SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show

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

Rochester, NY’s genre mashing atrocity SULACO are doin’ it (and doin’ it) once again as only they can with an imminent new album offering. Continue reading “SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show”

GHASTLY SOUND Emit New ‘Crippler Crossface’ Single + Official Video; Appearing At Psycho Las Vegas


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

Vermont’s GHASTLY SOUND have unveiled a new single, “Crippler Crossface“, along with its subsequent official video.  Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND Emit New ‘Crippler Crossface’ Single + Official Video; Appearing At Psycho Las Vegas”

GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

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

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates


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

The one man musical monstrosity that is AUTHOR & PUNISHER (aka Tristan Shone) has revealed details of an upcoming sixth album release, “Beastland“. Continue reading “AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

CABLE To Re-Release ‘Never Trust A Gemini’ Via Translation Loss Records; Update Instrumental Track w/ Vocals [Streaming]


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

The long-running Connecticut noise metal / sludge band CABLE originally released their fourth studio album, “Never Trust A Gemini“, in 2003. Continue reading “CABLE To Re-Release ‘Never Trust A Gemini’ Via Translation Loss Records; Update Instrumental Track w/ Vocals [Streaming]”

OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

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

The Kent, U.K.’s progressive sludge band OHHMS announce they will hit the roads of their homeland with direct support from BOSS KELOID this October. Continue reading “OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour”

VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream

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

From across the pond comes the Portsmouth, U.K.-based VICTUS and their newly-issued debut release, the “Sacrifice” EP. Continue reading “VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream”

OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST

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

Long-running Floridian death metal monstrosity OBITUARY have announced plans for an upcoming U.S. East Coast headlining tour. Continue reading “OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST”

CASTLE Hold All The Cards With ‘Deal Thy Fate’ Album Details; Lyric Video Premiere + Tour Dates

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

As was recently revealed, metal-melding doomsters CASTLE will release their new album “Deal Thy Fate” on October 19th via Ripple Music. Continue reading “CASTLE Hold All The Cards With ‘Deal Thy Fate’ Album Details; Lyric Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

WARREL DANE’s Sophomore Solo Album ‘Shadow Work’ To Be Posthumously Released In Oct. [Details]

WARREL DANE

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

On December 13, 2017, the worldwide metal community collectively lost the greatly talented singer WARREL DANE (Sanctuary, Nevermore). Continue reading “WARREL DANE’s Sophomore Solo Album ‘Shadow Work’ To Be Posthumously Released In Oct. [Details]”

DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest

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

The U.K.’s DYGORA have independently released their debut EP, “Chambers Of Reflection“, a mere handful of weeks ago. Continue reading “DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest”

MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’

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

Yes, you read that right! November will see “The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018” launch in the United States. Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’”

MAYHEM ‘Cursed In Eternity’ Ltd. Edition Box Set Via Peaceville Records In November


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

When the mention of TRUE Black Metal is made at any time, anywhere in the world, there is one band whose name must go hand in hand with that mention. Continue reading “MAYHEM ‘Cursed In Eternity’ Ltd. Edition Box Set Via Peaceville Records In November”

DAN LORENZO (Vessel Of Light, Hades) Hosting ‘Ultimate Sinner’ On SIRIUS XM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard This Week


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

DAN LORENZO, best known as guitarist for U.S. metal legends HADES, NON-FICTION, THE CURSED and currently, one half of VESSEL OF LIGHT, will be guest DJ-ing this week. Continue reading “DAN LORENZO (Vessel Of Light, Hades) Hosting ‘Ultimate Sinner’ On SIRIUS XM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard This Week”