MONSTER MAGNET Announce North American Tour; ELECTRIC CITIZEN & DARK SKY CHOIR To Support

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

New Jersey’s pioneers of true stoner rock, MONSTER MAGNET, have announced their first official North American tour for their newest album, “Mindfucker“. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Announce North American Tour; ELECTRIC CITIZEN & DARK SKY CHOIR To Support”

Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus] – By Kira Schlechter; EU. Tour Announcement


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

RIFF RELEVANT‘s power metal-appreciator-on-the-go dynamo, Kira Schlechter, recently sat down with the multi-faceted artist KOBRA PAIGE, of Kobra And The Lotus, for some conversation.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus] – By Kira Schlechter; EU. Tour Announcement”

WALLS OF JERICHO Announces East Coast Tour; FIRST BLOOD-LEFT BEHIND-SANCTION Supporting


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

Detroit’s mavens of madhouse hardcore, WALLS OF JERICHO, have announced a U.S. East Coast run of live dates set for June.  Continue reading “WALLS OF JERICHO Announces East Coast Tour; FIRST BLOOD-LEFT BEHIND-SANCTION Supporting”

KAMELOT ‘The Shadow Theory’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]


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

If Broadway as an entity ever went looking for a house heavy metal band, they would need look no further than Kamelot. Continue reading “KAMELOT ‘The Shadow Theory’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

CANDLEMASS To Release ‘House Of Doom’ EP In May; Band Launches Online Game


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

Legendary doom metal icons CANDLEMASS recently broke ground into a new, modern venture related to the rise of online gaming. Continue reading “CANDLEMASS To Release ‘House Of Doom’ EP In May; Band Launches Online Game”

DEE SNIDER Shares Long-Awaited Info On Guest-Packed Solo Album


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

After months of teases and slowly leaking tidbits of sparse information, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has unveiled some details of an upcoming solo album. Continue reading “DEE SNIDER Shares Long-Awaited Info On Guest-Packed Solo Album”

TENGGER CAVALRY ‘Cian Bi’ Album Review; Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]

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

The versatility and adaptability of metal is well-known, of course.  But nowhere is that more clear than with Tengger Calvary, the New York-based nomadic folk / Mongolian folk metal band. Continue reading “TENGGER CAVALRY ‘Cian Bi’ Album Review; Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

MONSTER MAGNET Hit Release On ‘Ejection’ Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

Garden State stoner rock royalty Monster Magnet have just released an official video for the second single off their upcoming “Mindfucker” album.  Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Hit Release On ‘Ejection’ Official Video”

LIFE OF AGONY Schedules First West Coast Headline Trek In Over A Decade


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

In May, NYC’s Life Of Agony will embark upon their first headlining tour of the U.S. west coast in over a decade! Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Schedules First West Coast Headline Trek In Over A Decade”

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

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(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”