EMPYREAN THRONE – ‘Chaosborne’ Review & Stream; INTERVIEW with vocalist Andrew Knudsen

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

I’m not a picky guy.  I love heavy music in various forms.  A lot of the bands I like die out after a few albums and accompanying summer tours.  You can’t blame them.  They did what they set out to do; kick some ass and have some fun.  Once in a while you get a vastly different beast.  Every now and then, you get a band like EMPYREAN THRONE.   Continue reading “EMPYREAN THRONE – ‘Chaosborne’ Review & Stream; INTERVIEW with vocalist Andrew Knudsen”

BLACKFINGER ‘When Colors Fade Away’ Review + Stream; Tour Dates


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

Everything changes and that is true for the Pittsburgh-based band fronted by former Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner, Blackfinger. For the project’s second studio full-length, “When Colors Fade Away“, Wagner assembled a whole new band to accompany him. Gone are everyone from Blackfinger‘s 2014 self-titled album, except Wagner himself of course. Now in are a guitar pairing that have both done time in the band Penance, Terry Weston (also of Dream Death) and Matthew Tuite, alongside bassist Matthew Cross and drummer David Snyder. Continue reading “BLACKFINGER ‘When Colors Fade Away’ Review + Stream; Tour Dates”

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”

BLACKFINGER To Release ‘When Colors Fade Away’ In September; Artwork


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

Blackfinger, the band fronted by current The Skull/former Trouble singer Eric Wagner, have announced the release of their sophomore album.   Continue reading “BLACKFINGER To Release ‘When Colors Fade Away’ In September; Artwork”

ERIC WAGNER (The Skull, Ex-Trouble) Signs With M-Theory Audio For Next BLACKFINGER Release

The iconic voice of doom, Eric Wagner of such acts as Trouble and The Skull, has announced he’s signed with M-Theory Audio. The label is the new entity recently launched by Marco Barbieri, the former president of Century Media Records, and whose previous experience includes Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade.

Continue reading “ERIC WAGNER (The Skull, Ex-Trouble) Signs With M-Theory Audio For Next BLACKFINGER Release”