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April 6, 2014 4 Comments

Songs About Eagles – Power Metal I’m Digging Right Now – Stormforge, Fallen Order, Stratovarius, Gloryhammer and Circle of Silence

Power metal is my not-so-secret first love. It’s probably one of the silliest forms of music known to humankind – overblown, impossibly cheery, hell-bent on producing the epicest epic, the baddest riff, the most impressive solo. Like fantasy pulp fiction brought to life, half the time the lyrics don’t even […]

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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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January 30, 2014 1 Comment

On the Road with Steff: Strike of The Beast 2

I mentioned last week that I’d be travelling down to Wellington with my husband’s punk rock band Skulls, to watch them perform in the annual Strike of the Beast festival at Bar Valhalla (nee Medusa, nee Hole in the Wall, nee Valve), and see some friends, and have an adventure. […]

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January 20, 2014 0 Comments

Join me at Strike of the Beast 2 in Wellington this weekend!

Hey Wellington! I’m going on a road trip with my husband’s band Skulls down to Wellington next weekend, and I’m keen to have a drink with any of ya! Skulls are playing at Strike of the Beast 2, a wicked 1-day metal / punk festival on Sat 25 Jan, at […]

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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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