HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour


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

Nashville’s critically-acclaimed psyche / space rock band HOWLING GIANT have contributed a Pink Floyd cover to a tribute compilation coming from Magnetic Eye Records. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour”

Oldschool Sunday: LIZZY BORDEN [To Release First New Album In Over A Decade: ‘My Midnight Things’]

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

It is a somewhat daunting task to tackle the story of the long-running Los Angeles metal band LIZZY BORDEN, who are now in their 35th year of activity. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: LIZZY BORDEN [To Release First New Album In Over A Decade: ‘My Midnight Things’]”

GYGAX To Support LIGHT THIS CITY On Upcoming West Coast Trek

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

GYGAX, the band born out of the ashes of Gypsyhawk, have announced they will be supporting Light This City on an upcoming West Coast trek. Continue reading “GYGAX To Support LIGHT THIS CITY On Upcoming West Coast Trek”

CLUTCH Reveals Title Of New Studio Album & Tentative Release Date


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

Unless you’ve been dwelling under a rock out in the middle of nowhere, you are aware that CLUTCH have been working on a new studio album.  Continue reading “CLUTCH Reveals Title Of New Studio Album & Tentative Release Date”

GoFundMe Launched As Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Vocalist Brett Hoffman Receives Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis


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

News arrives today that former Malevolent Creation vocalist Brett Hoffman (also of Fire For EffectDown The Drain) has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Continue reading “GoFundMe Launched As Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Vocalist Brett Hoffman Receives Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis”

FOTOCRIME Share Details Of Full-Length Debut ‘Principle Of Pain’; Stream New Song + Tour Dates

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

One of the more unique, interesting bands to surface in the last couple years, one with ties to my old Kentucky home, unveil details of their debut full-length. Continue reading “FOTOCRIME Share Details Of Full-Length Debut ‘Principle Of Pain’; Stream New Song + Tour Dates”

BANG ‘The Best Of Bang’ – Legacy Defining Best Of Collection Streaming


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

Philedelphia’s BANG are one of most important bands in the history of rock and roll. There, I said it and you read it right. Continue reading “BANG ‘The Best Of Bang’ – Legacy Defining Best Of Collection Streaming”

FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS Festival Final Roster Announced; Includes WOVENHAND, WAYFARER, PANOPTICON, KRALLICE & More


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

The Rocky Mountains-based outdoor metal gathering FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS Festival has expanded beyond its DIY roots into an official two-day event this summer, announcing the remaining bands for the festival’s complete lineup. Continue reading “FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS Festival Final Roster Announced; Includes WOVENHAND, WAYFARER, PANOPTICON, KRALLICE & More”

DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release ‘Eras Part 1’ Vinyl Collection Box Set


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

Progressive metal entity Devin Townsend announces a collection of his recordings on vinyl, some in such a format for the very first time. Continue reading “DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release ‘Eras Part 1’ Vinyl Collection Box Set”

HAGGARD CAT Share Stream Of Debut Album ‘Challenger’; U.K. Live Dates


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

Haggard Cat, the U.K.-based duo featuring Matt Reynolds and Tom Marsh from the band Heck, have just dropped their debut album, “Challenger“. Continue reading “HAGGARD CAT Share Stream Of Debut Album ‘Challenger’; U.K. Live Dates”

SCORPIONS Announce 4 U.S. Shows With QUEENSRŸCHE During ‘Crazy World Tour’


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

Legendary German rockers Scorpions have updated their ongoing Crazy World Tour itinerary with the announcement of four special U.S. shows. Continue reading “SCORPIONS Announce 4 U.S. Shows With QUEENSRŸCHE During ‘Crazy World Tour’”

KAMELOT ‘The Shadow Theory’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

If Broadway as an entity ever went looking for a house heavy metal band, they would need look no further than Kamelot. Continue reading “KAMELOT ‘The Shadow Theory’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

KHEMMIS Begins Pre-Order For ‘Desolation’ Album; Debut New Official Video + Live Dates

(Photo By Alvino Salcedo/Pale With Decay)

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

The Colorado-based progressive doom band KHEMMIS have revealed details of their upcoming album release, “Desolation“. Continue reading “KHEMMIS Begins Pre-Order For ‘Desolation’ Album; Debut New Official Video + Live Dates”

WILD HUNT Streaming Today’s ‘Afterdream Of The Reveller’ Release


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

California-based extreme metallers WILD HUNT are releasing their new album, “Afterdream Of The Reveller“, today, April 20th through Vendetta Records. Continue reading “WILD HUNT Streaming Today’s ‘Afterdream Of The Reveller’ Release”

ORANGE GOBLIN Reveal ‘The Wolf Bites Back’ Details; ‘Sons Of Salem’ Single Premieres

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

The UK’s ORANGE GOBLIN have unveiled more details of their new studio album, “The Wolf Bites Back“. Continue reading “ORANGE GOBLIN Reveal ‘The Wolf Bites Back’ Details; ‘Sons Of Salem’ Single Premieres”