NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support

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

California’s highly popular metal trio NIGHT DEMON, featuring Jarvis Leatherby (vocals, bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), unveiled a major tour announcement today. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support”

TRAUMA Unveils ‘As The World Dies’ Album Details; Sign Distro Deal With The Orchard


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

Reformed San Francisco thrash metal act TRAUMA have revealed details of their upcoming new studio release, “As The World Dies“. Continue reading “TRAUMA Unveils ‘As The World Dies’ Album Details; Sign Distro Deal With The Orchard”

DEE SNIDER Shares Long-Awaited Info On Guest-Packed Solo Album


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

After months of teases and slowly leaking tidbits of sparse information, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has unveiled some details of an upcoming solo album. Continue reading “DEE SNIDER Shares Long-Awaited Info On Guest-Packed Solo Album”

HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items


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

Swedish folk-infused progressive rockers Hällas have just premiered their new official video, “Astral Seer“. Continue reading “HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items”

RAW IN SECT Issue ‘Arena’ Official Video From Upcoming ‘Kitro’ Album


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

Groundbreaking Grecian progressive metal / rock band RAW IN SECT have unveiled their official video for the song “Arena“. Continue reading “RAW IN SECT Issue ‘Arena’ Official Video From Upcoming ‘Kitro’ Album”

2007 PUNGENT STENCH Album ‘Smut Kingdom’ Now Released; Unseen Official Video Surfaces

 


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

In a recent Riff Relevant Oldschool Sunday segment about Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH [HERE], news was shared of an unreleased album. Continue reading “2007 PUNGENT STENCH Album ‘Smut Kingdom’ Now Released; Unseen Official Video Surfaces”

Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]

Q5 (Then)

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

Seattle’s Q5 originally formed in 1983 and by their home region’s standards, the band qualified as a bona fide supergroup. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]”

DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018


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

Our friends from the Texas-based, retro-heavy unit DOOMSTRESS have just announced a planned U.S. touring trek they’ve set for May. Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018”

SNOWY SHAW To Livestream Album Release Show On April 21st


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

Prolific music legend, Sweden’s Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Dream Evil, Therion, etc.), has announced the release of his first full-length solo album, “White Is The New Black“. Continue reading “SNOWY SHAW To Livestream Album Release Show On April 21st”

KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video


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

Canadian death metal hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have announced a handful of U.S. shows to celebrate the release of their new album, “Meditations“. Continue reading “KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video”

KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream


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

Southern New Jersey’s primordial swamp dwellers, KOLOSSOR, return with a rampage on their new, just-released debut full length, “Crown Of Horns“. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream”

THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot

The Obsessed
THE OBSESSED (Photo Courtesy Of Susie Costantino)

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

Maryland’s reactivated punk-tinged doomers THE OBSESSED have announced plans for a short tour of the U.K. and Ireland launching later this month. Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

HIRAX ‘Born In The Streets 1983/1984’ Demo Collection On Vinyl Coming

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

The Italian label F.O.A.D. Records has announced they are going to release a very special, rare gem from metal’s past. Continue reading “HIRAX ‘Born In The Streets 1983/1984’ Demo Collection On Vinyl Coming”

CKY & SLAVES Announce Co-Headlining Tour; ROYAL THUNDER & AWAKEN I AM Supporting


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

CKY and SLAVES will co-headline a North American tour this summer with support from Royal Thunder and Awaken I AmContinue reading “CKY & SLAVES Announce Co-Headlining Tour; ROYAL THUNDER & AWAKEN I AM Supporting”