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”