HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Two years to the very day of its original 2016 release, this Friday, April 20th will see the re-issue of the self-titled debut album from Pittsburgh psych-doom / sludge band HOREHOUND. Continue reading “HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates”

WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support

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

California’s highly popular metal trio NIGHT DEMON, featuring Jarvis Leatherby (vocals, bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), unveiled a major tour announcement today. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support”

Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

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

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended.  Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom”

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Announce Canadian Tour; HAVOK & SICK OF IT ALL On Select Dates


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

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have announced a Canadian tour that will launch this mid-July with HAVOK and SICK OF IT ALL as support on select dates. Continue reading “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Announce Canadian Tour; HAVOK & SICK OF IT ALL On Select Dates”

SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July


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

Phoenix, Arizona’s progressive doomsters SPIRIT ADRIFT have announced their plans for a full-fledged North American headline tour launching in July. Continue reading “SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July”

COLDBONES Stream Epic Post-Rock On Just-Released ‘Where It All Began’ Album; Tour Dates

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

This past Friday, April 6, saw the Crooked Noise Records release of the debut album “Where It All Began” from Kent, UK’s COLDBONES. Continue reading “COLDBONES Stream Epic Post-Rock On Just-Released ‘Where It All Began’ Album; Tour Dates”

HOLY GROVE Stream S/T LP Prior To Upcoming Ripple Music Release; Playing STUMPFEST 2018


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

Friday, April 6th will see the Ripple Music release of the self-titled album from Portland’s HOLY GROVEContinue reading “HOLY GROVE Stream S/T LP Prior To Upcoming Ripple Music Release; Playing STUMPFEST 2018”

CLUTCH’s EARTH ROCKER FEST 2018 – C.O.C., BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EYEHATEGOD [ER Fest ’17 Photos]

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

The CLUTCH organized and led Earth Rocker Festival has announced it will return for a second edition in 2018. Continue reading “CLUTCH’s EARTH ROCKER FEST 2018 – C.O.C., BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EYEHATEGOD [ER Fest ’17 Photos]”

‘Slave To The Grind’ Grindcore Documentary Arrives In April; Official Video Trailer


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

In recent years, it seems that the documentary format of film has become a popular way to document varying aspects of the musical realm. Continue reading “‘Slave To The Grind’ Grindcore Documentary Arrives In April; Official Video Trailer”

TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]


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

A pro-quality video of TESTAMENT‘s full live set from Wacken Open Air 2012 has surfaced and we are sharing it here with you. Continue reading “TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]”

WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest


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

Earlier this month, Riff Relevant shared the news of Bay Area-based metal extremists WOLF KING and their imminent album release, “Loyal To The Soil” [HERE]. Continue reading “WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest”

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”

ZAKK SABBATH Announces Handful Of Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance; TOKE To Support


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

With Zakk Wylde tied up in commitments to Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne throughout much the remainder of 2018, his Black Sabbath cover band ZAKK SABBATH is on the back-burner. Continue reading “ZAKK SABBATH Announces Handful Of Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance; TOKE To Support”