GOZU Interview w/Mark Gaffney & Doug Sherman; ‘Equilibrium’ Album Out 4/13 via BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE + NEW VIDEO PREMIERE

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(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

I’ve been waiting a long time for this… GOZU has a new album ‘Equilibrium’, out via Metal Blade/Blacklight Media Records on April 13th.  Today, we have a interview with Marc Gaffney and Doug Sherman, who chatted about the new record, plus pre-order info, and are premiering a new video and audio stream!
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THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN


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

Columbus, Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have just unleashed the sophomore studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye“, via Argonauta Records this past February 16th.   Continue reading “THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN”

Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

For the second installment of my ‘Label Limelight‘ column, I’m already switching the format (might happen each time, who knows)!  We have an interesting way to highlight the label, this time in an interview with Totem Cat Records owner Ewenn Padovan, by one of his newly signed acts – Great Electric Quest!    Continue reading “Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates”

ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show


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

The supposed “meager duo” that is ORYX, guitarist / vocalist Tommy Davis and drummer Abbey Apple, are back with the next step in their aural evolution.    Continue reading “ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show”

BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away


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

It has been a little under two weeks since we ran a quite informative article (here) on California’s Blackwülf and their upcoming new album, “Sinister Sides“. This anxiously anticipated new opus will arrive from Ripple Music on February 23rd. Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away”

EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates


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

The teaming up of two underground music trailblazers, NOLA’s sludge nihilists EYEHATEGOD and N.Y. hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, will occur for another round of shows this spring. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates”

BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut


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

Three musicians from very diverse origins have united within one singular entity bent on delivering sonic density. That collective operates as Bible Black Tyrant, which is vocalist / bassist / guitarist Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar), percussionist Tyler Smith (Eagle Twin), and guitarist / vocalist / soundscape engineer David S. Fylstra (KVØID). Continue reading “BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut”

MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’

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

Phenomenal Finnish free-for-all fuzzers Monsternaut have unveiled the details of their sophomore album, “Enter The Storm“. It will be arriving from Heavy Psych Sounds on April 27th. Continue reading “MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’”

Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

AMORPHIS To Tour N. America; DARK TRANQUILITY-MOONSPELL-OMNIUM GATHERUM Supporting


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

A four Euro band “super tour” has just been announced from the bands Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum. The quadruple bill of these amazing acts will re-take North American soil this September – October as Amorphis just finished recording a new album with producer Jens Bogren (release tentatively set for May).
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DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

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”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent


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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release of their new album From Gold To Ash nears, Apostle Of Solitude are debuting an official video from the record.  Check out “Keeping The Lighthouse” below. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Premiere ‘Keeping The Lighthouse’ Official Video; ‘From Gold To Ash’ Imminent”

CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches

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

One of the heaviest harbingers of harrowing sludge, the U.K.’s CONAN, have announced they’ve finished recording a new album.  That album, titled “Existential Void Guardian“, will see the light of day from Napalm Records on August 31, 2018. Continue reading “CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches”