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”

VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


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

Named for the conquering Germanic tribe of old, Visigoth stakes their own claim to the old ways with their latest effort, “Conqueror’s Oath” (out now from Metal Blade Records). Continue reading “VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

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]”

SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video

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

As the February 23rd Cruz Del Sur Music release date of Sacred Leather‘s “Ultimate Force” nears, the band has premiered the “Power Thrust” official video.  Check it out below. Continue reading “SACRED LEATHER ‘Ultimate Force’ Release Nears; Premiere ‘Power Thrust’ Official Video”

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”

LECHERY Streaming New Album ‘We Are All Born Evil’


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

Heavy Metal Is Alive!  There is no denying that declaration, especially once you hear the newly released album from Lechery, “We Are All Born Evil“.  It is out now from Bleeding Music and is here now, for your listening enjoyment!  Continue reading “LECHERY Streaming New Album ‘We Are All Born Evil’”

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”

HADES Lost 1983 ‘Rogue’s March’ Official Video From Early MEGAFORCE Compilation Unearthed

HADES Circa 1983

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

A long lost video from the iconic, legendary classic heavy metal pioneers Hades has been found! The clip, for the song “Rogue’s War“, dates back to 1983 when the song was included on the Megaforce Records compilation Born To Metalize. Continue reading “HADES Lost 1983 ‘Rogue’s March’ Official Video From Early MEGAFORCE Compilation Unearthed”

ARMORED SAINT Announce First-Ever South American Tour

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

For the very first time in their long-running career, U.S. metal legends Armored Saint will head down to South America for a tour soon. The shows are scheduled for June and include performances in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Colombia. The band is currently at work on a set list full of songs from throughout their entire catalog – it’s an event not to miss for South American fans. Continue reading “ARMORED SAINT Announce First-Ever South American Tour”

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”

CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION (W.A.S.P., Crimson Glory, Kamelot, Leatherwolf, Etc. Members) Debut ‘Fade Away’ Video

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

The powerhouse supergroup Clockwork Revolution have released a new music video “Fade Away” from their debut album, which was released in September 2017 via Sonic Night Music Club. Continue reading “CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION (W.A.S.P., Crimson Glory, Kamelot, Leatherwolf, Etc. Members) Debut ‘Fade Away’ Video”

DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album


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

From the Windy City of Chicago, IL. comes the mighty metallic blend of Death On Fire and the newly released “Witch Hunter“. The project was formed by band founder Tim Kenefic who offered the following on its realization saying: Continue reading “DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album”

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”

OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT

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

Floridian death metal legends Obituary will be hitting the road with Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt this summer for a string of North American shows.  The trek begins May 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia and ends June 3rd in Miami, Florida. Continue reading “OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT”

DELIVERANCE Return With ‘The Subversive Kind’ In February; Lyric Video Streaming


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

Pioneering thrash metal legends Deliverance will return with their new album “The Subversive Kind” next month.  It will be released jointly through Roxx Records and 3 Frogz Records on February 23rd. Continue reading “DELIVERANCE Return With ‘The Subversive Kind’ In February; Lyric Video Streaming”