WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video


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

Canadian death metal hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have announced a handful of U.S. shows to celebrate the release of their new album, “Meditations“. Continue reading “KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July


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

Phoenix, Arizona’s progressive doomsters SPIRIT ADRIFT have announced their plans for a full-fledged North American headline tour launching in July. Continue reading “SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July”

MC5 (Wayne Kramer w/ Soundgarden, King’s X, Fugazi, Zen Guerrilla Members) Reveal Itinerary For 50th Anniversary Tour: MC50

(Wayne Kramer, Kim Thayil, Brendan Canty, Dug Pinnick, Marcus Durant)

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

After the recent internet-overloading news that a modern incarnation of the legendary MC5 were forming for some type of upcoming action… here it is! Continue reading “MC5 (Wayne Kramer w/ Soundgarden, King’s X, Fugazi, Zen Guerrilla Members) Reveal Itinerary For 50th Anniversary Tour: MC50”

SATYRICON Recruit GOATWHORE To Support Upcoming “Final” N. American Tour


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

Satyricon
‘s upcoming North American trek, one the band is billing as their “final” N.A. tour, just announced the addition of Goatwhore as the direct support. Continue reading “SATYRICON Recruit GOATWHORE To Support Upcoming “Final” N. American Tour”

TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]


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

A pro-quality video of TESTAMENT‘s full live set from Wacken Open Air 2012 has surfaced and we are sharing it here with you. Continue reading “TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]”

BLACKTOP MOJO North American Tour Announced [Select Dates With BLACK STONE CHERRY]; JOYOUS WOLF & OF LIMBO To Support


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

The Texas boogie ‘n blues / southern rock outfit Blacktop Mojo have announced their North American tour run with Joyous Wolf and Of Limbo, including select dates with Black Stone Cherry. Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO North American Tour Announced [Select Dates With BLACK STONE CHERRY]; JOYOUS WOLF & OF LIMBO To Support”

MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

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

Last month, we shared news that Mos Generator is direct support for Fu Manchu’s tour in May, and we also premiered their new video.  We now have updated ‘Road Rats Tour’ dates, plus details about the new ‘Shadowlands’ album.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

INTER ARMA, EARTHLING And BRUCE LAMONT Announce Spring U.S. Tour

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

In what promises to be an incredible show wherever it stops to perform, RVA’s Inter Arma have announced they will embark on a short spring U.S. touring trek. Continue reading “INTER ARMA, EARTHLING And BRUCE LAMONT Announce Spring U.S. Tour”

OVERKILL To Release ‘Live In Overhausen’ 2CD/2DVD Set Via Nuclear Blast In May; Premiere ‘Hammerhead’ Live Video


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

New Jersey’s legendary thrashmongers OVERKILL have announced that they will release their “Live In Overhausen” 2CD/2DVD package on May 18th, via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading “OVERKILL To Release ‘Live In Overhausen’ 2CD/2DVD Set Via Nuclear Blast In May; Premiere ‘Hammerhead’ Live Video”

Metal Blade To Re-Issue FLOTSAM & JETSAM ‘Doomsday For The Deceiver’ On CD / Vinyl


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

Metal Blade Records announced their plans for a timely re-issue of one of U.S. thrash metal’s greatest debuts ever, Flotsam & Jetsam‘s 1986 release, “Doomsday For The Deceiver“. Continue reading “Metal Blade To Re-Issue FLOTSAM & JETSAM ‘Doomsday For The Deceiver’ On CD / Vinyl”

Oldschool Sunday: BLITZSPEER

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

The formation of the New York City-based, grit-encased rock and roll band Blitzspeer happens in 1998 and from there, remains a short-lived chapter in the history of rock music. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: BLITZSPEER”

Capital Chaos TV Shares Full Sacramento Set From SANCTUARY [Video]


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

Following the loss of their iconic vocalist Warrel Dane (also of Nevermore) recently, reactivated classic metallers Sanctuary were uncertain of fulfilling their scheduled commitments. Continue reading “Capital Chaos TV Shares Full Sacramento Set From SANCTUARY [Video]”

Pro-Shot Video Of METAL CHURCH Performance At Wacken Open Air 2016


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

In 2016, riding high on the return of vocalist Mike Howe to the band after a 20 year absence, the legendary Metal Church delivered an incredible set at Wacken Open Air festival. Continue reading “Pro-Shot Video Of METAL CHURCH Performance At Wacken Open Air 2016”