GWAR & HATEBREED Co-Headline ‘Gore, Core, Metal & More Tour’ w/ RINGWORM, MISS MAY I, AMERICAN SHARKS

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

Just in time for Halloween, mid-October will see the launch of a new tour being co-headlined by GWAR and HATEBREED. Continue reading “GWAR & HATEBREED Co-Headline ‘Gore, Core, Metal & More Tour’ w/ RINGWORM, MISS MAY I, AMERICAN SHARKS”

CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce U.S. Winter Tour; HATE ETERNAL & HARMS WAY To Support

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

Legendary Floridian death metal pioneers CANNIBAL CORPSE are announcing a 29 date U.S. tour for this winter. Continue reading “CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce U.S. Winter Tour; HATE ETERNAL & HARMS WAY To Support”

REVOCATION Reveal ‘The Outer Ones’ Album Details; Premiere Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Alex Morgan)

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

The modern thrash metallers in Boston’s REVOCATION have revealed details of the band’s upcoming Metal Blade Records release, “The Outer Ones“. Continue reading “REVOCATION Reveal ‘The Outer Ones’ Album Details; Premiere Official Video”

New Round Of KING DIAMOND Pic Disc Vinyl Reissues To Include ‘In Concert 1987: Abigail’, ‘The Spider’s Lullabye’ & ‘The Graveyard’


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

As the ongoing series of picture disc vinyl re-issues of KING DIAMOND classic albums continues from Metal Blade Records, we have news of the next trilogy to receive the treatment. Continue reading “New Round Of KING DIAMOND Pic Disc Vinyl Reissues To Include ‘In Concert 1987: Abigail’, ‘The Spider’s Lullabye’ & ‘The Graveyard’”

HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms


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

The Chicago-based band that embodies audio homicide, HARM’S WAY, have just unleashed a visual salvo of ocular intensity, “Last Man“. Continue reading “HARM’S WAY Premiere Intense ‘Last Man’ Official Video As Live Dates & Vans Warped Tour Looms”

REDEMPTION ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ Album Set; Debut ‘Little Men’ Single

(Photo Courtesy Of Stephanie Cabral)

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

The L.A. progressive metal band REDEMPTION have announced they will release their seventh studio album on July 27th. Continue reading “REDEMPTION ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ Album Set; Debut ‘Little Men’ Single”

Metal Blade Records Announces Next Trilogy Of Classic KING DIAMOND Re-Issues

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

As the first round of classic KING DIAMOND albums being reissued by Metal Blade Records arrives – Abigail, Fatal Portrait, and Them (May 18 / INFO) – the label has revealed the next trilogy in line for the treatment.  Continue reading “Metal Blade Records Announces Next Trilogy Of Classic KING DIAMOND Re-Issues”

HARM’S WAY Sets PNW Dates w/ SOFT KILL Prior To Final Vans Warped Tour Trek


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

The lethal sonic homicide that is HARM’S WAY have announced a short run of live dates planned in the Pacific Northwest.  Continue reading “HARM’S WAY Sets PNW Dates w/ SOFT KILL Prior To Final Vans Warped Tour Trek”

COUNT RAVEN’s ‘High On Infinity’ & ‘Messiah Of Confusion’ Next To Receive Vinyl Re-Issues

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

Following the successful launch of the Vinyl LP re-issue of the first two COUNT RAVEN albums, “Destruction Of The Void” and “Storm Warning” [INFO], comes the following news. Continue reading “COUNT RAVEN’s ‘High On Infinity’ & ‘Messiah Of Confusion’ Next To Receive Vinyl Re-Issues”

Oldschool Sunday: ATTACKER [To Record New EP With Famed Producer Alex Perialas]

ATTACKER Then (1984)

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

The origin story of New Jersey’s thrashing ATTACKER begins in 1983 under the band’s original moniker, Warloc. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ATTACKER [To Record New EP With Famed Producer Alex Perialas]”

Oldschool Sunday: LIZZY BORDEN [To Release First New Album In Over A Decade: ‘My Midnight Things’]

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

It is a somewhat daunting task to tackle the story of the long-running Los Angeles metal band LIZZY BORDEN, who are now in their 35th year of activity. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: LIZZY BORDEN [To Release First New Album In Over A Decade: ‘My Midnight Things’]”

Pre-Order For KING DIAMOND ”Fatal Portrait’-‘Abigail’-‘Them’ Picture Discs Launched

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

May 18th will be the date that Metal Blade Records has set to release their Picture Disc re-issues of three classic albums from KING DIAMOND. Continue reading “Pre-Order For KING DIAMOND ”Fatal Portrait’-‘Abigail’-‘Them’ Picture Discs Launched”

RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

The Reading, PA-based band Rivers Of Nihil are arguably the most exciting, interesting thing to happen to technical death metal in recent years, and their latest album for Metal Blade, the beautifully-titled “Where Owls Know My Name,” cements that claim with little doubt. Continue reading “RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

Early COUNT RAVEN Releases To Receive Vinyl / Digital Re-Issues From Metal Blade

(Photo Courtesy Of Albena Tsolova)

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

Hot on the heels of this week’s announcement of the re-issue of Flotsam & Jetsam’s 1986 début (details), Metal Blade Records will also re-issue another series of classics. Continue reading “Early COUNT RAVEN Releases To Receive Vinyl / Digital Re-Issues From Metal Blade”

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”