STEEL & STONE Fest 3 Reveals 2018 Line-Up: TEMPTATIONS WINGS, COFFIN TORTURE, COVENATOR, GREEN FIEND, BROAD RIVER NIGHTMARE & BUSTED CHOPS

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It’s official! The third annual edition of the STEEL & STONE Fest has been announced and its roster of acts revealed. Continue reading “STEEL & STONE Fest 3 Reveals 2018 Line-Up: TEMPTATIONS WINGS, COFFIN TORTURE, COVENATOR, GREEN FIEND, BROAD RIVER NIGHTMARE & BUSTED CHOPS”

GLACIAL TOMB – Khemmis Member Goes Oldschool Death Metal On Imminent S/T Release; Single Streaming


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

Khemmis guitarist and vocalist Ben Hutcherson is spreading his leathery, blackened, bat-like, metaphorical musical wings in the side project, GLACIAL TOMB. Continue reading “GLACIAL TOMB – Khemmis Member Goes Oldschool Death Metal On Imminent S/T Release; Single Streaming”

ALAN ROBERT’s [LIFE OF AGONY] Poster Design Selected For ‘The Nun’ Horror Movie By Warner Bros.

(Photo Courtesy Of Pierre Veillet)

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

Alan Robert is well known as the bassist in New York’s hardcore/alternative metal band LIFE OF AGONY, but did you know he is also a best-selling creator and illustrator? Continue reading “ALAN ROBERT’s [LIFE OF AGONY] Poster Design Selected For ‘The Nun’ Horror Movie By Warner Bros.”

WARREL DANE’s Sophomore Solo Album ‘Shadow Work’ To Be Posthumously Released In Oct. [Details]

WARREL DANE

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

On December 13, 2017, the worldwide metal community collectively lost the greatly talented singer WARREL DANE (Sanctuary, Nevermore). Continue reading “WARREL DANE’s Sophomore Solo Album ‘Shadow Work’ To Be Posthumously Released In Oct. [Details]”

NULL’O’ZERO Share Title Track Video For Upcoming ‘Instructions To Dominate’ Album

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

Instructions To Dominate“, the new album from Grecian metallers NULL’O’ZERO will arrive from ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records on July 13th.  Continue reading “NULL’O’ZERO Share Title Track Video For Upcoming ‘Instructions To Dominate’ Album”

CLUTCH Introduces ‘How To Shake Hands’ Official Video


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

U.S. rock legends CLUTCH will release “Book Of Bad Decisions“, the band’s 12th studio album, worldwide on September 7th via their own Weathermaker Music label. Continue reading “CLUTCH Introduces ‘How To Shake Hands’ Official Video”

DECEASED Unveil ‘Ghostly White’ Artwork; Album To Arrive From Hells Headbangers In Nov.


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

Long-running true underground metal legends DECEASED have revealed the album cover artwork for their anxiously awaited eighth studio album. Continue reading “DECEASED Unveil ‘Ghostly White’ Artwork; Album To Arrive From Hells Headbangers In Nov.”

MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album released last month through France’s Listenable Records. Back in Fall 2017, I was given a sneak peek at the cover art and was rendered breathless by it. Immediately guessing the art was by Nightjar of Adam Burke with that digital peek, the waiting had begun. Months of waiting in fact, for both that painting to be seen and for ‘Shadowlands‘ to be heard.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom”

SANG SARAH Announce Eastern U.S. Mini-Tour In July

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

U.S. underground grunge / alternative psyche rockers SANG SARAH have just unveiled the itinerary of an eastern U.S. mini-tour run set for July. Continue reading “SANG SARAH Announce Eastern U.S. Mini-Tour In July”

BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018

BACKWOODS PAYBACK

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

Pennsylvania’s grunge exuding, alternative rocking, sludgy maestros of sound, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, have just announced the details of their new studio album release. Continue reading “BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018”

KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song

(Photo Courtesy Of Cody Keto)

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

Following the demise of Agalloch in 2016, band members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums), united with ex-Giant Squid guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory and formed KHÔRADA. Continue reading “KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song”

Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

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

The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal.  Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart.  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”

Brann Dailor (Mastodon) Provides Vocals To Song Tying Into DC Comics Graphic Novel [Streaming]


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

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor has contributed vocals to a song titled “Red Death“, tracked for the upcoming DC Comics graphic novel “Dark Days: The Road To Metal”. Continue reading “Brann Dailor (Mastodon) Provides Vocals To Song Tying Into DC Comics Graphic Novel [Streaming]”

VESSEL OF LIGHT Share Further ‘Woodshed’ Album Details

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

After last month’s announcement of a sophomore album release [HERE] and video premiere from 2017’s smash super duo VESSEL OF LIGHT, we have some updates. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT Share Further ‘Woodshed’ Album Details”

VIOLATION WOUND (w/ Chris Reifert Of Autopsy / Painted Doll) Share Cuts From New Release

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

VIOLATION WOUND, the punk rock / metal band formed by Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Painted Doll, Abscess, Death) on guitar and vocals, released their new album, “With Man In Charge“, on April 27 via Peaceville Records. Continue reading “VIOLATION WOUND (w/ Chris Reifert Of Autopsy / Painted Doll) Share Cuts From New Release”