Shred Dead Redemption: How To Burn Up & Down The Fretboard

Do you want to melt people's faces off with lightning fast speed runs but struggle to remember long passages and get overwhelmed by the...

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...

Prospecting The Underworld: Part 02

Welcome back to ‘Prospecting The Underworld’, the weekly column dedicated to the search for underground metal from around the globe. We’ve uncovered far too much...

How2Guitar with Ben Plant: Making Your Songs Come Alive with Dynamics

We've got our Open Day coming up at Ben Plant Guitar on June 24th, which means lots of students are preparing songs to perform. One...

A Beginner’s Guide to Testament

History: Forming in 1983 under the name Legacy, Testament were part of the Bay Area Thrash scene that also brought us bands like Exodus and...

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...

The Art Of Touring – With Todd “Toddy” Hansen, Drummer Of King Parrot

Welcome to “The Art of Touring”, a column where we get into the ins and outs, highs and lows of being a touring musician....

A Beginner’s Guide to Megadeth

History Formed in 1983, as a response to Dave Mustaine being kicked out of Metallica for drinking too much, Megadeth have always existed in their...

Top Shelf Tuesday: Avant-garde Metal

Sprouting from the early 60's, Avant-punk of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, to the late 60's and the innovative Frank Zappa. Evolving from the...

Top Shelf Tuesday: In A Depeche Mode

  Since their humble beginnings in 1980 and their debut LP, Speak & Spell (1981) English synth-pop gods Depeche Mode continue to leave an imprint...

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Review: Pelican – Nighttime Stories

If you’ve ever familiarised yourself with the audible aestheticism and ethereal fingerprint of Post-Metal, you’d sure as hell know of the innovative...