TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]


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

A pro-quality video of TESTAMENT‘s full live set from Wacken Open Air 2012 has surfaced and we are sharing it here with you. Continue reading “TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]”

JIRM Premiere ‘The Cultist’ Official Video; ‘Surge Ex Monumentis’ Out Now From Small Stone Records

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

Sweden’s heavy psyche rockers JIRM have just premiered their new official video for the song “The Cultist“.  You can check it out below. Continue reading “JIRM Premiere ‘The Cultist’ Official Video; ‘Surge Ex Monumentis’ Out Now From Small Stone Records”

UPDATE! VIO-LENCE Singer Sean Killian Recuperating From Successful Liver Transplant


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

We have a most welcome update to a story [HERE] we ran back in November 2017, about the then-ailing singer of Vio-Lence, Sean Killian. Continue reading “UPDATE! VIO-LENCE Singer Sean Killian Recuperating From Successful Liver Transplant”

DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV

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

This week saw the manifestation of the sophomore solo album from Dee Calhoun, titled “Go To The Devil“, arriving March 30th from Argonauta Records.  Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV”

THE SKULL Completes ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ Recording; Schedules Spring U.S. Headline Tour


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

U.S. doom band The Skull have just announced a planned U.S. headlining tour set for this spring, including a headline set at the New England Stoner and Doom Fest. Continue reading “THE SKULL Completes ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ Recording; Schedules Spring U.S. Headline Tour”

MESSA Make A Mess Of Pigeonholing On The Multifaceted ‘Feast For Water’ [Album Stream]


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

Feast For Water” is the sophomore studio album from Italian experimental doom quartet MESSA, arriving from Aural Music on April 6th. Continue reading “MESSA Make A Mess Of Pigeonholing On The Multifaceted ‘Feast For Water’ [Album Stream]”

AT THE GATES Release ‘A Stare Bound In Stone’ Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Ester Segarra)

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

As the May 18th, Century Media release of “To Drink From The Night Itself“, the latest album from At The Gates nears, a new official video has been released. Continue reading “AT THE GATES Release ‘A Stare Bound In Stone’ Official Video”

MOTSUS ‘Oumuamua’ Review & Stream


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

Belgium’s MOTSUS have returned with their first official full-length album via Polderrecords, the just-released “Oumuamua“. Continue reading “MOTSUS ‘Oumuamua’ Review & Stream”

WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest


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

Earlier this month, Riff Relevant shared the news of Bay Area-based metal extremists WOLF KING and their imminent album release, “Loyal To The Soil” [HERE]. Continue reading “WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest”

SLAYER To Issue ‘Repentless 6.66’ Vinyl Box Set In June

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

On June 6th, metal legends Slayer will release the “Repentless 6.66” collector’s box set, featuring all tracks from the band’s Repentless album on unique 6.66″ vinyl. Continue reading “SLAYER To Issue ‘Repentless 6.66’ Vinyl Box Set In June”

MELVINS ‘Embrace The Rub’ In New Official Video


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

The Melvins have released a  new official video for the track “Embrace The Rub” which was directed by Mackie Osborne, wife of the band’s frontman / guitarist Buzz Osborne. Continue reading “MELVINS ‘Embrace The Rub’ In New Official Video”

CASTLE Announces U.S. / EU. Tour Dates; To Play Maryland Doom Fest IV

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Castle

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

Multi-genre melding metallers CASTLE have announced a 12 date headlining trek across the U.S. including a performance at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest in Frederick, MD on June 23rd.  Continue reading “CASTLE Announces U.S. / EU. Tour Dates; To Play Maryland Doom Fest IV”

KING BUFFALO ‘Repeater’ EP Review & Stream; Currently Supporting THE SWORD On Tour


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

KING BUFFALO, the Rochester, New York-based psychedelic trio behind the recent “Repeater” EP release, are out in the U.S. supporting The Sword as we speak. Continue reading “KING BUFFALO ‘Repeater’ EP Review & Stream; Currently Supporting THE SWORD On Tour”

ANTHRAX & TESTAMENT Announce Off-Dates From SLAYER Tour


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

Two of thrash metal’s biggest acts, ones that represent the East Coast / West Coast chapters of the genre itself, will be conducting some off-dates from the upcoming Slayer farewell tour. Continue reading “ANTHRAX & TESTAMENT Announce Off-Dates From SLAYER Tour”