The Battered Bodies Bar

Welcome back to my Battered Bodies Bar; sorry that security tried to stop you at the door but it’s been a quiet night so...

How2Guitar with Ben Plant: Big Guide to Guitar Lingo

There are so many crazy buzzwords to learn when you first start playing the guitar. Chords, tabs, bends, slurs - it's a lot to...

OVERDRIVE OZ #47 – Metal In The Mountains Edition

There’s definitely something of the metal aesthetic about mountain landscapes. Perhaps it’s that they’re prone to bitter frost, evoking the dismal settings of Scandinavian...

Industry Spotlight: Sam Dunn – Creator of Banger Films/BangerTV

Photo by Dustin Rabin Sam Dunn. Maker of multiple award-winning metal documentaries such as Metal: A Headbangers’ Journey, Global Metal, the widely acclaimed Metal Evolution...

OVERDRIVE OZ Issue #1: Best of Australian Melodic Metal

Welcome to OVERDRIVE OZ, a new weekly column that will celebrate bands who are kicking goals from all over Australia! Australia is brim-full of...

Top Shelf Tuesday: 20th Anniversary Edition Part 5 – Alternative Rock/Metal

In our second last 20th Anniversary Edition we focus on albums which turned heads in 1997 in the alternative realm. Whether it be funk...

Cannibal Hymns: Is metal still counterculture?

Is metal still counterculture? This question has headlined a handful of articles I’ve read over the past year or so, and it’s a good one....

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...
Baton Rouge - Shake your Soul

Hidden Gems: Baton Rouge – Shake your Soul

Baton Rouge were an 80s Hair Metal band who got their first album on the shelves in 1990, in the dying years of Hair...

Prospecting The Underworld: Part 03

Welcome to the third installment of ‘Prospecting The Underworld’, the weekly column dedicated to the search for underground metal from around the globe. This is...

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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.