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”

WODE – ‘Servants Of The Countercosmos’ Album Review & Stream


(By Jeremy Keller, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Wode is a black metal band from Manchester, North West England, and have been slinging heaps of black metal since 2010.  Their 2017 album ‘Servants of the Countercosmos’ was released May 23rd, by Avantgarde Music.   Continue reading “WODE – ‘Servants Of The Countercosmos’ Album Review & Stream”

Meet THE EVIL DEAD Via ‘Electric Evil Revisited’ Official Video


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

Meet Argentinian sextet The Evil Dead, one of that country’s most lethally promising musical entities.   Continue reading “Meet THE EVIL DEAD Via ‘Electric Evil Revisited’ Official Video”

JARUN Share Stream Of Just-Released Third Album ‘Sporysz’


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

Atmospheric, periodically folk-infused Polish black metallers Jarun are releasing their third album “Sporysz” today, December 22nd via Arachnophobia Records.    Continue reading “JARUN Share Stream Of Just-Released Third Album ‘Sporysz’”

DREADFUL FATE Stream Just-Released On Vinyl EP ‘The Sin Of Sodom’


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

Sweden’s blackened thrash attack known as the 2017-formed Dreadful Fate are streaming their début EP, “The Sin Of Sodom“, here via Soundcloud today. Although originally issued on cassette, Norway’s Edged Circle Productions have just issued the vinyl format of it this week, on December 20th. Continue reading “DREADFUL FATE Stream Just-Released On Vinyl EP ‘The Sin Of Sodom’”

VINTERSORG ‘Till fjälls: Del II’ – Album Review & Stream

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

Part of being a grown-ass man is abandoning the fake news concept that I need a calendar to tell me what time of year it is.  Sorry Hallmark, when I see grey skies and heavy wet snow on the ground, it’s winter time.   Continue reading “VINTERSORG ‘Till fjälls: Del II’ – Album Review & Stream”

WATAIN Schedule 2018 North American Tour; DESTRÖYER 666 Supporting


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

Contemporary Swedish black metal horde Watain have announced their plans to conquer audiences across North America in early 2018 as they embark on a headlining tour next winter featuring direct support from Deströyer 666. Continue reading “WATAIN Schedule 2018 North American Tour; DESTRÖYER 666 Supporting”

Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release


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

For their third official full-length studio outing within their near 20 year long legacy, Sweden’s Domgård are about to deliver the long-delayed “Ödelagt“. This lengthy, blackest of melodic metallic presences will be released this Friday, December 1st, on Carnal Records (a label partially run by Johan “Shamaatae” Lagher of Arckanum). The album happens to come almost a year after an originally planned release through the apparently now-defunct Daemon Worship Records. Continue reading “Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release”

TAAKE – ‘Kong Vinter’ Album Review & Stream

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

When the air is cold, and the trees are barren, I walk out into the woods naked and howl at the moon.  I become one with the darkness and pray to fucking Odin that Taake is finally ready to release a new album.    Continue reading “TAAKE – ‘Kong Vinter’ Album Review & Stream”

GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’


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

By now, everyone is pretty well aware that Decibel Magazine offers an exclusive track via their Flexi-Series with each physical magazine.   Continue reading “GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’”

ENSLAVED ‘E’ Review & Official Videos [Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter]


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

In just six songs (and two bonus tracks) on its latest album, “E,” the Norwegian band Enslaved has seismically shifted what metal is, blowing open the doors instead to what it can be – thematically as well as musically. Continue reading “ENSLAVED ‘E’ Review & Official Videos [Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter]”

SCOUR Streams ‘Red’ EP In Its Entirety


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

Extreme metal act Scour, featuring Philip H. 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 their new EP. Continue reading “SCOUR Streams ‘Red’ EP In Its Entirety”

ANIMA DAMNATA ‘Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast’ Streaming In Full


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

Speaking of full, try saying the title of the new Anima Damnata album, “Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast“, fast five times in row.  Godz Ov War and Malignant Voices will release the album digitally and on CD and 12″ vinyl on November 1st. Continue reading “ANIMA DAMNATA ‘Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast’ Streaming In Full”