Shaping Metal: Three Influential Melodic Metalcore Albums of The Noughties

We take a look at three of the most influential melodic metalcore albums of the 2000's with Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.

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...
Pantera

A Beginner’s Guide to Pantera

History: Forming in Texas in 1981, Pantera were initially a Hair Metal band before, after four failed albums, they got in Phil Anselmo as lead...

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...

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...

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 #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...

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.

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...

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...

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Review: Shit Tinnies – Self-titled

Solid and tight with a traditional, bold and simplistic punk feel, Shit Tinnies take the “recorded in a garage” approach to production, with some nice embellishments to keep things interesting and fresh.