BLOODCLOT! – ‘Up In Arms’ Album Review & Stream; Video; Tour Dates remaining

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

Sometime in the last year, four old school punk rockers, formerly of the Cro-Mags, Danzig and Kyuss, gathered together in a rehearsal room and a goddamned atomic bomb went off.  Bloodclot‘s ‘Up In Arms’ is a serious force to be reckoned with.   Continue reading “BLOODCLOT! – ‘Up In Arms’ Album Review & Stream; Video; Tour Dates remaining”

BYZANTINE Debuts ‘Vile Maximum’ Official Video; New Album Details + Live Dates


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

West Virginian progressive thrash underdogs Byzantine have just debuted their new official video for the song “Vile Maximum“.  The track hails from the bands’ Metal Blade Records début, “The Cicada Tree“, which drops this Friday, July 28th. Continue reading “BYZANTINE Debuts ‘Vile Maximum’ Official Video; New Album Details + Live Dates”

DRAGONFORCE ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ Review & Stream [By Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]

(Review By Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter, RiffRelevant.com)

Still as excessive as a Death By Chocolate dessert, Dragonforce returns with its first album in three years, “Reaching Into Infinity”.   Continue reading “DRAGONFORCE ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ Review & Stream [By Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]”

BLOODCLOT Stream ‘Manic’ Song From Imminent ‘Up In Arms’ Release

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

Manic“, another new song from the upcoming return of Bloodclot, is streaming below.   Continue reading “BLOODCLOT Stream ‘Manic’ Song From Imminent ‘Up In Arms’ Release”

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, Lead Journalist/Writer, 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”