Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]

Q5 (Then)

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

Seattle’s Q5 originally formed in 1983 and by their home region’s standards, the band qualified as a bona fide supergroup. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]”

L7 Launches PledgeMusic For First New Album In 20 Years; N. American Tour Begins – EU. Tour Next


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

After their sold-out reunion world tour in 2015, seminal punk / alt. rock legends L7 have just embarked upon a new North American tour. Continue reading “L7 Launches PledgeMusic For First New Album In 20 Years; N. American Tour Begins – EU. Tour Next”

EARTHLESS Announce Next Leg Of U.S. Tour; Commences Post-EU. Tour & ROADBURN Appearance


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

The rocking embodiment of a bonafide jam band, San Diego’s EARTHLESS recently released their Nuclear Blast debut, Black Heaven.
Continue reading “EARTHLESS Announce Next Leg Of U.S. Tour; Commences Post-EU. Tour & ROADBURN Appearance”

DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV

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

This week saw the manifestation of the sophomore solo album from Dee Calhoun, titled “Go To The Devil“, arriving March 30th from Argonauta Records.  Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV”

CASTLE Announces U.S. / EU. Tour Dates; To Play Maryland Doom Fest IV

Castle
Castle

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

Multi-genre melding metallers CASTLE have announced a 12 date headlining trek across the U.S. including a performance at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest in Frederick, MD on June 23rd.  Continue reading “CASTLE Announces U.S. / EU. Tour Dates; To Play Maryland Doom Fest IV”

ROSS THE BOSS Share Song From Upcoming ‘By Blood Sworn’ Release; World Tour Resumes In April


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

Former Manowar / Dictators guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman will release his ROSS THE BOSS band’s newest album, “By Blood Sworn“, on April 20 via AFM/Soulfood Records. Continue reading “ROSS THE BOSS Share Song From Upcoming ‘By Blood Sworn’ Release; World Tour Resumes In April”

RUFF MAJIK Back With ‘Seasons’ & New Track Stream; Fest Appearances + First Ever EU. Tour Announced


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

South Africa’s premiere fuzz-heavy, psyche / doom trio, RUFF MAGIK, will return with an upcoming new studio album release, one titled “Seasons“, soon. Continue reading “RUFF MAJIK Back With ‘Seasons’ & New Track Stream; Fest Appearances + First Ever EU. Tour Announced”

GODTHRYMM Share Stream Of This Week’s Debut EP ‘A Grand Reclamation’; Live Dates


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

The eagerly-awaited studio introduction to the UK’s doom band GODTHYRMM, the “A Grand Reclamation” EP, was just released on March 16th. Continue reading “GODTHRYMM Share Stream Of This Week’s Debut EP ‘A Grand Reclamation’; Live Dates”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Dee Calhoun ‘Dry Heaves & Needles’ Official Video

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

One of underground music’s most prolific storytellers, as well as banshee-like singing powerhouse, Dee Calhoun, will return with his sophomore solo album later this month.

Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Dee Calhoun ‘Dry Heaves & Needles’ Official Video”

CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – ‘Science Fiction’ Album Review; Out May 2018 on Kozmik Artifactz & Septaphonic

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Church of the Cosmic Skull release their second studio album ‘Science Fiction’ this May on limited edition heavyweight vinyl, CD (via Kozmik Artifactz), and limited edition cassette (on Septaphonic).   Continue reading “CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – ‘Science Fiction’ Album Review; Out May 2018 on Kozmik Artifactz & Septaphonic”

Pro-Shot Video Of METAL CHURCH Performance At Wacken Open Air 2016


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

In 2016, riding high on the return of vocalist Mike Howe to the band after a 20 year absence, the legendary Metal Church delivered an incredible set at Wacken Open Air festival. Continue reading “Pro-Shot Video Of METAL CHURCH Performance At Wacken Open Air 2016”

BATUSHKA – ‘Litourgiya’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

WOW! You guys sure are lucky I know what the hell I’m doing over here at the Riff Relevant corporate skyscraper (okay, alone in my garage).    Continue reading “BATUSHKA – ‘Litourgiya’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

Reactivated BURN Stream Title Track Of Newly-Released ‘Mountain’ EP; EU. Tour Dates


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

The reactivated NYHC band BURN dropped a new two-song EP, “Mountain“, yesterday (Feb. 23), through the UK label The Essence Records. Continue reading “Reactivated BURN Stream Title Track Of Newly-Released ‘Mountain’ EP; EU. Tour Dates”

TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates


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

U.K. alternative rockers Turbowolf have just shared a new lyric video for a song from their upcoming album release, “The Free Life“.    Continue reading “TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates”

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]”