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”

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’


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

One of the most groundbreaking entities in all of unhinged musical transformation is the ambient psyche headfuck from Osaka, Japan:  夢遊病者 – AKA Sleepwalker. Continue reading “夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’”

INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared

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

Pioneering post-hardcore harbingers INTEGRITY and New Jersey’s trailblazing black metal entity KRIEG are uniting for a split release. Continue reading “INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared”

GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates

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

Portugese progressive sludge / black metal band GAEREA have just unveiled their official video for the impressive song “Catharsis“. Continue reading “GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018

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

[Editor’s Intro] Halsey had this idea… now, typically I enjoy the hell out of Halsey’s ideas, because he’s… well, because he’s a lunatic.  This idea was a random, rabid brain purge of whatever Halsey had been listening to recently and decided to slap his opinion on.  I said yes to his idea. Why? I enjoy and encourage creative lunacy and Halsey has some of the most articulate goddamned lunacy I’ve born witness to in recent years. In fact, I suggested his idea be a monthly column. without his having a word written.  I was not disappointed. Here is the first of his ‘Rogue Reviews’ for May 2018. ~ Leanne Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018”

BLACK FAST Share ‘Spectre Of Ruin’ Album Details; Issue New Official Video

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

The St. Louis-based new wave of U.S. thrash metal band BLACK FAST have announced they will release “Spectre Of Ruin” on Friday, July 13th via Entertainment One. Continue reading “BLACK FAST Share ‘Spectre Of Ruin’ Album Details; Issue New Official Video”

ARCH ENEMY Announce ‘Will To Power North American Tour 2018’; GOATWHORE & UNCURED To Support


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

ARCH ENEMY has just announced their “Will To Power North American Tour 2018“, set for this fall and supported by GOATWHORE and UNCURED. Continue reading “ARCH ENEMY Announce ‘Will To Power North American Tour 2018’; GOATWHORE & UNCURED To Support”