FATES WARNING Share ‘Awaken The Guardian Live’ DVD Details + Live Video & Trailer Clips

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

Progressive metal legends Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken The Guardian, in 2016. To celebrate this massive milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the Awaken The Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII.    Continue reading “FATES WARNING Share ‘Awaken The Guardian Live’ DVD Details + Live Video & Trailer Clips”

Video Of Mike Portnoy’s SHATTERED FORTRESS’ Full First Performance

Highly revered drummer Mike Portnoy, formerly of Dream Theater and now Winery Dogs/Flying Colors, etc., recently celebrated his 50th birthday. The main event of that celebration was a performance on the Cruise To The Edge outside of Tampa, FL. on February 7th.   Continue reading “Video Of Mike Portnoy’s SHATTERED FORTRESS’ Full First Performance”

Vocalist JESSE LEACH Returning To Roots With New Hardcore Project

JESSE LEACH

Singer Jesse Leach is one of my favorite vocalists in all of music… the man can do it all! From aggressive sonics to melodic, soulful crooning in bands like Killswitch Engage, Seemless, The Empire Shall Fall, Times Of Grace and his very first band, Corrin.   Continue reading “Vocalist JESSE LEACH Returning To Roots With New Hardcore Project”

MASTODON Premiere ‘Show Yourself’ Official Video; Announce Late Night TV Appearance


As Georgia-based progressive metallers Mastodon prepare to release their anxiously awaited new album, Emperor Of Sand (Reprise Records) on March 31st, we have an offering from them today.   Continue reading “MASTODON Premiere ‘Show Yourself’ Official Video; Announce Late Night TV Appearance”

ANNIHILATOR Announce First Canadian Tour In Two Decades

L-R: Rich Hinks (Bass), Jeff Waters (Guitar), Aaron Homma (Guitar), Fabio Alessandrini (Drums) Photo Credit – Jasmina Vrcko

Legendary thrashers Annihilator, led by their fearless band leader Jeff Waters, have announced they will be undertaking their first Canadian touring trek since 1993! This comes as the group is finishing up recording its sixteenth studio offering, slated for released later this year. They also have a scheduled appearance at Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival on August 3rd.   Continue reading “ANNIHILATOR Announce First Canadian Tour In Two Decades”