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.)”

LAST IN LINE To Play The Forum In Hazard, KY. July 22nd; DULA Supporting


You could call them a “supergroup” and it would be absolutely legitimate and applicable. Last In Line is the stellar hard rock act that was originally begun as a tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio by former members of his band.  At the time of the band’s inception, guitarist Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), bassist Jimmy Bain (Rainbow), and drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath) were eager to share the music from their years in the band DIO. The trio were integral players on the first three DIO studio albums, Holy Diver (1993), Last In Line (1984) and Sacred Heart (1985). Eventually recruiting vocalist Andrew Freeman (Hurricane, Lynch Mob) into the fold, Last In Line transformed into a bonafide working band with their 2014 studio debut of all original material, Heavy Crown. Continue reading “LAST IN LINE To Play The Forum In Hazard, KY. July 22nd; DULA Supporting”

VALLENFYRE Issue ‘An Apathetic Grave’ Lyric Video


And what an apathetic grave it is indeed! The track hails from Vallenfyre‘s upcoming third album release, Fear Those That Fear Him. The song is presented via a lyric video chock full of grotesque visuals while the track itself is a crushing cut of deathly doom. Continue reading “VALLENFYRE Issue ‘An Apathetic Grave’ Lyric Video”

THE BLEEDING ‘Rites Of Absolution’ Streaming In Full

London, UK’s thrashened death metal band The Bleeding are streaming their just released new album, ‘Rites Of Absolution‘.   Continue reading “THE BLEEDING ‘Rites Of Absolution’ Streaming In Full”

Oldschool Sunday: EXTREMA

EXTREMA

Extrema are a thrash metal band from Milan, Italy that formed in 1986 and are still highly active at this time. The band’s initial lineup included guitarist Tommy Massara, vocalist/guitarist Andrea Boria, bassist Luca Varisco, and drummer Stefano Bullegas. They are considered by many people to be Italy’s first real, valid thrash band.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: EXTREMA”

Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017


If nothing affects my current plans, I will be attending this year’s Maryland Doom Festival for my third year.   Continue reading “Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017”

Argonauta Records Reveals Details Of Sophomore Solo LP From DEE CALHOUN; Video Teaser


After the wide-ranging success of his début solo release Rotgut, Iron Man vocalist ‘Screaming Mad’ Dee Calhoun will return with his second solo album later in 2017. The effort is to be titled ‘Go To The Devil‘ and will be released through Italy’s Argonauta Records once again.   Continue reading “Argonauta Records Reveals Details Of Sophomore Solo LP From DEE CALHOUN; Video Teaser”

INTEGRITY Unveil Details On New Album; Share Video


Experimental Post-Hardcore icons Integrity have announced they will return with a new studio offering on July 14th. The band’s 12th release overall is titled ‘Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume‘ and it will be issued via Relapse Records. The album, which celebrates the 30th year of the band’s existence, will be made available on CD/2xLP/Deluxe 3xLP/CS/Digital formats. Continue reading “INTEGRITY Unveil Details On New Album; Share Video”