since the day I arrived in Wellington – still am, in fact. But I can’t neglect my duties as metal blogger for long, or you’ll all be deserting me for a […]

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July 2, 2012 1 Comment

3 New Zealand bands to watch out for: Beastwars, Exordium Mors, and Heavy Metal Ninjas

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These days, it can no longer be said that New Zealand bands aren’t living up to their international counterparts. Although our local scene is still small and incestuous, the quality of releases and Beastwars Beastwars are a Wellington four-piece who have been regarded for a long time as one of […]

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May 20, 2012 0 Comments

Autographed Inquisition LP Up For Grabs – Get Your NZ Show Tickets NOW

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Thanks to Chaos NZ and Internecion Productions for bringin Inquisition over for one show only, Wednesday June 6, at the King’s Arms. If you book your ticket before May 25th, you go into the draw to win a signed Inquisition LP. So that’d be pretty sweet, but secretly, I hope […]

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