PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream


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

This past Friday, September 14th, saw the German band PRAISE THE PLAGUE unleash their six song début, ‘Antagonist‘, via Black Omega Recordings. Continue reading “PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream”

UADA Announce N. American ‘The Blood Sand Ash Tour’ w/ PANZERFAUST, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT & BANE

(Photo Courtesy Of Cody Ålund)

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

Portland, Oregon’s atmospheric black metallers UADA announce the looming launch of a North American live trek, one dubbed “The Blood Sand Ash Tour“. Continue reading “UADA Announce N. American ‘The Blood Sand Ash Tour’ w/ PANZERFAUST, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT & BANE”

SATYRICON Entire Summer Breeze 2018 Set Shared Via Pro-Shot Video


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

WDR Rockpalast has shared the professionally shot video of the entire SATYRICON live set from the Aug. 15-18th Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany. Continue reading “SATYRICON Entire Summer Breeze 2018 Set Shared Via Pro-Shot Video”

MAYHEM ‘Cursed In Eternity’ Ltd. Edition Box Set Via Peaceville Records In November


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

When the mention of TRUE Black Metal is made at any time, anywhere in the world, there is one band whose name must go hand in hand with that mention. Continue reading “MAYHEM ‘Cursed In Eternity’ Ltd. Edition Box Set Via Peaceville Records In November”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

The first installment of my Rogue Reviews went exactly as you’d expect. It went viral. Four billion ‘Likes’ worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg thought he was hacked. Lemmy came back from the dead just to comment on it. Shoobies stopped feeding the seagulls and driving like assholes. And McDonald’s brought back the Mcrib; permanently.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018”

BEHEMOTH Announce N. American Tour w/ AT THE GATES & WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM

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

Three of the most unique bands in extreme metal will unite for a North American trek throughout October and November.  Continue reading “BEHEMOTH Announce N. American Tour w/ AT THE GATES & WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM”

GNAW THEIR TONGUES ‘Genocidal Majesty’ Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

I’m gonna be honest. I took this on as a personal challenge. It’s basically impossible for me to be turned off by the abrasiveness of a metal band’s sound of choice.  Continue reading “GNAW THEIR TONGUES ‘Genocidal Majesty’ Album Review & Stream”

EMPTY To Issue ‘Vacio’ Album In Sept.; Premiere Psyche-Ambient ‘The Yellow Rain’ Video

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

It has been four long years since we last heard from Spain’s EMPTY via the superb Etica Profana Negativa offering. Continue reading “EMPTY To Issue ‘Vacio’ Album In Sept.; Premiere Psyche-Ambient ‘The Yellow Rain’ Video”

ZEVIOUS (Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Etc. Members) To Release ‘Lowlands’ In Aug. [Video Trailer]

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

The New York City-based ZEVIOUS, featuring members of Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms, Smother Party, and other acts, have completed work on their fourth studio album. Continue reading “ZEVIOUS (Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Etc. Members) To Release ‘Lowlands’ In Aug. [Video Trailer]”

SECOND TO SUN Issue ‘The Wall’ Official Video From Newly Re-Issued ‘The Black’


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

Russian symphonic black metallers SECOND TO SUN have just issued their official video for “The Wall“. Continue reading “SECOND TO SUN Issue ‘The Wall’ Official Video From Newly Re-Issued ‘The Black’”

Délétère Share Stream Of New Album Release ‘De Horae Leprae’

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

Québec’s Délétère have just released their conceptually-themed black metal opus “De Horae Leprae” via Sepulchral Productions (June 15th). Continue reading “Délétère Share Stream Of New Album Release ‘De Horae Leprae’”

KREATOR & DIMMU BORGIR Uniting For EU. Co-Headline Tour; HATEBREED & BLOODBATH Supporting


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

In yet further defining proof that metal is a much more widely-embraced thing in the Olde Country, comes the following: Continue reading “KREATOR & DIMMU BORGIR Uniting For EU. Co-Headline Tour; HATEBREED & BLOODBATH Supporting”

RITUAL NECROMANCY ‘Disinterred Horror’ Review & Stream


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

It has been four rather lengthy years since Portland’s RITUAL NECROMANCY released their last studio effort, 2014’s Void Manifest EP. Continue reading “RITUAL NECROMANCY ‘Disinterred Horror’ Review & Stream”

URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream

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

The Norwegian metal experiment known as URARV are returning with a new EP, “Argentum“, for Svart Records on June 1st. Continue reading “URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream”