TWILIGHT (USBM w/ Sonic Youth, Minsk, Krieg, Nachtmystium, Etc. Members) To Issue Final Album; Song Premiere

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

TWILIGHT, the USBM (United States Black Metal) “supergroup” that features Jef “Wrest” Whitehead (Leviathan), Blake Judd (Nachtmystium), Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea), Neill “N. Imperial” Jameson (Krieg, Poison Blood) and Indie Rock legend Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), announce their final release. Continue reading “TWILIGHT (USBM w/ Sonic Youth, Minsk, Krieg, Nachtmystium, Etc. Members) To Issue Final Album; Song Premiere”

SATYRICON Recruit GOATWHORE To Support Upcoming “Final” N. American Tour


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

Satyricon
‘s upcoming North American trek, one the band is billing as their “final” N.A. tour, just announced the addition of Goatwhore as the direct support. Continue reading “SATYRICON Recruit GOATWHORE To Support Upcoming “Final” N. American Tour”

Black Metal Legends CARPATHIAN FOREST Back After Decade-Plus Absence Of New Music With EP

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

After a decade-plus length of time with no new recorded material from the Norwegian black metal legends, Carpathian Forest have announced an upcoming EP release. Continue reading “Black Metal Legends CARPATHIAN FOREST Back After Decade-Plus Absence Of New Music With EP”

SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up


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

The SHADOW WOODS METAL Festival has announced they will return for their fourth installment in 2018! This most-brutal gathering will be held from Thursday, September 20th through Saturday, September 22th in Purcellville, VA at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC).  Continue reading “SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up”

STILLBORN ‘Crave For Killing’ EP Review & Stream


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

Polish death metal unit STILLBORN released their latest salvo of explosive brutality this week, the “Crave For Killing” EP, via Godz ov War Productionon March 12th. Continue reading “STILLBORN ‘Crave For Killing’ EP Review & Stream”

Riot’s Revelation: Transcending Obscurity Records ‘Label Sampler 2018’ [Stream + NYP Item]

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

The latest installment of Riot’s Revelation brings us face-to-face, uh, ear to speaker, with an incredible compilation of music.  It comes from one of planet Earth’s premiere labels specializing in sonic savagery, Transcending Obscurity Records. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Transcending Obscurity Records ‘Label Sampler 2018’ [Stream + NYP Item]”

AFSKY Share Full Album Stream Of New Release ‘Sorg’


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

Danish aggro black metallers AFSKY are sharing a full stream of their newly-released album for Vendetta Records, “Sorg“.    Continue reading “AFSKY Share Full Album Stream Of New Release ‘Sorg’”

CONJURER Share Pre-Release Stream Of ‘Mire’


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

U.K. doom / sludge behemoth CONJURER will release their new album “Mire” via Holy Roar Records on March 9th. Riff Relevant is sharing a full stream of the opus with you today. Continue reading “CONJURER Share Pre-Release Stream Of ‘Mire’”

MYRHOLT Stream The Newly Released ‘Vinter’ EP

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

The Norwegian one-man atmospheric black metal monstrosity that is MYRHOLT is streaming the newly-released two-song “Vinter” EP. Continue reading “MYRHOLT Stream The Newly Released ‘Vinter’ EP”

ANCST Share Stream Of Just-Released ‘Ghosts Of The Timeless Void’ Album


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

The Berlin, Germany-based extreme metal band ANCST are sharing a full album stream of their just-released album, “Ghosts Of The Timeless Void,” with us today. Continue reading “ANCST Share Stream Of Just-Released ‘Ghosts Of The Timeless Void’ Album”

CROW BLACK SKY ‘Sidereal Light: Volume One’ Review & Stream


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

Most people do not associate Cape Town, South Africa with atmospheric black metal, but Crow Black Sky have been working towards changing that.    Continue reading “CROW BLACK SKY ‘Sidereal Light: Volume One’ Review & Stream”

BATUSHKA – ‘Litourgiya’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates

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

WOW! You guys sure are lucky I know what the hell I’m doing over here at the Riff Relevant corporate skyscraper (okay, alone in my garage).    Continue reading “BATUSHKA – ‘Litourgiya’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears


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

Following up on their 2016 introduction, The Embodiment Of Hate, California’s Our Place Of Worship Is Silence will return with their new album this April.     Continue reading “OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears”

SATYRICON Announce Final U.S. Headline Tour


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

It seems today is the day for announcing final / farewell runs for some bands as Slayer started the day with such a revelation (here). Now we have the PR information coming in that Oslo’s black metal-infused legends Satyricon will return to U.S. shores for the final time this Spring. Continue reading “SATYRICON Announce Final U.S. Headline Tour”

Nocturnal Intrusion Tour 2018 w/ MIDNIGHT-BAT-WORMWITCH Announced


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

The Hells Headbangers label is proudly announcing news of the upcoming Nocturnal Intrusion Tour 2018 at this time. The trek will feature two of the label’s most celebrated bands: Cleveland metal-punks Midnight and RVA’s crossover / speed metallers BAT.
Continue reading “Nocturnal Intrusion Tour 2018 w/ MIDNIGHT-BAT-WORMWITCH Announced”