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”

MY OWN PRISON ‘Comatose’ EP Review & Stream


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

The Cagliari, Italy-based hardcore heavyweights My Own Prison are back with their recently released fourth offering, the “Comatose” EP. Continue reading “MY OWN PRISON ‘Comatose’ EP Review & Stream”

Past Roadrunner Records Titles Getting Vinyl Treatments Including AMEN, MACHINEHEAD, VISION OF DISORDER & MADBALL


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

Some choice record releases from Roadrunner Records‘ past catalog are getting vinyl LP treatments, some for their very first time ever, from Music On Vinyl. Continue reading “Past Roadrunner Records Titles Getting Vinyl Treatments Including AMEN, MACHINEHEAD, VISION OF DISORDER & MADBALL”

CANDIRIA Announce ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ Tour In Unison With ’97 Album’s Re-Release [Video]


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

New York’s avant-garde, uniquely eclectic, crossover metal band CANDIRIA recently announced their planned re-release of their 1997 sophomore album, “Beyond Reasonable Doubt“. Continue reading “CANDIRIA Announce ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ Tour In Unison With ’97 Album’s Re-Release [Video]”

KNAAVES 2-Song ‘January’ EP Review & Stream


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

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based KNAAVES have been gathering serious momentum since the band’s inception in 2016, recently releasing their two-song “January” EP. Continue reading “KNAAVES 2-Song ‘January’ EP Review & Stream”

UPDATED! HELL TO PAY ‘bliss.’ Album Review & Stream


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

It is hard for me not to instantly be taken with a musical offering that draws from a well of inspirations as diverse as Entombed, Godflesh, Integrity and / or possibly even Slipknot. Continue reading “UPDATED! HELL TO PAY ‘bliss.’ Album Review & Stream”

A389 Recordings Closes After Nearly 15 Years


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

Underground metal and hardcore-oriented label A389 Recordings announced yesterday via Facebook they are closing up shop.   Continue reading “A389 Recordings Closes After Nearly 15 Years”

LIFE OF AGONY Schedules First West Coast Headline Trek In Over A Decade


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

In May, NYC’s Life Of Agony will embark upon their first headlining tour of the U.S. west coast in over a decade! Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Schedules First West Coast Headline Trek In Over A Decade”

Oldschool Sunday: SEPTIC TANK [Cathedral, Repulsion Members]; Debut 20 Years In The Making Imminent

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

To the point: I’m a sucker for anything that Lee Dorrian is involved with.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SEPTIC TANK [Cathedral, Repulsion Members]; Debut 20 Years In The Making Imminent”

FIREBURN [Current Bloodclot, Nails / Former Bad Brains, Danzig Members] Stream 2-Song EP; Live Dates


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

Meet Fireburn, the new project featuring Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (Deadbeat / Knife Fight), Todd Jones (Nails) and Todd Youth (Bloodclot, ex-Danzig). Continue reading “FIREBURN [Current Bloodclot, Nails / Former Bad Brains, Danzig Members] Stream 2-Song EP; Live Dates”

Interview w/Chris Mills of HARM’S WAY; ‘POSTHUMAN’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates

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

There seems to be a growing faction of hardcore bands that just don’t care about the rules anymore.  It’s now time to plant HARM’S WAY in the fertile garden of creative heaviness.     Continue reading “Interview w/Chris Mills of HARM’S WAY; ‘POSTHUMAN’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

THE WEAPON (w/ Jesse Leach) Two-Song EP Review & Stream


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

The Weapon is a new project featuring vocalist Jesse Leach, guitarist Chris Drapeau, bassist Josh Mihlek and drummer Andy Mass. They have just released a two-song EP recently, on February 13th. Continue reading “THE WEAPON (w/ Jesse Leach) Two-Song EP Review & Stream”

Reactivated BURN Stream Title Track Of Newly-Released ‘Mountain’ EP; EU. Tour Dates


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

The reactivated NYHC band BURN dropped a new two-song EP, “Mountain“, yesterday (Feb. 23), through the UK label The Essence Records. Continue reading “Reactivated BURN Stream Title Track Of Newly-Released ‘Mountain’ EP; EU. Tour Dates”

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”