How2Guitar with Ben Plant: How2Write a Chord Song in 4 Steps

Many musicians have an unhealthy fear of songwriting. The most common excuses I hear when I ask students why they aren't already writing songs...

Hidden Classic – D’Priest, Playa Del Rock

Any fan of 80s heavy metal has surely seen ‘The Decline of Western Civilisation Part II’.  Featuring bands like Megadeth and Chris Holmes from...

Weekend Review – Very Special American Edition

Happy weekend! For this weekend, I’ve got a very special edition of WEEKEND REVIEW! We’re on an American road trip, as it were, checking...

OVERDRIVE OZ #26 – OVERDRIVE HEAVIEST 100 PART 9

Here’s some Aussie Metal for your Labour Day long weekend Monday! Kick back, relax, and let these amazing bands rock your world. Or if...

How2Guitar – Giving Your Guitar Solos the Major (Pentatonic) Upgrade

Author Bio: Ben Plant is the space-faring guitarist from Hybrid Nightmares, the masters of progressive extreme metal renowned for their stage shows....

Overdrive Oz Issue #37 – Steel Assassins Edition

The steel rises again at Sydney’s Bald-Faced Stag! This two-day event will be an absolute celebration of Heavy Metal, with a killer line-up from...

The Art Of Touring With Xen Campbell Vocalist Of NE OBLIVISCARVIS

Welcome to “THE ART OF TOURING.” It’s great to have you here, reading along about the ins and the outs of the not-always wonderful...

Overdrive Oz Issue #38: Metal United Down Under Edition Part 1

Hot on the heels of Metal United Worldwide, Metal United Down Under returns in September with simultaneous events occurring across South Australia, New South...

Beginner’s Guide to Deep Purple

History Forming in 1968, Deep Purple started off as a progressive rock band, and were arguably always that, but as they drifted towards more and...

How2Guitar With Ben Plant: Technique Showdown: Alternate Picking vs. Sweep Picking

In the land of shred, nanometer adjustments to your pick, your picking hand or the strength of your stroke can make the difference between fitting...

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