UPDATE! VIO-LENCE Singer Sean Killian Recuperating From Successful Liver Transplant


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

We have a most welcome update to a story [HERE] we ran back in November 2017, about the then-ailing singer of Vio-Lence, Sean Killian. Continue reading “UPDATE! VIO-LENCE Singer Sean Killian Recuperating From Successful Liver Transplant”

TENGGER CAVALRY ‘Cian Bi’ Album Review; Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]

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

The versatility and adaptability of metal is well-known, of course.  But nowhere is that more clear than with Tengger Calvary, the New York-based nomadic folk / Mongolian folk metal band. Continue reading “TENGGER CAVALRY ‘Cian Bi’ Album Review; Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

FOGHOUND Announce Upcoming ‘Awaken To Destroy’ Album Due Out via RIPPLE MUSIC In Sept. 2018

Photos by Shane Gardner/Rock N Roll Socialite

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

Maryland Doom & Stoner Rock stalwarts Foghound have recently put the finishing touches on their third full-length offering, entitled “Awaken To Destroy”.  Their new album is set for a September 2018 release via Ripple Music.

Continue reading “FOGHOUND Announce Upcoming ‘Awaken To Destroy’ Album Due Out via RIPPLE MUSIC In Sept. 2018”

SKELETONWITCH Announce Exit Of Drummer Dustin Boltjes; Name Replacement For Upcoming Tour w/ OBITUARY, PALLBEARER & DUST BOLT

(Dustin Boltjes)

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

Ohio’s blackened thrash band Skeletonwitch have shared the news that drummer Dustin Boltjes has exited the band on amicable terms, it would seem. Continue reading “SKELETONWITCH Announce Exit Of Drummer Dustin Boltjes; Name Replacement For Upcoming Tour w/ OBITUARY, PALLBEARER & DUST BOLT”

Update On Warbeast / Rigor Mortis Vocalist BRUCE CORBITT’s Health


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

After the 2017 announcement that vocalist Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast and Rigor Mortis fame had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer (here), we have an update to the story. Continue reading “Update On Warbeast / Rigor Mortis Vocalist BRUCE CORBITT’s Health”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS To Release S/T Album In March [Details]; Premiere New Song ‘Roll Me Under’

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

Stone Temple Pilots have announced a March 16th release date for their highly anticipated new album, Stone Temple Pilots.  There will be a vinyl format issued on May 25th.  This marks the band’s first album with the new lead singer, Jeff Gutt. Continue reading “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS To Release S/T Album In March [Details]; Premiere New Song ‘Roll Me Under’”

Reactivated A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Recruits New Guitarist & Drummer


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

The reactivated band A Pale Horse Named Death have announced the addition of new blood to the fold. Sal Abruscato recently got APHND up and running again after his departure from Life Of Agony.  Continue reading “Reactivated A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Recruits New Guitarist & Drummer”

DRESS THE DEAD Announce New Singer [Witch Mountain’s] Kayla Dixon; Song Streaming


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

Dress The Dead, who last year parted ways with former The Haunted vocalist Peter Dolving, announced a lineup update.  In an unexpected move, the band has unveiled the identity of their new vocalist, none other than Witch Mountain‘s Kayla Dixon. Continue reading “DRESS THE DEAD Announce New Singer [Witch Mountain’s] Kayla Dixon; Song Streaming”

Drummer Sal Abruscato Allegedly Exits LIFE OF AGONY; Reactivates A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH


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

Drummer Sal Abruscato, who has had an on-and-off-again relationship with Life Of Agony, is allegedly off again.  Off, as in having exited or left the band, although there has been no official word from the band itself.   Continue reading “Drummer Sal Abruscato Allegedly Exits LIFE OF AGONY; Reactivates A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH”

GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)
Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard has tackled quite a bit over the last year.  They’ve toured, released a new record ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, promoted, toured again, played festivals, and toured yet again, all while keeping that road bowl loaded and burning an eternal flame.    Continue reading “GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt


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

STP (Stone Temple Pilots) are prepared to capitalize on their revitalized return with new vocalist Jeff Gutt (pronounced ‘goote’) by undertaking an early 2018 U.S. tour.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, December 8th at 10 AM local time.  Continue reading “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt”

2017: The Year Of EARTHRIDE – ‘Taming Of The Demons’ Turns 15 & Descendants Of Crom Nears


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

Children Of The Future… Lift Your Weary Heads!” June, 2002 saw the unveiling of one of the heaviest exports to ever surface from the underbelly of the legendary Maryland Doom scene.   Continue reading “2017: The Year Of EARTHRIDE – ‘Taming Of The Demons’ Turns 15 & Descendants Of Crom Nears”

Oldschool Sunday: RELEASE

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

I absolutely dislike writing pieces, where either no, or next to no, information exists about a band, especially Oldschool Sunday articles.  Call it perfectionism, a desire to be thorough, whatever… Hell, call it OCD if you want, it doesn’t matter.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: RELEASE”

CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut

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

One of the New England region’s most volatile entities, Choked Out Again, recently shared an update with us, letting us know what’s currently going on with the band.   Continue reading “CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut”

Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!

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

The iconic, legendary North Carolina-based metallic doom unit Confessor seem to be on the verge of a long-awaited return.    Continue reading “Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!”