THE DARK ELEMENT Featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen S/T Album Review + Stream; Official Videos


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

Singer Anette Olzon — unceremoniously let go from Nightwish mid- “Imaginareum” tour after powering that album and the equally majestic “Dark Passion Play” — has hooked up with guitarist / keyboardist Jani Liimatainen (formerly of Sonata Artica), bassist Jonas Kuhlberg, and drummer Jani “Hurtsi” Hurula in the new band The Dark Element. Continue reading “THE DARK ELEMENT Featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen S/T Album Review + Stream; Official Videos”

DREADFUL FATE Stream Just-Released On Vinyl EP ‘The Sin Of Sodom’


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

Sweden’s blackened thrash attack known as the 2017-formed Dreadful Fate are streaming their début EP, “The Sin Of Sodom“, here via Soundcloud today. Although originally issued on cassette, Norway’s Edged Circle Productions have just issued the vinyl format of it this week, on December 20th. Continue reading “DREADFUL FATE Stream Just-Released On Vinyl EP ‘The Sin Of Sodom’”

Limited 12-Disc Box Set ‘The Complete Collection’ From NEVERMORE Due In March


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

Coming after the recent news of vocalist Warrel Dane (also of Sanctuary) passing away from a heart attack, comes a strictly limited box set from his band Nevermore. Due for release on March 9th is The Complete Collection, a 12-disc box set covering all of the recordings by these Seattle-based innovators. Continue reading “Limited 12-Disc Box Set ‘The Complete Collection’ From NEVERMORE Due In March”