Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]


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

With traceable origins dating back to the middle 1980’s as Iron Angel – to 1980, if you count their three year stretch under the moniker Metal Gods – this Hamburg, Germany band are a staple powerhouse at this point.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: MY MINDS MINE; New Split With SICK OF STUPIDITY Streaming + Live Dates


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

The origins of dizzying metal extremists My Minds Mine hearken back to the spring of 1995 when the band began unleashing their grindcore tunes. Taking their influences from pioneers like Napalm Death,  S.O.B., Brutal Truth and the like, The Netherlands would never be the same after My Minds Mine went active at that time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: MY MINDS MINE; New Split With SICK OF STUPIDITY Streaming + Live Dates”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: THE NECROMANCERS – ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1’ New Video; EU Tour Dates

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

The Necromancers have been diligently writing their follow up to their August 2017 release ‘Servants Of The Salem Girl‘ on Ripple Music.  Today we bring you an exclusive première of the new Official Video for their ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1′ track, plus a run of EU Tour and Festival dates coming this Spring.     Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: THE NECROMANCERS – ‘Salem Girl Pt. 1’ New Video; EU Tour Dates”

DOOL Deliver Stunning Official Video ‘The Alpha’; Announce EU. Tour With HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY


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

DOOL, the band whose name is derived from the Dutch word for “wandering”, released the full-length album “Here Now, There Then“, via Prophecy Productions just last year.  Since that time, the opus has resonated quite well with those that appreciate non-conventional music. Continue reading “DOOL Deliver Stunning Official Video ‘The Alpha’; Announce EU. Tour With HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY”

THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates


(By David ‘Sunshine’ Lamay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

It’s quite hard to not get behind bands like The Midnight Ghost Train.  They manage to both sit comfortably within stoner elements, and still seemingly challenge the whys and hows of it all at every possible turn.    Continue reading “THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates”

MONOLORD To Support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY On EU. / U.K. Tour

(Pic Courtesy of Sally Patti)

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

Gothenburg, Sweden’s trio of utterly crushing doom, MONOLORD, have announced they will be supporting Black Label Society on their upcoming tour. That tour will hit Europe and the U.K. in March and April, you can find all dates listed below.  Continue reading “MONOLORD To Support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY On EU. / U.K. Tour”

STONE Stand Strong For Hardcore On Upcoming ‘Inch Of Joy’ Debut; ‘Skeletons’ Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates

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

The five man wrecking crew from Milwaukee known simply as STONE have been absolutely crushing folks within the hardcore / metal / crossover scenes. Still a relatively young band, they have begun to quickly rise from among the ranks of underground music and are now about to make their unmistakable mark.

Continue reading “STONE Stand Strong For Hardcore On Upcoming ‘Inch Of Joy’ Debut; ‘Skeletons’ Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

Recently it seems each new day reveals yet another upcoming album release to add to our collective “Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018” list. One after another they are named, while one of the more anxiety-inducing gifts headed our way is the latest from The Garden State’s stoner rock royalty Monster Magnet. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming”

ALL HAIL THE YETI Shares ‘Slow Season’ Official Video From Upcoming Album; EU Tour Dates


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

Modern aggro-metallers All Hail The Yeti are premiering their new Official Video, titled “Slow Season“, today.    Continue reading “ALL HAIL THE YETI Shares ‘Slow Season’ Official Video From Upcoming Album; EU Tour Dates”

FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates

(Pic Courtesy Of John Gilhooley)

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

A few weeks ago, Fu Manchu announced their twelfth studio album, “Clone Of The Universe” is set for release on February 9th, via their own label At The Dojo Records.  This is their first full-length in four years, but the band has existed about 30 years, so four isn’t exactly a drought for Desert Rock’s royal sons.  Unless you’re all as Fu-parched as I am… (or you might just be baked).  Continue reading “FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates”

SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″

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

Legendary musician Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Corrections House, etc.) has announced a European solo tour for early 2018, where he will be accompanied by John Judkins of Rwake. Continue reading “SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″”

OZZY OSBOURNE Announces ‘Farewell’ World Tour


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

Following the supposed wrap that ended the touring life of the legendary Black Sabbath earlier this year, singer Ozzy Osbourne now appears to be following suit. Ozzy has announced he will be embarking on a two year “Farewell Tour” throughout the world in 2018 and 2019. Osbourne will be turning 69 years old in December but does clearly specify one thing for sure: “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.” Continue reading “OZZY OSBOURNE Announces ‘Farewell’ World Tour”

‘Rising On The Edge’ Official Video From PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Premieres

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

Italy’s Psychedelic Witchcraft have premiered their first official live-action video from their highly anticipated new studio effort, Sound Of The Wind.   Continue reading “‘Rising On The Edge’ Official Video From PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Premieres”

WARCALL Streaming The Metallic Assault Of ‘Invaders’ In Full; EU. Tour Dates


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

Montreal’s weaponized music of mass destruction, aka Warcall, just issued their fourth studio album “Invaders” via Plan B Musique this past Friday, Oct. 13th. Riff Relevant is one of the few online sources currently streaming the record now via Soundcloud, to coincide with its release. Continue reading “WARCALL Streaming The Metallic Assault Of ‘Invaders’ In Full; EU. Tour Dates”