YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Seattle’s duo of thunderous stoner doom emissions, YEAR OF THE COBRA, announce the looming launch of a North American touring trek. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA”

THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Canadian retro doom revivalists THE HAZYTONES released their new album ‘The Hazytones II: Monarchs Of Oblivion‘ on October 5th, via Ripple Music. Continue reading “THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway”

SKULL FIST Issue Videos As ‘Way Of The Road’ Release Nears; Co-Headline EU Tour w/ STRIKER In Nov.

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Old-school inspired Canadian melodic metal band SKULL FIST are set to unleash their third album, ‘Way Of The Road‘, on October 26th through NoiseArt Records. Continue reading “SKULL FIST Issue Videos As ‘Way Of The Road’ Release Nears; Co-Headline EU Tour w/ STRIKER In Nov.”

RAVEN Announce N. American Tour in Nov.; EXTINCTION A.D. & MOBILE DEATHCAMP Supporting

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The legendary godfathers of thrash metal, RAVEN, announced a 27-date North American tour has been set for November. Continue reading “RAVEN Announce N. American Tour in Nov.; EXTINCTION A.D. & MOBILE DEATHCAMP Supporting”

DANKO JONES Announce New Single & Western U.S. Tour w/ NASHVILLE PUSSY & PRIMA DONNA


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

Canadian rock ‘n roll troubadours DANKO JONES have dropped a new single, “We’re Crazy“, once again defiantly proclaiming that rock is far from dead. Continue reading “DANKO JONES Announce New Single & Western U.S. Tour w/ NASHVILLE PUSSY & PRIMA DONNA”

BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set

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

Prepare to get excited, as this week will see the arrival of the thirteenth studio album from singer and multi-instrumentalist, BRANT BJORK.   Continue reading “BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set”

Southern Lord Re-Issues WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Classics For Label’s 20th Anniversary; WITTR Confirms N. American – EU Tours w/ BEHEMOTH & AT THE GATES


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

Southern Lord Records are considered one of underground music’s most forward-thinking, trailblazing outlets… and one that celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Continue reading “Southern Lord Re-Issues WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Classics For Label’s 20th Anniversary; WITTR Confirms N. American – EU Tours w/ BEHEMOTH & AT THE GATES”

FLOTSAM & JETSAM North American Headline ‘Tour Of Chaos 2019’ Set For Spring

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

As the November, AFM Records release of their 13th studio album, ‘The End Of Chaos‘, nears for the legendary FLOTSAM & JETSAM, some tour related news comes.   Continue reading “FLOTSAM & JETSAM North American Headline ‘Tour Of Chaos 2019’ Set For Spring”

ILSA Issues ‘Old Maid’ Official Video; Touring w/ FISTER; Select Shows w/ MONOLORD This Week


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

Washington D.C.’s primordially abhorrent exuders of misanthropic doom, ILSA, issue a new official video, “Old Maid“. Continue reading “ILSA Issues ‘Old Maid’ Official Video; Touring w/ FISTER; Select Shows w/ MONOLORD This Week”

UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album was released earlier this year through France’s Listenable Records. This trio of heavy rock road dogs is now set to embark on a two-month round of headline tour dates starting next month in support of their ‘Shadowlands‘ release.  Continue reading “UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom”

GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

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

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates


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

The one man musical monstrosity that is AUTHOR & PUNISHER (aka Tristan Shone) has revealed details of an upcoming sixth album release, “Beastland“. Continue reading “AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

CASTLE Hold All The Cards With ‘Deal Thy Fate’ Album Details; Lyric Video Premiere + Tour Dates

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

As was recently revealed, metal-melding doomsters CASTLE will release their new album “Deal Thy Fate” on October 19th via Ripple Music. Continue reading “CASTLE Hold All The Cards With ‘Deal Thy Fate’ Album Details; Lyric Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER Announce Fall N. American Tour 2018


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

Dissonance Productions released the long-awaited album from Steve Grimmett‘s GRIM REAPER, entitled “Walking In The Shadows” almost two years ago. It was the band‘s first new recording since 1987‘s ‘Rock You To Hell’. Continue reading “Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER Announce Fall N. American Tour 2018”