APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.

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

The Indianapolis-based quartet of absolute doom, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE, are headed to Europe for a tour next month. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.”

SEPTAGON Detail Upcoming Cruz Del Sur Music Release ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’; Debut Lyric Video

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

German power metallers SEPTAGON have unveiled the details for their upcoming sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “SEPTAGON Detail Upcoming Cruz Del Sur Music Release ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’; Debut Lyric Video”

Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]

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

What factors required for a band to qualify for the Oldschool Sunday series are malleable and always in flux; one week it might be a band’s longevity or legacy, the next week, a more obscure band from some point in time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates


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

This is simply a beautiful melding of heavy darkness, rolling out on the road as one machine of doom.  Pale Divine and Apostle of Solitude have joined together for a run of U.S. tour dates in July.
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ARGUS Debuts ‘Devils Of Your Time’ Official Video


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

After racking up countless accolades for their late 2017 Cruz Del Sur Music release “From Fields Of Fire“, Pittsburgh powerhouse Argus are premiering a new official video from the album. Continue reading “ARGUS Debuts ‘Devils Of Your Time’ Official Video”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent


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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release of their new album From Gold To Ash nears, Apostle Of Solitude are debuting an official video from the record.  Check out “Keeping The Lighthouse” below. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent”

SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video

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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release date of Sacred Leather‘s “Ultimate Force” nears, the band has premiered the “Power Thrust” official video.  Check it out below. Continue reading “SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE ‘From Gold To Ash’ Album Announced For February From Cruz Del Sur Music


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

Indianapolis’ juggernaut-like doom behemoths Apostle Of Solitude have announced they will release a new album, From Gold To Ash February 23 on Cruz Del Sur Music.   Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE ‘From Gold To Ash’ Album Announced For February From Cruz Del Sur Music”

LADY BEAST To Unleash ‘Vicious Breed’ In November; Lyric Video Premiere + Appearance On Anthony Bourdain Show

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Reinhart)

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

Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the November 17 release of “Vicious Breed” from Pittsburgh’s NWOBHM-inspired upstarts Lady Beast.  The band was one of the more surprising discoveries for many of us at the recent Descendants Of Crom Festival in Steel City.  Continue reading “LADY BEAST To Unleash ‘Vicious Breed’ In November; Lyric Video Premiere + Appearance On Anthony Bourdain Show”

Riff Relevant Interviews: Brian ‘Butch’ Balich (Argus, Penance, Etc.) Sonic Fire For The Ages:

BRIAN ‘BUTCH’ BALICH

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

I don’t even know where to begin.  That is something you will rarely ever hear me utter, let alone admit, but here I have.  The reason I have is the subject of the following exchange that ensues below, singer Brian ‘Butch’ Balich.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: Brian ‘Butch’ Balich (Argus, Penance, Etc.) Sonic Fire For The Ages:”

ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS

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

Pittsburgh’s premiere power metal band Argus will release “From Fields Of Fire” on September 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.  The band have just released a lyric video for the track “You Are The Curse”, which can be found below. Continue reading “ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS”

ARGUS To Release ‘From Fields Of Fire’ This September

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

One of the better bands within the heavy metal underground, metallic doom stalwarts Argus, will return with a new album this fall.   Continue reading “ARGUS To Release ‘From Fields Of Fire’ This September”

ARDUINI/BALICH Shares Lyric Video For ‘The Wraith’


Arduini/Balich is the project created by founding Fates Warning member, guitarist Victor Arduini and Argus/ex-Penance vocalist Brian ‘Butch’ Balich, and completed with drummer Chris Judge from Freedom Reign.  Continue reading “ARDUINI/BALICH Shares Lyric Video For ‘The Wraith’”