GOZU Interview w/Mark Gaffney & Doug Sherman; ‘Equilibrium’ Album Out 4/13 via BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE + NEW VIDEO PREMIERE

Cover Artwork: Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studio

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

I’ve been waiting a long time for this… GOZU has a new album ‘Equilibrium’, out via Metal Blade/Blacklight Media Records on April 13th.  Today, we have an interview with Marc Gaffney and Doug Sherman, who chatted about the new record, plus pre-order info, and are premiering a new video and audio stream!
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Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

For the second installment of my ‘Label Limelight‘ column, I’m already switching the format (might happen each time, who knows)!  We have an interesting way to highlight the label, this time in an interview with Totem Cat Records owner Ewenn Padovan, by one of his newly signed acts – Great Electric Quest!    Continue reading “Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates”

VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


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

Named for the conquering Germanic tribe of old, Visigoth stakes their own claim to the old ways with their latest effort, “Conqueror’s Oath” (out now from Metal Blade Records). Continue reading “VISIGOTH ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

Update On Warbeast / Rigor Mortis Vocalist BRUCE CORBITT’s Health


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

After the 2017 announcement that vocalist Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast and Rigor Mortis fame had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer (here), we have an update to the story. Continue reading “Update On Warbeast / Rigor Mortis Vocalist BRUCE CORBITT’s Health”

ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show


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

The supposed “meager duo” that is ORYX, guitarist / vocalist Tommy Davis and drummer Abbey Apple, are back with the next step in their aural evolution.    Continue reading “ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show”

BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away


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

It has been a little under two weeks since we ran a quite informative article (here) on California’s Blackwülf and their upcoming new album, “Sinister Sides“. This anxiously anticipated new opus will arrive from Ripple Music on February 23rd. Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away”

Further RIOT Albums Now Available On Vinyl For The First Time


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

Metal Blade Records will make two more of the classic Riot albums available on vinyl for the first time ever on February 23rd.     Continue reading “Further RIOT Albums Now Available On Vinyl For The First Time”

BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut


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

Three musicians from very diverse origins have united within one singular entity bent on delivering sonic density. That collective operates as Bible Black Tyrant, which is vocalist / bassist / guitarist Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar), percussionist Tyler Smith (Eagle Twin), and guitarist / vocalist / soundscape engineer David S. Fylstra (KVØID). Continue reading “BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut”

OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears


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

Following up on their 2016 introduction, The Embodiment Of Hate, California’s Our Place Of Worship Is Silence will return with their new album this April.     Continue reading “OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears”

HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

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

Two of New York’s most enduring, revered bands are uniting on a 19-date U.S. tour spanning the Southeast, Midwest, and the East Coast…. HELMET and PRONG! Continue reading “HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour”

Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

AMORPHIS To Tour N. America; DARK TRANQUILITY-MOONSPELL-OMNIUM GATHERUM Supporting


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

A four Euro band “super tour” has just been announced from the bands Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum. The quadruple bill of these amazing acts will re-take North American soil this September – October as Amorphis just finished recording a new album with producer Jens Bogren (release tentatively set for May).
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DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream


(By Santiago Gutierrez,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze first came on to the metal scene in 2012, with a three-song EP, entitled At the Shrine of Light.  Today we have a review and full stream of their full-length ‘Among The Ruins’, released last April on Transcending Obscurity Records.    Continue reading “ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”