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]”

FIRESPAWN Premiere ‘Full Of Hate’ Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of Soile Siirtola)

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

Swedish death metal warriors Firespawn have just released a video for the song “Full Of Hate”, taken off their latest and second album, The Reprobate.   Continue reading “FIRESPAWN Premiere ‘Full Of Hate’ Official Video”

WITCHERY Cast Spell For November ‘I Am Legion’ Album Release; Video Premiere


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

After last year’s acclaimed “In His Infernal Majesty’s Service” record release, Swedish blackened thrashers Witchery are set to release their next album. “I Am Legion” via Century Media Records on November 10th. Continue reading “WITCHERY Cast Spell For November ‘I Am Legion’ Album Release; Video Premiere”

Oldschool Sunday: RELEASE

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

I absolutely dislike writing pieces, where either no, or next to no, information exists about a band, especially Oldschool Sunday articles.  Call it perfectionism, a desire to be thorough, whatever… Hell, call it OCD if you want, it doesn’t matter.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: RELEASE”

DEAD LORD Drop ‘Too Late’ Video From Upcoming ‘In Ignorance We Trust’

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

It has now been a little over a month since we brought you the news (here) about the upcoming third studio effort from Dead Lord.   Continue reading “DEAD LORD Drop ‘Too Late’ Video From Upcoming ‘In Ignorance We Trust’”

THE HAUNTED Ignites Fiery ‘Spark’ Official Video

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

As the August 25th street date of the new album for Century Media Records, “Strength In Numbers“, from The Haunted nears, comes a new Official Video. The album’s second single and video, “Spark”, has just been released. Continue reading “THE HAUNTED Ignites Fiery ‘Spark’ Official Video”

RADIO MOSCOW Announce ‘New Beginnings’ Coming This September

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

SoCal psyche blues rock band Radio Moscow have announced the imminent release of their fifth studio album, “New Beginnings“.   Continue reading “RADIO MOSCOW Announce ‘New Beginnings’ Coming This September”

ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting


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

U.S.-based rockers Adrenaline Mob have revealed their plans for the second leg of their ‘We The People’ North American tour. The trek will commence in Dayton, OH on August 18th and reach its final stop on September 23rd in Providence, RI.   Continue reading “ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting”

THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut

Pic Courtesy Of Oscar Dziedziela

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

Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted have unveiled information on their upcoming studio release, ‘Strength In Numbers‘. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th.  Continue reading “THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut”

BROKEN HOPE Feasts With ‘The Carrion Eaters’ NSFW Video


Illinois-based death metal icons Broken Hope are gearing up to release ‘Mutilated And Assimilated‘ via Century Media on June 23rd.    Continue reading “BROKEN HOPE Feasts With ‘The Carrion Eaters’ NSFW Video”

VALLENFYRE Issue ‘An Apathetic Grave’ Lyric Video


And what an apathetic grave it is indeed! The track hails from Vallenfyre‘s upcoming third album release, Fear Those That Fear Him. The song is presented via a lyric video chock full of grotesque visuals while the track itself is a crushing cut of deathly doom. Continue reading “VALLENFYRE Issue ‘An Apathetic Grave’ Lyric Video”