NWOBHM Legends BLITZKRIEG Issue ‘Angels Or Demons’ Official Video; Upcoming UK Fest Appearances


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

Legendary NWOBHM band BLITZKRIEG have unveiled a new official video for their song “Angels Or Demons“. Continue reading “NWOBHM Legends BLITZKRIEG Issue ‘Angels Or Demons’ Official Video; Upcoming UK Fest Appearances”

GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas

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

TJ Maynard, bassist for Burlington, Vermont’s Ghastly Sound spent some time with Robot Dog Studio to do a video review of the Hyperion bass from Balaguer Guitars.  This is a pretty nifty thing and we’re premiering it today.    Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas”

Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]


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

If you are any sort of metalhead at least 20 to 25 years of age, then you probably know the story about the short-lived supergroup DAMAGEPLAN. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]”

URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream


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

Berlin, Germany’s URSULAR have just released their first proper, official recording, a 3-song self-titled EP. Continue reading “URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream”

SAINT KARLOFF Share Retro Unholiness With ‘Ghost Smoker’ Official Video; TWIN EARTH RECORDS To Issue Debut Album In July


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

From the Norwegian environs comes the retro stoner rock overlords SAINT KARLOFF and their incredible “Ghost Smoker” official video. Continue reading “SAINT KARLOFF Share Retro Unholiness With ‘Ghost Smoker’ Official Video; TWIN EARTH RECORDS To Issue Debut Album In July”

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”

ASG Wield Electric Wonder With ‘Lightning Song’ Official Video; Unleash New Record ‘Survive Sunrise’


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

North Carolina’s thick riff driven sonic manipulators ASG are currently dropping hard rock armaments all over the place. Continue reading “ASG Wield Electric Wonder With ‘Lightning Song’ Official Video; Unleash New Record ‘Survive Sunrise’”

WE ARE SENTINELS – Reveal Debut Details [New Project w/ Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth)]

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

WE ARE SENTINELS is the new project of former Iced Earth / current Ashes Of Ares vocalist Matt Barlow and keyboardist and pianist Jonah Weingarten (Teramaze, Pyramaze). Continue reading “WE ARE SENTINELS – Reveal Debut Details [New Project w/ Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth)]”

ZAO – Stream Remastered ’95 Debut ‘All Else Failed’ As Physical Formats Arrive; Sept. Tour Dates


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

Long running metalcore extremists ZAO are sharing an advance stream of their newly remastered 1995 debut, “All Else Failed“. Continue reading “ZAO – Stream Remastered ’95 Debut ‘All Else Failed’ As Physical Formats Arrive; Sept. Tour Dates”

New Round Of KING DIAMOND Pic Disc Vinyl Reissues To Include ‘In Concert 1987: Abigail’, ‘The Spider’s Lullabye’ & ‘The Graveyard’


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

As the ongoing series of picture disc vinyl re-issues of KING DIAMOND classic albums continues from Metal Blade Records, we have news of the next trilogy to receive the treatment. Continue reading “New Round Of KING DIAMOND Pic Disc Vinyl Reissues To Include ‘In Concert 1987: Abigail’, ‘The Spider’s Lullabye’ & ‘The Graveyard’”

BEGAT THE NEPHILIM ‘I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother Of The Blasphemy’ Streaming; Record Release Show + July Tour


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

Arriving this Friday, June 15th, from Unholy Anarchy Records is the debut album from BEGAT THE NEPHILIM titled “I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother Of The Blasphemy“.  Continue reading “BEGAT THE NEPHILIM ‘I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother Of The Blasphemy’ Streaming; Record Release Show + July Tour”

HAUNTED Premiere ‘Mourning Sun’ Official Video From New Release ‘Dayburner’

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

As the latest recording from international psyche-doom unit HAUNTED arrives, “Dayburner“, the band is also premiering a new official video. Continue reading “HAUNTED Premiere ‘Mourning Sun’ Official Video From New Release ‘Dayburner’”

REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER Share ‘World Of Inconvenience’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Live Dates

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

Regional Justice Center is the project of Ian Shelton, who plays almost every instrument on the new album “World Of Inconvenience“. Continue reading “REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER Share ‘World Of Inconvenience’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Live Dates”

STONEBRIDE ‘Animals On Display’ EP Review & Stream

The Zagreb, Croatia based band STONEBRIDE recently offered their latest studio recording, the “Animals On Display” EP, available for public consumption. Continue reading “STONEBRIDE ‘Animals On Display’ EP Review & Stream”

DEAFHEAVEN ‘Canary Yellow’ Single Release; New Album & N. American Tour Nears – Annc. UK/EU Tour w/ Inter Arma

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

DEAFHEAVEN have just dropped a new single, “Canary Yellow“, from their upcoming album release. Continue reading “DEAFHEAVEN ‘Canary Yellow’ Single Release; New Album & N. American Tour Nears – Annc. UK/EU Tour w/ Inter Arma”