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: John Petrucci’s signature JP-60 and JP-70 guitars

For many aspiring rock and metal guitarists, John Petrucci of Dream Theater has been the benchmark of not only technique but also tone for...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Shred Dead Redemption Issue 3: Using Modal Fragments Melodically

Hail Shredders! Welcome to the 3rd installment of Shred Dead Redemption Whenever someone is being critical of fast heavy metal lead guitar you’ll often hear...

OVERDRIVE OZ ISSUE #12 – DARKCELL PSYCHO CIRCUS EDITION

It's not often Australia sees a festival with a strong focus on Industrial Metal, but that's exactly what you're getting in a few weeks'...

Overdrive Oz Issue # 30 – Overdrive Heaviest 100 Part 14

Modern Metal is well-represented in this week’s OVERDRIVE OZ, with barely an 80s-influenced riff in sight. Rather, our feet are, for the most part,...

Overdrive Oz Issue #45: Metal United Down Under Edition Part 8

Sydney-siders! Metal United Down Under haven’t forgotten about you. This week in our ongoing coverage of MUDU, we make our way back to a...

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