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”

ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS

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

Pittsburgh’s premiere power metal band Argus will release “From Fields Of Fire” on September 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.  The band have just released a lyric video for the track “You Are The Curse”, which can be found below. Continue reading “ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS”

JAG PANZER Shares ‘Far Beyond All Fear’ Lyric Video

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

U.S. power metal legends Jag Panzer have just released a lyric video for the song “Far Beyond All Fear“.  The track is taken from their forthcoming album ‘The Deviant Chord’, set for release on September 29th via Steamhammer/SPV. Continue reading “JAG PANZER Shares ‘Far Beyond All Fear’ Lyric Video”

SONS OF TEXAS Announce ‘Forged By Fortitude’ Due Sept.; Lyric Video Debut

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

It has been two years of incessant touring and promotions since Sons Of Texas début album, “Baptized In The Rio Grande” was released.  Earlier this year, the band returned to the studio with producer Josh Wilbur to record their follow-up.  Now, the results have been revealed as the 11 song ‘Forged By Fortitude’.   Continue reading “SONS OF TEXAS Announce ‘Forged By Fortitude’ Due Sept.; Lyric Video Debut”

VANISHING LIFE – ‘Surveillance’ (2016), Album Review & Stream

Vanishing Life – Photo by Cecilia Alejandra

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

For those old enough to remember when punk took those first baby steps away from a stale and regimented formula, yet idealistic enough to still see the genre as vital form of expression, then Vanishing Life début (2016) album ‘Surveillance‘ will be something to get excited about.   Continue reading “VANISHING LIFE – ‘Surveillance’ (2016), Album Review & Stream”

CELLDWELLER Nears ‘Offworld’ Release; ‘Too Many Tears’ Lyric Video Premiere

CELLDWELLER (Klayton)

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

Multifaceted artist/producer Celldweller will release “Offworld,” his fourth vocal-based studio album on July 28th, via his independently owned/operated label FiXT.    Continue reading “CELLDWELLER Nears ‘Offworld’ Release; ‘Too Many Tears’ Lyric Video Premiere”

PRONG Release New Single/Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Zero Days’ Album

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

New York’s industrial metal legends Prong have just premiered the second single from their upcoming “Zero Days” release (due July 28th through Steamhammer/ SPV).   Continue reading “PRONG Release New Single/Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Zero Days’ Album”

PARADISE LOST Share First Single From ‘Medusa’ Album; Full LP Live Show Announced

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

As Riff Relevant recently reported, UK doomsters Paradise Lost will release their new album, “Medusa“, on Sept. 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveiled the first single to be shared from that album, “The Longest Winter“, and it is streaming below.  Continue reading “PARADISE LOST Share First Single From ‘Medusa’ Album; Full LP Live Show Announced”

EXCLUSIVE! Premiere Of TEMPTATIONS WINGS ‘I Destroyer’ Lyric Video

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

The thunderous Asheville, N.C. power trio Temptations Wings are today bestowing the gift of their fantastic new Lyric Video to fans everywhere. Riff Relevant is the lucky outlet selected to host the EXCLUSIVE global première of their stunning static visualizer for ‘I Destroyer‘!

Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE! Premiere Of TEMPTATIONS WINGS ‘I Destroyer’ Lyric Video”