OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears


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

Following up on their 2016 introduction, The Embodiment Of Hate, California’s Our Place Of Worship Is Silence will return with their new album this April.     Continue reading “OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears”

ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream


(By Santiago Gutierrez,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze first came on to the metal scene in 2012, with a three-song EP, entitled At the Shrine of Light.  Today we have a review and full stream of their full-length ‘Among The Ruins’, released last April on Transcending Obscurity Records.    Continue reading “ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream”

MISERY INDEX Issue ‘I Disavow’ 7″ EP W/ Nailbomb Cover B-Side; Title Track Lyric Video


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

4 years after their last album The Killing Gods, Baltimore’s Misery Index hit back with a blistering new single, “I Disavow“.    Continue reading “MISERY INDEX Issue ‘I Disavow’ 7″ EP W/ Nailbomb Cover B-Side; Title Track Lyric Video”

DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album


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

From the Windy City of Chicago, IL. comes the mighty metallic blend of Death On Fire and the newly released “Witch Hunter“. The project was formed by band founder Tim Kenefic who offered the following on its realization saying: Continue reading “DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album”

OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT

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

Floridian death metal legends Obituary will be hitting the road with Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt this summer for a string of North American shows.  The trek begins May 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia and ends June 3rd in Miami, Florida. Continue reading “OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT”

FROST GIANT Share New Song ‘Curse Of Doubt’ From Recent ‘The Harlot Star’ Release


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

From the frozen northern climes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comes the metallic monstrosity Frost Giant and their recent album release, “The Harlot Star“. Arriving back on January 19th from Transcending Records, this juggernaut of a band are sharing a new track from the record, “Curse Of Doubt“. Continue reading “FROST GIANT Share New Song ‘Curse Of Doubt’ From Recent ‘The Harlot Star’ Release”

AGRIMONIA’s New Southern Lord Records Album ‘Awaken’ Streaming In Full


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

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Agrimonia have just released their fourth studio album, titled “Awaken“, via Southern Lord Records this past January 26th. It is the heavily intensified band’s second effort for the label and Riff Relevant is stoked to bring you it streaming in its entirety below. Continue reading “AGRIMONIA’s New Southern Lord Records Album ‘Awaken’ Streaming In Full”

VANTABLACK WARSHIP Streaming Today’s Debut Release ‘Abrasive Pulmonic Speak’; Live Dates + Official Videos


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

Quebec’s sludgeish, extreme groove metallers Vantablack Warship unleashed their crushing début album, “Abrasive Pulmonic Speak“, today (January 26).    Continue reading “VANTABLACK WARSHIP Streaming Today’s Debut Release ‘Abrasive Pulmonic Speak’; Live Dates + Official Videos”

WAKE Shares ‘Misery Rites’ Details + 2 Tracks Streaming; To Tour With WITHERED

(Pic Courtesy Of Cole Hadley)

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

The Calgary, Canada grind legion of extreme maniacs in WAKE will release the mayhem of “Misery Rites” on February 23rd. The band’s latest studio album will be unleashed via Translation Loss Records and we’re sharing two tracks from it, the title track and “Embers“, here for you today. Continue reading “WAKE Shares ‘Misery Rites’ Details + 2 Tracks Streaming; To Tour With WITHERED”

MEMORIAM Unveil ‘The Silent Vigil’ Artwork & Tracklist


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

Just one year after the release of their well-received 2017 introduction For The Fallen, old-school death metaller Memoriam have announced the arrival of its follow-up. Continue reading “MEMORIAM Unveil ‘The Silent Vigil’ Artwork & Tracklist”

GURT ‘Skullossus’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

GURT guarantee the hurt shall come, indeed!  The London, UK-based bashers released their latest incendiary salvo of sludge mania, “Skullossus“, some several months ago.    Continue reading “GURT ‘Skullossus’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

MALFORMITY Return After Decades-Long Absence With ‘The Rapturous Unraveling’ 7″ [Streaming]


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

This past week saw the studio return of the legendary underground, old-school death metal band Malformity after a lengthy absence. The Atlanta area-based band released the anxiously anticipated “The Rapturous Unraveling” on 7-inch vinyl and digital download on January 13th via Boris Records. Continue reading “MALFORMITY Return After Decades-Long Absence With ‘The Rapturous Unraveling’ 7″ [Streaming]”

THE CROWN Set March Release Of ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ Album; Premiere Official Video


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

Swedish death metal unit The Crown have set a March 16th release date for the new album “Cobra Speed Venom” via Metal Blade Records.    Continue reading “THE CROWN Set March Release Of ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ Album; Premiere Official Video”

IRON REAGAN / GATECREEPER Split Coming; Each Streams New Song As Both Prep January Tours


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

RVA’s crossover alchemists Iron Reagan and Arizona death metallers Gatecreeper have united for a new split album release.    Continue reading “IRON REAGAN / GATECREEPER Split Coming; Each Streams New Song As Both Prep January Tours”

DARK RITES Debuts ‘Masochist’ Lyric Video From S/T Release


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

Multinational recording act Dark Rites recently debuted their new lyric video for the song “Masochist“, a cut from their 2017 S/T album release.   Continue reading “DARK RITES Debuts ‘Masochist’ Lyric Video From S/T Release”