Author: Matt Maric

“I heard you guys are all criminals, so there should be some sort of honour amongst thieves!” – An interview with GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus

GWAR are a band that needs no introduction. Well known for their appearance as well as their on-stage antics, it would be an easy mistake to forget that they have also released 14 studio albums along the way! Their most recent album The Blood of Gods was released on Friday October 20th 2017, via Metal Blade Records. However you couldn’t fault GWAR if this album never came to light, as it is the first after losing their long-time leader Oderus Urungus in 2014. OVERDRIVE was able to get to speak to Pustulus Maximus about 48 hours before he and...

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“We could easily put out 50 volumes and probably still have more left over” – An interview with Rita Haney, Dimebag Darrell’s lifelong partner

Those who are a fan of ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott and his talent on guitar have had a LOT of opportunities to enjoy his music, from co-founding Pantera alongside his brother Vinnie Paul to founding Damageplan, he was in the spotlight for quite a long time! As we know however, whilst performing a Damageplan show in December 2004, he was gunned down on stage. This left a massive hole in the heart of not only the music scene, but the lives of many people. Barring Paul, no one felt this loss more than Rita Haney. She was the life-long partner of...

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“Prepare to see a middle age man running around on stage going nuts.” An interview with Fuel’s Brett Scallions!

1997 was a great year for music fans! Deftones released Around The Fur, In Flames released Whoracle, Strapping Young Lad released City and Fuel released Sunburn; the last album bringing us such great songs as ‘Shimmer’, ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Bittersweet’ to name a few. Twently years on, Fuel are celebrating this milestone by embarking on a world-wide tour! What’s even better, is that Fuel are kicking off this world-wide celebration on Australian shores; breaking a seventeen year drought between drinks. OVERDRIVE was fortunate enough to speak to front-man Brett Scallions about this upcoming milestone tour, however this interview didn’t start...

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“When you’re a self-funded release, time is everything.” – An interview with Torrential Thrill’s Steve Morrell

Recently OVERDRIVE got the pleasure of reviewing home-grown Torrential Thrill’s second album Nothing As It Seems; we instantly fell in love with what we heard. Click HERE to see why we gave it 85/100! Not only that, Steve Morrell (Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals) was more than happy to answer a handful of questions that we sent over to Torrential Thrill’s band-camp; read on to get a nice insight into how things went down: 1) I know that the band was working on Nothing As It Seems for 18 months; how long were Torrential Thrill sitting on the final product...

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