SO IT BEGINS Getting Even With ‘Retaliation’ Official Video


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

Everything is bigger in Texas, ya know, and that includes the monstrous metalcore of Midland’s SO IT BEGINS. Continue reading “SO IT BEGINS Getting Even With ‘Retaliation’ Official Video”

OPETH Concert Live On Rockpalast 2017 [Full Performance – Pro Quality Video]

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

A full live performance from progressive metallers OPETH on the German music television show Rockpalast is available for streaming below. It was recorded on June 4th, 2017 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Continue reading “OPETH Concert Live On Rockpalast 2017 [Full Performance – Pro Quality Video]”

ROTTING KINGDOM S/T EP Review & Stream


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

From right within the heart of my distant backyard of Lexington, KY comes the three-song introduction to Rotting Kingdom.   Continue reading “ROTTING KINGDOM S/T EP Review & Stream”

THE WELL – Interview [Video]; Appearing at STONER DAZE

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

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ian, Lisa, and Jason of The Well.    Continue reading “THE WELL – Interview [Video]; Appearing at STONER DAZE”

ARGUS Debuts ‘Devils Of Your Time’ Official Video


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

After racking up countless accolades for their late 2017 Cruz Del Sur Music release “From Fields Of Fire“, Pittsburgh powerhouse Argus are premiering a new official video from the album. Continue reading “ARGUS Debuts ‘Devils Of Your Time’ Official Video”

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC


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

Two of our Riff Relevant writers enjoyed the Clouds Taste Satanic release ‘Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ so much that they both chose to cover it.  Taylor Waring has a brief review and interview with Steve Scavuzzo about the album, and Pat Riot has his in-depth review.  There’s also some photos from CTS’ show at Ode To Doom in NYC. Enjoy!    Continue reading “CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC”

MOURNING SIGN – ‘Homage To A Dying World’ EP Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

What underground metal type doesn’t remember that special little slice of the Swedish metal scene known as the “Gothenburg Sound”?   Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN – ‘Homage To A Dying World’ EP Review & Stream”

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”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

All of my life, I’ve been on a spirit quest.  I’ve fled intense heat in the rivers of the Grand Canyon and felt the sting from arctic wind on my face, atop the mountains of Norway.  Relentlessly, I have sought to find an answer to the riddle of steel.    Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video”

THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates


(By David ‘Sunshine’ Lamay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

It’s quite hard to not get behind bands like The Midnight Ghost Train.  They manage to both sit comfortably within stoner elements, and still seemingly challenge the whys and hows of it all at every possible turn.    Continue reading “THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates”

DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Des Moines, Iowa’s trio Druids self-released their Spirit Compass album this past December and it is a potent follow-up to their 2016 banger, Cycles of Mobeum.    Continue reading “DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

Interview w/ THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Where do I start with THE AGE OF TRUTH and their début full length, ‘Threshold‘?  What a goddamned beautiful piece of heavy rock.    Continue reading “Interview w/ THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017”

CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION (W.A.S.P., Crimson Glory, Kamelot, Leatherwolf, Etc. Members) Debut ‘Fade Away’ Video

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

The powerhouse supergroup Clockwork Revolution have released a new music video “Fade Away” from their debut album, which was released in September 2017 via Sonic Night Music Club. Continue reading “CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION (W.A.S.P., Crimson Glory, Kamelot, Leatherwolf, Etc. Members) Debut ‘Fade Away’ Video”

BLACK FRIDAY DEATH COUNT – ‘Cut Through The Noise’ Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

So there I was, minding my own damn business, shoveling my driveway, and enjoying the 17 inches of snow blizzard Grayson dropped on New Jersey.  I was having a few beers, listening to some tunes and all of a sudden my speakers just start blowing up.    Continue reading “BLACK FRIDAY DEATH COUNT – ‘Cut Through The Noise’ Album Review & Stream”

MONOLORD To Support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY On EU. / U.K. Tour

(Pic Courtesy of Sally Patti)

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

Gothenburg, Sweden’s trio of utterly crushing doom, MONOLORD, have announced they will be supporting Black Label Society on their upcoming tour. That tour will hit Europe and the U.K. in March and April, you can find all dates listed below.  Continue reading “MONOLORD To Support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY On EU. / U.K. Tour”