AMORPHIS Share Exclusive Single For Decibel Mag’s Flexi Series; Vinyl Re-Issues Of Classic Albums Coming Soon

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

AMORPHIS have premiered a new single, “Honeyflow“, that is an exclusive track for the Decibel Magazine Flexi-Disc series. Continue reading “AMORPHIS Share Exclusive Single For Decibel Mag’s Flexi Series; Vinyl Re-Issues Of Classic Albums Coming Soon”

INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared

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

Pioneering post-hardcore harbingers INTEGRITY and New Jersey’s trailblazing black metal entity KRIEG are uniting for a split release. Continue reading “INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared”

FLOTSAM & JETSAM Reveal New Album Title, Artwork, + Lyric Video As N. American Tour w/ HAMMERFALL Begins


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

There is a lot currently happening in the world of long running Arizona-based thrash metal legends FLOTSAM & JETSAM. Let’s take a look, shall we?! Continue reading “FLOTSAM & JETSAM Reveal New Album Title, Artwork, + Lyric Video As N. American Tour w/ HAMMERFALL Begins”

KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song

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

Following the demise of Agalloch in 2016, band members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums), united with ex-Giant Squid guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory and formed KHÔRADA. Continue reading “KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song”

THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced

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

Metallic stoner / doom from The Holy Land…. kind of intriguing, is it not? Yeah, I thought so too, that’s why I’m here tackling this review today, in fact. Continue reading “THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced”

GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates

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

Portugese progressive sludge / black metal band GAEREA have just unveiled their official video for the impressive song “Catharsis“. Continue reading “GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates”

SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July


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

Polish psyche-doom / stoner metal crew SPACESLUG have just unveiled a visual feast to be experienced with a new official video. Continue reading “SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July”

HAUNT Share ‘Burst Into Flame’ Title Track & Release Date


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

The hotly anticipated full-length album from HAUNT, “Burst Into Flame“, will arrive through Shadow Kingdom Records on August 10th. Continue reading “HAUNT Share ‘Burst Into Flame’ Title Track & Release Date”

BLACK BOOK LODGE Share Just-Released ‘Steeple And Spire’ Album Stream


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

Copenhagen’s BLACK BOOK LODGE have just released their “Steeple And Spire” album via Mighty Music on May 18th. Continue reading “BLACK BOOK LODGE Share Just-Released ‘Steeple And Spire’ Album Stream”

MELVINS ‘Stoner Witch’ & ‘Stag’ Seeing Vinyl Re-Issues In June

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

MELVINS have announced new Vinyl pressings of their 1994 album “Stoner Witch” and its 1996 follow-up “Stag”. Continue reading “MELVINS ‘Stoner Witch’ & ‘Stag’ Seeing Vinyl Re-Issues In June”

ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests

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

Philadelphia’s finest phenoms for truly heavy psychedelia, ECSTATIC VISION, have just dropped a new official video for the song “Troublemaker“. Continue reading “ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests”

TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram


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

Omaha, Nebraska’s two man entity known as TETELESTAI recently released their official video for the song “The Dead We Do Not Mourn“. Continue reading “TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram”

Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)

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

After the release of Journey’s 1983 album Frontiers, the band’s guitarist Neal Schon and fellow guitarist / vocalist Sammy Hagar decided to make good on a longstanding promise to work together. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)”

Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

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

The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal.  Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart.  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”

THE SLYDE Come Alive On First Full-Length ‘Awakening’ [Streaming]; Album Release Tour


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

The Canadian melodic rock band formerly known solely as Slyde have returned, now as THE SLYDE, and with their first full-length album, “Awakening“. Continue reading “THE SLYDE Come Alive On First Full-Length ‘Awakening’ [Streaming]; Album Release Tour”