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”

CIRCLE OF DUST – Career Spanning ‘Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust’ Doc Arrives [Trailer]

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

September 21st saw the arrival of ‘Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust‘, a career-spanning documentary on the industrial metal band CIRCLE OF DUST. Continue reading “CIRCLE OF DUST – Career Spanning ‘Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust’ Doc Arrives [Trailer]”

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”

Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]

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

STEVEN WILSON is a world recognized songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, and much, much more. Continue reading “Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]”

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]”

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”