LIVING COLOUR Announces Fall U.S. Headline Tour


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

For over 30 years, Living Colour have been one of rock’s most amazing bands, one that blends a forward thinking mash jammed with funk, soul, heavy metal, hard rock and a whole lot more. This hodgepodge of hard rock mastery takes place not just on their albums but on the live stage as well and fans will soon be able to witness it there too. Continue reading “LIVING COLOUR Announces Fall U.S. Headline Tour”

CROWBAR To Embark On US Headline Tour; TOMBS, INCITE & TRICOUNTY TERROR Support Select Dates

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

NOLA sludgers Crowbar will embark on a string of U.S. headline dates with Tombs, Incite, and Tricounty Terror on select dates. The trek kicks off on November 11th at Alamo City Music Hall in San Antonio, Texas, and wraps up on December 1st at The Warehouse in Clarksville, Tennessee. Continue reading “CROWBAR To Embark On US Headline Tour; TOMBS, INCITE & TRICOUNTY TERROR Support Select Dates”

SYMETRIA Streaming Imminent TRIPSQUAD RECORDS Self-Titled Release; To Play N.J. Date Of Metal Alliance Tour


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

New Jersey’s Symetria are preparing to release their new self-titled album for the burgeoning Tripsquad Records label. The Garden State locale that brought us Method Of Destruction (M.O.D.), TT Quick, Overkill and the legendary metal label Megaforce Records is the perfect place for these events too. See, Tripsquad Records is the start-up label of Tim McMurtie, who produced the upcoming Symetria effort (along with Eric Rachel) and was himself once guitarist for M.O.D.  Continue reading “SYMETRIA Streaming Imminent TRIPSQUAD RECORDS Self-Titled Release; To Play N.J. Date Of Metal Alliance Tour”

THE OBSESSED Announce US Fall Headline Tour + Support For CLUTCH / DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Run; Video Of Acoustic Performance Shared


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

Capitalizing on the huge embrace and critical success of their long awaited studio return “Sacred“, The Obsessed will tour the U.S. again this fall. The headlining tour will begin September 27th in Asheville, North Carolina and end October 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. Direct support will be provided by Cobalt and Iron Tongue on select dates. A full list of tour dates is available near the bottom of this page.  Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Announce US Fall Headline Tour + Support For CLUTCH / DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Run; Video Of Acoustic Performance Shared”

CLUTCH Announce Winter Tour; DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED Supporting


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

In one of the most diversified tour bill announcements, Clutch have scheduled a Winter 2017 U.S. trek as a continuum of their Psychic Warfare tour.  But wait, it gets better…   Continue reading “CLUTCH Announce Winter Tour; DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED Supporting”

TERROR & BLIND JUSTICE U.S. Tour Announced; BENT LIFE On Select Dates


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

L.A. hardcore legends Terror have just announced a U.S. fall tour in support of their latest release for Pure Noise Records, “The Walls Will Fall” EP.   Continue reading “TERROR & BLIND JUSTICE U.S. Tour Announced; BENT LIFE On Select Dates”

DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit


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

Doomstress, our friends from The Lone Star State, figured what better way to combat Hurricane Harvey than some heavy-ass metal?  After all, what is the opposite of water but fire?  We all know that Doomstress brings the fire when they play live.   Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit”

HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES To Issue ‘Twisted’ EP Next Month; EU. Touring Trek With BLACK BONE Set


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

One of the truest desert rock acts going, Indio, California’s House Of Broken Promises, will release a new EP next month. “Twisted” will arrive on October 6th and will consist of 2 unreleased songs, 2 covers (one Black Sabbath and one Billy Squier), plus a bunch of outtakes and live songs for a running time of about 30 minutes of music. It’s coming ‘atcha from Heavy Psych Sounds and pre-orders launched today (September 1st) here. Continue reading “HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES To Issue ‘Twisted’ EP Next Month; EU. Touring Trek With BLACK BONE Set”

MOKOMOKAI Issue New Lyric Video; Announce West Coast Canadian Tour

(Photo by Rachel Long)

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

Peterborough, Ontario’s modern-day metallic warriors Mokomokai have just premiered a new Lyric Video for their song “Mountains Of Madness“.   Continue reading “MOKOMOKAI Issue New Lyric Video; Announce West Coast Canadian Tour”

Pro-Shot Video Of EMPEROR’s ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ Full Set WOA 2017


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

Emperor, one of the most influential black metal bands in all of music history, made even more history this past weekend.  The band performed their second record, Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk, in its entirety at the Wacken Open Air 2017 on August 4th.    Continue reading “Pro-Shot Video Of EMPEROR’s ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ Full Set WOA 2017”

ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS

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

Pittsburgh’s premiere power metal band Argus will release “From Fields Of Fire” on September 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.  The band have just released a lyric video for the track “You Are The Curse”, which can be found below. Continue reading “ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS”

BORIS Channels ‘The Power’ Via Live Video; N. American Tour Dates

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

Japanese alternative sludge rockers Boris have released a live video version of their song “The Power“.  The track comes off the band’s recently issued album “Dear” which commemorates the band’s 25th anniversary. Continue reading “BORIS Channels ‘The Power’ Via Live Video; N. American Tour Dates”

DREAM THEATER Announces Final Leg Of ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ Tour In N. America

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

The iconic Prog-Metal band Dream Theater have announced the third and final leg of their “Images, Words & Beyond” tour.   Continue reading “DREAM THEATER Announces Final Leg Of ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ Tour In N. America”

EYEHATEGOD Announces US Mega-Tour: ‘Left To Starve’

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

Southern nihilist sludge-mongers EYEHATEGOD have revealed their plans for a massive live US takeover trek, the 39 date “Left To Starve” tour.  The mega-movement will commence on August 1st, run through September 13th.   Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD Announces US Mega-Tour: ‘Left To Starve’”

ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting


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

U.S.-based rockers Adrenaline Mob have revealed their plans for the second leg of their ‘We The People’ North American tour. The trek will commence in Dayton, OH on August 18th and reach its final stop on September 23rd in Providence, RI.   Continue reading “ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.

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

The Garden State’s ultimate stoner rock trio, The Atomic Bitchwax (aka TAB), have announced an imminent U.S. headlining tour.    Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.”

OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting


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

New Jersey’s long running, WFO thrash legends Overkill have announced they will headline the 2017 edition of the Metal Alliance Tour.    Continue reading “OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting”

Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support


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

After the successful European version of the Battle Of The Bays Tour (which included Prong), the U.S. edition has been announced.   Continue reading “Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support”

VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE


Days after an incredible performance at the Blackest Of The Black fest in Silverado, CA, Venom Inc. have announced a full-on North American live assault. Dubbed the Blood Stained Earth Tour, extreme metal bands Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence will provide direct support.  Continue reading “VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE”

Itinerary Of SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD & BEHEMOTH N.A. Tour Issued; Video


Slayer have launched a new video announcement for their upcoming North American tour with Lamb Of God and Behemoth.   Continue reading “Itinerary Of SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD & BEHEMOTH N.A. Tour Issued; Video”