SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show


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

It has been just a little over three years since the Tri-State (TN., VA., N.C.) region’s Sang Sarah released their introductory EP, Lips Of Atomic Explosion. Since then, the band has remained active, although they have undergone some changes in their roster which we’ll get to in a moment. Continue reading “SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show”

VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Named for the conquering Germanic tribe of old, Visigoth stakes their own claim to the old ways with their latest effort, “Conqueror’s Oath” (out now from Metal Blade Records). Continue reading “VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]


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

With traceable origins dating back to the middle 1980’s as Iron Angel – to 1980, if you count their three year stretch under the moniker Metal Gods – this Hamburg, Germany band are a staple powerhouse at this point.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]”

FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates


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

From Barcelona, Spain comes news of the upcoming début from the thick riff-rich Fuzz Forward, “Out Of Nowhere“.  The full-length will arrive via Red Sun Records this March. Continue reading “FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates”

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”

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’”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: MY MINDS MINE; New Split With SICK OF STUPIDITY Streaming + Live Dates


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

The origins of dizzying metal extremists My Minds Mine hearken back to the spring of 1995 when the band began unleashing their grindcore tunes. Taking their influences from pioneers like Napalm Death,  S.O.B., Brutal Truth and the like, The Netherlands would never be the same after My Minds Mine went active at that time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: MY MINDS MINE; New Split With SICK OF STUPIDITY Streaming + Live Dates”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: THE NECROMANCERS – ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1’ New Video; EU Tour Dates

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

The Necromancers have been diligently writing their follow up to their August 2017 release ‘Servants Of The Salem Girl‘ on Ripple Music.  Today we bring you an exclusive première of the new Official Video for their ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1′ track, plus a run of EU Tour and Festival dates coming this Spring.     Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: THE NECROMANCERS – ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1’ New Video; EU Tour Dates”

WOODHAWK To Undertake ‘Magnetic North Tour’ Of Canada; Official Video

(Photo Credit: Mario A Montes)

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

The Calgary, AB-based Woodhawk are announcing their 2018 Canadian “Magnetic North Tour” trek across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Plus, the trio will be  performing for their first time in Ontario and Quebec (dates listed below). Continue reading “WOODHAWK To Undertake ‘Magnetic North Tour’ Of Canada; Official Video”

SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video

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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release date of Sacred Leather‘s “Ultimate Force” nears, the band has premiered the “Power Thrust” official video.  Check it out below. Continue reading “SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video”

Classic Era DOKKEN To Release ‘Return To The East Live (2016)’ CD/DVD In April

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

The ever popular classic lineup of hard rockin’ Dokken  – Don Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and “WildMick Brown (drums) – will release a new CD/DVD and Blu-ray, entitled “Return To The East Live (2016)“, on April 20th. Continue reading “Classic Era DOKKEN To Release ‘Return To The East Live (2016)’ CD/DVD In April”

WITHERFALL Debut ‘Portrait’ Official Video; Singer Joseph Michael Guests For Upcoming SANCTUARY Tour


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

2017 saw the release of the phenomenal introduction to the Los Angeles-based progressive power metal band Witherfall, via the “Nocturnes And Requiems” album. Continue reading “WITHERFALL Debut ‘Portrait’ Official Video; Singer Joseph Michael Guests For Upcoming SANCTUARY Tour”

BEYOND THE STYX Debut ‘Danse Macabre’ Official Video; New Album ‘STIIGMA’ Nears


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

French hardcore / metal band Beyond The Styx have released their official music video for “Danse Macabre”, a track taken from their new album “STIIGMA“.    Continue reading “BEYOND THE STYX Debut ‘Danse Macabre’ Official Video; New Album ‘STIIGMA’ Nears”