HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]


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

Legendary German power metal band HELLOWEEN announce a Vinyl Box Set consisting of the band’s early albums is due to arrive this September. Continue reading “HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]”

Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin & Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck Are THE THREE TREMORS; S/T Debut Imminent

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

A trio of heavy metal’s most powerful, recognizable and revered vocalists are uniting under the banner of THE THREE TREMORS. Continue reading “Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin & Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck Are THE THREE TREMORS; S/T Debut Imminent”

RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream


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

From Vancouver, WA. comes something we could use a lot more of here in the United States, a true, dyed-in-the-wool, traditional metal band, RECKER. Continue reading “RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream”

EYEHATEGOD & THE OBSESSED Announce U.S. Tour

In what should unquestionably be a highly popular touring trek, two of the underground musical world’s biggest acts are uniting together for a U.S. jaunt. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & THE OBSESSED Announce U.S. Tour”

GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

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

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II

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

San Diego’s GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST recently released their highly-anticipated second album, the aptly titled “Chapter II: Of Earth“, via Totem Cat Records. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II”

MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’

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

Yes, you read that right! November will see “The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018” launch in the United States. Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’”

DAN LORENZO (Vessel Of Light, Hades) Hosting ‘Ultimate Sinner’ On SIRIUS XM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard This Week


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

DAN LORENZO, best known as guitarist for U.S. metal legends HADES, NON-FICTION, THE CURSED and currently, one half of VESSEL OF LIGHT, will be guest DJ-ing this week. Continue reading “DAN LORENZO (Vessel Of Light, Hades) Hosting ‘Ultimate Sinner’ On SIRIUS XM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard This Week”

WÖLFBLOOD ‘Nightriders’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

Every so often, any fan of non-mainstream music needs something to really fire them up, something that exudes unbridled, metallic ferocity. Continue reading “WÖLFBLOOD ‘Nightriders’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

PRIMAL FEAR Unveil ‘The Ritual’ Official Video As ‘Apocalypse’ Nears

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

Long-running German heavy metal powerhouse PRIMAL FEAR are premiering the official video for their song “The Ritual“. Continue reading “PRIMAL FEAR Unveil ‘The Ritual’ Official Video As ‘Apocalypse’ Nears”

Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER Announce Fall N. American Tour 2018


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

Dissonance Productions released the long-awaited album from Steve Grimmett‘s GRIM REAPER, entitled “Walking In The Shadows” almost two years ago. It was the band‘s first new recording since 1987‘s ‘Rock You To Hell’. Continue reading “Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER Announce Fall N. American Tour 2018”

HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Extremely excited to announce Pittsburgh’s paramount Doom/Sludge underground act HOREHOUND continues their ascension above ground with the announcement of their second full-length album, ‘HOLOCENE‘.    Continue reading “HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates”

MANOWAR Vinyl Re-Issues Of 3 Classic Albums Available; Tour Dates


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

New York’s classic metal overlords MANOWAR will release vinyl LP re-issues of three of their classic albums – “Fighting The World“, “Kings Of Metal“, and “Triumph Of Steel” via Metal Blade Records. Continue reading “MANOWAR Vinyl Re-Issues Of 3 Classic Albums Available; Tour Dates”

HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

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

The interplanetary, genre-warping metallists from Nashville, HOWLING GIANT, have unveiled the itinerary of a new U.S. touring trek. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS”

DANZIG 30th Anniversary Fall U.S. Mini-Tour; Venom Inc, Power Trip, Mutoid Man Supporting

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

DANZIG has announced plans to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary this fall with a U.S. mini-tour. Continue reading “DANZIG 30th Anniversary Fall U.S. Mini-Tour; Venom Inc, Power Trip, Mutoid Man Supporting”