NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Schedule & Set Times Announced; GOZU Now Added


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

As we now inch to just a matter of days away from the highly-anticipated NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL this coming weekend, April 20th & 21st, there is up-to-the-minute news being announced. Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Schedule & Set Times Announced; GOZU Now Added”

NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support

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

California’s highly popular metal trio NIGHT DEMON, featuring Jarvis Leatherby (vocals, bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), unveiled a major tour announcement today. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support”

SNOWY SHAW To Livestream Album Release Show On April 21st


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

Prolific music legend, Sweden’s Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Dream Evil, Therion, etc.), has announced the release of his first full-length solo album, “White Is The New Black“. Continue reading “SNOWY SHAW To Livestream Album Release Show On April 21st”

HIRAX ‘Born In The Streets 1983/1984’ Demo Collection On Vinyl Coming

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

The Italian label F.O.A.D. Records has announced they are going to release a very special, rare gem from metal’s past. Continue reading “HIRAX ‘Born In The Streets 1983/1984’ Demo Collection On Vinyl Coming”

Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended.  Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom”

WICKED RIVER RISING ‘Hell & High Water’ Review And Stream


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

As we know, areas of Louisiana are prone to terrible flooding, like that of the 2005 natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading “WICKED RIVER RISING ‘Hell & High Water’ Review And Stream”

OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream

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

From the recesses of southern Connecticut comes the first official release from the stoner metal trio OWL MAKER, their “Paths Of The Slain” EP. Continue reading “OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream”

DOWNPOUR (Shadows Fall / Unearth Members) Launch Debut Pre-Order Via PledgeMusic


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

DOWNPOUR – the band that features vocalist Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Overcast) and drummer Derek Kerswill (Unearth, Seemless, Icepick, etc.) – will release their debut sometime soon it seems. Continue reading “DOWNPOUR (Shadows Fall / Unearth Members) Launch Debut Pre-Order Via PledgeMusic”

IRON FIRE ‘Dawn Of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ 2CD Collection Due In May


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

Danish power metal icons IRON FIRE will release the “Dawn Of Creation: Twentieth Anniversaryon May 4a 2CD collection of recordings from Crime Records. Continue reading “IRON FIRE ‘Dawn Of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ 2CD Collection Due In May”

EXCLUSIVE: ELLIOTT’S KEEP Official Video Premiere for ‘Tempest’

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

Last November, our Staff Writer Santiago Guitierrez reviewed the latest release from Dallas, Texas’ Elliott’s Keep.  Today, we have the privilege of hosting an exclusive première of their new video for the song ‘Tempest‘.     Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: ELLIOTT’S KEEP Official Video Premiere for ‘Tempest’”

Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]


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

The Eighties metal deities known as ODIN were poised to conquer the world at one point in that bygone decade. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]”

ROSS THE BOSS Share Song From Upcoming ‘By Blood Sworn’ Release; World Tour Resumes In April


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

Former Manowar / Dictators guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman will release his ROSS THE BOSS band’s newest album, “By Blood Sworn“, on April 20 via AFM/Soulfood Records. Continue reading “ROSS THE BOSS Share Song From Upcoming ‘By Blood Sworn’ Release; World Tour Resumes In April”

EXCLUSIVE: Past / Present Members Of Hades, Overkill, Exodus, Vessel Of Light, Etc. Unite In Unnamed Project; Share KISS & Black Sabbath Covers

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

I feel like a kid again as I compose this, not just because it has connections to my childhood “gateway band” KISS, but also because of its ties to the metal bands of my later years too. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Past / Present Members Of Hades, Overkill, Exodus, Vessel Of Light, Etc. Unite In Unnamed Project; Share KISS & Black Sabbath Covers”

Oldschool Sunday: WICKED WITCH [Long-Awaited Album To See Ltd. Release In April]


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

The late Eighties, Boston-based band WICKED WITCH truly was home to an unbelievable ‘Who’s Who’ of musicians, ones that went on to achieve household name recognition. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: WICKED WITCH [Long-Awaited Album To See Ltd. Release In April]”

HEMLOCK Announce 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour; SEVIDEMIC To Support


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

One of the U.S. metal underground’s longest-running, most resilient underdogs, Las Vegas’ HEMLOCK, have announced a tour to celebrate the band’s legacy. Continue reading “HEMLOCK Announce 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour; SEVIDEMIC To Support”