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...

Top Shelf Tuesday: Goth Rock

Formed during the late 70's, goth rock branched from post-punk with acts such as Joy Division and The Cure. Musicians who set the mold...

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...

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....

OVERDRIVE OZ #10 – SCORCHING STEEL EDITION

Australia is host to a range of regular festivals showcasing our home-grown Metal talent, along with plenty national tours led by bands from all...

Weekend Review #2

Hey again! It’s once again time to check out some cool new metal for your weekend playlist, with your favorite Canadian. Let’s get started! Dungeonhammer...

3 Easy Ways to Harmonise Guitar Leads

“Wow, that lead sounds pretty good,” you say to yourself. Then, the other guitar comes in with the harmony. Your knees go weak, your jaw...

Gear Rundown: The Akai Professional ‘Phase Shifter’

In this week’s Gear Rundown, we’re going to have a look at a boutique guitar effects pedal that is definitely on the more esoteric...

A Beginner’s Guide to Metallica

History: Formed in 1981 in LA by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Metallica famously fired Dave Mustaine before hiring Kirk Hammett from Exodus and Cliff...

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...

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