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Steffmetal.com blog posts on metal events and happenings, concerts, festivals and advice on throwing epic metal parties.

February 16, 2013 3 Comments

Safety Precautions in Mosh Pits at Metal Shows and Festivals

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A while ago I wrote an article about attending your first metal concert, which had some ideas in it about surviving in a mosh pit and mosh pit safety. But the other day I was thinking about mosh pits from an entirely different perspective – the organisors. I wondered, how […]

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February 4, 2013 2 Comments

Steff Metal’s Essential Metal Festival Wardrobe and Gear Guide

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A friend of mine is heading over to Wacken Open Air this year (jealous!) and is wondering what she should pack. Her festival wardrobe needs to fulfil a number of requirements: 1. She has to not look like a complete tool. 2. It has to be comfortable in all weathers. […]

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December 11, 2011 0 Comments

NZ Metal News and Gig Guide: Ulcerate and Diocletion Europe dates, Rites of Abomination and Metal Christmas

Despite the fact it’s currently pissing down over here (hello, Summer, are you IN there?) and we should all be thinking about beaches and BBQs, there’s still some awesome things happening in the local kiwi metal scene.       Ulcerate have landed a fucking amazing European tour alongside Svart […]

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September 28, 2011 2 Comments

Wacken Open Air 2011: Every Band I saw at Wacken Reviewed

I’ve been putting off writing about Wacken for a few weeks, because trying to articulate the awesomeness of this year’s festival into a series of 500 words posts seemed like such a fruitless endeavor. Instead of just repeating my daily diary (which went something like this: “Dear diary – today, […]

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August 10, 2011 2 Comments

Wacken Heavy Metal German Phrasebook

If any of you have ever travelled with those little pocket phrasebooks, you’ll know how useless they are. They never tell you what you really need to know. “Die Kirche ist hinter dem Rathaus”? “Ich möchte einen Pullover kaufen.”? When are you ever going to say this stuff? Since I made a Heavy Metal […]

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