VOIVOD Announces EU. Tour To Coincide With New Full-Length Release [Album Details]

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

Long running Canadian sci-fi / progressive metal band VOIVOD have revealed limited details on their new full-length album release. Continue reading “VOIVOD Announces EU. Tour To Coincide With New Full-Length Release [Album Details]”

MOTOROWL Reveal ‘Atlas’ Album Details + Title Track Animated Video


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

Progressive psychedelic doom band MOTOROWL are ramping up to release their new album “Atlas” on July 27th through Century Media Records. Continue reading “MOTOROWL Reveal ‘Atlas’ Album Details + Title Track Animated Video”

NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts


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

August 10th will see the release of a triple live album from NIGHT DEMON – in partnership with multiple global-wide record labels – titled “Live Darkness“. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts”

LUCIFER Debut ‘California Son’ Single Via Official Video; ‘Lucifer II’ Due In July

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

Retro psyche-doom band LUCIFER have just debuted their newest single, “California Son“, via an accompanying official video. Continue reading “LUCIFER Debut ‘California Son’ Single Via Official Video; ‘Lucifer II’ Due In July”

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”

MEGADETH Deluxe Reissue Of Classic Debut ‘Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good’ To Arrive In May

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

Century Media Records and Legacy Recordings are partnering together to release the 2018 deluxe reissue of Megadeth’s classic debut album, Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good, on June 8th. Continue reading “MEGADETH Deluxe Reissue Of Classic Debut ‘Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good’ To Arrive In May”

AT THE GATES Re-Record ’93 Classic For Decibel Flexi-Series [Streaming]


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

It is widely known that Swedish death metal legends At The Gates will release their new LP, To Drink From The Night Itself, on May 18, via Century Media. Continue reading “AT THE GATES Re-Record ’93 Classic For Decibel Flexi-Series [Streaming]”

AT THE GATES Release ‘A Stare Bound In Stone’ Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Ester Segarra)

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

As the May 18th, Century Media release of “To Drink From The Night Itself“, the latest album from At The Gates nears, a new official video has been released. Continue reading “AT THE GATES Release ‘A Stare Bound In Stone’ Official Video”

AT THE GATES Reveal Details Of New Album ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’; Title Track Video Shared


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

Swedish extreme metal legends At The Gates have unveiled details of their new studio album, “To Drink From The Night Itself“.   Continue reading “AT THE GATES Reveal Details Of New Album ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’; Title Track Video Shared”

WITHERFALL Debut ‘Portrait’ Official Video; Singer Joseph Michael Guests For Upcoming SANCTUARY Tour


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

2017 saw the release of the phenomenal introduction to the Los Angeles-based progressive power metal band Witherfall, via the “Nocturnes And Requiems” album. Continue reading “WITHERFALL Debut ‘Portrait’ Official Video; Singer Joseph Michael Guests For Upcoming SANCTUARY Tour”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) SANTIAGO GUTIERREZ Shares ALL His Favorites

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

Santiago Gutierrez just joined us here at Riff Relevant.  I don’t even have a bio for him on the site yet!  He made it just in time for our first Year End.  He dove right into deep water with his list, too.
Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) SANTIAGO GUTIERREZ Shares ALL His Favorites”

Oldschool Sunday: ZIMMER’S HOLE [Re-Issues & New Release Set For 2018]

ZIMMER’S HOLE (Now)

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

Let me begin by saying that the fact that British Columbia-based speed metallers Zimmer’s Hole are now over 25 years old is simply mind-boggling to me. The band was really begun as a side project of several members from Strapping Young Lad, and to be honest, is a little in a similar vein of music. But hell, there is nothing wrong with that if you are asking me. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ZIMMER’S HOLE [Re-Issues & New Release Set For 2018]”

NAPALM DEATH To Release ‘Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs’ 2CD Compilation


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

The UK’s globally-revered godfathers of grindcore, Napalm Death, have announced the release of a special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation entitled “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” for March 2018 via Century Media Records. Continue reading “NAPALM DEATH To Release ‘Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs’ 2CD Compilation”

Oldschool Sunday: BLOODBATH [Upcoming Split With AUTOPSY + 2018 N. American Tour]

BLOODBATH (Then)

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

In today’s music journalism realm, the term “supergroup” is as commonly brandied about as any other type of label or tag. It has not always been so either as there was a time when a supergroup was a rarity, something special and outside of the norm. The qualifications to meet this supergroup designation were simple too, be a band comprised of well-known, established musicians…and that was pretty much it. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: BLOODBATH [Upcoming Split With AUTOPSY + 2018 N. American Tour]”

ICED EARTH Announce North American Leg Of World Tour; SANCTUARY & KILL RITUAL To Support


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

In one of the freaking most Must-See tour announcements to be unveiled for early 2018 comes this magnificent revelation directly from Iced Earth‘s own Jon Schaffer:

Brothers and sisters! We are very aware at how impatient you have been getting about our North American tour announcement, but the time has arrived!! We will be seeing you soon in a very extensive USA/Canada run. Be there, it will be an awesome time for sure!Continue reading “ICED EARTH Announce North American Leg Of World Tour; SANCTUARY & KILL RITUAL To Support”