OVERDRIVE OZ ISSUE #15 – PROGFEST EDITION

Progfest brings together the very best Australian Progressive bands, with an international headliner in Norway’s Leprous! Progfest is an Australian Summer institution, and a...

Hidden Gem: TT Quick – Metal Of Honour

A lot of people are probably aware of TT Quick as the band that current Accept vocalist, Mark Tornillo, was a member of through...

TOP SHELF TUESDAY: Top Tracks for Halloween

It is OFFICIALLY Halloween, October 31st, today "Down Under". So, why not celebrate with a bunch of songs to crank, whilst throwing down a...

The Art Of Touring – DW Norton of Rifleman and Superheist

  Welcome to “The Art of Touring”, a column I proudly bring to you, the avid reader, the curious, about the ins and outs of...

Gear Rundown: I spy with my lowercase “i”, something beginning with: Tone

This week we'll be leaving our gear on the shelf and getting our phones out – this week it's all about apps, well one...

How2Guitar With Ben Plant – How To Dial In The 3 Most Useful Guitar...

We're running a masterclass on getting awesome electric guitar tones this weekend, so I thought I'd share some of the secrets I'll be sharing...

How2Guitar with Ben Plant: Tips from a Touring Guitarist

Ben's the space-faring guitarist from Hybrid Nightmares, the masters of progressive extreme metal renown for their stage shows. He's also the founder...

Shred Dead Redemption Issue #2 – Using Modes to Shred Lightning Fast

Welcome to the second installment of ‘Shred Dead Redemption’. In the last article I introduced you to the idea of using modal fragments to...

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...

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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...