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...

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...

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 #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...

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I AM Announce Headline Tour

I AM, who sling a style of metal that has been christened "Texas Death," have announced their summer tour plans. The band will headline...

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Album/EP Reviews

Review: Amon Amarth – Berserker

Imbued with Godlike moxxy, Amon Amarth are set to take to the battlefield with yet another full-length album release. They’re always on...