Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!


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

2018’s month of March brings Riff Relevant to its first anniversary.  We’re grateful and we’re celebrating by giving away some more stuff!

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A389 Recordings Closes After Nearly 15 Years


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

Underground metal and hardcore-oriented label A389 Recordings announced yesterday via Facebook they are closing up shop.   Continue reading “A389 Recordings Closes After Nearly 15 Years”

Update On Warbeast / Rigor Mortis Vocalist BRUCE CORBITT’s Health


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

After the 2017 announcement that vocalist Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast and Rigor Mortis fame had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer (here), we have an update to the story. Continue reading “Update On Warbeast / Rigor Mortis Vocalist BRUCE CORBITT’s Health”

SACRED REICH Return To Metal Blade Records For 2018 Album; Drummer Greg Hall Exits Band


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

One of underground thrash metal’s most revered bands, the iconic socio-political power-bashers Sacred Reich have shared some exciting news. After repeated claims fueling doubt that they would record a new album, the band have unveiled an announcement that they have resigned with Metal Blade RecordsContinue reading “SACRED REICH Return To Metal Blade Records For 2018 Album; Drummer Greg Hall Exits Band”

Label Limelight: SLUDGELORD RECORDS Debuts w/New COFFIN TORTURE ‘Dismal Planet’ Release + Contest! Win Signed CDs/Tshirts


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

Today I’m introducing a new staff column ‘Label Limelight‘, with some special news.  One of our linked ‘Music Friend’ sites (scroll down our side bar) has announced an expansion.  The Sludgelord (currently operated by Aaron Pickford) has partnered with Dewar PR (owner Curtis Dewar), to begin releasing music through their new digital label – SLUDGELORD RECORDS.

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Drummer Sal Abruscato Allegedly Exits LIFE OF AGONY; Reactivates A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH


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

Drummer Sal Abruscato, who has had an on-and-off-again relationship with Life Of Agony, is allegedly off again.  Off, as in having exited or left the band, although there has been no official word from the band itself.   Continue reading “Drummer Sal Abruscato Allegedly Exits LIFE OF AGONY; Reactivates A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH”

Heavy Summer Giveaway from Riff Relevant & Salt Of The Earth Records!

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

A Summer of Heavy… music, that is.  We have a special new giveaway for you this week.  Riff Relevant has teamed up with Salt Of The Earth Records to bring you the Heavy Summer Giveaway! Continue reading “Heavy Summer Giveaway from Riff Relevant & Salt Of The Earth Records!”

FALLEN MAN ‘We Are At War’ Review & Stream

Sacramento’s caustic industrial metal unit Fallen Man are back with another sonic documentation of humanity’s decline, ‘We Are At War‘. If you know anything about this long-running underground entity then you know that Fallen Man finds its inspiration in the actual fall of man.

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Riff Relevant Springtime Contest Giveaway

Metalheads in Spring
Metalheads in Spring

Spring is in the air around here. We’ve all been crawling out of our caves and noticed readers are starting to gain interest in our new site and our new Riff Relevant Facebook page. So, we’re having our first giveaway to help spread the riff love!   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Springtime Contest Giveaway”

Vocalist Peter Dolving (Ex-The Haunted) Exits DRESS THE DEAD


It seems that only a mere three months after making their impressive live début in support of Death Angel at two shows in San Francisco, Dress The Dead are having problems. However, they are also reaching out to fix them…  Continue reading “Vocalist Peter Dolving (Ex-The Haunted) Exits DRESS THE DEAD”