GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”

SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

U.S. retro occult rock/doom band SON OF THE MORNING are premiering their “Left Hand Path” official video. Continue reading “SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records”

TERROR Share Single From Upcoming ‘Total Retaliation’ Album; Set Tour w/ HARM’S WAY, BACKTRACK, YEAR OF THE KNIFE, CANDY

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

September 28th will see the release of “Total Retaliation” from the Los Angeles based staple of USHC, TERROR. Continue reading “TERROR Share Single From Upcoming ‘Total Retaliation’ Album; Set Tour w/ HARM’S WAY, BACKTRACK, YEAR OF THE KNIFE, CANDY”

ACE FREHLEY Unveils ‘Spaceman’ Album Specifics & New Single

(Photo Courtesy Of Jay Gilbert)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Iconic, out-of-this-world musician, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, and former KISS guitarist, ACE FREHLEY, has revealed the details of his upcoming album release. Continue reading “ACE FREHLEY Unveils ‘Spaceman’ Album Specifics & New Single”

ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The highly revered progressive rock/melodic doom band ANATHEMA announced a short run of acoustic dates set to take place in the United Kingdom and Europe. Continue reading “ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour”

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The one man musical monstrosity that is AUTHOR & PUNISHER (aka Tristan Shone) has revealed details of an upcoming sixth album release, “Beastland“. Continue reading “AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The St. Louis, Missouri band SPACETRUCKER are sharing details about their upcoming new album ‘Smooth Orbit’, with an added Riff Relevant exclusive première. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album”

WAY OUT Stream New ‘Arc Of Descent’ EP Release; Live Dates


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Providence, Rhode Island’s new wave, post-punk, goth rock trio WAY OUT – Derek Knox (guitar / vocals / keys), Anna Wingfield (drums), and Nick Sadler (bass) – have just released a new EP. Continue reading “WAY OUT Stream New ‘Arc Of Descent’ EP Release; Live Dates”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]

NITZER EBB Circa 1988

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

British electronic/industrial entity NITZER EBB are a pioneering musical project that were creating popular EBM (Electronic Body Music) long before the term and genre even existed. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

San Diego’s GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST recently released their highly-anticipated second album, the aptly titled “Chapter II: Of Earth“, via Totem Cat Records. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II”

CABLE To Re-Release ‘Never Trust A Gemini’ Via Translation Loss Records; Update Instrumental Track w/ Vocals [Streaming]


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The long-running Connecticut noise metal / sludge band CABLE originally released their fourth studio album, “Never Trust A Gemini“, in 2003. Continue reading “CABLE To Re-Release ‘Never Trust A Gemini’ Via Translation Loss Records; Update Instrumental Track w/ Vocals [Streaming]”

OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Kent, U.K.’s progressive sludge band OHHMS announce they will hit the roads of their homeland with direct support from BOSS KELOID this October. Continue reading “OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour”

VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

From across the pond comes the Portsmouth, U.K.-based VICTUS and their newly-issued debut release, the “Sacrifice” EP. Continue reading “VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream”

OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Long-running Floridian death metal monstrosity OBITUARY have announced plans for an upcoming U.S. East Coast headlining tour. Continue reading “OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST”