VICIOUS NATURE – ‘VII’ Album Review & New Official Video ‘The Silence That Kills’

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Ever heard of Cloven Hoof or Marshall Law?  If not, I’m shocked, as the former is a NWOBHM legend, and the latter churned out some of the best meaty power metal of the 90’s.    Continue reading “VICIOUS NATURE – ‘VII’ Album Review & New Official Video ‘The Silence That Kills’”

BLACKWÜLF Streaming New Album Release ‘Sinister Sides’

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

The eagerly-awaited follow up to the 2015 album from Blackwülf, Oblivion Cycle, officially arrived today, February 23rd.    Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Streaming New Album Release ‘Sinister Sides’”

GREEN LUNG ‘Free The Witch’ EP Review & Stream; ‘Lady Lucifer’ Official Video


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

From deep within the subterranean London, UK underground does rise the smoke-enveloped Green Lung and their “Free The Witch” EP début.    Continue reading “GREEN LUNG ‘Free The Witch’ EP Review & Stream; ‘Lady Lucifer’ Official Video”

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

THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN


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

Columbus, Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have just unleashed the sophomore studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye“, via Argonauta Records this past February 16th.   Continue reading “THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN”

SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show


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

It has been just a little over three years since the Tri-State (TN., VA., N.C.) region’s Sang Sarah released their introductory EP, Lips Of Atomic Explosion. Since then, the band has remained active, although they have undergone some changes in their roster which we’ll get to in a moment. Continue reading “SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show”

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]”

TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates


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

U.K. alternative rockers Turbowolf have just shared a new lyric video for a song from their upcoming album release, “The Free Life“.    Continue reading “TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates”

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”

WEEDPECKER ‘III’ Review & Stream

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

When it comes to truly psychedelic, mind-altering and otherworldly type music, one band stands head and shoulders over the rest.  None other than Warszawa, Poland’s WEEDPECKER, who recently returned with their third studio outing, “III“.    Continue reading “WEEDPECKER ‘III’ Review & Stream”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]


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

With traceable origins dating back to the middle 1980’s as Iron Angel – to 1980, if you count their three year stretch under the moniker Metal Gods – this Hamburg, Germany band are a staple powerhouse at this point.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]”

FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates


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

From Barcelona, Spain comes news of the upcoming début from the thick riff-rich Fuzz Forward, “Out Of Nowhere“.  The full-length will arrive via Red Sun Records this March. Continue reading “FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates”

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”