BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR

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Article by: Brian Halsey, Staff Writer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It should be noted, although I have a wealth of writing experience, I have virtually no background in musicianship or how to play an instrument. This presents a unique challenge when writing about music. If I like a band, I try to gauge their style and present them in the most flattering light possible.   Continue reading “BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The Indianapolis-based quartet of absolute doom, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE, are headed to Europe for a tour next month. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.”

ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches

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Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Outsider aggressive metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI announce next month’s arrival of a new studio album. Continue reading “ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches”

TAKE OFFENSE Issue ‘Trust’ Video + East Coast Tour; Join EU’s ‘The Persistence Tour 2019’ w/ SICK OF IT ALL, IGNITE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, WALLS OF JERICHO

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Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

SoCal hardcore / crossover thrash stalwarts TAKE OFFENSE drop the news and events hammer with several up to the minute action announcements. Continue reading “TAKE OFFENSE Issue ‘Trust’ Video + East Coast Tour; Join EU’s ‘The Persistence Tour 2019’ w/ SICK OF IT ALL, IGNITE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, WALLS OF JERICHO”

MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

When it comes to atmospheric doom metal, Illinois’ MINSK are unquestionably one of the genre’s more profound entities. Continue reading “MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears”

GREENLEAF Return w/ ‘Hear The Rivers’ Album in Nov.; Official Video + EU Tour w/ SAMAVAYO

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Acclaimed Swedish heavy stoner rock band GREENLEAF announced the upcoming release of their newest full-length album. Continue reading “GREENLEAF Return w/ ‘Hear The Rivers’ Album in Nov.; Official Video + EU Tour w/ SAMAVAYO”

THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Canadian retro doom revivalists THE HAZYTONES released their new album ‘The Hazytones II: Monarchs Of Oblivion‘ on October 5th, via Ripple Music. Continue reading “THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway”

SKULL FIST Issue Videos As ‘Way Of The Road’ Release Nears; Co-Headline EU Tour w/ STRIKER In Nov.

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Old-school inspired Canadian melodic metal band SKULL FIST are set to unleash their third album, ‘Way Of The Road‘, on October 26th through NoiseArt Records. Continue reading “SKULL FIST Issue Videos As ‘Way Of The Road’ Release Nears; Co-Headline EU Tour w/ STRIKER In Nov.”

BLOOD OF THE SUN Return Via New Album ‘Blood’s Thicker Than Love’; Track Stream + EU Tour Dates

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It has been six long years since music fanatics were blessed with a full-length studio album release from Texas’ BLOOD OF THE SUNContinue reading “BLOOD OF THE SUN Return Via New Album ‘Blood’s Thicker Than Love’; Track Stream + EU Tour Dates”

THE BREW ‘Art Of Persuasion’ Upcoming Napalm Records Release; Video Premiere + EU. Tour Dates


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

U.K.-based contemporary rock band THE BREW are back as the arrival of their seventh studio album sits upon the horizon. Continue reading “THE BREW ‘Art Of Persuasion’ Upcoming Napalm Records Release; Video Premiere + EU. Tour Dates”

BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set

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

Prepare to get excited, as this week will see the arrival of the thirteenth studio album from singer and multi-instrumentalist, BRANT BJORK.   Continue reading “BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set”

Southern Lord Re-Issues WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Classics For Label’s 20th Anniversary; WITTR Confirms N. American – EU Tours w/ BEHEMOTH & AT THE GATES


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.om)

Southern Lord Records are considered one of underground music’s most forward-thinking, trailblazing outlets… and one that celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Continue reading “Southern Lord Re-Issues WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Classics For Label’s 20th Anniversary; WITTR Confirms N. American – EU Tours w/ BEHEMOTH & AT THE GATES”

Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]

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

It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to addressing the death metal pioneers, and now legends, OBITUARY. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]”

PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’ Review + Official Videos; EU Tour w/ RIOT & EXISTANCE Nears

(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

After 21 years, PRIMAL FEAR has pretty much gotten it down. With their 12th album, the Frontiers Music Srl. issued “Apocalypse,” they solidify their place in the pantheon of German power metal. Continue reading “PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’ Review + Official Videos; EU Tour w/ RIOT & EXISTANCE Nears”

UPDATED! MINSK & ZATOKREV Unite For ‘Bigod’ Split Release + EU. Tour Together; MINSK Premiere Track

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

U.S. atmospheric sludgers MINSK announce that they have collaborated with Swiss doom metallers ZATOKREV on an upcoming split release. Continue reading “UPDATED! MINSK & ZATOKREV Unite For ‘Bigod’ Split Release + EU. Tour Together; MINSK Premiere Track”