ANNIHILATOR Announce ‘For The Demented’ Album To Drop In Nov.; Artwork Revealed + Video Premiere


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

Legendary and long-running Canadian thrash metal band Annihilator have unveiled some details of their next planned album release. Along with them comes the premiere of the first Official Video from said album, one for the song “Twisted Lobotomy”. It’s streaming below. Continue reading “ANNIHILATOR Announce ‘For The Demented’ Album To Drop In Nov.; Artwork Revealed + Video Premiere”

MOS GENERATOR – Tour Dates, New Release Details & Reissues Info, Set to play Epicenter Heavy Music Fest & Desertfest

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

This started as just an update of tour info and confirmed dates for Mos Generator.  Then I had a nice chat with Tony Reed, and a simple update turned into a sensory overload.  SO MUCH NEWS, I may have even squeaked.  As a Mos Generator appreciator for many years, what can I say?  Mister Reed has that effect on me…     Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR – Tour Dates, New Release Details & Reissues Info, Set to play Epicenter Heavy Music Fest & Desertfest”

TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time


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

Metal Blade Records has announced that they will release the U.S.’ first-ever vinyl versions of two classic Testament albums.   Continue reading “TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time”

MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video

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

A slew of headlining tour updates have come from the Mastodon crew over the past few weeks.  Just in case you missed it, we have all dates and info here for you today in one spot…   Continue reading “MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video”

Pro-Shot Video Of EMPEROR’s ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ Full Set WOA 2017


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

Emperor, one of the most influential black metal bands in all of music history, made even more history this past weekend.  The band performed their second record, Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk, in its entirety at the Wacken Open Air 2017 on August 4th.    Continue reading “Pro-Shot Video Of EMPEROR’s ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ Full Set WOA 2017”

MINDWARS Sign With Dissonance Productions For 2018 Release Of ‘Do Unto Others’

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

Bi-National thrash band Mindwars, one with members living in both the U.S. and Italy, recently sent me some very welcomed news.    Continue reading “MINDWARS Sign With Dissonance Productions For 2018 Release Of ‘Do Unto Others’”

ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS

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

Pittsburgh’s premiere power metal band Argus will release “From Fields Of Fire” on September 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.  The band have just released a lyric video for the track “You Are The Curse”, which can be found below. Continue reading “ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS”

ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video

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

The Nashville, TN heavy blues quartet All Them Witches has just finished Round Two of their tour to support the February 24th release of their ‘Sleeping Through The War’ album.  Round three is set to start on September 18th in Germany.    Continue reading “ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video”

SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates

(By Taylor D. Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Savanah’s “The Healer” undulates through a variety of spaces and emotions.  At times, the album trudges forward with primal riffage; at others, it erupts into an ethereal sorrow.   Continue reading “SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates”

SASQUATCH – Band Interview w/Guest Contrib. John Gist; ‘Maneuvers’ Full Stream; Tour Dates

Sasquatch – Photo By EdkoFuzzPhoto

(By John Gist, Guest Contributor; Edited by Leanne, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

June 2017 brought us a new release ‘Maneuvers , from those heavy lunatics of the forest, Sasquatch.  Today brings us an open conversation with guest contributor John Gist, where the three gents discussed their new tunes, crew, and plans, along with a barrel full of random fun. — Leanne   Continue reading “SASQUATCH – Band Interview w/Guest Contrib. John Gist; ‘Maneuvers’ Full Stream; Tour Dates”

DYSMORFECTOMY – ‘Hypothermal Dissection’ Album Review & Stream (Guest Contributor Brian Halsey)

(By Brian Halsey, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Today we introduce our new contributor, Brian Halsey! For his first stint here at Riff Relevant, he chose to go full-bore brutal. We give you Brian’s review and a full album stream of Dysmorfectomy‘s recent releaseHypothermal Dissection‘.  Adjust your ears, kiddos… — Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor  Continue reading “DYSMORFECTOMY – ‘Hypothermal Dissection’ Album Review & Stream (Guest Contributor Brian Halsey)”

FISHING WITH GUNS ‘Blood On The Ropes’ EP Review & Stream

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

Parisians Fishing With Guns recently returned to the front with a new five-song EP, “Blood On The Ropes“. I for one have followed the band for the last year or two and am glad they are back with a new release after reviewing their previous one last year.   Continue reading “FISHING WITH GUNS ‘Blood On The Ropes’ EP Review & Stream”

Remaining PRO-PAIN EU. Tour Dates Cancelled After Robbery & Attempted Murder Of Gary Meskil

Gary Meskil (Pro-Pain/Crumbsuckers)

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

All remaining European tour dates for hardcore metal band Pro-Pain have been cancelled after an incident directed toward bassist/vocalist Gary Meskil. Monday night (July 3rd), Meskil was the victim of a robbery and attempted murder in Brussels, Belgium.  Continue reading “Remaining PRO-PAIN EU. Tour Dates Cancelled After Robbery & Attempted Murder Of Gary Meskil”

Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support


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

After the successful European version of the Battle Of The Bays Tour (which included Prong), the U.S. edition has been announced.   Continue reading “Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support”

MOTHERSHIP – Preorders for Kelley Juett Signature ‘Galaxy Collection’ BOULT Guitars

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

Riff Relevant announced only a few days ago that Boult Guitars was working with Mothership‘s Kelley Juett to design his very own Signature Model Boult guitar. Guess what? Ready for pre-orders! Wanna see? You bet your ass you do… 
Continue reading “MOTHERSHIP – Preorders for Kelley Juett Signature ‘Galaxy Collection’ BOULT Guitars”

MOTHERSHIP – Confirm EU Tour Dates; BOULT Guitars’ Kelley Juett Signature Model in works

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

Mothership is embarking on a European Tour this month, we have the confirmed dates for their shows and festival appearances. Also announced today, some news of a Kelley Juett Signature Model from Boult Guitars is in the works…  Continue reading “MOTHERSHIP – Confirm EU Tour Dates; BOULT Guitars’ Kelley Juett Signature Model in works”

EGYPT Reveals ‘Cracks And Lines’ Details; Pre-Order & EU. Tour

Fargo’s fantastically phenomenal Egypt have shared further details of their upcoming new album release, ‘Cracks And Lines‘. Set for June 20th. The five song effort is sure to further build upon the band’s well-respected legacy thus far.   Continue reading “EGYPT Reveals ‘Cracks And Lines’ Details; Pre-Order & EU. Tour”

VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE


Days after an incredible performance at the Blackest Of The Black fest in Silverado, CA, Venom Inc. have announced a full-on North American live assault. Dubbed the Blood Stained Earth Tour, extreme metal bands Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence will provide direct support.  Continue reading “VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE”

PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting


Before they release the complete details of their upcoming album release ‘Medusa‘ (Nuclear Blast, Sept.), UK doom legends Paradise Lost will undertake a European tour.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting”

PRONG Reveals ‘Zero Days’ Details; Summer EU. Tour Set


Legendary, long-running New York industrial metal band Prong have revealed the details of their upcoming album release, ‘Zero Days‘. It will be released on July 28th through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold, download and stream.    Continue reading “PRONG Reveals ‘Zero Days’ Details; Summer EU. Tour Set”