ASCENDING DAWN Share Full Stream Of ‘Coalesce’ Debut


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

After some astounding press and recognition for their recent shared Lyric Videos, the incredible Ascending Dawn are making news yet again. Their mind-blowing début album, “Coalesce“, which I myself was so impressed by that I reviewed it in a detailed dissecting that can be found here, is now available for streaming.  Continue reading “ASCENDING DAWN Share Full Stream Of ‘Coalesce’ Debut”

KILLIAN ON COMMAND Benefit Set For Vio-lence Vox SEAN KILLIAN; Bands TBA As MORDRED First Confirmation


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

Most folks within the thrash and metal community are aware the Sean Killian, the vocalist for Bay Area icons Vio-lence, was recently diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis. It is caused in part by a genetic condition called hemochromatosis and he is currently a candidate for a live donor transplant. A living-donor liver transplant involves transplanting a portion of the liver from a living donor into a recipient whose liver no longer functions properly. Continue reading “KILLIAN ON COMMAND Benefit Set For Vio-lence Vox SEAN KILLIAN; Bands TBA As MORDRED First Confirmation”

SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Mistress’ Single Via Official Video

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

The Italian hard rock band with a name that seems at least partially inspired by Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut“, Supernaughty, arrive with a new single. “Mistress“, which is accompanied by the band’s official visualizer for the clip as well, can be streamed below. Continue reading “SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Mistress’ Single Via Official Video”

SONS OF APOLLO (Portnoy, Sherinian, Thal, Sheehan, Soto) Announce First US Live Dates Supporting Recent Debut Album


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

Sons Of Apollo – the new “supergroup” project with former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, RonBumblefootThal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) – will be hitting the road in 2018 for their first-ever worldwide tour, which kicks off in Tampa, FL on February 3rd as part of the Cruise To The Edge. The cruise will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya and once the cruise concludes, the band will be performing in Miami, FL on February 9th as part of the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Pre-Show party. Continue reading “SONS OF APOLLO (Portnoy, Sherinian, Thal, Sheehan, Soto) Announce First US Live Dates Supporting Recent Debut Album”

NAPALM DEATH Shares Unreleased 2014 Song ‘Nurse The Hunger’ Via Decibel Flexi Series

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

A previously unreleased Napalm Death B-side, recorded back in 2014, has now received an official release via Decibel magazine’s flexi-disc series.    Continue reading “NAPALM DEATH Shares Unreleased 2014 Song ‘Nurse The Hunger’ Via Decibel Flexi Series”

DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour


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

Iron Man vocalist “Screaming MadDee Calhoun has been actively making waves on his very own accord as a solo artist in the past couple of years. 2017 has been an especially good year for Dee as he recorded his second solo effort for Argonauta Records, “Go To The Devil“, this year. It is set to be released by the label in early 2018 and saw Dee joined on this album by his Iron Man bandmate Louis Strachan on bass. Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour”

WATAIN Schedule 2018 North American Tour; DESTRÖYER 666 Supporting


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

Contemporary Swedish black metal horde Watain have announced their plans to conquer audiences across North America in early 2018 as they embark on a headlining tour next winter featuring direct support from Deströyer 666. Continue reading “WATAIN Schedule 2018 North American Tour; DESTRÖYER 666 Supporting”

Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release


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

For their third official full-length studio outing within their near 20 year long legacy, Sweden’s Domgård are about to deliver the long-delayed “Ödelagt“. This lengthy, blackest of melodic metallic presences will be released this Friday, December 1st, on Carnal Records (a label partially run by Johan “Shamaatae” Lagher of Arckanum). The album happens to come almost a year after an originally planned release through the apparently now-defunct Daemon Worship Records. Continue reading “Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release”

HELLFLOWER ‘Orange’ EP Debut Review & Stream


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

I have always relished the role of a revelator when it comes to discovering a band, one that I believe are exceptional and worthy of attention, and sharing said band with other people. Today, I get to engage that enjoyment once again with news about the Andenes, Norway-based Hellflower. The band just released their four song EP début, “Orange“, on November 24th via Rob Mules Records. Continue reading “HELLFLOWER ‘Orange’ EP Debut Review & Stream”

ICED EARTH Announce North American Leg Of World Tour; SANCTUARY & KILL RITUAL To Support


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

In one of the freaking most Must-See tour announcements to be unveiled for early 2018 comes this magnificent revelation directly from Iced Earth‘s own Jon Schaffer:

Brothers and sisters! We are very aware at how impatient you have been getting about our North American tour announcement, but the time has arrived!! We will be seeing you soon in a very extensive USA/Canada run. Be there, it will be an awesome time for sure!Continue reading “ICED EARTH Announce North American Leg Of World Tour; SANCTUARY & KILL RITUAL To Support”

EMP Label Group To Resurrect COMBAT RECORDS


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

EMP Label Group, the record label begun in part by Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson, have announced they will resurrect Combat Records in 2018. It is most definitely a fitting pairing as Megadeth‘s 1985 debut album “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” was released via the label, which also had a part in a handful of the subsequent albums that followed from the band. Continue reading “EMP Label Group To Resurrect COMBAT RECORDS”

HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN To Release ‘Rei’ EP; Title Track Streaming + Tour Dates

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

The six man, Leeds, UK-based post metal collective known as Hundred Year Old Man have announced the follow-up to their critically acclaimed breakthrough single, Black Fire. The three song “Rei” EP will drop via Gizeh Records and Wolves & Vibrancy Records on January 26th and promises to ignite the inferno of post apocalyptic metalism.  Continue reading “HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN To Release ‘Rei’ EP; Title Track Streaming + Tour Dates”

AHAB Announces Final ‘The Call Of The Wretched Sea’ Full Performance Shows


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

Teutonic nautically-themed progressive doomsters Ahab have announced three shows to wrap up 2017, which will be the last time the band will perform their 2006 album The Call Of The Wretched Sea in its entirety. Their schedule is as follows: Continue reading “AHAB Announces Final ‘The Call Of The Wretched Sea’ Full Performance Shows”

Gorilla Pulp ‘Heavy Lips!’ Album Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Italy’s Gorilla Pulp is one of those bands that I managed to grasp onto from the near-beginning of their journey, as it was happening.  No catching up, no delayed reaction.  Now, having kept pace, here we go with the third chapter in their ongoing saga, with a few stops prior to our destination.    Continue reading “Gorilla Pulp ‘Heavy Lips!’ Album Review & Stream”

SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW

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

Kingston, New York’s Shadow Witch confirms the flight dates for their upcoming album, ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘.  The band’s second full-length is set for official release through Salt Of The Earth Records on December 15thwith pre-order available as of November 27th.    Continue reading “SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW”

CONAN Announce 2018 N. American Tour With Support From THE DITCH AND THE DELTA

CONAN

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

As the UK’s sludgeoned doom brutalists in Conan continue to work on their next studio effort.  The band has announced a full North American headline tour.   Continue reading “CONAN Announce 2018 N. American Tour With Support From THE DITCH AND THE DELTA”

PORTAL Share New Album Details; Track Streaming

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

JAussie dissonant death metallers Portal have unveiled the details of their eagerly awaited new studio album. To be titled “ION“, the 9-tracks of tumultuously bombarding brutality will be released on January 26th, 2018 via Profound Lore Records. Continue reading “PORTAL Share New Album Details; Track Streaming”

ATALA Will Issue ‘Labyrinth Of Ashmedai’ In January; Details

(Pic Courtesy Of Jenifer Stratton)

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

One of the most eagerly anticipated releases of 2017 will instead get a shot at making the Best Of ’18 lists it would seem. Of course we are talking about Twentynine Palms, California’s psychedelic desert dwellers Atala and their anxiously awaited new studio effort, “Labyrinth Of Ashmedai“. It will drop via Salt Of The Earth Records on January 26th Continue reading “ATALA Will Issue ‘Labyrinth Of Ashmedai’ In January; Details”

Oldschool Sunday: THE BLAMED

THE BLAMED (Then)

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

Christian Hardcore / Punk Rock band The Blamed had its U.S. roots planted between two states, Illinois and California when the band basically fired up in 1994 at the hands of its founder, the Cali-based Bryan Gray. From there, the band would release a string of volatile, posi-core albums that showcased their ever-evolving sound before disbanding less than a decade later. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: THE BLAMED”

SIKTH Share New Official Video For ‘The Aura’


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

UK prog-metal experimentalists SikTH are preparing to issue a deluxe edition of the band’s latest album, “The Future In Whose Eyes?“. Dropping through Peaceville Records on December 1st, the new enhanced format will include six new songs. In inclusion to the record’s original track list, this augmented edition now also contains the following:
Continue reading “SIKTH Share New Official Video For ‘The Aura’”