INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared

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

Pioneering post-hardcore harbingers INTEGRITY and New Jersey’s trailblazing black metal entity KRIEG are uniting for a split release. Continue reading “INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared”

HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms


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

The Chicago-based band that embodies audio homicide, HARM’S WAY, have just unleashed a visual salvo of ocular intensity, “Last Man“. Continue reading “HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED


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

For last year’s Maryland Doom Fest, both Leanne [Ridgeway] and I ran pieces that took a look at some of our own individual “high priority” bands, ones we were especially excited to see at MDDF. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED”

ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests

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

Philadelphia’s finest phenoms for truly heavy psychedelia, ECSTATIC VISION, have just dropped a new official video for the song “Troublemaker“. Continue reading “ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests”

Riff Relevant Interviews: WOLFTOOTH; Plus S/T Album Review & Stream

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

This weekend brings you a dual-feature on Riff Relevant. This round, we have a album review from David LaMay of the debut full-length release from Indiana’s Wolftooth, and finish things out with a sweet interview with the guys in the band from Pat Whitaker.  If you’ve yet to hear the likes of Wolftooth, now is your prime opportunity to learn everything you may need to know. Sharpen those incisors, perk up those ears, and widen your eyeholes… Enjoy! ~ Leanne

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NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts


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

August 10th will see the release of a triple live album from NIGHT DEMON – in partnership with multiple global-wide record labels – titled “Live Darkness“. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts”

CLUTCH New Album ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ Out 9/7/18; Pre-orders On Sale TODAY; New Single ‘Gimme The Keys’


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

If you know anything about me, you know I’ve been a massive fan of Clutch for nearly half my life, starting around 1994. I’ve seen them perform live more than any other band on my long list of shows, and seem to enjoy the ever-living-hell out of most every release they’ve put out.  I simply like this damned band. Continue reading “CLUTCH New Album ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ Out 9/7/18; Pre-orders On Sale TODAY; New Single ‘Gimme The Keys’”

REDEMPTION ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ Album Set; Debut ‘Little Men’ Single

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

The L.A. progressive metal band REDEMPTION have announced they will release their seventh studio album on July 27th. Continue reading “REDEMPTION ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ Album Set; Debut ‘Little Men’ Single”

RED FANG / BIG BUSINESS / DEAD NOW U.S. Tour Announced; MONOLORD On Select Dates


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

Red Fang has just announced a fall U.S. tour where they will be joined by Big Business and Dead NowMonolord will support on select dates. Continue reading “RED FANG / BIG BUSINESS / DEAD NOW U.S. Tour Announced; MONOLORD On Select Dates”

GWAR Announces ‘The Blood Of Gods Tour’ w/ LIGHT THE TORCH; Offer V.I.P. Experience


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

RVA’s most cretinous creatures in all of profane existence, GWAR, have announced a run of new U.S. headline shows this summer and fall as part of “The Blood Of Gods Tour“. Continue reading “GWAR Announces ‘The Blood Of Gods Tour’ w/ LIGHT THE TORCH; Offer V.I.P. Experience”

SEX BLENDER ‘Hormonizer’ Review & Stream; To Play ELECTRIC MEADOW FEST 2018


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

From Lviv, Ukraine comes the subjects of our latest Review & Stream, SEX BLENDER and their 4/20 release, “Hormonizer“. Continue reading “SEX BLENDER ‘Hormonizer’ Review & Stream; To Play ELECTRIC MEADOW FEST 2018”

IGNITOR Premiere ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’ Official Video; To Play ALEHORN OF POWER X Fest In July


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

Austin, Texas’ classic metal-infused powerhouse IGNITOR have premiered their newest official video for “Haunted By Rock & Roll“. Continue reading “IGNITOR Premiere ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’ Official Video; To Play ALEHORN OF POWER X Fest In July”

SWORN ENEMY Announce ‘As Real As It Gets’ 15th Anniversary Tour; THY WILL BE DONE To Support

 

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

SWORN ENEMY, the NYHC crew from Queens, have just announced their plans for the “As Real As It Gets 15th Anniversary Tour” to celebrate the decade and a half milestone for the classic album. Continue reading “SWORN ENEMY Announce ‘As Real As It Gets’ 15th Anniversary Tour; THY WILL BE DONE To Support”

HARM’S WAY Sets PNW Dates w/ SOFT KILL Prior To Final Vans Warped Tour Trek


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

The lethal sonic homicide that is HARM’S WAY have announced a short run of live dates planned in the Pacific Northwest.  Continue reading “HARM’S WAY Sets PNW Dates w/ SOFT KILL Prior To Final Vans Warped Tour Trek”

CHRCH Share ‘Light Will Consume Us All’ Pre-Release Stream; EU. Tour w/ FISTER Underway + U.S. Dates Scheduled


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

CHRCH, the unique, Sacramento-based, psychedelic doom band, will issue their second full-length album this Friday. Continue reading “CHRCH Share ‘Light Will Consume Us All’ Pre-Release Stream; EU. Tour w/ FISTER Underway + U.S. Dates Scheduled”