Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates

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

For the second installment of my ‘Label Limelight‘ column, I’m already switching the format (might happen each time, who knows)!  We have an interesting way to highlight the label, this time in an interview with Totem Cat Records owner Ewenn Padovan, by one of his newly signed acts – Great Electric Quest!    Continue reading “Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; 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]”

HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

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

Two of New York’s most enduring, revered bands are uniting on a 19-date U.S. tour spanning the Southeast, Midwest, and the East Coast…. HELMET and PRONG! Continue reading “HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour”

WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018


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

Ripple Music recording artists, Oakland’s War Cloud, have announced an upcoming western U.S. region tour.   Continue reading “WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018”

BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018

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

Capitalizing on the breakthrough success of their 2017 sophomore album “Burn The Ships” (Cuhmon Records), Blacktop Mojo have released an acoustic performance of one  of its songs.  Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018”

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”

Interview with HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas

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

[Editor’s intro] Philadelphia, PA’s Heavy Temple started in 2012, and the past couple of years have settled in rather well with a new lineup.  These changes have done nothing but strengthen this Temple’s already solid foundation.     Continue reading “Interview with HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas”

BLACKWÜLF Share ‘Sinister Sides’ Details & Songs; Pentagram / Bedemon’s Geof O’Keefe Guests & Will Perform W/ Band At SXSW 2018

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

The Bay Area-based metallic hard rock band Blackwülf will release their new album, “Sinister Sides“, on February 23 via Ripple Music.    Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share ‘Sinister Sides’ Details & Songs; Pentagram / Bedemon’s Geof O’Keefe Guests & Will Perform W/ Band At SXSW 2018”

Vocalist Dan Nelson (BlackGates, Ex-Anthrax) Launches WOLFPACK BLACK; Teaser Video + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Nicole Harissiadis)

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

Singer Dan Nelson (DevilSize, BlackGates), who briefly fronted Anthrax from 2007 to 2009, has started up “a New York heavy metal band”.   Continue reading “Vocalist Dan Nelson (BlackGates, Ex-Anthrax) Launches WOLFPACK BLACK; Teaser Video + Live Dates”

EXCLUSIVE: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video Premiere; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

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

A couple of weeks back, we shared news of Fu Manchu’s new release and tour, with Mos Generator on board as direct support.  Today we bring you the full list of MosGen tour dates, plus a premiere of a new Official Video for the track ‘Wicked Willow‘, off their Abyssinia album.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video Premiere; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the full festival lineup, revealed the beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and told of the four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  Now we’re inviting you to learn a bit more about these sponsors, starting with the Oliver Brewing Co.. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video

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

All of my life, I’ve been on a spirit quest.  I’ve fled intense heat in the rivers of the Grand Canyon and felt the sting from arctic wind on my face, atop the mountains of Norway.  Relentlessly, I have sought to find an answer to the riddle of steel.    Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video”

THRUST Premiere ‘Sorceress’ Official Video From Upcoming 2018 Pure Steel Records Release


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

U.S. metal legends Thrust, whose origins date back to the early 80’s in Chicago, have premiered a new official video, “Sorceress“.    Continue reading “THRUST Premiere ‘Sorceress’ Official Video From Upcoming 2018 Pure Steel Records Release”

ZEKE To Release ‘Hellbender’ – First New Album In 14 Years; Sharing New Songs + Tour Dates

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

Seattle’s punk metal legends ZEKE have reported they will release their first album of new music in fourteen years! “Hellbender” is set to release through Relapse Records on March 30th. Continue reading “ZEKE To Release ‘Hellbender’ – First New Album In 14 Years; Sharing New Songs + Tour Dates”

Ripple Music Signs MR. PLOW – Band To Play RIPPLE FEST; First New LP In 12 Years ‘Maintain Radio Silence’ Nears


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

For the first time in over a decade, Houston’s MR. PLOW will release  a new album – titled “Maintain Radio Silence” – in the summer of 2018.   Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs MR. PLOW – Band To Play RIPPLE FEST; First New LP In 12 Years ‘Maintain Radio Silence’ Nears”