SEPTAGON Detail Upcoming Cruz Del Sur Music Release ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’; Debut Lyric Video

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

German power metallers SEPTAGON have unveiled the details for their upcoming sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “SEPTAGON Detail Upcoming Cruz Del Sur Music Release ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’; Debut Lyric Video”

ZAO Share Single From Upcoming Split w/ YASHIRA; Both Joined By THE ATLAS MOTH On Sept. Tour


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

Long running underground metalcore mavens ZAO have teamed up with YASHIRA on a new split 7″ EP to be issued via Mind Over Matter Records. Continue reading “ZAO Share Single From Upcoming Split w/ YASHIRA; Both Joined By THE ATLAS MOTH On Sept. Tour”

PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream


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

This past Friday, September 14th, saw the German band PRAISE THE PLAGUE unleash their six song début, ‘Antagonist‘, via Black Omega Recordings. Continue reading “PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream”

JESUS PIECE Taking Live Mission To Japan For December Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Amy Ha)

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

Philadelphia’s brutal band of decimating sonic savagery, JESUS PIECE, are taking their traveling road show of PAHC to the land of the rising sun. Continue reading “JESUS PIECE Taking Live Mission To Japan For December Tour”

ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates

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

I am someone that obviously enjoys a kick ass rock band, especially one that unleashes an album that absolutely impresses me right from the start.    Continue reading “ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates”

UADA Announce N. American ‘The Blood Sand Ash Tour’ w/ PANZERFAUST, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT & BANE

(Photo Courtesy Of Cody Ålund)

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

Portland, Oregon’s atmospheric black metallers UADA announce the looming launch of a North American live trek, one dubbed “The Blood Sand Ash Tour“. Continue reading “UADA Announce N. American ‘The Blood Sand Ash Tour’ w/ PANZERFAUST, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT & BANE”

ABHORRENCE Return With EP Via Svart Records; First New Record Since 1991 [Stream]

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

This past Friday, September 14th, saw a truly impressive event occur when Finland’s ABHORRENCE returned with their first new recording in 27 years! Continue reading “ABHORRENCE Return With EP Via Svart Records; First New Record Since 1991 [Stream]”

FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream


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

By this time, it is an obvious observation that the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has birthed a genre of metal that’s pretty much exclusive to the region. Continue reading “FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream”

BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set

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

Prepare to get excited, as this week will see the arrival of the thirteenth studio album from singer and multi-instrumentalist, BRANT BJORK.   Continue reading “BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set”

CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

From Urbana, Illinois comes what appears to be the first official recorded offering from CRYSTAL WARLOCK, the ‘Gamma Trip‘ EP. Continue reading “CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

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

The U.K.’s atmospherically progressive sludge unit OHHMS announce their sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears”

STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Parisian power trio STARMONGER are back with the ‘Revelation III‘ EP, the third installment of their ongoing trilogy of Revelation releases. Continue reading “STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream”

THE PRIMALS Issue Debut Album ‘All Love Is True Love’ Via Southern Lord Records [Stream]

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

THE PRIMALS, the L.A.-based punk/alternative rock band helmed by Darkest Hour’s John Henry, are delivering their début album this week. Continue reading “THE PRIMALS Issue Debut Album ‘All Love Is True Love’ Via Southern Lord Records [Stream]”

THE SKULL Share Full Album Stream Of ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’


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

Anticipation has been riding high for the sophomore album release from doom unit THE SKULL, ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark‘. Continue reading “THE SKULL Share Full Album Stream Of ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’”

CIRCUS OF POWER Premiere ‘Princess Of Mars’ Official Video; Issue New Non-Album Single [Streaming]

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

It was just last year (2017) that saw the studio resurrection of CIRCUS OF POWER via their first new full-length in 25 years, ‘Four‘. Continue reading “CIRCUS OF POWER Premiere ‘Princess Of Mars’ Official Video; Issue New Non-Album Single [Streaming]”