EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates


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

The teaming up of two underground music trailblazers, NOLA’s sludge nihilists EYEHATEGOD and N.Y. hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, will occur for another round of shows this spring. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates”

BEYOND THE STYX Debut ‘Danse Macabre’ Official Video; New Album ‘STIIGMA’ Nears


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

French hardcore / metal band Beyond The Styx have released their official music video for “Danse Macabre”, a track taken from their new album “STIIGMA“.    Continue reading “BEYOND THE STYX Debut ‘Danse Macabre’ Official Video; New Album ‘STIIGMA’ Nears”

STONE Stand Strong For Hardcore On Upcoming ‘Inch Of Joy’ Debut; ‘Skeletons’ Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates

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

The five man wrecking crew from Milwaukee known simply as STONE have been absolutely crushing folks within the hardcore / metal / crossover scenes. Still a relatively young band, they have begun to quickly rise from among the ranks of underground music and are now about to make their unmistakable mark.

Continue reading “STONE Stand Strong For Hardcore On Upcoming ‘Inch Of Joy’ Debut; ‘Skeletons’ Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) Set Northwest U.S. Tour For May


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

Those punk-crossed, thrash zone mainstays D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) have announced plans for a Northwest U.S. tour this May. That is pretty much it too as no other news or anything accompanied this revelation. The trek will see them hitting the following locales: Continue reading “D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) Set Northwest U.S. Tour For May”

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Issue ‘Get Your Fight On’ EP; Premiere New Song


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

The Venice Beach punk-hardcore-metal crossover cycos Suicidal Tendencies have announced they will release a new EP this March. That release, titled “Get Your Fight On”, will arrive on March 9 and ST are sharing a new song from it today. Check out the new song “Nothing To Lose” streaming below. Continue reading “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Issue ‘Get Your Fight On’ EP; Premiere New Song”

LIFE OF AGONY Welcomes New Drummer Veronica Bellino

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

Following up on last month’s departure (here) of drummer Sal Abruscato (Type O Negative, A Pale Horse Named Death) from Life Of Agony, the band has named his replacement. Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Welcomes New Drummer Veronica Bellino”

HATEBREED Plan New Leg Of Album Anniversaries Celebration w/ US Tour; CROWBAR-THE ACACIA STRAIN-TWITCHING TONGUES To Support


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

Hardcore / metal heavyweights Hatebreed embarked on a headline tour last fall, celebrating the 20 years since the release of Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire and the 15 years since Perseverance arrived.   Continue reading “HATEBREED Plan New Leg Of Album Anniversaries Celebration w/ US Tour; CROWBAR-THE ACACIA STRAIN-TWITCHING TONGUES To Support”

New Leg Of SOULFLY ‘Nailbomb: Point Blank’ Tour Set; TODAY IS THE DAY-LODY KONG-UNCURED To Support

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

A new leg of the high-turnout Soulfly tour – they’re playing Nailbomb‘s essential 1994 release, “Point Blank“, in its entirety – has been announced.    Continue reading “New Leg Of SOULFLY ‘Nailbomb: Point Blank’ Tour Set; TODAY IS THE DAY-LODY KONG-UNCURED To Support”

Oldschool Sunday: REST IN PIECES


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

NYHC (New York Hard-Core) music is its very own stand-alone entity, a genre unto itself that originally was a location-based designation. It still is of course but the tag of NYHC itself is used in describing certain bands now, ones coming from nowhere near The Big Apple in many cases. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: REST IN PIECES”

India’s Anarcho-Punk Band FALSE FLAG Share New EP As NYP Item


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

The Pune, India-based purveyors of purely anarcho-punk power blasting, screamo-fueled hardcore, False Flag, have just released their sonic bomb of a S/T EP.    Continue reading “India’s Anarcho-Punk Band FALSE FLAG Share New EP As NYP Item”

Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair Returns Via HELL NIGHT’s 2-Song ‘Cancercise’ EP [Streaming]

(Pic Courtesy Of David Torrence)

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

Musician Brian Fair, best known as the vocalist for the New England region’s metalcore unit Shadows Fall, is back in the spotlight with St. Louis’ HELL NIGHT.    Continue reading “Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair Returns Via HELL NIGHT’s 2-Song ‘Cancercise’ EP [Streaming]”

AMERICAN STANDARDS – ‘Anti-Melody’ Album Review & Stream

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

I’m at that awkward phase where I still go to hardcore shows, but I relate to way too many satirical headlines from The Hard Times News about 30-somethings still crushing kids in the pit.    Continue reading “AMERICAN STANDARDS – ‘Anti-Melody’ Album Review & Stream”

Riot’s Revelation: HAPPY METAL ANNIHILATION VOL. 7 [Stream + Free Sampler Download]


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

Merry (early) Christmas, Metalheads! Damn, do I have a gift for you too, as I usually do with most any or all Riot’s Revelation segments. How does an Asher Media Relations-provided Sampler sound, one that contains over 50 tracks and a running time of four hours? Sounds pretty good, eh? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: HAPPY METAL ANNIHILATION VOL. 7 [Stream + Free Sampler Download]”

FISTULA To Issue Splits With COME TO GRIEF & -(16)- As Part Of Series Commemorating 20th Anniversary


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

In celebration of their impending twentieth anniversary, Ohio’s extremist noise veterans FISTULA are preparing to unleash the first wave of a planned series of Splits. Slated to drop on December 15th via PATAC Records, the first splits find FISTULA facing off with sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-. Continue reading “FISTULA To Issue Splits With COME TO GRIEF & -(16)- As Part Of Series Commemorating 20th Anniversary”

Getting In HARM’S WAY With ‘Posthuman’ This February; New Song Streaming


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

Chicago’s ferociously volatile post-hardcore harbingers of all that is heavy, Harm’s Way, will return their fourth full-length in early 2018. “Posthuman” will officially explode from Metal Blade Records on February 9th. The first single off of the Will Putney (Body Count, Every Time I Die) produced effort, which is titled “Human Carrying Capacity“, is streaming below. Continue reading “Getting In HARM’S WAY With ‘Posthuman’ This February; New Song Streaming”