SATANIZE Streaming Just-Released ‘Death Mass Execution’ 7″

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

Portugal’s Satanize may be one of the most brutal extreme metal acts on the planet at this time.   Continue reading “SATANIZE Streaming Just-Released ‘Death Mass Execution’ 7″”

Pro-Shot Video Of EMPEROR’s ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ Full Set WOA 2017


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

Emperor, one of the most influential black metal bands in all of music history, made even more history this past weekend.  The band performed their second record, Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk, in its entirety at the Wacken Open Air 2017 on August 4th.    Continue reading “Pro-Shot Video Of EMPEROR’s ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ Full Set WOA 2017”

Negative Metal Band REBEL WIZARD Return With ‘The Warning Of One’; Debut New Song


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

The Australian harbingers of negative metal, Rebel Wizard, have proclaimed their imminent return with a new EP.   Continue reading “Negative Metal Band REBEL WIZARD Return With ‘The Warning Of One’; Debut New Song”

POISON BLOOD Unveil EP Artwork; Streaming New Song ‘Circles Of Salt’


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

Recent Relapse Records signees Poison Blood, a collaboration between Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson, will release their self-titled debut EP next week.  
Continue reading “POISON BLOOD Unveil EP Artwork; Streaming New Song ‘Circles Of Salt’”

VATTNET (prev. Vattnet Viskar) Premiere Official Video; Upcoming S/T Release Details

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

After the recent departure of guitarist and vocalist Nick Thornbury from the band Vattnet Viskar, comes news of a name change.  Now operating under the moniker of simply Vattnet, the band are premiering an Official Video for the song “Spun“.   Continue reading “VATTNET (prev. Vattnet Viskar) Premiere Official Video; Upcoming S/T Release Details”

Oldschool Sunday: GALLOWBRAID

GALLOWBRAID’s Jake Rogers (Pic Courtesy Of Peter Beste)

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

We aren’t going all that far back in Heavy Metal history for today’s spotlight band, Salt Lake City, Utah’s Gallowbraid.  In fact, truth is, Gallowbraid was (or is?) not an actual band really, not in the multiple member sense of the word, as it is a one-man project.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: GALLOWBRAID”

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announce U.S. Tour; PILLORIAN Support

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

In preparation for their September 22nd release of “Thrice Woven” (announcement here), Wolves In The Throne Room have planned an extensive U.S. tour shortly after the album’s street date.    Continue reading “WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announce U.S. Tour; PILLORIAN Support”

POISON BLOOD Premiere ‘Deformed Light’ From Upcoming Debut


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

It was recently reported that Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson had united together as the duo Poison Blood.   Continue reading “POISON BLOOD Premiere ‘Deformed Light’ From Upcoming Debut”

SXAP ‘Cathedral’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

Sxuperion/Valdur’s Sxuperion is back with his one-man solo project of total musical destruction, SXAP. The three track effort, “Cathedral“, was released via Bloody Mountain Records back in mid-April (May 1st for CD).   Continue reading “SXAP ‘Cathedral’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser


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

The otherworldly, modern progressive black metal band from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Wolves In The Throne Room, have announced their imminent return.   Continue reading “WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser”