SKINLAB Share First New Music In Nearly 10 Years

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

Reactivated San Francisco-based metallers Skinlab have shared their first new music since the 2009 album release The Scars Between Us. That new music arrives via the track “End Of Silence” which is streaming below. The song was produced by Steve Hold and the video for the track was made by Mika Whitfield. Continue reading “SKINLAB Share First New Music In Nearly 10 Years”

SEVEN SPIRES ‘Solveig’ Review & Official Videos


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

Funny that even with the pervasiveness of downloading, quick hits and instant gratification, the concept album seems to be flourishing. It certainly does in the hands of Seven Spires. Continue reading “SEVEN SPIRES ‘Solveig’ Review & Official Videos”

Carmine & Vinny’s APPICE Detail Their Shared Debut Album ‘Sinister’; Lyric Video

(Pic Courtesy Of Joey Wester)

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

For more than forty years, the brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice have individually established themselves as two of the world’s most renowned drummers. Carmine embarked on his journey behind the kit in the 1960s with Vanilla Fudge and with the likes of Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne from there. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, has worked with acts like Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, DIO and more. Continue reading “Carmine & Vinny’s APPICE Detail Their Shared Debut Album ‘Sinister’; Lyric Video”

LARES ‘Mask Of Discomfort’ EP Review & Stream


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

The 6-song “Mask Of Discomfort” EP is the official debut from Berlin, Germany’s Lares, released back in May. The band is relatively new one, formed in 2015 and now poised to instill curiosity in music fans with their first studio recording. The quartet comprising the band are guitarist / vocalist Flavio, bassist Jörn, guitarist / synths Lambo and drummer Chris. Continue reading “LARES ‘Mask Of Discomfort’ EP Review & Stream”

‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’: Second Installment Of Dimebag Darrell DVD/CD Showcase Announced; Video Trailer


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

It has been 11 years since the release of Dimevision Vol. 1 showed us all the multifaceted sides of the enigmatic musician “Dimebag” Darrell Abbot. At the time, music fans of the band Pantera were still reeling from his onstage murder in 2004. Continue reading “‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’: Second Installment Of Dimebag Darrell DVD/CD Showcase Announced; Video Trailer”