LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video


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

Brooklyn’s Life Of Agony have just dropped their latest official video for the song “Dead Speak Kindly“.    Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video”

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]


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

After several months of rumors, speculation, and cryptic picture posts, The Smashing Pumpkins have officially broken their silence to announce their reunion.  Continue reading “THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”

WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates

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

The pioneering staple of noise rock experimentation, Sacramento, CA’s WILL HAVEN, are set to release their sixth studio album.  Titled “Muerte“, the new effort will arrive from Minus Head Records on March 23rd. Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent


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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release of their new album From Gold To Ash nears, Apostle Of Solitude are debuting an official video from the record.  Check out “Keeping The Lighthouse” below. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent”

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]


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

To do something new after decades in a comfortable situation – even when you could easily rest on your laurels – is the mark of a true survivor.  Guitarist Phil “Wizzo” Campbell, one of the two remaining members of arguably the most successful incarnation of Motörhead, has done exactly that. Continue reading “Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018

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

Capitalizing on the breakthrough success of their 2017 sophomore album “Burn The Ships” (Cuhmon Records), Blacktop Mojo have released an acoustic performance of one  of its songs.  Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018”

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives


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

On February 16, Swedish progressive / extreme math metal unit Letters From The Colony will release their highly anticipated debut album, “Vignette“, via Nuclear Blast Records. A new video for the opening track, “Galax“, can be seen below. Continue reading “LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: THE NECROMANCERS – ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1’ New Video; EU Tour Dates

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

The Necromancers have been diligently writing their follow up to their August 2017 release ‘Servants Of The Salem Girl‘ on Ripple Music.  Today we bring you an exclusive première of the new Official Video for their ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1′ track, plus a run of EU Tour and Festival dates coming this Spring.     Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: THE NECROMANCERS – ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1’ New Video; EU Tour Dates”

DOOL Deliver Stunning Official Video ‘The Alpha’; Announce EU. Tour With HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY


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

DOOL, the band whose name is derived from the Dutch word for “wandering”, released the full-length album “Here Now, There Then“, via Prophecy Productions just last year.  Since that time, the opus has resonated quite well with those that appreciate non-conventional music. Continue reading “DOOL Deliver Stunning Official Video ‘The Alpha’; Announce EU. Tour With HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY”

WOODHAWK To Undertake ‘Magnetic North Tour’ Of Canada; Official Video

(Photo Credit: Mario A Montes)

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

The Calgary, AB-based Woodhawk are announcing their 2018 Canadian “Magnetic North Tour” trek across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Plus, the trio will be  performing for their first time in Ontario and Quebec (dates listed below). Continue reading “WOODHAWK To Undertake ‘Magnetic North Tour’ Of Canada; Official Video”

SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video

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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release date of Sacred Leather‘s “Ultimate Force” nears, the band has premiered the “Power Thrust” official video.  Check it out below. Continue reading “SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video”

Vocalist Dan Nelson (BlackGates, Ex-Anthrax) Launches WOLFPACK BLACK; Teaser Video + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Nicole Harissiadis)

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

Singer Dan Nelson (DevilSize, BlackGates), who briefly fronted Anthrax from 2007 to 2009, has started up “a New York heavy metal band”.   Continue reading “Vocalist Dan Nelson (BlackGates, Ex-Anthrax) Launches WOLFPACK BLACK; Teaser Video + Live Dates”

NEGATIVE SELF Debut NSFW ‘Underneath The Wave’ Official Video; ‘Control The Fear’ Album Arrives In March


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

Sweden’s punk / thrash crossover Negative Self have premiered a new official video, the NSFW (due to profanity) “Underneath The Wave“.   Continue reading “NEGATIVE SELF Debut NSFW ‘Underneath The Wave’ Official Video; ‘Control The Fear’ Album Arrives In March”

WITHERFALL Debut ‘Portrait’ Official Video; Singer Joseph Michael Guests For Upcoming SANCTUARY Tour


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

2017 saw the release of the phenomenal introduction to the Los Angeles-based progressive power metal band Witherfall, via the “Nocturnes And Requiems” album. Continue reading “WITHERFALL Debut ‘Portrait’ Official Video; Singer Joseph Michael Guests For Upcoming SANCTUARY Tour”