ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS


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

It has been half a decade, a whole five long years since a full-length studio album arrived from North Carolina’s most incredible ASG. Continue reading “ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS”

RED DEVIL VORTEX Proclaim ‘Something Has To Die’ With Upcoming EP’s Title Track Video


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

The L.A.-based metal / hard rock band RED DEVIL VORTEX have issued the official video for their upcoming EP release’s title track. Continue reading “RED DEVIL VORTEX Proclaim ‘Something Has To Die’ With Upcoming EP’s Title Track Video”

DEE SNIDER Shares Long-Awaited Info On Guest-Packed Solo Album


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

After months of teases and slowly leaking tidbits of sparse information, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has unveiled some details of an upcoming solo album. Continue reading “DEE SNIDER Shares Long-Awaited Info On Guest-Packed Solo Album”

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]”

KILLING JOKE Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour: ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ In Unison With Career Defining Box Set


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

Big news from one of alternative music’s most unique acts, one that has been a trailblazing entity for at least four decades now, KILLING JOKE. Continue reading “KILLING JOKE Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour: ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ In Unison With Career Defining Box Set”

ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream


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

From my overflowing queue collection comes this interesting split EP from Chicago’s ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM and dusK Village from parts unknown. Continue reading “ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream”

FROM BEYOND Share ‘The Band From Beyond’ Details; Tracks Streaming

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

Austin, Texas’ dark, synth-infused, sci-fi stoner metal band FROM BEYOND will release their new album, “The Band From Beyond“, on May 11th via Candlelight Records / UMG. Continue reading “FROM BEYOND Share ‘The Band From Beyond’ Details; Tracks Streaming”

OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream

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

From the recesses of southern Connecticut comes the first official release from the stoner metal trio OWL MAKER, their “Paths Of The Slain” EP. Continue reading “OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream”

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”

DRESS THE DEAD Issues ‘Promises & Kisses’ Lyric Video


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

Dress The Dead, who recently announced the addition of Witch Mountain singer Kayla Dixon (replacing former The Haunted vocalist Peter Dolving), have released a lyric video for the song “Promises & Kisses“. Continue reading “DRESS THE DEAD Issues ‘Promises & Kisses’ Lyric Video”

THE WATCHERS ‘Black Abyss’ Review & Stream; Live Dates


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

With the recent March 9th release of their first full-length recording for Ripple Music, “Black Abyss“, as fresh as fresh can be, The Watchers have indeed arrived. Continue reading “THE WATCHERS ‘Black Abyss’ Review & Stream; Live Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: WICKED WITCH [Long-Awaited Album To See Ltd. Release In April]


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

The late Eighties, Boston-based band WICKED WITCH truly was home to an unbelievable ‘Who’s Who’ of musicians, ones that went on to achieve household name recognition. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: WICKED WITCH [Long-Awaited Album To See Ltd. Release In April]”

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”