INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared

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

Pioneering post-hardcore harbingers INTEGRITY and New Jersey’s trailblazing black metal entity KRIEG are uniting for a split release. Continue reading “INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared”

HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms


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

The Chicago-based band that embodies audio homicide, HARM’S WAY, have just unleashed a visual salvo of ocular intensity, “Last Man“. Continue reading “HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms”

GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates

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

Portugese progressive sludge / black metal band GAEREA have just unveiled their official video for the impressive song “Catharsis“. Continue reading “GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates”

SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July


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

Polish psyche-doom / stoner metal crew SPACESLUG have just unveiled a visual feast to be experienced with a new official video. Continue reading “SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July”

ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests

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

Philadelphia’s finest phenoms for truly heavy psychedelia, ECSTATIC VISION, have just dropped a new official video for the song “Troublemaker“. Continue reading “ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests”

TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram


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

Omaha, Nebraska’s two man entity known as TETELESTAI recently released their official video for the song “The Dead We Do Not Mourn“. Continue reading “TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram”

Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)

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

After the release of Journey’s 1983 album Frontiers, the band’s guitarist Neal Schon and fellow guitarist / vocalist Sammy Hagar decided to make good on a longstanding promise to work together. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)”

ULTRAPHONIX (w/ George Lynch & Living Colour’s Corey Glover) Reveal Debut’s Details; Premiere Official Video


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

ULTRAPHONIX, the new band featuring guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM) and Living Colour singer Corey Glover, have unveiled their debut’s details. Continue reading “ULTRAPHONIX (w/ George Lynch & Living Colour’s Corey Glover) Reveal Debut’s Details; Premiere Official Video”

Exclusive Song Premiere! ‘Vinny Gets Arrested’ From ABOLETH ‘Benthos’ Album [Review]; U.S. Tour Underway


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

I have always thought that if you can remember the exact moment that you first heard a band, and that memory is retained, the band is probably quite significant. Continue reading “Exclusive Song Premiere! ‘Vinny Gets Arrested’ From ABOLETH ‘Benthos’ Album [Review]; U.S. Tour Underway”

AMERICAN STANDARDS Share New Single ‘Weep’ Via Official Video; Live Dates

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

Harbingers of USHC, Phoenix’s American Standards, have just released a new single titled “Weep“, with an accompanying official video too. Continue reading “AMERICAN STANDARDS Share New Single ‘Weep’ Via Official Video; Live Dates”

NOVAREIGN Issues ‘The Builder’ Lyric Video; Announce U.S. Summer Tour

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

L.A.’s epic traditional metal band NOVAREIGN are back with a new lyric video for the song “The Builder“, along with a U.S. summer tour announcement.  Continue reading “NOVAREIGN Issues ‘The Builder’ Lyric Video; Announce U.S. Summer Tour”

NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts


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

August 10th will see the release of a triple live album from NIGHT DEMON – in partnership with multiple global-wide record labels – titled “Live Darkness“. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts”

CLUTCH New Album ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ Out 9/7/18; Pre-orders On Sale TODAY; New Single ‘Gimme The Keys’


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

If you know anything about me, you know I’ve been a massive fan of Clutch for nearly half my life, starting around 1994. I’ve seen them perform live more than any other band on my long list of shows, and seem to enjoy the ever-living-hell out of most every release they’ve put out.  I simply like this damned band. Continue reading “CLUTCH New Album ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ Out 9/7/18; Pre-orders On Sale TODAY; New Single ‘Gimme The Keys’”

Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]


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

When it comes to straightforward Rock ‘N Roll, Los Angeles’ FIREBALL MINISTRY are one of the absolute best bands in this universe, or any other for that matter. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]”

REPENTANCE (Stuck Mojo, 4ARM, Ex-Broken Hope/Soil Members) Debut ‘Collide’ Single


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

Last month, REPENTANCE – the new project featuring past / present members of Broken Hope, SOiL, 4ARM, Dirge Within, etc. – revealed their vocalist selection: Stuck Mojo’s Robby J. Fonts [STORY]. Continue reading “REPENTANCE (Stuck Mojo, 4ARM, Ex-Broken Hope/Soil Members) Debut ‘Collide’ Single”