LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video


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

Brooklyn’s Life Of Agony have just dropped their latest official video for the song “Dead Speak Kindly“.    Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video”

CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches

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

One of the heaviest harbingers of harrowing sludge, the U.K.’s CONAN, have announced they’ve finished recording a new album.  That album, titled “Existential Void Guardian“, will see the light of day from Napalm Records on August 31, 2018. Continue reading “CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches”

MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

Recently it seems each new day reveals yet another upcoming album release to add to our collective “Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018” list. One after another they are named, while one of the more anxiety-inducing gifts headed our way is the latest from The Garden State’s stoner rock royalty Monster Magnet. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming”

W.A.S.P. Debut ‘Chainsaw Charlie’ Official Video From Upcoming ‘ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)’


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

Riff Relevant has been keeping tabs (here) on the progress and release of “ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)” from the legendary W.A.S.P.    Continue reading “W.A.S.P. Debut ‘Chainsaw Charlie’ Official Video From Upcoming ‘ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)’”

SATYRICON Announce Final U.S. Headline Tour


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

It seems today is the day for announcing final / farewell runs for some bands as Slayer started the day with such a revelation (here). Now we have the PR information coming in that Oslo’s black metal-infused legends Satyricon will return to U.S. shores for the final time this Spring. Continue reading “SATYRICON Announce Final U.S. Headline Tour”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites

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

Oh, where to start… first off, Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker is essentially a walking mountain (literally and figuratively) of heavy musical knowledge.  Anyone that’s talked with him can attest to this.  One look at his ‘Old-School Sunday’ column and you’re delving into his musical memory.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites”

MONSTER MAGNET Reveals ‘Mindfucker’ Album Details; Due In March

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

New Jersey’s stoner rock pioneers Monster Magnet have confirmed the official details of their 11th studio album’s imminence. It is titled “Mindfucker” and will drop from Napalm Records on March 23rd, 2018. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Reveals ‘Mindfucker’ Album Details; Due In March”

W.A.S.P. Unveil Details Of ‘ReIdolized: The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol’


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

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark album release from Blackie Lawless and W.A.S.P., “The Crimson Idol”. The record was a conceptual album telling the tale of Jonathan Aaron Steele, a musician who struggles to achieve fame. Once he realizes his dream, the excesses and resulting darkness of them is a storyline right from the pages of the real rock and roll lives of so many artists we know all too well. Continue reading “W.A.S.P. Unveil Details Of ‘ReIdolized: The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol’”

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Debut Paul Booth-Directed ‘Spectral War’ Official Video As ‘Psychosis’ Ensues

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

As Cavalera Conspiracy, the band helmed by brothers and Sepultura founders Igorr and Max Cavalera, issues their new album today, we also get this. This is, of course, the powerfully fierce new official video for the song “Spectral War“, a track from today’s Napalm Record‘s release, “Psychosis“. Continue reading “CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Debut Paul Booth-Directed ‘Spectral War’ Official Video As ‘Psychosis’ Ensues”

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Reveal ‘Psychosis’ Details [Artwork + Track List]


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

Cavalera Conspiracy, led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera, will release their fourth studio album, “Psychosis“, on November 17th via Napalm Records. It was produced by their longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona. The cover art and track-listing can be viewed below. Continue reading “CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Reveal ‘Psychosis’ Details [Artwork + Track List]”

EXIT EDEN ‘Rhapsodies In Black’ Album Review & Videos [Guest Contrib: Kira Schlechter*]

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

Four singers – Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Trillium, Kiske-Somerville), Clementine Develay-Thieux (Visions Of Atlantis), Marina La Torraca (Avantasia, Phantom Elite), and Anna Brunner, an aspiring young singer  – are all established vocalists.   Continue reading “EXIT EDEN ‘Rhapsodies In Black’ Album Review & Videos [Guest Contrib: Kira Schlechter*]”

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS ‘Apex’ Review; Track Streams [Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]

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

When does a contemplation of reincarnation, karma, and betrayal leave any sort of hippie realm and get downright crushing? When it’s done by the Vancouver band Unleash The Archers, who get the theme in their teeth and run with it on their fourth album, “Apex.” (out now from Napalm Records). Continue reading “UNLEASH THE ARCHERS ‘Apex’ Review; Track Streams [Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]”

THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN Issue ‘The Watchers Nest’ Lyric Video; Playing DESCENDANTS OF CROM Fest In Sept.

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

Heavy rock band The Midnight Ghost Train have just shared a new lyric video for their track “The Watchers Nest“. The cut hails from the band’s upcoming Napalm Records album release ‘Cypress Ave.’, due out on July 28th.   Continue reading “THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN Issue ‘The Watchers Nest’ Lyric Video; Playing DESCENDANTS OF CROM Fest In Sept.”

BRANT BJORK To Release First-Ever Live Album ‘Europe ’16’ [Details]

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

The MF’n Man himself, the legendary multi-instrumentalist Brant Bjork of Kyuss and Fu Manchu fame, has announced his first-ever official live release.   Continue reading “BRANT BJORK To Release First-Ever Live Album ‘Europe ’16’ [Details]”

EVIL INVADERS Debut Official Video From Upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence’ Album

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

Belgium’s old-school thrash metal maniacs Evil Invaders have just premiered a blistering track from their upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence‘ album release.   Continue reading “EVIL INVADERS Debut Official Video From Upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence’ Album”