GREBER Share Upcoming ‘Cemetery Preston’ Album Stream; Canadian Tour Dates


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

The Cambridge, Ontario, Canada duo known as GREBER, bassist / vocalist Marc Bourgon (ex-Fuck The Facts) and drummer / vocalist Steve Vargas (The Great Sabatini), will release their new album this week.     Continue reading “GREBER Share Upcoming ‘Cemetery Preston’ Album Stream; Canadian Tour Dates”

DELIVERANCE Return With ‘The Subversive Kind’ In February; Lyric Video Streaming


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

Pioneering thrash metal legends Deliverance will return with their new album “The Subversive Kind” next month.  It will be released jointly through Roxx Records and 3 Frogz Records on February 23rd. Continue reading “DELIVERANCE Return With ‘The Subversive Kind’ In February; Lyric Video Streaming”

OCTOPUS Sign With Rise Above Records For ‘Supernatural Alliance’ Debut This March


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

Detroit, Michigan is not typically known for its retro-fueled, occult / psyche rock and roll but perhaps that is on the verge of change. Rise Above Records has announced their signing of Octopus (sometimes referred to as The Octopus). The label will issue the band’s full-length début, “Supernatural Alliance“, on March 30th. Continue reading “OCTOPUS Sign With Rise Above Records For ‘Supernatural Alliance’ Debut This March”

Reactivated A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Recruits New Guitarist & Drummer


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

The reactivated band A Pale Horse Named Death have announced the addition of new blood to the fold. Sal Abruscato recently got APHND up and running again after his departure from Life Of Agony.  Continue reading “Reactivated A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Recruits New Guitarist & Drummer”

CLUTCH Set Spring Tour With Support From RED FANG, THE BRONX, FIREBALL MINISTRY


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

News has arrived that the mighty Earth Rockers themselves, Clutch, will embark upon a headlining spring tour starting on April 27th in Chattanooga, TN.    Continue reading “CLUTCH Set Spring Tour With Support From RED FANG, THE BRONX, FIREBALL MINISTRY”

ZEKE To Release ‘Hellbender’ – First New Album In 14 Years; Sharing New Songs + Tour Dates

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

Seattle’s punk metal legends ZEKE have reported they will release their first album of new music in fourteen years! “Hellbender” is set to release through Relapse Records on March 30th. Continue reading “ZEKE To Release ‘Hellbender’ – First New Album In 14 Years; Sharing New Songs + Tour Dates”

WILL HAVEN Announces California Mini-Tour With FAKE FIGURES

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

Post-hardcore noise-mongers WILL HAVEN have announced they will undertake a Californian mini-tour this coming May. Joining them on the trek will be Fake Figures, a band featuring members of such notable acts as Atreyu, Hotwire and Scars Of Tomorrow.  Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Announces California Mini-Tour With FAKE FIGURES”

UPDATED! EMPRESS ‘Reminiscence’ EP To Arrive In February; Song Streams

(Pic Courtesy Of Shimon Karmel)

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

Vancouver is the place providing the doom / sludge world its latest band worthy of attention, Empress.   Continue reading “UPDATED! EMPRESS ‘Reminiscence’ EP To Arrive In February; Song Streams”

SMOKE HEALER ‘Highway Meets The Sky’ EP Review & Stream


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

It is no big secret that marijuana cultivation and the State of Kentucky in the U.S. have a symbiotic relationship established quite long ago.   Continue reading “SMOKE HEALER ‘Highway Meets The Sky’ EP Review & Stream”

Original MISFITS Announce First East Coast Show; SUICIDAL TENDENCIES & MURPHY’S LAW Supporting


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

After two historical shows, in Las Vegas and and Los Angeles, to close out 2017, The Original Misfits have announced their first East Coast performance. Singer / songwriter Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only, along with guitarist Doyle, will take it back to where it all began some 30+ years ago – The Garden State itself – New Jersey. Continue reading “Original MISFITS Announce First East Coast Show; SUICIDAL TENDENCIES & MURPHY’S LAW Supporting”

STONE Stand Strong For Hardcore On Upcoming ‘Inch Of Joy’ Debut; ‘Skeletons’ Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates

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

The five man wrecking crew from Milwaukee known simply as STONE have been absolutely crushing folks within the hardcore / metal / crossover scenes. Still a relatively young band, they have begun to quickly rise from among the ranks of underground music and are now about to make their unmistakable mark.

Continue reading “STONE Stand Strong For Hardcore On Upcoming ‘Inch Of Joy’ Debut; ‘Skeletons’ Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

ACT OF DEFIANCE Announces Spring Tour Supported By SHATTERED SUN


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

The technical metal machine Act Of Defiance, featuring former Megadeth members Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums), have just announced a U.S. tour. The band, whose roster is completed by ex-Scar The Martyr / Thrown Into Exile vocalist Henry Derek Bonner and bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), will be touring for their latest Metal Blade Records release, “Old Scars, New Wounds“. Continue reading “ACT OF DEFIANCE Announces Spring Tour Supported By SHATTERED SUN”

ANVIL ‘Pounding The Pavement’ Review & Stream

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

You can count on most Anvil albums to be like fast food – fun, filling, and usually at least an OK dinner option.   Continue reading “ANVIL ‘Pounding The Pavement’ Review & Stream”

WHORES. Premiere ‘Mental Illness As Mating Ritual’ Official Video; Announce Tour With HELMS ALEE, BUMMER & Stop At STUMPFEST

(Pic Courtesy Of Gaël Hervé)

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

ATL’s noise rock-wielding WHORES. have debuted their new official music video for the song “Mental Illness As Mating Ritual“. The track hails from the band’s latest album, the critically-acclaimed eOne Music release, Gold, and came along with a tour announcement (further below) too. Continue reading “WHORES. Premiere ‘Mental Illness As Mating Ritual’ Official Video; Announce Tour With HELMS ALEE, BUMMER & Stop At STUMPFEST”

Oldschool Sunday: SEA HAGS


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

During the 1980s, the previous decades’ birth of glam rock sort of came full circle with the meteoric ascent of glam-encased sleaze rock. Today’s Oldschool Sunday is going to take a look at the short-lived, one album wonder that is San Francisco’s Sea Hags. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SEA HAGS”