FLOTSAM & JETSAM Reveal New Album Title, Artwork, + Lyric Video As N. American Tour w/ HAMMERFALL Begins


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

There is a lot currently happening in the world of long running Arizona-based thrash metal legends FLOTSAM & JETSAM. Let’s take a look, shall we?! Continue reading “FLOTSAM & JETSAM Reveal New Album Title, Artwork, + Lyric Video As N. American Tour w/ HAMMERFALL Begins”

HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms


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

The Chicago-based band that embodies audio homicide, HARM’S WAY, have just unleashed a visual salvo of ocular intensity, “Last Man“. Continue reading “HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms”

RITCHIE KOTZEN-VINNIE MOORE-GUS G. To Unite For Fall U.S. Shows


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

Three living guitar legends – Richie KotzenVinnie Moore and Gus G. – have announced they will be uniting for a string of U.S. shows this fall. Continue reading “RITCHIE KOTZEN-VINNIE MOORE-GUS G. To Unite For Fall U.S. Shows”

KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song

(Photo Courtesy Of Cody Keto)

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

Following the demise of Agalloch in 2016, band members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums), united with ex-Giant Squid guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory and formed KHÔRADA. Continue reading “KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song”

KIX To Celebrate Iconic ‘Blow My Fuse’ 30th Anniversary With ‘Fuse 30 Reblown’ Release


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

Old-school rockers KIX have announced they will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic “Blow My Fuse” album with a very special release. Continue reading “KIX To Celebrate Iconic ‘Blow My Fuse’ 30th Anniversary With ‘Fuse 30 Reblown’ Release”

THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced

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

Metallic stoner / doom from The Holy Land…. kind of intriguing, is it not? Yeah, I thought so too, that’s why I’m here tackling this review today, in fact. Continue reading “THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced”

GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates

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

Portugese progressive sludge / black metal band GAEREA have just unveiled their official video for the impressive song “Catharsis“. Continue reading “GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates”

SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July


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

Polish psyche-doom / stoner metal crew SPACESLUG have just unveiled a visual feast to be experienced with a new official video. Continue reading “SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July”

HAUNT Share ‘Burst Into Flame’ Title Track & Release Date


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

The hotly anticipated full-length album from HAUNT, “Burst Into Flame“, will arrive through Shadow Kingdom Records on August 10th. Continue reading “HAUNT Share ‘Burst Into Flame’ Title Track & Release Date”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED


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

For last year’s Maryland Doom Fest, both Leanne [Ridgeway] and I ran pieces that took a look at some of our own individual “high priority” bands, ones we were especially excited to see at MDDF. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED”

BLACK BOOK LODGE Share Just-Released ‘Steeple And Spire’ Album Stream


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

Copenhagen’s BLACK BOOK LODGE have just released their “Steeple And Spire” album via Mighty Music on May 18th. Continue reading “BLACK BOOK LODGE Share Just-Released ‘Steeple And Spire’ Album Stream”

MELVINS ‘Stoner Witch’ & ‘Stag’ Seeing Vinyl Re-Issues In June

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

MELVINS have announced new Vinyl pressings of their 1994 album “Stoner Witch” and its 1996 follow-up “Stag”. Continue reading “MELVINS ‘Stoner Witch’ & ‘Stag’ Seeing Vinyl Re-Issues In June”

ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests

(Photo Courtesy Of Gene Smirnov)

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

Philadelphia’s finest phenoms for truly heavy psychedelia, ECSTATIC VISION, have just dropped a new official video for the song “Troublemaker“. Continue reading “ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests”

TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram


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

Omaha, Nebraska’s two man entity known as TETELESTAI recently released their official video for the song “The Dead We Do Not Mourn“. Continue reading “TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram”

Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)

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

After the release of Journey’s 1983 album Frontiers, the band’s guitarist Neal Schon and fellow guitarist / vocalist Sammy Hagar decided to make good on a longstanding promise to work together. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)”