CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release


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

Long running Italian horror/death metallers Cadaveria are back with a brand new lyric-based visualizer, “The Divine Rapture“. The track hails from the band’s newly remastered edition of their “Far Away From Conformity” album, originally released in 2004. Continue reading “CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release”

PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS Drop ‘Ringleader’ Lyric Video


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

After their well-received EP release this past year, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons are preparing to release their full-length debut, The Age of Absurdity. It will drop via Nuclear Blast on January 26th and today’s track offering, “Ringleader“,  via the lyric video below is a scorcher. Continue reading “PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS Drop ‘Ringleader’ Lyric Video”

A KILLER’S CONFESSION Shares 2 New Songs; One Via Lyric Video


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

A Killer’s Confession, the band started by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis, digitally released 2 new tracks yesterday (Nov. 17). They are titled “I Wish” and “Angel On The Outside“, with a lyric video for the latter streaming below. “I Wish” is partially streaming below with the full version at Spotify. Continue reading “A KILLER’S CONFESSION Shares 2 New Songs; One Via Lyric Video”

IN FLAMES Issues Surprise Covers EP; Stream + Lyric Video For Depeche Mode Cover


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

Long-running Gothenburg, Sweden metallers In Flames surprised metal fans everywhere with a four-track covers EP, “Down, Wicked & No Good“, out today on streaming platforms worldwide. The band’s short collection includes In Flames‘ versions of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole,” Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” and a live bonus version of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”.  Continue reading “IN FLAMES Issues Surprise Covers EP; Stream + Lyric Video For Depeche Mode Cover”

BAD WOLVES Back With New Single From Expected 2018 Debut; Lyric Video


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

Bad Wolves, the supergroup consisting of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, Vext), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), have resurfaced. Their return arrives in the form of a the new single / lyric video, “Toast To The Ghost”. Continue reading “BAD WOLVES Back With New Single From Expected 2018 Debut; Lyric Video”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Review; Select Tracks Streaming

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

The global-wide metal underground is an intriguing place to say the least. It is a place that exists with duality or purpose in many cases, at any given time. For some, it can be both a treasure trove of undiscovered riches yet for others, it is a musty graveyard where many bands go to die. The point I’m trying to make is this: that you must tread carefully within its confines and exercise a discerning sensibility when you do such. Continue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Review; Select Tracks Streaming”

GODS OF DEATH (Rick Rozz & Kam Lee) Deliver ‘Dead Man’s Scream’ Lyric Video


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

Two of death metal’s most iconic figures, both being founders of the genre really, return with new music from their Gods Of Death project.    Continue reading “GODS OF DEATH (Rick Rozz & Kam Lee) Deliver ‘Dead Man’s Scream’ Lyric Video”

SCARS OF SOLITUDE Share Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Deformation’ Release

(Pic Courtesy of Juho Kunelius)

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

From Finland comes news of the upcoming début release, “Deformation“, from Scars Of Solitude.   Continue reading “SCARS OF SOLITUDE Share Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Deformation’ Release”

VESSEL OF LIGHT Shares ‘Dead Flesh And Bones’ Lyric Video As Debut Release Nears


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

Perhaps the unlikeliest pairing in underground music, Nathan “Opposition” Jochum (Ancient VVisdom) and Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed), aka Vessel Of Light, are sharing a new visualizer today. The lyric video for “Dead Flesh And Bones“, is a darkly grim, but hard rocking, number from the duo’s upcoming S/T EP debut. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT Shares ‘Dead Flesh And Bones’ Lyric Video As Debut Release Nears”

ROUGH GRIND ‘Four For The Road’ EP Review: Lyric Video


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

Jyväskylä, Finland is the home of the heavy rock / melodic power metal band Rough Grind who refer to their music as “Dark Roasted Rock”. It might just be a fitting tag too, especially once you’ve savored the flavors of their new EP for Inverse Records, “Four For The Road” (released Aug. 30). Continue reading “ROUGH GRIND ‘Four For The Road’ EP Review: Lyric Video”

ORISSA ‘Resurrection’ Review; Video Premiere


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

New York’s Orissa are most definitely on the move with their imminent full-length album release, “Resurrection“. It will drop on November 3rd and based on what I’ve culled from my own listens to it, it is going to impress innumerable people. Plus, it was mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA; Meytal Cohen; Adekain; September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus, (Stone Sour; Steel Panther; Shadows Fall) so you know the sound quality is superb. Continue reading “ORISSA ‘Resurrection’ Review; Video Premiere”

RAM Reveal ‘Rod’ Release Details; Debut ‘Gulag’ Audio Video

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

Swedish heavy metallers, and one of the metal world’s most outstanding underdog acts, Ram, are back. The band will release their new album “Rod” on November 3rd through Metal Blade Records. The band are sharing a new Audio Video, “Gulag“, from the album today and it is streaming below (along with pre-order info). Continue reading “RAM Reveal ‘Rod’ Release Details; Debut ‘Gulag’ Audio Video”

FIREBALL MINISTRY Provides ‘The Answer’ Via Official Video From Upcoming Release; Details & Tour Dates

(Pic: Andrew Stewart)

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

SoCal-based heavy rock band Fireball Ministry will release their fifth album, Remember The Story, on October 6th via Cleopatra Records.   Continue reading “FIREBALL MINISTRY Provides ‘The Answer’ Via Official Video From Upcoming Release; Details & Tour Dates”

MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears


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

Six long years since their last recorded release, Germany’s savage death metalists Morphosys make their triumphant return.   Continue reading “MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears”

SCANDROID Reveals Details Of Sophomore Album ‘Monochrome’


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

The Detroit, Michigan based electronica act Scandroid, the beloved brainchild of Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller and earlier industrial thrash band Circle Of Dust, will return next month.   Continue reading “SCANDROID Reveals Details Of Sophomore Album ‘Monochrome’”

VESSEL OF LIGHT (Hades, Non-Fiction, Ancient VVisdom Members) Reveal Debut’s Details; Lyric Video Streaming


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

File this one under “Never Saw It Coming” as the duo of guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom’s Nathan Opposition have formed a project together.   Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT (Hades, Non-Fiction, Ancient VVisdom Members) Reveal Debut’s Details; Lyric Video Streaming”

RED ELEVEN Share New Single ‘You’ve Been Warned’ Via Lyric Video


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

Finnish metallic alternative rockers Red Eleven have just released a new single, “You’ve Been Warned“.   Continue reading “RED ELEVEN Share New Single ‘You’ve Been Warned’ Via Lyric Video”

THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere

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

San Antonio, Texas based band The Howling Void are preparing to return with a new album, ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’.   Continue reading “THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere”

BLACKFINGER Shares ‘When Colors Fade Away’ Lyric Video

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

One of the most anticipated albums set to be released this year is Blackfinger‘s sophomore record, “When Colors Fade Away”.    Continue reading “BLACKFINGER Shares ‘When Colors Fade Away’ Lyric Video”

ETERNAL BLACK ‘Bleed The Days’ Review; Select Track Streams


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

Coming on Tuesday, August 8th, Brooklyn, New York’s heaviest export, Eternal Black, return with their full-length début.  Yes, after a couple previous EP efforts, the trio of guitarist/vocalist Ken Wohlrob, drummer Joe Wood and bassist Hal Miller have decided the time has come.   Continue reading “ETERNAL BLACK ‘Bleed The Days’ Review; Select Track Streams”