BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR

Photo: Grzegorz Gołębiowski
Article by: Brian Halsey, Staff Writer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It should be noted, although I have a wealth of writing experience, I have virtually no background in musicianship or how to play an instrument. This presents a unique challenge when writing about music. If I like a band, I try to gauge their style and present them in the most flattering light possible.   Continue reading “BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR”

Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest: Day 2 – HIGH ON FIRE, OBITUARY, BLACK TUSK, INTER ARMA, YOUNG WIDOWS & EXMORTUS [Photos]

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

The recent Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. – specifically Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 – would see the inaugural Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest get underway in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Continue reading “Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest: Day 2 – HIGH ON FIRE, OBITUARY, BLACK TUSK, INTER ARMA, YOUNG WIDOWS & EXMORTUS [Photos]”

GLACIAL TOMB – Khemmis Member Goes Oldschool Death Metal On Imminent S/T Release; Single Streaming


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

Khemmis guitarist and vocalist Ben Hutcherson is spreading his leathery, blackened, bat-like, metaphorical musical wings in the side project, GLACIAL TOMB. Continue reading “GLACIAL TOMB – Khemmis Member Goes Oldschool Death Metal On Imminent S/T Release; Single Streaming”

Show Review: OBITUARY, EXMORTUS, DIRT CHURCH; Sept. 8th @ UCH, Clifton Park, NY [Videos]

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Some things inexplicably stick in the mind. I don’t remotely know why, but I still remember my first time hearing OBITUARY, 28 damned years ago.    Continue reading “Show Review: OBITUARY, EXMORTUS, DIRT CHURCH; Sept. 8th @ UCH, Clifton Park, NY [Videos]”

JESUS PIECE Taking Live Mission To Japan For December Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Amy Ha)

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

Philadelphia’s brutal band of decimating sonic savagery, JESUS PIECE, are taking their traveling road show of PAHC to the land of the rising sun. Continue reading “JESUS PIECE Taking Live Mission To Japan For December Tour”

ABHORRENCE Return With EP Via Svart Records; First New Record Since 1991 [Stream]

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

This past Friday, September 14th, saw a truly impressive event occur when Finland’s ABHORRENCE returned with their first new recording in 27 years! Continue reading “ABHORRENCE Return With EP Via Svart Records; First New Record Since 1991 [Stream]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]

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

It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to addressing the death metal pioneers, and now legends, OBITUARY. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]”

Oldschool Sunday: Nuclear Blast’s ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ Comp. Series Revived [Video Trailer]; Tour Announcement

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

During the late 80s and early 90s, the record label Nuclear Blast had the brilliant idea of compiling multiple death metal bands together on to one release.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Nuclear Blast’s ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ Comp. Series Revived [Video Trailer]; Tour Announcement”

ACTS OF SWINE ‘Sadistically Speaking’ Album Review & Stream – NYP Item

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

Formed in 2016, hailing from Wisconsin and Illinois, and made up of multi-instrumentalist Dan Guenther (who excels on all of them) and bellowing singer Brian Worth, ACTS OF SWINE have learned well at the altars of their old-school death metal influences – Jungle Rot, Bolt Thrower, and Obituary, among others. Continue reading “ACTS OF SWINE ‘Sadistically Speaking’ Album Review & Stream – NYP Item”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST

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

Long-running Floridian death metal monstrosity OBITUARY have announced plans for an upcoming U.S. East Coast headlining tour. Continue reading “OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST”

DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest

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

The U.K.’s DYGORA have independently released their debut EP, “Chambers Of Reflection“, a mere handful of weeks ago. Continue reading “DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest”

SIEGE OF POWER (Autopsy, Asphyx, Ex-Hail Of Bullets Members) Unveil Debut’s Details; Official Video

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

SIEGE OF POWER is a somewhat new project amassing several of the global death metal scene’s most experienced veterans of extreme heaviness. Continue reading “SIEGE OF POWER (Autopsy, Asphyx, Ex-Hail Of Bullets Members) Unveil Debut’s Details; Official Video”

COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

The Minnesota prog doom/death metal collective we know as COLD COLOURS have shared the new three-song “2018 Sampler” EP with us. Continue reading “COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]

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

British death metal band CANCER first formed in 1988. Over the course of their career, they have released five studio albums and broke up on at least two occasions. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]”