Geoff Tate’s OPERATION: MINDCRIME Announces U.S. & U.K. Tours Performing Conceptual Milestone For 30th Anniversary


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

Former Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate has announced tours in the U.S and U.K. to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his prior band’s landmark conceptual album, “Operation: Mindcrime“. Continue reading “Geoff Tate’s OPERATION: MINDCRIME Announces U.S. & U.K. Tours Performing Conceptual Milestone For 30th Anniversary”

TIAVARA ‘Delusional Tales Of Grand Intentions’ Album Streaming


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

Russian alternative metallers TIAVARA released their new album, “Delusional Tales Of Grand Intentions“, this past Friday, April 27th. Continue reading “TIAVARA ‘Delusional Tales Of Grand Intentions’ Album Streaming”

MONOLITH ‘Two Wolves’ Review & Stream


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

Ithaca, New York’s MONOLITH are back with “Two Wolves“, their first official release as a now full-fledged, legit band. Continue reading “MONOLITH ‘Two Wolves’ Review & Stream”

MASTODON Announce N. American Live Dates w/ DINOSAUR JR. & NETHERLANDS; Release New Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Jimmy Hubbard)

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

U.S. progressive metallers MASTODON have just announced a string of North American tour dates with Dinosaur Jr. and NetherlandsContinue reading “MASTODON Announce N. American Live Dates w/ DINOSAUR JR. & NETHERLANDS; Release New Video”

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Announces DVD Release For ‘Ocean Machine’ 20th Anniversary Show


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

Just this week, Riff Relevant reported news of the “Eras Part 1” Vinyl Box Set that is upcoming from Devin Townsend [READ] and now we have more news from him. Continue reading “DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Announces DVD Release For ‘Ocean Machine’ 20th Anniversary Show”

BOSS KELOID Share ‘Melted On The Inch’ Full Album Stream; Official Video


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

British progressive metallers BOSS KELOID just released their newest full-length album, “Melted On The Inch“, via Holy Roar Records on April 27. Continue reading “BOSS KELOID Share ‘Melted On The Inch’ Full Album Stream; Official Video”

Oldschool Sunday: MORDOR; Back With First New Album In 21 Years [Streaming]


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

RIFF RELEVANT recently reported [HERE] about the return of Poland’s MORDOR with their first new album in over two decades. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: MORDOR; Back With First New Album In 21 Years [Streaming]”

MONTE LUNA Announce U.S. East Coast Tour As Vinyl Release Nears


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

Austin’s two-man duo of absolute doom, MONTE LUNA, will be launching the East Coast leg of their U.S. touring trek in early May. Continue reading “MONTE LUNA Announce U.S. East Coast Tour As Vinyl Release Nears”

BURN THE PRIEST (Lamb Of God) Share Cover Of BIG BLACK’s ‘Kerosene’ As ‘Legion: XX’ Covers LP Nears


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

Lamb Of God, using their pre-L.O.G. alias BURN THE PRIEST, announced they were going to release an album of new recordings last month [read HERE]. Continue reading “BURN THE PRIEST (Lamb Of God) Share Cover Of BIG BLACK’s ‘Kerosene’ As ‘Legion: XX’ Covers LP Nears”

VIOLATION WOUND (w/ Chris Reifert Of Autopsy / Painted Doll) Share Cuts From New Release

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

VIOLATION WOUND, the punk rock / metal band formed by Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Painted Doll, Abscess, Death) on guitar and vocals, released their new album, “With Man In Charge“, on April 27 via Peaceville Records. Continue reading “VIOLATION WOUND (w/ Chris Reifert Of Autopsy / Painted Doll) Share Cuts From New Release”

CONFUSION MASTER ‘Awaken’ Full Album Stream; Official Video + Tour Dates

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

April 27th saw the Exile On Mainstream release of “Awaken” from the German existential psyche doom unit Confusion Master. Continue reading “CONFUSION MASTER ‘Awaken’ Full Album Stream; Official Video + Tour Dates”

PARADISE LOST Remastered ‘Believe In Nothing’ Re-Release Coming; New Lyric Video


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

Long-running U.K. Gothic doom band Paradise Lost have announced that, quickly following the recent re-release of their 1999 album, “Host“, Nuclear Blast will be re-releasing their 2001 album, “Believe In Nothing“. Continue reading “PARADISE LOST Remastered ‘Believe In Nothing’ Re-Release Coming; New Lyric Video”

ICARUS WITCH Announce New Singer – Andrew D’Cagna (Brimstone Coven) – With Video Single

(L-R: Jason Myers, Andrew D’Cagna, Quinn Lukas – photo by Shane Mayer)

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

In a totally surprising announcement (to me anyway), long-running Pittsburgh doom / power metal band ICARUS WITCH have revealed they have a new singer. Continue reading “ICARUS WITCH Announce New Singer – Andrew D’Cagna (Brimstone Coven) – With Video Single”

SKELETONWITCH Unveil New Album Details; Premiere First Single


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

SKELETONWITCH have revealed details of their sixth studio recording,  titled “Devouring Radiant Light” and hitting stores on July 20th from Prosthetic RecordsContinue reading “SKELETONWITCH Unveil New Album Details; Premiere First Single”

PHARAOH OVERLORD Streaming New Release ‘Zero’

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

Finnish psyche rockers PHARAOH OVERLORD are releasing their new album “Zero” today, April 27th, via Ektro Records / Hydra Head. Continue reading “PHARAOH OVERLORD Streaming New Release ‘Zero’”