DOLLAR LLAMA To Deliver ‘Juggernaut’ In December; New Song ‘Nails’ Streaming


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

Portugal’s modern rock powerhouse Dollar Llama have shared news that their upcoming album release, “Juggernaut“, will land this December. The band are sharing the new song “Nails” from it now via an audio-only streaming Audition Video. Continue reading “DOLLAR LLAMA To Deliver ‘Juggernaut’ In December; New Song ‘Nails’ Streaming”

YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce ‘Burn Your Dead’ EP Coming; US Tour With APE MACHINE

 


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

Seattle-based bass and drum two-piece, Year Of The Cobra, have announced the next step in their sonic progression, the “Burn Your Dead” EP. It will be released through Magnetic Eye Records on October 27th and finds the duo of Amy Tung and Jon Barrysmith tackling new styles and new substance with vigor. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce ‘Burn Your Dead’ EP Coming; US Tour With APE MACHINE”

EMBER ‘271’ EP Release Details; RIFF RELEVANT Presents Visual Series Grand Finale Info


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

Our friends, and the subjects of our recent Riff Relevant Presents In-Studio Recording Visual Series, Ember, have news concerning their recent recording efforts. Their “271” EP will be released on November 12, 2017 through Doomsayer Records and promises to be the bands’ most focused and uncompromising material yet.  Continue reading “EMBER ‘271’ EP Release Details; RIFF RELEVANT Presents Visual Series Grand Finale Info”

KULT MOGIŁ ‘Portentaque’ EP Review & Stream


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

Poland’s relentlessly punishing death metal outfit Kult Mogił (whose name translates to “cult of graves”) are back with a new EP. “Portentaque” will be released by Pagan Records on September 29th and Riff Relevant is providing one of the very few full streams of the EP here. Continue reading “KULT MOGIŁ ‘Portentaque’ EP Review & Stream”

Punkers BIG MESS Streaming ‘Try To Enjoy It’ In Full Ahead Of Release


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

Copenhagen’s melodic punk rock band Big Mess are set to release their new album “Try To Enjoy It” via Indisciplinarian Records. It will drop this Friday, Sept. 29th but Riff Relevant presents it streaming in full today from Soundcloud. Continue reading “Punkers BIG MESS Streaming ‘Try To Enjoy It’ In Full Ahead Of Release”

BLACK WATER RISING Reveals ‘Electrified’ Album Art + Video Teaser; Pre-Order Launched


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

I have blathered on and on for years about how Black Water Rising are one of my favorite hard rock bands. Now I have reason to rant on some more about them as the release of their new studio album draws ever more close. Here’s what we have for you… Continue reading “BLACK WATER RISING Reveals ‘Electrified’ Album Art + Video Teaser; Pre-Order Launched”

PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Reveal ‘Sound Of The Wind’ Details; Lyric Video Debut


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

Italy’s incredible occult psyche-rock band Psychedelic Witchcraft are revealing details of their anxiously awaited new studio release. “Sound Of The Wind” will be issued through Listenable Records on November 3rd. It’s currently available for pre-order now at this location.  Continue reading “PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Reveal ‘Sound Of The Wind’ Details; Lyric Video Debut”

A DEVIL’S DIN ‘One Hallucination Under God’ Streaming In Full


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

Montreal-based psychedelic rock trio A Devil’s Din will issue their third official full-length album this Friday, Sept. 29th. “One Hallucination Under God” is the lysergic-laced long playing follow-up to Skylight (2016) and One Day All This Will Be Yours (2011). Riff Relevant is one of the few websites where you can stream this amazing album now, several days before its release. Continue reading “A DEVIL’S DIN ‘One Hallucination Under God’ Streaming In Full”

NEKROHOWL ‘Epitome Of Morbid’ EP Review & Select Song Streams


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

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based Nekrohowl are a band of young, hungry musicians that excel a crafting vicious, oldschool style Death Metal. After a Demo quality release in 2016, guitarist / vocalist Obliterator, bassist Sadist and drummer Warmonger return with their official debut release. Their 5-song “Epitome Of Morbid” EP will drop and detonate upon listeners come September 30th. Continue reading “NEKROHOWL ‘Epitome Of Morbid’ EP Review & Select Song Streams”

BLITZKRIEG To Release Ltd. Edition ‘Reign Of Fire’ EP; Details + Video Teaser


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

The NWOBHM veterans from the UK’s Blitzkrieg will release their 7″ vinyl EP, “Reign Of Fire“, on  on December 8th via Mighty Music. It will be made available in a limited edition of 500 copies adorned with amazing hand-drawn old school metal artwork by Lee Murphy. A sample of the EP’s title track is available for streaming via the video teaser by Geoff Dukebelow. Continue reading “BLITZKRIEG To Release Ltd. Edition ‘Reign Of Fire’ EP; Details + Video Teaser”

ROUGH GRIND ‘Four For The Road’ EP Review: Lyric Video


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

Jyväskylä, Finland is the home of the heavy rock / melodic power metal band Rough Grind who refer to their music as “Dark Roasted Rock”. It might just be a fitting tag too, especially once you’ve savored the flavors of their new EP for Inverse Records, “Four For The Road” (released Aug. 30). Continue reading “ROUGH GRIND ‘Four For The Road’ EP Review: Lyric Video”

AXEMASTER To Issue New LP ‘Crawling Chaos’ In November; Ltd. Edition 2LP Compilation Due In Oct.


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

Long-running Ohio based metal legends Axemaster are about to deliver a one-two punch of “then and now” type releases. The band has two different release items on their way in October and November that will make fans, old or new, as happy as can be. We will start with the new, modern material and work our way back from there, ok? Continue reading “AXEMASTER To Issue New LP ‘Crawling Chaos’ In November; Ltd. Edition 2LP Compilation Due In Oct.”

MORPHINE SOCIAL CLUB ‘Monolithic Gospel’ EP Review & Stream

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

Thessaloniki, Greece’s Morphine Social Club recently returned with their self-released “Monolithic Gospel” EP. Their sophomore outing is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 EP debut, Radioactive. That introduction was a well received one that opened a lot of doors for the band and fans have been clamoring for something new…and here it is! Continue reading “MORPHINE SOCIAL CLUB ‘Monolithic Gospel’ EP Review & Stream”

Pro-Video Of Entire HIRAX Live Set In L.A. Streaming

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

On September 15th, legendary US Bay Area thrashers, Hirax, performed at The Roxy Theatre Hollywood. They opened in the supporting slot, alongside W.Va. prog thrash act Byzantine, of the recently launched Sacred Reich30 Years Of Ignorance” tour. The full video from the show is now available below. Continue reading “Pro-Video Of Entire HIRAX Live Set In L.A. Streaming”

GALACTIC COWBOYS Premiere ‘Internal Masquerade’ Video; First New LP In 17 Years Imminent

(Pic Courtesy Of Stephanie Cabral)

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

Nineties era progressive rockers Galactic Cowboys and its reunited original lineup — lead vocalist Ben Huggins, drummer/vocalist Alan Doss, guitarist/vocalist Dane Sonnier and vocalist/bassist Monty Colvin — will release their first new album in seventeen years, “Long Way Back To The Moon”, on November 17. It will be issued through Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label GroupContinue reading “GALACTIC COWBOYS Premiere ‘Internal Masquerade’ Video; First New LP In 17 Years Imminent”

ZAO To Issue ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ EP In November; Song Premiere + Tour Dates


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

West Virginia’s long-running metalcore legends ZAO have announced a planned EP release for this autumn. “Pyrrhic Victory” is the follow up to 2016’s fantastic The Well-Intentioned Virus and it will be released on November 3rd via ZAO‘s own Observed/Observer Recordings.  Continue reading “ZAO To Issue ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ EP In November; Song Premiere + Tour Dates”

ALMOST HONEST Premiere ‘Appalachian Sasquatch’ Official Video


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

Our Pennsylvanian pals Almost Honest have just premiered a new Official Video for “Appalachian Sasquatch“. Check out the upright humanoid hilarity in the visualizer below. Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST Premiere ‘Appalachian Sasquatch’ Official Video”

MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream


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

Stockholm, Sweden’s Mourning Sign have resurfaced with a new 2-song offering for your listening enjoyment. The “Nest Of Vipers” Maxi-Single dropped back in late August and is creating some nice buzz in all the right places since. The band is currently composed of Robert Pörschke (vocals), Kari Kainulainen (guitars), Petri Aho (guitars/bass), Thomas Gardh (guitars/bass) and Henrik Persson (drums). Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream”

Oldschool Sunday: BLOOD DUSTER [Includes Break Up Announcement]

BLOOD DUSTER (Then)

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

The birth of Australia’s Blood Duster occurred in 1991 with Jason Fuller (aka Jason PC on bass), Anthony Barry (vocals and guitar) and Andrew Brown (drums). The band’s name was taken from a John Zorn song, “Blood Duster“, off his 1989 album release, Naked City. That 3-piece version of the band was short-lived as Anthony Barry was almost immediately replaced by Troy Darlington and Callum Wilson. By their own admission, they formed with the sole purpose of being more intense than other bands that were around at that time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: BLOOD DUSTER [Includes Break Up Announcement]”

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Reveal ‘Psychosis’ Details [Artwork + Track List]


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

Cavalera Conspiracy, led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera, will release their fourth studio album, “Psychosis“, on November 17th via Napalm Records. It was produced by their longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona. The cover art and track-listing can be viewed below. Continue reading “CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Reveal ‘Psychosis’ Details [Artwork + Track List]”