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January 18, 2013 2 Comments

Steff Metal Reviews: Nightwish live in Auckland, Studio K’rd, with Stormforge, Naquadah, Forsaken Age and Damnnation’s Day

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We often complain here in New Zealand that we don’t get any decent international acts. Which is not actually true. Thanks to hard-working promoters, I’ve been able to see some incredible shows over the years, from both big and small international bands. Metallica, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Inquisition, Nick Cave […]

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October 29, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal Reviews: Forsaken Age – Back from Extinction

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 Album release party Sat Nov 3, at the Thirsty Dog One of the side-effects of being a metal blogger is that all your mates want you to review their albums. I feel weird about it, because I’d hate to say something mean about music they’d worked so hard on, or […]

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October 15, 2012 1 Comment

Concert Review: Lord, Sonic Altar, Just One Fix, Stone Monarch and Stormforge

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Friday October 5, Kings Arms, Auckland Wollongong/Sydney power metal masters Lord last played on our shores in 2009. I missed them then – I think I might have been in Syria at the time – but this time I wasn’t going to be a piker. I must confess that I […]

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October 1, 2012 0 Comments

NZ Metal Gig Guide for October/November 2012

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This year is a busy one for awesome shows, both from local bands and international acts gracing our shows. I’m missing a few I ought to be going to, just because funds are a bit short at the moment, but whether you’ve got $0 or $200 to your name, there’s […]

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August 9, 2012 1 Comment

New Zealand Metal Gig Guide: August + September 2012

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I’m trying to make NZ Metal gig guides a regular thing on the blog, but so far I’ve been struggling to get my A into G. It doesn’t help that the local Auckland scene is flourishing and we are getting awesome gigs pretty much every week. Not to mention some […]

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