TRAUMA Stream ‘The Rage’ Single; Bassist Greg Christian Joins Band


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

Bay Area metal legends Trauma are making a brand new song, ‘The Rage‘, available for streaming via Soundcloud today.     Continue reading “TRAUMA Stream ‘The Rage’ Single; Bassist Greg Christian Joins Band”

THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser


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

One of the most intriguing recent new band announcements has been that of Thee Iron Hand. The recently revealed new project hosts a cast of musicians from several well known bands including past/present members of Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Iron Boss, The Obsessed, Lifetime Shitlist and more.   Continue reading “THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser”

BROKEN TEETH Are ‘Never Dead’ In New Official Video


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

Austin, Texas’ relentlessly rocking unit Broken Teeth have just unveiled their newest official video for ‘Never Dead‘. The high energy number hails from the band’s new album, 4 On The Floor, released April 21st via David Ellefson/Thom Hazaert’s EMP Label GroupContinue reading “BROKEN TEETH Are ‘Never Dead’ In New Official Video”

PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track

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

Swedish traditional metal-influenced band Portrait have announced the news of their imminent return via a new studio effort.    Continue reading “PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)

(By Damon Gravitoyd, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

With their most recent offering ‘The Depths Below‘, Cortez takes it further down to delve into a dark pool of possibilities. Shine your eyes across a review of the new album and hear an audio stream of their first single, ‘Walk Through Fire‘. Continue reading “CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)”

Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT


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

Oslo, Norway’s Spiral Architect was formed in 1993 by a group of like-minded, forward thinking Progressive Metal musicians. Although most people assume or incorrectly attribute the band’s name being inspired by the Black Sabbath song of the same from 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the band claims it isn’t so.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT”

POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg Mbrs) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song


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

Poison Blood are the newly formed black metal duo comprised of Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg). The collaborators have announced the imminent unleashing of their eponymous début EP.   Continue reading “POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg Mbrs) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song”

EVIL INVADERS Debut Official Video From Upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence’ Album

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

Belgium’s old-school thrash metal maniacs Evil Invaders have just premiered a blistering track from their upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence‘ album release.   Continue reading “EVIL INVADERS Debut Official Video From Upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence’ Album”

OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting


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

New Jersey’s long running, WFO thrash legends Overkill have announced they will headline the 2017 edition of the Metal Alliance Tour.    Continue reading “OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting”