Pro-Shot Video Of Entire DIRKSCHNEIDER Live Set At Summer Breeze 2018

(Photo Courtesy Of Michael “Maikel” Pander)

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

WDR Rockpalast has shared their professionally filmed video of DIRKSCHNEIDER – featuring frontman Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-Accept) – live at Summer Breeze 2018 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Continue reading “Pro-Shot Video Of Entire DIRKSCHNEIDER Live Set At Summer Breeze 2018”

BEiTTHEMEANS ‘Alabama Calling’ EP Coming; Premiere Song + Official Video


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

2018 is quickly shaping up as the year of BEiTTHEMEANS, as the band is burning through happenings faster than a Georgia Pine soaked in kerosene. Continue reading “BEiTTHEMEANS ‘Alabama Calling’ EP Coming; Premiere Song + Official Video”

Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE

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

The birth of Arlington, Texas’ GAMMACIDE occurred in 1986, out of the ashes of the disbanding Warlock. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE”

DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’

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

The RVA-based heavy psych-doom band DRUGLORD announce their return to the studio release arena with their first new album in four years. Continue reading “DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’”

HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]


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

Legendary German power metal band HELLOWEEN announce a Vinyl Box Set consisting of the band’s early albums is due to arrive this September. Continue reading “HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]”

TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream


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

Finland’s TARPIT ORCHESTRA return to the stoner/hard rock radar with their newly-released three song EP, “Songs About Dragons“. Continue reading “TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream”

Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin & Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck Are THE THREE TREMORS; S/T Debut Imminent

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

A trio of heavy metal’s most powerful, recognizable and revered vocalists are uniting under the banner of THE THREE TREMORS. Continue reading “Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin & Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck Are THE THREE TREMORS; S/T Debut Imminent”

GENERATION AXE (Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, Abasi) To Issue Live Album; Annc. N. American Tour


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

The touring guitar hero collective GENERATION AXESteve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi – announce a live album release. Continue reading “GENERATION AXE (Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, Abasi) To Issue Live Album; Annc. N. American Tour”

APE MACHINE Return With ‘Darker Seas’ In September Via Ripple Music


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

Portland, Oregon’s gritty, heavy rock band APE MACHINE will make their anxiously awaited recorded return with the band’s fifth studio album this Fall. Continue reading “APE MACHINE Return With ‘Darker Seas’ In September Via Ripple Music”

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Annc. Sophomore Release ‘I See What I Became’ [Video Trailer]

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

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE, the dark experimental, psych-industrial duo of Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder) and Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Minsk), announce their second album. Continue reading “MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Annc. Sophomore Release ‘I See What I Became’ [Video Trailer]”

RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream


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

From Vancouver, WA. comes something we could use a lot more of here in the United States, a true, dyed-in-the-wool, traditional metal band, RECKER. Continue reading “RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream”

SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show

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

Rochester, NY’s genre mashing atrocity SULACO are doin’ it (and doin’ it) once again as only they can with an imminent new album offering. Continue reading “SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show”

EYEHATEGOD & THE OBSESSED Announce U.S. Tour

In what should unquestionably be a highly popular touring trek, two of the underground musical world’s biggest acts are uniting together for a U.S. jaunt. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & THE OBSESSED Announce U.S. Tour”

GHASTLY SOUND Emit New ‘Crippler Crossface’ Single + Official Video; Appearing At Psycho Las Vegas


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

Vermont’s GHASTLY SOUND have unveiled a new single, “Crippler Crossface“, along with its subsequent official video.  Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND Emit New ‘Crippler Crossface’ Single + Official Video; Appearing At Psycho Las Vegas”

GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

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

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”