KILL THE IDEAL Delivers ‘Crazy’ Official Video


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

Rapidly rising UK heavy contemporary rock trio Kill The Ideal have gone “Crazy” with a brand new official video of the same name.   Continue reading “KILL THE IDEAL Delivers ‘Crazy’ Official Video”

SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″

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

Legendary musician Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Corrections House, etc.) has announced a European solo tour for early 2018, where he will be accompanied by John Judkins of Rwake. Continue reading “SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt


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

STP (Stone Temple Pilots) are prepared to capitalize on their revitalized return with new vocalist Jeff Gutt (pronounced ‘goote’) by undertaking an early 2018 U.S. tour.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, December 8th at 10 AM local time.  Continue reading “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt”

FU MANCHU To Release ‘Clone Of The Universe” In February; Announce World Tour

(Pic Courtesy Of John Gilhooley)

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

SoCal stoner rock pioneers Fu Manchu have announced the planned release of their twelfth studio album, “Clone Of The Universe“. Their first new record in four years, since 2014’s Gigantoid, will drop on February 9th via the band’s own label, At The Dojo Records. Continue reading “FU MANCHU To Release ‘Clone Of The Universe” In February; Announce World Tour”

HOLY TERROR ‘Total Terror’ Box Set To See North American Release


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

Dissonance Productions has announced the North American release of “Total Terror“, a box set of varied content from underground oldschool progressive thrash band Holy Terror. The band originally released two iconic cult records – Terror And Submission and Mind Wars – back in the 80’s. Continue reading “HOLY TERROR ‘Total Terror’ Box Set To See North American Release”

DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming


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

Atmospherically haunting, abstract sludge industrialists Dirge are positioned to release their new studio construct “Alma | Baltica” this month.   Continue reading “DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership

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

2017 has been a remarkable year for festival lineups (at least for me), event organizers in 2018 have their work cut out for them.  The Maryland Doom Fest has already revealed it’s initial (& full!) 2018 lineup, and Riff Relevant is a very proud sponsor for next year’s event!  Let’s find out more, shall we? Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership”

AXEMASTER Back With ‘Crawling Chaos’ Album Out Now; Song Streams


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

Long running Ohio-based melodic thrash / power metal band Axemaster recently returned to the scene with a new studio album, “Crawling Chaos“.   Continue reading “AXEMASTER Back With ‘Crawling Chaos’ Album Out Now; Song Streams”

Oldschool Sunday: BLOODBATH [Upcoming Split With AUTOPSY + 2018 N. American Tour]

BLOODBATH (Then)

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

In today’s music journalism realm, the term “supergroup” is as commonly brandied about as any other type of label or tag. It has not always been so either as there was a time when a supergroup was a rarity, something special and outside of the norm. The qualifications to meet this supergroup designation were simple too, be a band comprised of well-known, established musicians…and that was pretty much it. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: BLOODBATH [Upcoming Split With AUTOPSY + 2018 N. American Tour]”

MASTODON Shares ‘Making Of Emperor Of Sand’ Doc With Unreleased Footage


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

Hot off the PR wire today comes this news: Mastodon‘s multiple episode video series, from behind the scenes as they recorded their latest album ‘Emperor Of Sand’, has been compiled into a full-length documentary.   Continue reading “MASTODON Shares ‘Making Of Emperor Of Sand’ Doc With Unreleased Footage”

HIMSA Confirm Reuniting For ‘Courting Tragedy And Disaster’ Full Performance At Northwest Terror Fest ’18; Others Scheduled: PRIMITIVE MAN-SUBROSA-PANOPTICON + More TBA

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

Himsa, the Pacific NW band now disbanded for almost a decade, will reunite for a full album performance at Northwest Terror Fest 2018.   Continue reading “HIMSA Confirm Reuniting For ‘Courting Tragedy And Disaster’ Full Performance At Northwest Terror Fest ’18; Others Scheduled: PRIMITIVE MAN-SUBROSA-PANOPTICON + More TBA”

PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream


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

After a mere handful of days since premiering the title track of their new EP, “Tenebrous Labyrinth“, Denver-based trio of impenitent metallers Pile Of Priests return.   Continue reading “PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream”

Original Line-Up DIXIE DREGS Announce First U.S. Tour Together In 40 Years

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

For the first time in 40 YEARS, the original line-up of the famous Dixie Dregs will embark on a U.S. tour in February of 2018.   Continue reading “Original Line-Up DIXIE DREGS Announce First U.S. Tour Together In 40 Years”

Hear The Final LEMMY KILMISTER Solo Studio Recording


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

The last recorded solo track from the now-passed, iconic bassist / vocalist Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and Hawkwind fame, has been released.   Continue reading “Hear The Final LEMMY KILMISTER Solo Studio Recording”

KING WITCH Reveal Anxiously Awaited Full-Length Debut ‘Under The Mountain’ Info


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

After astounding the music underground with their critically acclaimed 2015 Shoulders Of Giants EP (here), Scotland-based metal/doom rockers KING WITCH will release their debut full-length, Under The Mountain, via Listenable Records in early 2018. Continue reading “KING WITCH Reveal Anxiously Awaited Full-Length Debut ‘Under The Mountain’ Info”

BORIS RANDALL ‘The Black Months Rise’ EP Review & Stream


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

Multi-genre melding musician Boris Randall recently returned with a new 4-song EP, “The Black Months Rise“. It isn’t only genres that Boris is melding here either as this talented, long-embedded punk rocker played all the instruments on this latest offering. He also handled vocal duties with backing assistance from Pixie Randall on the EP’s title track. Continue reading “BORIS RANDALL ‘The Black Months Rise’ EP Review & Stream”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Premieres ‘Wolf Named Crow’ Official Video


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

From one of the most anticipated album releases of 2018 or hell, the last decade or so for that matter, comes THIS!  Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Premieres ‘Wolf Named Crow’ Official Video”

BLACK WAIL Prepare To Release ‘Chromium Homes’; Share ‘Thee Ghost’ Track


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

New Jersey’s beyond exciting, psyche-infused hard rock and blues act Black Wail will have their new album, Chromium Homes, arrive Dec. 15 via Rhyme & Reason Records. It was recorded and mixed by Grammy-winner John Seymour (Alice In Chains, Sick Of It All, Architects) and really showcases the band’s ability to seamlessly blend soulful funk with simmering, slow burning rock and roll. Continue reading “BLACK WAIL Prepare To Release ‘Chromium Homes’; Share ‘Thee Ghost’ Track”

ASCENDING DAWN Share Full Stream Of ‘Coalesce’ Debut


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

After some astounding press and recognition for their recent shared Lyric Videos, the incredible Ascending Dawn are making news yet again. Their mind-blowing début album, “Coalesce“, which I myself was so impressed by that I reviewed it in a detailed dissecting that can be found here, is now available for streaming.  Continue reading “ASCENDING DAWN Share Full Stream Of ‘Coalesce’ Debut”

KILLIAN ON COMMAND Benefit Set For Vio-lence Vox SEAN KILLIAN; Bands TBA As MORDRED First Confirmation


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

Most folks within the thrash and metal community are aware the Sean Killian, the vocalist for Bay Area icons Vio-lence, was recently diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis. It is caused in part by a genetic condition called hemochromatosis and he is currently a candidate for a live donor transplant. A living-donor liver transplant involves transplanting a portion of the liver from a living donor into a recipient whose liver no longer functions properly. Continue reading “KILLIAN ON COMMAND Benefit Set For Vio-lence Vox SEAN KILLIAN; Bands TBA As MORDRED First Confirmation”