VICIOUS NATURE – ‘VII’ Album Review & New Official Video ‘The Silence That Kills’

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Ever heard of Cloven Hoof or Marshall Law?  If not, I’m shocked, as the former is a NWOBHM legend, and the latter churned out some of the best meaty power metal of the 90’s.    Continue reading “VICIOUS NATURE – ‘VII’ Album Review & New Official Video ‘The Silence That Kills’”

BLACKWÜLF Streaming New Album Release ‘Sinister Sides’

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

The eagerly-awaited follow up to the 2015 album from Blackwülf, Oblivion Cycle, officially arrived today, February 23rd.    Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Streaming New Album Release ‘Sinister Sides’”

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Two of our Riff Relevant writers enjoyed the Clouds Taste Satanic release ‘Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ so much that they both chose to cover it.  Taylor Waring has a brief review and interview with Steve Scavuzzo about the album, and Pat Riot has his in-depth review.  There’s also some photos from CTS’ show at Ode To Doom in NYC. Enjoy!    Continue reading “CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC”

GREEN LUNG ‘Free The Witch’ EP Review & Stream; ‘Lady Lucifer’ Official Video


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

From deep within the subterranean London, UK underground does rise the smoke-enveloped Green Lung and their “Free The Witch” EP début.    Continue reading “GREEN LUNG ‘Free The Witch’ EP Review & Stream; ‘Lady Lucifer’ Official Video”

MOURNING SIGN – ‘Homage To A Dying World’ EP Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

What underground metal type doesn’t remember that special little slice of the Swedish metal scene known as the “Gothenburg Sound”?   Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN – ‘Homage To A Dying World’ EP Review & Stream”

GOZU Interview w/Mark Gaffney & Doug Sherman; ‘Equilibrium’ Album Out 4/13 via BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE + NEW VIDEO PREMIERE

Cover Artwork: Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studio

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

I’ve been waiting a long time for this… GOZU has a new album ‘Equilibrium’, out via Metal Blade/Blacklight Media Records on April 13th.  Today, we have an interview with Marc Gaffney and Doug Sherman, who chatted about the new record, plus pre-order info, and are premiering a new video and audio stream!
Continue reading “GOZU Interview w/Mark Gaffney & Doug Sherman; ‘Equilibrium’ Album Out 4/13 via BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE + NEW VIDEO PREMIERE”

THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN


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

Columbus, Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have just unleashed the sophomore studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye“, via Argonauta Records this past February 16th.   Continue reading “THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN”

SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show


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

It has been just a little over three years since the Tri-State (TN., VA., N.C.) region’s Sang Sarah released their introductory EP, Lips Of Atomic Explosion. Since then, the band has remained active, although they have undergone some changes in their roster which we’ll get to in a moment. Continue reading “SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show”

Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

For the second installment of my ‘Label Limelight‘ column, I’m already switching the format (might happen each time, who knows)!  We have an interesting way to highlight the label, this time in an interview with Totem Cat Records owner Ewenn Padovan, by one of his newly signed acts – Great Electric Quest!    Continue reading “Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates”

VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


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

Named for the conquering Germanic tribe of old, Visigoth stakes their own claim to the old ways with their latest effort, “Conqueror’s Oath” (out now from Metal Blade Records). Continue reading “VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

CANDLE Stream Just-Released Album ‘The Keeper’s Curse’

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

Swedish epic heavy metal band CANDLE are sharing a stream of their just-released “The Keeper’s Curse” at this time. The opus arrived through international CD release from Fighter Records just this week, on February 21st (vinyl format to arrive later). Continue reading “CANDLE Stream Just-Released Album ‘The Keeper’s Curse’”

TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates


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

U.K. alternative rockers Turbowolf have just shared a new lyric video for a song from their upcoming album release, “The Free Life“.    Continue reading “TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates”

ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show


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

The supposed “meager duo” that is ORYX, guitarist / vocalist Tommy Davis and drummer Abbey Apple, are back with the next step in their aural evolution.    Continue reading “ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show”

WEEDPECKER ‘III’ Review & Stream

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

When it comes to truly psychedelic, mind-altering and otherworldly type music, one band stands head and shoulders over the rest.  None other than Warszawa, Poland’s WEEDPECKER, who recently returned with their third studio outing, “III“.    Continue reading “WEEDPECKER ‘III’ Review & Stream”

BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away


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

It has been a little under two weeks since we ran a quite informative article (here) on California’s Blackwülf and their upcoming new album, “Sinister Sides“. This anxiously anticipated new opus will arrive from Ripple Music on February 23rd. Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away”