CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release


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

Long running Italian horror/death metallers Cadaveria are back with a brand new lyric-based visualizer, “The Divine Rapture“. The track hails from the band’s newly remastered edition of their “Far Away From Conformity” album, originally released in 2004. Continue reading “CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release”

Riot’s Revelation: HAPPY METAL ANNIHILATION VOL. 7 [Stream + Free Sampler Download]


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

Merry (early) Christmas, Metalheads! Damn, do I have a gift for you too, as I usually do with most any or all Riot’s Revelation segments. How does an Asher Media Relations-provided Sampler sound, one that contains over 50 tracks and a running time of four hours? Sounds pretty good, eh? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: HAPPY METAL ANNIHILATION VOL. 7 [Stream + Free Sampler Download]”

The RIFF RELEVANT Interview With DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA

DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA

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

I still recall the very first time that I heard guitarist / musician Daren “KLANK” Diolosa, although I’m not sure he’d been tagged with the nickname at the time. In fact, I really did not know it was him per se, all I did know was that I saw a music video that absolutely floored me. The video, the song, the music itself and the guys present in the visualizer were like nothing I had ever heard…or seen. Continue reading “The RIFF RELEVANT Interview With DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA”

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Share Details Of ‘Vignette’ Debut; Premiere ‘Erasing Contrast’ Video


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

One of the most intriguing, more incredible progressive death metal bands that I have heard in a while are the Borlänge, Sweden based Letters From The Colony.   Continue reading “LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Share Details Of ‘Vignette’ Debut; Premiere ‘Erasing Contrast’ Video”

Oldschool Sunday: BLOODBATH [Upcoming Split With AUTOPSY + 2018 N. American Tour]

BLOODBATH (Then)

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

In today’s music journalism realm, the term “supergroup” is as commonly brandied about as any other type of label or tag. It has not always been so either as there was a time when a supergroup was a rarity, something special and outside of the norm. The qualifications to meet this supergroup designation were simple too, be a band comprised of well-known, established musicians…and that was pretty much it. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: BLOODBATH [Upcoming Split With AUTOPSY + 2018 N. American Tour]”

PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream


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

After a mere handful of days since premiering the title track of their new EP, “Tenebrous Labyrinth“, Denver-based trio of impenitent metallers Pile Of Priests return.   Continue reading “PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream”

PORTAL Share New Album Details; Track Streaming

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

JAussie dissonant death metallers Portal have unveiled the details of their eagerly awaited new studio album. To be titled “ION“, the 9-tracks of tumultuously bombarding brutality will be released on January 26th, 2018 via Profound Lore Records. Continue reading “PORTAL Share New Album Details; Track Streaming”

JESUS PIECE Announce January Eastern US Tour With VEIN Prior To KNOCKED LOOSE / TERROR Trek

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

Hot on the heels of last week’s news (here) of their inclusion in the support slot on the upcoming Knocked Loose / Terror North American co-headline tour, Jesus Piece will undertake another trek prior to that run. Continue reading “JESUS PIECE Announce January Eastern US Tour With VEIN Prior To KNOCKED LOOSE / TERROR Trek”

KREMLIN Stream ‘Decimation Of The Elites’ In Its Entirety


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

Although they hail from the land that brought us the Northern Hyperblast, Canada, Kremlin sound anything but Canadian to me. No, the brutal death metal being exuded from the trio that is Kremlin, aka Neutron Cannon, Nuclear Grinder and Lord Disintegrator, sounds akin to something else entirely. Continue reading “KREMLIN Stream ‘Decimation Of The Elites’ In Its Entirety”

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Debut Paul Booth-Directed ‘Spectral War’ Official Video As ‘Psychosis’ Ensues

(Pic Courtesy of TIM TRONCKOE)

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

As Cavalera Conspiracy, the band helmed by brothers and Sepultura founders Igorr and Max Cavalera, issues their new album today, we also get this. This is, of course, the powerfully fierce new official video for the song “Spectral War“, a track from today’s Napalm Record‘s release, “Psychosis“. Continue reading “CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Debut Paul Booth-Directed ‘Spectral War’ Official Video As ‘Psychosis’ Ensues”

ATOLL Streaming Death Metal Rager ‘Fallout Frenzy’ In Full Before Release

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

It is totally possible that Arizona death metal unit Atoll have spent years soaking and bathing in the atomic afterglow of the now decades-old original atomic bomb testing in the neighboring state of New Mexico. Perhaps that’s what has radiated and mutated the band into the crushingly powerful sonic weapon they are now. Continue reading “ATOLL Streaming Death Metal Rager ‘Fallout Frenzy’ In Full Before Release”

PILE OF PRIESTS Reveals ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Details; Title Track Stream


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

From the Mile High City of Denver comes the latest offering from the merciless trio of Evan Salvador (Guitars, Vocals) Patrick Leyn (Bass) and Evan Knight (Drums). The guys, otherwise known as Pile Of Priests will self-release their new EP, “Tenebrous Labyrinth“, on November 24th…Black Friday! Continue reading “PILE OF PRIESTS Reveals ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Details; Title Track Stream”

SCOUR Streams ‘Red’ EP In Its Entirety


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

Extreme metal act Scour, featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index), are back with their new EP. Continue reading “SCOUR Streams ‘Red’ EP In Its Entirety”

EMBRACE THE DAWN ‘The Effigist’ Streaming: A Tech Metal Extravaganza


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

Technical metal powerhouse Embrace The Dawn are an international act with incredible logistics at work within it. That is so because of primary song-writer Ben Tinker (guitar, programming) from Australia, Roger Isaksen (vocals) of Norway, Denis Landry (bass) of Canada, and none other than Kevin Talley (drums; Chimaira, Six Feet Under, etc.) from the U.S. make up ETD. Continue reading “EMBRACE THE DAWN ‘The Effigist’ Streaming: A Tech Metal Extravaganza”

LEDGE ‘Cold Hard Concrete’ Review & Stream


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

Friedrich Nietzsche is attributed to the famous quote “If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you…“. Yes, indeed, Freddie, yes indeed but WHERE is it one must stand to take that self-summarizing, intently introspective viewing? Why, on the edge, or in this case, the ledge, of course. Continue reading “LEDGE ‘Cold Hard Concrete’ Review & Stream”

ENTOMBED To Release 2016’s ‘Clandestine’ Performance On 2CD/DVD In November


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

Swedish death metal legends Entombed‘s sophomore album, 1991’s “Clandestine“, is a highly revered,  iconic landmark album.  25 years after its release, original band members Nicke Andersson, Uffe Cederlund and Alex Hellid teamed up for a unique concert at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12th, 2016. At that show, the pioneering work was played from beginning to end, from the opening “Living Dead” to the closing “Through The Collonades“. Continue reading “ENTOMBED To Release 2016’s ‘Clandestine’ Performance On 2CD/DVD In November”

GODS OF DEATH (Rick Rozz & Kam Lee) Deliver ‘Dead Man’s Scream’ Lyric Video


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

Two of death metal’s most iconic figures, both being founders of the genre really, return with new music from their Gods Of Death project.    Continue reading “GODS OF DEATH (Rick Rozz & Kam Lee) Deliver ‘Dead Man’s Scream’ Lyric Video”

FEARED Unveil ‘Svart’ Details; Premiere ‘The Mare’ Official Video


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

Feared
, the Swedish metal band led by The Haunted’s guitarist Ola Englund and featuring current and former members of Dååth, Suffocation and Clawfinger, are back with an imminent release. “Svart“, the band’s sixth studio album, will be released worldwide on December 8th. Continue reading “FEARED Unveil ‘Svart’ Details; Premiere ‘The Mare’ Official Video”

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN Detail Upcoming Third Album ‘…And You Will Obey Me’


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

Down Among The Dead Men, featuring former Bolt Thrower / Benediction singer Dave Ingram and Swedish mastermind Rogga Johansson, have signed to Transcending Obscurity Records. The band’s third full-length album, “…And You Will Obey Me“, will be released in early 2018 with preview songs available soon. Continue reading “DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN Detail Upcoming Third Album ‘…And You Will Obey Me’”

FIRESPAWN Premiere ‘Full Of Hate’ Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of Soile Siirtola)

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

Swedish death metal warriors Firespawn have just released a video for the song “Full Of Hate”, taken off their latest and second album, The Reprobate.   Continue reading “FIRESPAWN Premiere ‘Full Of Hate’ Official Video”