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”

Riff Relevant Interviews: EYE OF THE DESTROYER; ‘Starved And Hanging’ Review & Stream; New ‘Violent By Design’ EP

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

One of the most popular Halloween activities in the state of New Jersey is to get drunk with your friends, listen to Cannibal Corpse, and declare before a mostly uninterested audience, “Fuck it, doods! We’re startin’ a band!”    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: EYE OF THE DESTROYER; ‘Starved And Hanging’ Review & Stream; New ‘Violent By Design’ EP”

DREADED DALE ‘Wayward’ EP Stream & Review [All Proceeds Going To Short Creek Dream Center]


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

From right here in the Bluegrass State comes the crushing metalcore of DREADED DALE and their conceptually-themed “Wayward” EP. Continue reading “DREADED DALE ‘Wayward’ EP Stream & Review [All Proceeds Going To Short Creek Dream Center]”

ZAO – Stream Remastered ’95 Debut ‘All Else Failed’ As Physical Formats Arrive; Sept. Tour Dates


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

Long running metalcore extremists ZAO are sharing an advance stream of their newly remastered 1995 debut, “All Else Failed“. Continue reading “ZAO – Stream Remastered ’95 Debut ‘All Else Failed’ As Physical Formats Arrive; Sept. Tour Dates”

ATLAS Are ‘The Catalyst’ For Metalcore Savagery In New Video; Tour Dates

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

Finnish metalcore / post-hardcore band ATLAS unleash the weight of the world’s aggression within their new single “The Catalyst” and its official video. Continue reading “ATLAS Are ‘The Catalyst’ For Metalcore Savagery In New Video; Tour Dates”

THE AGONY SCENE Premiere Official Video From Upcoming ‘Tormentor’ Release [First New Album Since 2007]


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

Tulsa, Oklahoma’s THE AGONY SCENE have returned with an official video premiere for the song “Hand Of The Divine“. Continue reading “THE AGONY SCENE Premiere Official Video From Upcoming ‘Tormentor’ Release [First New Album Since 2007]”

SO IT BEGINS Getting Even With ‘Retaliation’ Official Video


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

Everything is bigger in Texas, ya know, and that includes the monstrous metalcore of Midland’s SO IT BEGINS. Continue reading “SO IT BEGINS Getting Even With ‘Retaliation’ Official Video”

IMPENDING DOOM Return With June’s ‘The Sin And Doom Vol. II’; New Single Shared

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

Riverside, California’s Impending Doom have announced the upcoming release of their first new studio album in roughly five years. Continue reading “IMPENDING DOOM Return With June’s ‘The Sin And Doom Vol. II’; New Single Shared”

NORMA JEAN To Play ‘Redeemer’ In Full On U.S. Tour; GIDEON-TOOTHGRINDER-GREYHAVEN Support

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

Georgia’s metalcore icons Norma Jean have revealed their plans for an upcoming U.S. tour, one where they will play 2006’s “Redeemer” album in its entirety.   Continue reading “NORMA JEAN To Play ‘Redeemer’ In Full On U.S. Tour; GIDEON-TOOTHGRINDER-GREYHAVEN Support”

RED RAVEN DOWN Shares ‘Ashes’ Visualizer; ‘Phantoms’ EP Drops Next Week


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

Seinäjoki, Finland-based metalcore band Red Raven Down have unleashed their official video for the song “Ashes“. The track is taken from their upcoming EP “Phantoms” which is set to be released December 15th by Inverse Records. The new EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mika Autio at Halla Freakquency. Continue reading “RED RAVEN DOWN Shares ‘Ashes’ Visualizer; ‘Phantoms’ EP Drops Next Week”

ZAO To Issue ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ EP In November; Song Premiere + Tour Dates


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

West Virginia’s long-running metalcore legends ZAO have announced a planned EP release for this autumn. “Pyrrhic Victory” is the follow up to 2016’s fantastic The Well-Intentioned Virus and it will be released on November 3rd via ZAO‘s own Observed/Observer Recordings.  Continue reading “ZAO To Issue ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ EP In November; Song Premiere + Tour Dates”

36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates


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

Alaska’s alternative metal/core band 36 Crazyfists are premiering a brand new track today, “Death Eater“.   Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates”

RIVER BLACK Streaming S/T Debut In Its Entirety

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

One of the recently revealed bands that I have been excitedly awaiting to share their début album is River Black. Much of my excitement stems from the roster of musicians within the unit themselves, several of whom were once part of the band Burnt By The Sun (who I loved).   Continue reading “RIVER BLACK Streaming S/T Debut In Its Entirety”

The NORMA JEAN North American Trek Begins


Post-hardcore/Metalcore rockers Norma Jean have revealed their planned North American touring trek. Dubbed the ‘Polar Summer‘ tour, a majority of the dates are in Canada, with several stops geared toward the band’s festival-related travels.    Continue reading “The NORMA JEAN North American Trek Begins”