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]”

FEAR THE RIFF Second Annual Guitar Gear Expo 8/11 & Pre-Game Music Event 8/10 In Brooklyn, NY

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

THIS WEEKEND! The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Guitar Gear Expo is happening in Brooklyn, NY. Set to happen on Saturday, August 11th, at Brooklyn Expo Center – with artist signings, vendors, plus an Expo Pre-Game party on Friday night (Aug. 10th) at Saint Vitus Bar.   Continue reading “FEAR THE RIFF Second Annual Guitar Gear Expo 8/11 & Pre-Game Music Event 8/10 In Brooklyn, NY”

Drummer Joey Castillo Sitting In With The 8G Band On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Next Week


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

The dynamic drum legend Joey Castillo will be sitting in with The 8G Band this week on “Late Night With Seth Meyers“. Continue reading “Drummer Joey Castillo Sitting In With The 8G Band On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Next Week”

GREEN CARNATION Share Excerpt From Upcoming Doc/Concert Film ‘Last Day Of Darkness’ [Video]


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

Norwegian progressive doom band GREEN CARNATION will release Last Day Of Darkness, a concert celebration of their formative Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness album, on DVD/CD/Vinyl Prophecy Productions August 24th. Continue reading “GREEN CARNATION Share Excerpt From Upcoming Doc/Concert Film ‘Last Day Of Darkness’ [Video]”

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”

DEATH Documentary ‘Death By Metal’ Receives Long-Awaited DVD Release This Week [Video Trailer]


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

Death By Metal“, arguably the definitive documentary on DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner, will receive its long-awaited DVD release this Friday, July 6th, via MVD Visual. Continue reading “DEATH Documentary ‘Death By Metal’ Receives Long-Awaited DVD Release This Week [Video Trailer]”

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”

VICIOUS RUMORS Exclusive DVD Release ‘666 Years Of Blood, Sweat & Cheers’ Coincides With ‘Digital Dictator’ 30th Anniversary Tour


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

Long-running Bay Area metal machine VICIOUS RUMORS announce they will release a special edition DVD to coincide with the launch of an equally special tour this summer. Continue reading “VICIOUS RUMORS Exclusive DVD Release ‘666 Years Of Blood, Sweat & Cheers’ Coincides With ‘Digital Dictator’ 30th Anniversary Tour”

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”

GEORGE LYNCH’s ‘Shadow Nation’ To Receive DVD Release In August


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

Guitarist George Lynch is well upon his way to becoming one of the hardest working dudes in all of Rock ‘N Roll. Continue reading “GEORGE LYNCH’s ‘Shadow Nation’ To Receive DVD Release In August”

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”