MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream


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

Stockholm, Sweden’s Mourning Sign have resurfaced with a new 2-song offering for your listening enjoyment. The “Nest Of Vipers” Maxi-Single dropped back in late August and is creating some nice buzz in all the right places since. The band is currently composed of Robert Pörschke (vocals), Kari Kainulainen (guitars), Petri Aho (guitars/bass), Thomas Gardh (guitars/bass) and Henrik Persson (drums). Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream”

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Premiere ‘Mother Owl, Father Ocean’ Track


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

Atmospheric, progressive black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room have premiered a track from their upcoming new album. The song, “Mother Owl, Father Ocean” hails from the band’s imminent Artemesia Records release, “Thrice Woven“. It also features guest vocals from Anna Von Hausswolf, about which the band states: Continue reading “WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Premiere ‘Mother Owl, Father Ocean’ Track”

SCOUR (Phil Anselmo) To Release ‘Red’ EP In Nov.; Sharing Title Track


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

Scour, aka Phil Anselmo (Pantera, DOWN, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth) and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index), are back with a new EP. Continue reading “SCOUR (Phil Anselmo) To Release ‘Red’ EP In Nov.; Sharing Title Track”

WITCHERY Cast Spell For November ‘I Am Legion’ Album Release; Video Premiere


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

After last year’s acclaimed “In His Infernal Majesty’s Service” record release, Swedish blackened thrashers Witchery are set to release their next album. “I Am Legion” via Century Media Records on November 10th. Continue reading “WITCHERY Cast Spell For November ‘I Am Legion’ Album Release; Video Premiere”

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”

POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song


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

Poison Blood are the newly formed black metal duo comprised of Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg). The collaborators have announced the imminent unleashing of their eponymous début EP.   Continue reading “POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song”

BLACK ROYAL ‘Dying Star’ 7″ Review; Lyric Video

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

Finland’s blackened metallic unit Black Royal recently (May 12th) issued the 2-song ‘Dying Star‘ 7″ via Suicide Records.   Continue reading “BLACK ROYAL ‘Dying Star’ 7″ Review; Lyric Video”

MAYHEM To Use Euronymous Hologram On ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ Tour

Yes, you read that correctly. Following previously used holograms of artists like Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Ronnie James Dio, Mayhem has announced their own plans about this technological marvel.    Continue reading “MAYHEM To Use Euronymous Hologram On ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ Tour”