THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]


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

After several months of rumors, speculation, and cryptic picture posts, The Smashing Pumpkins have officially broken their silence to announce their reunion.  Continue reading “THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]”

BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut


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

Three musicians from very diverse origins have united within one singular entity bent on delivering sonic density. That collective operates as Bible Black Tyrant, which is vocalist / bassist / guitarist Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar), percussionist Tyler Smith (Eagle Twin), and guitarist / vocalist / soundscape engineer David S. Fylstra (KVØID). Continue reading “BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut”

OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears


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

Following up on their 2016 introduction, The Embodiment Of Hate, California’s Our Place Of Worship Is Silence will return with their new album this April.     Continue reading “OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears”

PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates


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

As most people know by now, one of the most unexpected pairings in music, that of comedian Dave Hill and extreme metaller Chris Reifert (Autopsy) as Painted Doll, is well underway! Continue reading “PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates”

MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’

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

Phenomenal Finnish free-for-all fuzzers Monsternaut have unveiled the details of their sophomore album, “Enter The Storm“. It will be arriving from Heavy Psych Sounds on April 27th. Continue reading “MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’”

HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

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

Two of New York’s most enduring, revered bands are uniting on a 19-date U.S. tour spanning the Southeast, Midwest, and the East Coast…. HELMET and PRONG! Continue reading “HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour”

Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

AMORPHIS To Tour N. America; DARK TRANQUILITY-MOONSPELL-OMNIUM GATHERUM Supporting


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

A four Euro band “super tour” has just been announced from the bands Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum. The quadruple bill of these amazing acts will re-take North American soil this September – October as Amorphis just finished recording a new album with producer Jens Bogren (release tentatively set for May).
Continue reading “AMORPHIS To Tour N. America; DARK TRANQUILITY-MOONSPELL-OMNIUM GATHERUM Supporting”

Riot’s Revelation: FuzzHeavy Sampler Series [Streaming / NYP Item]


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

Welcome to our periodic segment where we get you hip to something worthwhile, in most cases, that something is FREE, too!  Today’s RR spotlight lands squarely on a monthly series under the moniker of The FuzzHeavy Sampler. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: FuzzHeavy Sampler Series [Streaming / NYP Item]”

DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream


(By Santiago Gutierrez,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze first came on to the metal scene in 2012, with a three-song EP, entitled At the Shrine of Light.  Today we have a review and full stream of their full-length ‘Among The Ruins’, released last April on Transcending Obscurity Records.    Continue reading “ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream”

LONELY KAMEL Back With ‘Death’s-Head Hawkmoth’ In March; Premiere New Song

(Pic Courtesy Of Julia Naglestad)

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

One of the low flying phenoms of bluesy, heavy rock is Oslo, Norway’s Lonely Kamel.  The band will re-emerge this March 23rd with the new record “Death’s-Head Hawkmoth“, the eagerly awaited follow up to 2014’s Shit City, via Stickman Records.     Continue reading “LONELY KAMEL Back With ‘Death’s-Head Hawkmoth’ In March; Premiere New Song”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”

WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates

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

The pioneering staple of noise rock experimentation, Sacramento, CA’s WILL HAVEN, are set to release their sixth studio album.  Titled “Muerte“, the new effort will arrive from Minus Head Records on March 23rd. Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent


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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release of their new album From Gold To Ash nears, Apostle Of Solitude are debuting an official video from the record.  Check out “Keeping The Lighthouse” below. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent”