ANTHRAX Will Release ‘Kings Among Scotland’ Concert DVD In April

(Picture © Andy Buchanan 2017)

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

April 27, 2018 will see the official release of the long-awaited, live-in-concert DVD “Kings Among Scotland” from thrash metal legends Anthrax. Arriving via Megaforce Records, the  band was captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue, Barrowland Ballroom. The two-hour Kings Among Scotland incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members.  Continue reading “ANTHRAX Will Release ‘Kings Among Scotland’ Concert DVD In April”

HOLY TERROR ‘Total Terror’ Box Set To See North American Release


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

Dissonance Productions has announced the North American release of “Total Terror“, a box set of varied content from underground oldschool progressive thrash band Holy Terror. The band originally released two iconic cult records – Terror And Submission and Mind Wars – back in the 80’s. Continue reading “HOLY TERROR ‘Total Terror’ Box Set To See North American Release”

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]”

ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Announce 2018 N. American Tour; First N.A.Trek In Over 35 Years To Follow Live CD/DVD Release


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

One of the most prolific acts in rock and roll, one that is such in both the audio and visual realm, have announced their first North American tour in over thirty years. Jeff Lynne’s ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) will hit the U.S. and Canadian continent with ten shows, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena before wrapping in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center. See below for full tour routing. Continue reading “ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Announce 2018 N. American Tour; First N.A.Trek In Over 35 Years To Follow Live CD/DVD Release”

STRIFE To Release ‘Live At The Troubadour’ DVD/CD/LP This Month; Video Trailer


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

The legendary Cali punk/hardcore warriors Strife have a live DVD/LP titled “Live At The Troubadour” set for a release November 24th (aka the Black Friday ‘Record Store Day‘) on WAR Records. The effort features a live set that was recorded at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on February 5th, 2005. Continue reading “STRIFE To Release ‘Live At The Troubadour’ DVD/CD/LP This Month; Video Trailer”

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”

‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings


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

The documentary on Bad Brains front-man Paul “HR” Hudson, ‘Finding Joseph I‘, will arrive on DVD on November 3rd. James Lathos directed the feature, which documents the life of the legendary, enigmatic front-man through previously unseen archival footage as well as various interviews with his family, band mates, members of DeftonesFugaziLiving Colour and more. A number of theaters currently have screenings of the film scheduled, including: Continue reading “‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings”

‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’: Second Installment Of Dimebag Darrell DVD/CD Showcase Announced; Video Trailer


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

It has been 11 years since the release of Dimevision Vol. 1 showed us all the multifaceted sides of the enigmatic musician “Dimebag” Darrell Abbot. At the time, music fans of the band Pantera were still reeling from his onstage murder in 2004. Continue reading “‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’: Second Installment Of Dimebag Darrell DVD/CD Showcase Announced; Video Trailer”

SPOCK’S BEARD Unveil ‘Snow Live’ Album Art, Details & Promo Video


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

One of progressive rock’s most popular bands is the long running Spock’s Beard. Originally formed in Los Angeles and now active for over 25 years, the band has had some incredible musicians fill its roster over that quarter of a century. In 2016, every one of them assembled together at the annual Morsefest (derived from name of the band’s founding brothers, Neal and Alan Morse) in Nashville for one incredible event. Continue reading “SPOCK’S BEARD Unveil ‘Snow Live’ Album Art, Details & Promo Video”

AIRBOURNE Announce ‘Diamond Cuts’ Box Set; Share Unreleased Track


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

The hard rockin’ Aussie band Airbourne have announced a forthcoming box set, ‘Diamond Cuts’, due on September 29th from Nettwerk Records.   Continue reading “AIRBOURNE Announce ‘Diamond Cuts’ Box Set; Share Unreleased Track”

ETHEREAL RIFFIAN To Release ‘Afterlight’ DVD In August; Video Trailer Shared As Pre-Order Begins

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

The Ukraine’s heavily psychedelic-influenced sonic spiritualists Ethereal Riffian will release their “Afterlight” DVD on August 17th.   Continue reading “ETHEREAL RIFFIAN To Release ‘Afterlight’ DVD In August; Video Trailer Shared As Pre-Order Begins”

ALICE COOPER ‘Welcome To My Nightmare: SE’ DVD Due Sept.; Tour Dates

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

Alice Cooper is preparing to unleash the “Welcome To My Nightmare Special Edition” DVD, it will be released on September 8th via Eagle Rock EntertainmentContinue reading “ALICE COOPER ‘Welcome To My Nightmare: SE’ DVD Due Sept.; Tour Dates”

WITHERED To Issue ‘Live In Torment’ DVD; Video Trailer


Atlanta’s Withered have announced their first live outing in their fifteen years of activity, the “Live In Torment” DVD. The live concert film captures the band’s performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta on August 26, 2011.   Continue reading “WITHERED To Issue ‘Live In Torment’ DVD; Video Trailer”