ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2018 N. American Headline Trek + Festival Appearances


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

Alice In Chains have announced a planned North American headline tour that kicks off April 28, 2018 at the House Of Blues in Boston. The band will make several festival appearances throughout the run including ones at Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and WMMR BBQ (links to each below). The touring trek news comes along with recent reports that the band entered the studio back in July to record a new album. Continue reading “ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2018 N. American Headline Trek + Festival Appearances”

DARKEST HOUR Set February East Coast Trek; WHORES. & EXTINCTION A.D. Supporting


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

Reactivated Virginia metallers Darkest Hour have announced a short, but nonetheless incredible, East Coast touring trek. It will set off in February 2018 and consist of nine dates with support provided by WHORES. and Extinction A.D. Here’s what we know: Continue reading “DARKEST HOUR Set February East Coast Trek; WHORES. & EXTINCTION A.D. Supporting”

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″”

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”

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”

DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour


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

Iron Man vocalist “Screaming MadDee Calhoun has been actively making waves on his very own accord as a solo artist in the past couple of years. 2017 has been an especially good year for Dee as he recorded his second solo effort for Argonauta Records, “Go To The Devil“, this year. It is set to be released by the label in early 2018 and saw Dee joined on this album by his Iron Man bandmate Louis Strachan on bass. Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour”

WATAIN Schedule 2018 North American Tour; DESTRÖYER 666 Supporting


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

Contemporary Swedish black metal horde Watain have announced their plans to conquer audiences across North America in early 2018 as they embark on a headlining tour next winter featuring direct support from Deströyer 666. Continue reading “WATAIN Schedule 2018 North American Tour; DESTRÖYER 666 Supporting”

ICED EARTH Announce North American Leg Of World Tour; SANCTUARY & KILL RITUAL To Support


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

In one of the freaking most Must-See tour announcements to be unveiled for early 2018 comes this magnificent revelation directly from Iced Earth‘s own Jon Schaffer:

Brothers and sisters! We are very aware at how impatient you have been getting about our North American tour announcement, but the time has arrived!! We will be seeing you soon in a very extensive USA/Canada run. Be there, it will be an awesome time for sure!Continue reading “ICED EARTH Announce North American Leg Of World Tour; SANCTUARY & KILL RITUAL To Support”

CONAN Announce 2018 N. American Tour With Support From THE DITCH AND THE DELTA

CONAN

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

As the UK’s sludgeoned doom brutalists in Conan continue to work on their next studio effort.  The band has announced a full North American headline tour.   Continue reading “CONAN Announce 2018 N. American Tour With Support From THE DITCH AND THE DELTA”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets

Descendants Of Crom Festival

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

“…Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark.  Now they learn why they fear the night.…” ~ Thulsa Doom (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets”

SOULFLY & NILE Announce Co-Headlining US Tour For 2018

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

Metal-ly diversified heavyweights Soulfly and their Nuclear Blast label mates, Egyptian themed brutalists Nile, have announced a joint co-headlining U.S. tour. The 2018 jaunt has been dubbed “From The Amazon To The Nile“, it consists of 35-dates and will kick off at Diamonds Pub & Billiards in Louisville, KY. on April 26th. It will make stops in Atlanta, Cleveland, and West Hollywood before ending on May 24th in Houston, Texas. Continue reading “SOULFLY & NILE Announce Co-Headlining US Tour For 2018”

KNOCKED LOOSE Sets N. American Headline Tour; TERROR-JESUS PIECE-STONE Supporting

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

Abrasive, ever more popular Kentucky hardcore band Knocked Loose have officially confirmed the recent barrage of rumors concerning a tour with Terror. The band have announced their 2018 headlining North American trek that will see them joined by Terror as well as Jesus Piece and Stone. Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE Sets N. American Headline Tour; TERROR-JESUS PIECE-STONE Supporting”

KHEMMIS Added To Decibel Magazine Tour With ENSLAVED-WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM-MYRKUR; Orange Amps Designates Members As Reps

(Pic Courtesy Of Alvino Salcedo)

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

Denver’s Khemmis has just been confirmed to take part in the 2018 installment of Decibel Magazine‘s annual tour, joining Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room, and Myrkur. The tour promises to be one of the most exciting treks for fans in 2018, one with a heavily diverse roster of alluring acts. Continue reading “KHEMMIS Added To Decibel Magazine Tour With ENSLAVED-WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM-MYRKUR; Orange Amps Designates Members As Reps”

KREATOR & SABATON Announce 2018 Co-Headlining Tour Of North America


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

German old-school thrash metal titans Kreator and Swedish heavy power metal heroes Sabaton are joining forces.    Continue reading “KREATOR & SABATON Announce 2018 Co-Headlining Tour Of North America”