ARTEAGA ‘Vol. II Dios Sol’ Review & Stream


I like stoner doom. Fuzzy, mile-wide riffs, dense rhythms, crushing drums… surely you know what I’m talking about. Of course, the vocals matter, too, but in some cases, the native tongue those vocals are in doesn’t.   Continue reading “ARTEAGA ‘Vol. II Dios Sol’ Review & Stream”

METALIAN – New ‘Midnight Rider’ Album Review, Full Stream

Metalian new release ‘Midnight Rider’, just dropped on May 22nd. It’s available via Bandcamp (Digital-Only). Our new Riff Relevant Staff Writer David LaMay has a rundown on this new album! — Leanne Ridgeway, Chief Editor. Continue reading “METALIAN – New ‘Midnight Rider’ Album Review, Full Stream”

EGYPT Reveals ‘Cracks And Lines’ Details; Pre-Order & EU. Tour

Fargo’s fantastically phenomenal Egypt have shared further details of their upcoming new album release, ‘Cracks And Lines‘. Set for June 20th. The five song effort is sure to further build upon the band’s well-respected legacy thus far.   Continue reading “EGYPT Reveals ‘Cracks And Lines’ Details; Pre-Order & EU. Tour”

ABANDONED SOULS ‘Make It Last’ EP Review; Song Stream; Tour Dates

London, Ontario’s Abandoned Souls recently returned via a new EP release, the five-song ‘Make It Last‘ from their own indie, Fiend Records. Dropped back at the end of April, the effort is the follow-up to 2014’s Insightful Minds At Ease.   Continue reading “ABANDONED SOULS ‘Make It Last’ EP Review; Song Stream; Tour Dates”

VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE


Days after an incredible performance at the Blackest Of The Black fest in Silverado, CA, Venom Inc. have announced a full-on North American live assault. Dubbed the Blood Stained Earth Tour, extreme metal bands Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence will provide direct support.  Continue reading “VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE”

Itinerary Of SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD & BEHEMOTH N.A. Tour Issued; Video


Slayer have launched a new video announcement for their upcoming North American tour with Lamb Of God and Behemoth.   Continue reading “Itinerary Of SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD & BEHEMOTH N.A. Tour Issued; Video”

TODAY IS THE DAY Announce ‘Temple Of The Morning Star’ 20th Anniversary Tour

Extreme musical assassins Today Is The Day have announced they will undertake a North American tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ‘Temple Of The Morning Star‘ album.   Continue reading “TODAY IS THE DAY Announce ‘Temple Of The Morning Star’ 20th Anniversary Tour”

GENGHIS CHRON ‘Demos’ Review, Stream & NYP Item


The five-man entity Genghis Chron appropriately hail from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Not only is their own name a catchy punner, but their home is befitting for the band’s own thunderous sound. That sound is one that channels some thickly sticky Stoner Rock specialness indeed. I say that based on the band’s late January offering, the two-song ‘Demos‘.   Continue reading “GENGHIS CHRON ‘Demos’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

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”

PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting


Before they release the complete details of their upcoming album release ‘Medusa‘ (Nuclear Blast, Sept.), UK doom legends Paradise Lost will undertake a European tour.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting”

BLACKSHEEP ‘Weather Report’ EP Review, Stream & Video Debut


From Bucharest, Romania comes the new three-song offering from Blacksheep, ‘Weather Report‘. Released a little over a week ago, this forecast bodes heavy metallic storms and hard rock thunder a’ plenty is headed your way.   Continue reading “BLACKSHEEP ‘Weather Report’ EP Review, Stream & Video Debut”

MOONSHINER S/T Demo Review

From Sylhet, Bangladesh comes the two-man duo of groovened stoner doom, Moonshiner, and their 2 track self-titled demo. The project has only been at it since the middle of 2016, but Ruzlan (Necrolepsy) and Muttaki Shafayet (Psychotron, Necrolepsy) are ready to unleash their beast on the masses.     Continue reading “MOONSHINER S/T Demo Review”

KING BUFFALO – Announce N.A./EU Tour & Fest Dates (w/Elder, Weedeater, more!)

King Buffalo

(by Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor of RiffRelevant.com)

King Buffalo have announced a slew of tour and festival dates in Europe and North America. Starting early June on a few dates Weedeater and continuing through early Fall on an extensive round of shows with Elder.  Continue reading “KING BUFFALO – Announce N.A./EU Tour & Fest Dates (w/Elder, Weedeater, more!)”

Ruling Delivered In Court Battle Over ENTOMBED Name

As you may or  may not know, there has been a long running court battle over the rights to the Entombed band name in recent years.   Continue reading “Ruling Delivered In Court Battle Over ENTOMBED Name”