PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track

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

Swedish traditional metal-influenced band Portrait have announced the news of their imminent return via a new studio effort.    Continue reading “PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track”

TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)

(By Shaun Katz, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com

At their peak, Trouble were the perfect combination of Black Sabbath meets The Beatles, and their 1992 album ‘Manic Frustration‘ was their collaborative pinnacle.   Continue reading “TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)”

BLOODCLOT Debuts ‘Kali’ Official Video

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

Hardcore fans everywhere are eagerly awaiting the release of the new Bloodclot album ‘Up In Arms‘ via Metal Blade Records on July 14th.   Continue reading “BLOODCLOT Debuts ‘Kali’ Official Video”

Oldschool Sunday: LIEGE LORD

LIEGE LORD

Beginning as a Judas Priest cover band using the name Deceiver in 1982, Stanford, Connecticut’s Liege Lord came to be in the year 1984. By the time the name change took effect, the band consisted of vocalist Andy Michaud, guitarists Tony Truglio and Pete McCarthy, bassist Matt Vinci and drummer Frank Cortese.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: LIEGE LORD”

BLOODCLOT Shares Song From Upcoming Release; US Tour Dates


One of the most exciting bands to surface recently, at least for me personally, is the revived Bloodclot. Taking its name from vocalist JohnBloodclotJoseph‘s (Cro-Mags) nickname, the band is a reborn project of Joseph’s and features an amazing membership.   Continue reading “BLOODCLOT Shares Song From Upcoming Release; US Tour Dates”

BYZANTINE Share ‘The Cicada Tree’ Details; New Official Video + Tour Dates

On July 28th, West Virginia’s Byzantine will release their new album, ‘The Cicada Tree‘, via Metal Blade Records.   Continue reading “BYZANTINE Share ‘The Cicada Tree’ Details; New Official Video + Tour Dates”

GOATWHORE Reveal ‘Vengeful Ascension’ Details; Title Track Stream + Tour Dates

NOLA’s beyond merely vicious act Goatwhore will release their seventh studio album, ‘Vengeful Ascension‘, via Metal Blade on June 23rd.   Continue reading “GOATWHORE Reveal ‘Vengeful Ascension’ Details; Title Track Stream + Tour Dates”

BELOW Share New Album ‘Upon A Pale Horse’ Details & Official Video


Sweden’s masters of traditionally epic doom, Below, are preparing to deliver their new album on May 19th. The offering, ‘Upon A Pale Horse‘, will be released through Metal Blade Records.    Continue reading “BELOW Share New Album ‘Upon A Pale Horse’ Details & Official Video”

GOZU / APE MACHINE West Coast Tour Winding Down

One of hard rock’s hottest tickets going is the Gozu / Ape Machine West Coast Tour 2017. The eleven date trek kicked off at The Viper Room in L.A. on April 12th and continues tonight at Old Nicks in Eugene, Oregon. Three more dates will remain after tonight’s show and you can find them listed below. Continue reading “GOZU / APE MACHINE West Coast Tour Winding Down”

TRIAL Share Details Of Upcoming Metal Blade Records Release; Debut New Lyric Video

Swedish old-school heavy metal-flavored band Trial are preparing to release their third studio album ‘Motherless‘ via Metal Blade on April 7th. People are anxiously awaiting the new album, too. To hold them over, the band has issued a new lyric video for the record’s title track, Motherless.   Continue reading “TRIAL Share Details Of Upcoming Metal Blade Records Release; Debut New Lyric Video”