GoFundMe Launched As Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Vocalist Brett Hoffman Receives Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis


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

News arrives today that former Malevolent Creation vocalist Brett Hoffman (also of Fire For EffectDown The Drain) has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Continue reading “GoFundMe Launched As Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Vocalist Brett Hoffman Receives Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis”

ABOLISHMENT OF FLESH Share ‘The Inhuman Condition’ Pre-Release Stream


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

TXDM band Abolishment Of Flesh are poised to release their new full-length album, “The Inhuman Condition”, this week. Continue reading “ABOLISHMENT OF FLESH Share ‘The Inhuman Condition’ Pre-Release Stream”

COFFIN ROT Share Stream Of Newly Released S/T Demo


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

Portland, Oregon’s COFFIN ROT have just unleashed their debut release, a self-titled Demo that arrived through Rotted Life Records on April 13th. Continue reading “COFFIN ROT Share Stream Of Newly Released S/T Demo”

WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

Boris Records To Re-Issue HAUNTING ‘Sealed Shut’ On First-Time Vinyl [Video Trailer]



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

Boris Records have announced they will reissue the seminal ATL-DM (Atlanta Death Metal) band HAUNTING‘s one and only output, “Sealed Shut“, on vinyl for the first time. Continue reading “Boris Records To Re-Issue HAUNTING ‘Sealed Shut’ On First-Time Vinyl [Video Trailer]”

STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates


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

Chicago’s brutal sludge savages STAY ASLEEP will release their debut album “Mourner” on April 13 via Spirit & Discipline Recordings. Continue reading “STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates”

IMPENDING DOOM Return With June’s ‘The Sin And Doom Vol. II’; New Single Shared

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

Riverside, California’s Impending Doom have announced the upcoming release of their first new studio album in roughly five years. Continue reading “IMPENDING DOOM Return With June’s ‘The Sin And Doom Vol. II’; New Single Shared”

RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

The Reading, PA-based band Rivers Of Nihil are arguably the most exciting, interesting thing to happen to technical death metal in recent years, and their latest album for Metal Blade, the beautifully-titled “Where Owls Know My Name,” cements that claim with little doubt. Continue reading “RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

SATYRICON Recruit GOATWHORE To Support Upcoming “Final” N. American Tour


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

Satyricon
‘s upcoming North American trek, one the band is billing as their “final” N.A. tour, just announced the addition of Goatwhore as the direct support. Continue reading “SATYRICON Recruit GOATWHORE To Support Upcoming “Final” N. American Tour”

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”

WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest


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

Earlier this month, Riff Relevant shared the news of Bay Area-based metal extremists WOLF KING and their imminent album release, “Loyal To The Soil” [HERE]. Continue reading “WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest”

CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Spring U.S. Trek


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

RVA’s ganja-revering extreme metallers Cannabis Corpse have just shared news of an upcoming spring tour set for mostly the eastern U.S. Continue reading “CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Spring U.S. Trek”

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN Reveal Details Of ‘And You Will Obey Me’; Share Title Track

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

The oldschool death metal abomination that is Down Among The Dead Men, which includes David Ingram (Benediction, Ursinne, Echelon, ex-Bolt Thrower) and Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Eye Of Purgatory, Necrogod), are back! Continue reading “DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN Reveal Details Of ‘And You Will Obey Me’; Share Title Track”

SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up


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

The SHADOW WOODS METAL Festival has announced they will return for their fourth installment in 2018! This most-brutal gathering will be held from Thursday, September 20th through Saturday, September 22th in Purcellville, VA at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC).  Continue reading “SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up”