Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill! V/A OST Featuring Ministry, 3Teeth, Jyrki 69 Etc. Drops Friday; Movie Trailer [Video]


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

Just in time for Halloween, the new movie “Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill!” from Cleopatra Entertainment will hit cinemas on Oct. 27th. The plot for the film centers an all girl rock-n-roll band called Kill Pussy Kill that ventures out to play their biggest show to date on Halloween night. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius (voiced by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine) dead set on revenge.
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SCOURGE FEST 2017 Announced; Details & Line Up Revealed

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

As the U.S.A. steadily continues to create and organize its own gradually increasing number of festival gatherings, Riff Relevant is pleased to inform you of a new one. Continue reading “SCOURGE FEST 2017 Announced; Details & Line Up Revealed”

RITES OF DAATH ‘Hexing Graves’ EP Streaming Ahead Of Release


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

Poland’s Rites Of Daath are set to issue their debut EP, “Hexing Graves“, via Godz Ov War Productions this Friday, October 13th. With it, the band will unleash a monstrously punishing slab of doom-infused death metal. You know, the kind inspired by the likes of Incantation but blended with the technicality of Gigan and the result is pure savage bliss. Continue reading “RITES OF DAATH ‘Hexing Graves’ EP Streaming Ahead Of Release”

NEKHRAH Stream ‘Cosmic Apostasy’ Debut In Its Entirety


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

Brutality…with groove and savagery intact. That is exactly what we get from the Cyprus-based band formerly known as Impalement. Under that previous moniker the band’s only offering was a 2014 Demo but that didn’t stop them from advancing forward. Continue reading “NEKHRAH Stream ‘Cosmic Apostasy’ Debut In Its Entirety”

KULT MOGIŁ ‘Portentaque’ EP Review & Stream


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

Poland’s relentlessly punishing death metal outfit Kult Mogił (whose name translates to “cult of graves”) are back with a new EP. “Portentaque” will be released by Pagan Records on September 29th and Riff Relevant is providing one of the very few full streams of the EP here. Continue reading “KULT MOGIŁ ‘Portentaque’ EP Review & Stream”

NEKROHOWL ‘Epitome Of Morbid’ EP Review & Select Song Streams


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

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based Nekrohowl are a band of young, hungry musicians that excel a crafting vicious, oldschool style Death Metal. After a Demo quality release in 2016, guitarist / vocalist Obliterator, bassist Sadist and drummer Warmonger return with their official debut release. Their 5-song “Epitome Of Morbid” EP will drop and detonate upon listeners come September 30th. Continue reading “NEKROHOWL ‘Epitome Of Morbid’ EP Review & Select Song Streams”

MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream


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

Stockholm, Sweden’s Mourning Sign have resurfaced with a new 2-song offering for your listening enjoyment. The “Nest Of Vipers” Maxi-Single dropped back in late August and is creating some nice buzz in all the right places since. The band is currently composed of Robert Pörschke (vocals), Kari Kainulainen (guitars), Petri Aho (guitars/bass), Thomas Gardh (guitars/bass) and Henrik Persson (drums). Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream”

Oldschool Sunday: BLOOD DUSTER [Includes Break Up Announcement]

BLOOD DUSTER (Then)

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

The birth of Australia’s Blood Duster occurred in 1991 with Jason Fuller (aka Jason PC on bass), Anthony Barry (vocals and guitar) and Andrew Brown (drums). The band’s name was taken from a John Zorn song, “Blood Duster“, off his 1989 album release, Naked City. That 3-piece version of the band was short-lived as Anthony Barry was almost immediately replaced by Troy Darlington and Callum Wilson. By their own admission, they formed with the sole purpose of being more intense than other bands that were around at that time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: BLOOD DUSTER [Includes Break Up Announcement]”

BLOODGOD ‘Carthasis’ EP Review & Stream

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

From deep within The Netherlands comes the vicious Dutch collective that is Bloodgod and their latest EP, “Catharsis“.   Continue reading “BLOODGOD ‘Carthasis’ EP Review & Stream”

CATTLE DECAPITATION To Release Collection Of NSFW Videos; Tour With REVOCATION-FULL OF HELL-ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Announced


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

On October 6th, the brutal death-grinding unit that is Cattle Decapitation will release The Flesh Is Of No Use snuff-DVD. It features three Mitch Massie music videos from the band: Monolith Of Inhumanity’s “Forced Gender Reassignment“, plus The Anthropocene Extinction’s “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot) – Censored” and “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot) – Uncensored“. Included in a plastic evidence bag, this NSFW DVD is strictly limited to 1000 copies. Continue reading “CATTLE DECAPITATION To Release Collection Of NSFW Videos; Tour With REVOCATION-FULL OF HELL-ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Announced”

UPDATED – DECAPITATED Now Accused Of Gang-Raping Woman


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

The sordid story of this week’s arrest and detainment of Polish metallers Decapitated (prior story here) is growing in severity…  Continue reading “UPDATED – DECAPITATED Now Accused Of Gang-Raping Woman”

DECAPITATED Members Arrested & Detained In The US On Kidnapping Charges


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

According to the Seattle Times, Polish death metallers Decapitated – , Waclaw J. Kieltyka, Rafal T. Piotrowski, and Hubert E. Wiecek – were all arrested this weekend in Santa Ana, California, on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after a concert in Spokane, Washington on August 31st. Continue reading “DECAPITATED Members Arrested & Detained In The US On Kidnapping Charges”

MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears


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

Six long years since their last recorded release, Germany’s savage death metalists Morphosys make their triumphant return.   Continue reading “MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears”

LEFT BEHIND To Issue ‘Blessed By The Burn’ In October; Official Video Debut + Tour Dates


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

Left Behind in West Virginia..uh, I mean FROM WV, heh, are preparing to issue their “Blessed By The Burn” album next month.   Continue reading “LEFT BEHIND To Issue ‘Blessed By The Burn’ In October; Official Video Debut + Tour Dates”

BLOODSTRIKE Back With ‘Execution Of Violence’ In Oct.; New Song Streaming


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

The Mile High City’s most savage subterranean dwellers, BLOODSTRIKE, are poised to unleash their second studio-based assault.   Continue reading “BLOODSTRIKE Back With ‘Execution Of Violence’ In Oct.; New Song Streaming”

Death By Numbers: BENEATH Streaming ‘Ephemeris’ In Full

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

For those that may not know, an Ephemeris is a table or chart that displays the positions of a particular heavenly body on a number of dates in sequence.  One might also call it a calendar or an almanac, if so inclined, but in today’s case there is a third option.   Continue reading “Death By Numbers: BENEATH Streaming ‘Ephemeris’ In Full”

Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM


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

The orchestrally enhanced doom band Paramaecium originally got their start in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990s.  In less than a year from their formation, the trio of bassist / vocalist Andrew Tompkins, guitarist Colin ‘Mosh’ Maynard and drummer Steve Palmer issued their first recordings.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM”

BLURRING ‘Cloud Burner’ EP Review & Stream

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

Dan Lilker has been a music idol of mine since I first discovered him in S.O.D. (Stormtroopers Of Death) and Nuclear Assault way back when.  Many folks don’t realize that Dan was a founding member of Anthrax, although most do know about his later years in Brutal Truth, Malformed Earthborn, Exit-13, Ravenous, Extra Hot Sauce, Venomous Concept, etc.
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KING PARROT Harvests ‘Ugly Produce’ Details; Shares NSFW Official Video


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

Australian crossover metal’s “foul” royalty King Parrot have announced that their third full-length album, “Ugly Produce,” will arrive in stores on September 22nd through Housecore Records.   Continue reading “KING PARROT Harvests ‘Ugly Produce’ Details; Shares NSFW Official Video”

Infecting The Masses: MORDENIAL Streaming ‘The Plague’ In Full


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

One day before its release via Black Lion Records on July 31st, Mordenial are streaming in full for you today, their sophomore album “The Plague“.   Continue reading “Infecting The Masses: MORDENIAL Streaming ‘The Plague’ In Full”