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!
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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”

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”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]


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

With traceable origins dating back to the middle 1980’s as Iron Angel – to 1980, if you count their three year stretch under the moniker Metal Gods – this Hamburg, Germany band are a staple powerhouse at this point.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]”

EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates


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

The teaming up of two underground music trailblazers, NOLA’s sludge nihilists EYEHATEGOD and N.Y. hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, will occur for another round of shows this spring. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates”

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]”

BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut


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

Three musicians from very diverse origins have united within one singular entity bent on delivering sonic density. That collective operates as Bible Black Tyrant, which is vocalist / bassist / guitarist Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar), percussionist Tyler Smith (Eagle Twin), and guitarist / vocalist / soundscape engineer David S. Fylstra (KVØID). Continue reading “BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut”

PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates


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

As most people know by now, one of the most unexpected pairings in music, that of comedian Dave Hill and extreme metaller Chris Reifert (Autopsy) as Painted Doll, is well underway! Continue reading “PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates”

HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

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

Two of New York’s most enduring, revered bands are uniting on a 19-date U.S. tour spanning the Southeast, Midwest, and the East Coast…. HELMET and PRONG! Continue reading “HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour”

AMORPHIS To Tour N. America; DARK TRANQUILITY-MOONSPELL-OMNIUM GATHERUM Supporting


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

A four Euro band “super tour” has just been announced from the bands Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum. The quadruple bill of these amazing acts will re-take North American soil this September – October as Amorphis just finished recording a new album with producer Jens Bogren (release tentatively set for May).
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DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

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”