With the 50 Shades of Grey movie released the other week, I thought it might be fun to figure out exactly which sexual encounter would fit each metal genre.
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 […]
After a quick coffee and some frantic note scribbling from my Impiety interview, I caught up with bassist James Harvey, vocalist Ben Falgoust, and vocal/guitarist Sammy Duet from Goatwhore in their hotel room. Steff: Your latest album, Blood for the Master, came out on Valentine’s Day this year. Are you […]
Apart from the new Accept album, The Electric Age is probably the most anticipated thrash release of 2012. Why? Two years ago, Overkill put out Ironbound, a killer of a record that brought together all the various elements of Overkill’s not insubstantial discography in a sophisticated, cohesive and utterly brilliant […]
A reader emailed me recently asking if I could recommend a few albums for people getting into metal. When I was thinking about my recommendations (Megadeth! Iron Maiden! Sabbath! Amon Amarth!) I realized the albums you show to non-metalheads are always the albums you feel crush their preconceptions about metal. […]