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...

Overdrive Oz # 30 – Overdrive Heaviest 100 Part 15

One of the great things about heavy music, and metal in particular, is that it’s an ever-changing genre. While some other forms of music...

Overdrive Oz Issue # 30 – Overdrive Heaviest 100 Part 14

Modern Metal is well-represented in this week’s OVERDRIVE OZ, with barely an 80s-influenced riff in sight. Rather, our feet are, for the most part,...

How2Guitar With Ben Plant: Getting Your Little Rockstar To Practice Guitar

It's about time I wrote an article for all of you rockstar parents! Getting your child to practice their instrument, no matter whether it's guitar,...

Overdrive Oz Issue #29: Overdrive Heaviest 100 Part 13

It’s a dark week ahead, with a convergence of 13s – the 13th part of our rundown of OVERDRIVE MUSIC MAGAZINE’s Heaviest 100, and...

Overdrive Oz Issue #27: Overdrive Heaviest 100 Part 11

With the inaugural edition of the Download Festival in Melbourne done and dusted, you may well be feeling some post-festival depression right about now!...

Overdrive Oz Issue #26 – Overdrive Heaviest 100 Part 10

The landscape of Australian heavy music is an ever-changing tapestry. Line-ups change, bands come and go, but if there’s one thing that remains, it’s...

Shaping Metal: Top 3 Influential Industrial Metal Albums

Merging the heaviest elements of metal music with the harsh, power-driven and abrasive atmospheres of experimental noise and electronic music, the following bands have...

How2Guitar With Ben Plant – Technique Showdown: Sweep Picking For Face Melting

This article is continuing on from our series on Alternate Picking vs. Sweep Picking. We've already looked at some great ways to build up and...

OVERDRIVE OZ #26 – OVERDRIVE HEAVIEST 100 PART 9

Here’s some Aussie Metal for your Labour Day long weekend Monday! Kick back, relax, and let these amazing bands rock your world. Or if...

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Free 12 Track Sampler From Frontiers Music Srl

The New Breed is FRONTIERS MUSIC's growing stable of young, exciting, up-and-coming bands who represent the future of hard rock and metal. The label is focused on finding...

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Album/EP Reviews

Review: Abraham – Look, Here Comes The Dark!

There really are endless possibilities when it comes to creating music within the post-metal realm. Although various elements of metal are incorporated into the...