The Art of Touring: DAVEY SUICIDE / TWIZTID’s Sean “Drayven” Davidson

Welcome to THE ART OF TOURING, where we discuss the ins and outs of the not-so glamorous world of touring with different artists from...

Overdrive Oz Issue #41: Metal United Down Under Edition Part 4

This week we have a massive focus on Queensland as we take a look at the Metal United Down Under line-up for Maryborough! Metal...

Shaping Metal: 3 Influential Norwegian Black Metal Albums of The 90’s

We take a look at three of the most influential Norwegian Black Metal albums of The 90's, featuring Burzum, Mayhem and Darkthrone.

Overdrive Oz Issue #39: Metal United Down Under Part 2

As the name indicates, Metal United Down Under occurs not just in one place, but in a variety of locations across Australia, with more...

Gear Rundown – Steve Vai’s Signature Ibanez JEM-JR Guitar

Overview The Ibanez JEM-JR is fantastic low budget alternative for guitarists wishing to get the look of Steve Vai’s iconic JEM guitar, as well as...

Overdrive Oz Issue #44: Metal United Down Under Edition Part 7

This week in our ongoing scan of the upcoming national shenanigans of Metal United Down Under, OVERDRIVE OZ takes a deep dive into the...

A Beginner’s Guide to MANOWAR

History: Manowar formed in 1980, releasing their first album, Battle Hymns. Although hailing from New York, their success in the USA dried up quickly, the...

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...

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...

Shaping Metal: Top 4 Influential Progressive ‘Djent’ Metal Albums

Perhaps one of the most highly contentious subgenres to exist ‘Djent’ was originally a musical term synonymous with a high gain, percussive and metallic guitar tone/playing style.

Recent News

Tunisian Progressive Metal Band MYRATH Announce “Shehili” Release Date

MYRATH have slowly but surely established themselves as one of the most fascinating bands in the current international metal scene — thanks to their incredibly...

Overdrive Underground

RESIDE Offer Closure In New Single Ahead Of Sophomore EP &...

Following up last years banger tune In This Moment, which saw support from international blogs triple j, Reside are releasing new single Replace Me the lead single from...

Album/EP Reviews

Review: Life’s Ill – What God Wouldn’t Tell You

Words: Maya Kiternas ‘What God Wouldn’t Tell You’ is a step away from Life’s Ill’s hardcore roots through deeper...

Review: Millencolin – SOS