GOZU Interview w/Mark Gaffney & Doug Sherman; ‘Equilibrium’ Album Out 4/13 via BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE + NEW VIDEO PREMIERE

Cover Artwork: Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studio

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

I’ve been waiting a long time for this… GOZU has a new album ‘Equilibrium’, out via Metal Blade/Blacklight Media Records on April 13th.  Today, we have an interview with Marc Gaffney and Doug Sherman, who chatted about the new record, plus pre-order info, and are premiering a new video and audio stream!
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LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video


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

Brooklyn’s Life Of Agony have just dropped their latest official video for the song “Dead Speak Kindly“.    Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video”

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]


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

After several months of rumors, speculation, and cryptic picture posts, The Smashing Pumpkins have officially broken their silence to announce their reunion.  Continue reading “THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]”

FLAW Launches Western U.S. Tour 2018 With VIP Pkg.; Guests BLACKLITE DISTRICT & THE CROWNED


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

Re-activated Kentucky hard rock / nu metal unit FLAW have unveiled their plans for a Western U.S. Tour 2018.  Joining the Louisville rockers will be guests Blacklite District and The Crowned.   Continue reading “FLAW Launches Western U.S. Tour 2018 With VIP Pkg.; Guests BLACKLITE DISTRICT & THE CROWNED”

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

To do something new after decades in a comfortable situation – even when you could easily rest on your laurels – is the mark of a true survivor.  Guitarist Phil “Wizzo” Campbell, one of the two remaining members of arguably the most successful incarnation of Motörhead, has done exactly that. Continue reading “Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

WOODHAWK To Undertake ‘Magnetic North Tour’ Of Canada; Official Video

(Photo Credit: Mario A Montes)

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

The Calgary, AB-based Woodhawk are announcing their 2018 Canadian “Magnetic North Tour” trek across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Plus, the trio will be  performing for their first time in Ontario and Quebec (dates listed below). Continue reading “WOODHAWK To Undertake ‘Magnetic North Tour’ Of Canada; Official Video”

3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream


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

Boston, Massachusetts’ 3 Parts Dead might be a bit misleading with their name because there’s nothing dead or lifeless about the band whatsoever. In fact, the act are nearing their fifth year of activity in 2018 and closed out 2017 with their fiery 3-track “Master” EP. Continue reading “3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream”

Classic Era DOKKEN To Release ‘Return To The East Live (2016)’ CD/DVD In April

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

The ever popular classic lineup of hard rockin’ Dokken  – Don Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and “WildMick Brown (drums) – will release a new CD/DVD and Blu-ray, entitled “Return To The East Live (2016)“, on April 20th. Continue reading “Classic Era DOKKEN To Release ‘Return To The East Live (2016)’ CD/DVD In April”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour

PIST.ON Then (Circa 1996)

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

Brooklyn, New York’s Pist.On were a metal band that, despite their possessing immense promise and potential, would be relegated to a rather short existence.     Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour”

BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album


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

Three of the songs from Barren Womb‘s upcoming new album, “Old Money / New Lows“, are available to stream at this time. The Nordic noise-mongers will unleash the new record on February 16th via Spartan Records. Continue reading “BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album”

Interview w/ THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017

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

Where do I start with THE AGE OF TRUTH and their début full length, ‘Threshold‘?  What a goddamned beautiful piece of heavy rock.    Continue reading “Interview w/ THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017”

PRIMUS & MASTODON Unite For Extensive U.S. Tour; Support From JJUUJJUU & ALL THEM WITCHES On Select Dates

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

In what is surely to be an alluring tour announcement for many, Primus and Mastodon have announced an extensive spring / summer tour across the United States. Continue reading “PRIMUS & MASTODON Unite For Extensive U.S. Tour; Support From JJUUJJUU & ALL THEM WITCHES On Select Dates”

Singer Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, Ex-Exodus) Debuts ‘Disaster’ Official Video From DUKES EP


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

Vocalist Rob Dukes of Generation Kill, Fragile Mortals, and formerly Exodus, released his first solo EP last October, featuring Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Fireball Ministry) and special appearances from members of Run-DMC and Snot.  Continue reading “Singer Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, Ex-Exodus) Debuts ‘Disaster’ Official Video From DUKES EP”