RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)

Riff Relevant is seeking additional contributors! Do you have a way with words? Are you a music-addicted witty, metalhead who wants to write about their musical drug of choice? Are you looking to expand your network of music or writing-related opportunities? Then here is your shot.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)”

Oldschool Sunday: LIEGE LORD

LIEGE LORD

Beginning as a Judas Priest cover band using the name Deceiver in 1982, Stanford, Connecticut’s Liege Lord came to be in the year 1984. By the time the name change took effect, the band consisted of vocalist Andy Michaud, guitarists Tony Truglio and Pete McCarthy, bassist Matt Vinci and drummer Frank Cortese.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: LIEGE LORD”

SAFETY SWITCH ‘Forsaken’ EP Review, Stream & Free Download


From the state of Georgia comes a peach of a hardcore release, the four-track ‘Forsaken‘ EP from Safety Switch. The band is clearly a young, up and coming act as it seems their first offering was the Demo ’17 release, from earlier in the year.   Continue reading “SAFETY SWITCH ‘Forsaken’ EP Review, Stream & Free Download”

DEAD ASYLUM Declares ‘Death Always Wins’ With Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates


Vancouver, Canada’s Dead Asylum will release their sophomore album, ‘Death Always Wins‘, on June 2nd. The band seems to have really stepped up the songwriting and technical execution of their material since 2013’s General Carnage début.   Continue reading “DEAD ASYLUM Declares ‘Death Always Wins’ With Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates”

BROKEN HOPE Feasts With ‘The Carrion Eaters’ NSFW Video


Illinois-based death metal icons Broken Hope are gearing up to release ‘Mutilated And Assimilated‘ via Century Media on June 23rd.    Continue reading “BROKEN HOPE Feasts With ‘The Carrion Eaters’ NSFW Video”

MOUNTAINS ‘Dust In The Glare’ Review & Stream

A fantastic release that has somehow flown under my radar until now, Mountain‘s debut, ‘Dust In The Glare‘. Continue reading “MOUNTAINS ‘Dust In The Glare’ Review & Stream”

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For Rigor Mortis/Warbeast Vox BRUCE CORBITT


A crowdfunding campaign to assist vocalist Bruce Corbitt of Rigor Mortis & Warbeast fame has been launched.   Continue reading “Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For Rigor Mortis/Warbeast Vox BRUCE CORBITT”

EARTH CRAWLER (Feat. Ex-Forbidden/Testament’s Glen Alvelais) Share Lyric Video


I recently reported (here) on the resurfacing of former Forbidden/Testament guitarist Glen Alvelais in a new band, Earth Crawler.   Continue reading “EARTH CRAWLER (Feat. Ex-Forbidden/Testament’s Glen Alvelais) Share Lyric Video”