Overdrive Oz Issue #37 – Steel Assassins Edition

The steel rises again at Sydney’s Bald-Faced Stag! This two-day event will be an absolute celebration of Heavy Metal, with a killer line-up from...

How2Guitar with Ben Plant: Making Your Songs Come Alive with Dynamics

We've got our Open Day coming up at Ben Plant Guitar on June 24th, which means lots of students are preparing songs to perform. One...

Overdrive Oz Issue #36: Aura Noir Tour Support Edition

Fans of Blackened Thrash, take note! Norwegian trio Aura Noir will be hitting Australian shores for three blistering shows in July, including two intimate...

Overdrive Oz Issue #35 – Darkcell’s Psycho Circus Brisbane Edition

In our third and final issue covering Darkcell’s Psycho Circus, we take a look at the hometown show where Darkcell first emerged from the...

Overdrive Oz Issue #34: Darkcell’s Psycho Circus Sydney Edition

What better place to hold a celebration of the weird, the diverse and the heavy than Sydney’s venerable Bald-Faced Stag? After exploring some of...

Overdrive Oz Issue #33: Darkcell’s Psycho Circus Edition

Darkcell are one of Australia’s best-known Industrial Metal bands, and they’ll be bringing their own mini-festival to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in August and...

How2Guitar With Ben Plant: Getting Out of the Bedroom and Onto the Stage

Dave Hendley, our Senior Contemporary Guitar Instructor recently shared his experience and knowledge as a gigging musician at a guitar masterclass at Ben Plant...

Overdrive Oz Issue #32: Legions Of Steel Edition

The dark days and long nights of Winter will soon be upon us in earnest, and while that means that international tours will be...

Industry Spotlight: Sam Dunn – Creator of Banger Films/BangerTV

Photo by Dustin Rabin Sam Dunn. Maker of multiple award-winning metal documentaries such as Metal: A Headbangers’ Journey, Global Metal, the widely acclaimed Metal Evolution...

Overdrive Oz Issue #31: Overdrive Heaviest 100 Part 16

It’s been a long time in getting here, but today marks the final edition of OVERDRIVE OZ that will focus on the Heaviest 100...

Recent News

Conan Announce New Album Details

Two years after the remarkable 'Revengeance', CONAN once more leave us astounded with a previously unknown side to dual vocal sludge. The British trio...

Overdrive Underground

Saint Karloff Stream Entire New Album, ‘All Heed The Black God’

Horror-themed doom metal band SAINT KARLOFF are streaming the entirety of their upcoming album 'All Heed The Black God' below. The band commented: "We are excited...

Album/EP Reviews

FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY ‘WarMech’ Album Review

It probably comes as no surprise that Front Line Assembly’s latest release, ‘WarMech,’ is the sequel to their 2012 ‘AirMech.’ Likewise, while ‘AirMech’ was...