Entire Set From CARNIVORE A.D. At HellFest 2018 [Video]

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

Back in August 2017, Riff Relevant reported news [HERE] on the return of classic crossover act Carnivore as CARNIVORE A.D. Continue reading “Entire Set From CARNIVORE A.D. At HellFest 2018 [Video]”

SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream

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

Buffalo, New York. A magical snow ravaged tundra, known for serving wings at every meal, and blasting Every Time I Die 24/7 in all local establishments.     Continue reading “SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream”

END OF HOPE (Eternal Black, Kraut, Reign Of Zaius, St. Bastard Members) Share NYP Demo


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

The END OF HOPE is a New York-based, relatively new project formed by members of some well-established Big Apple bands.  Continue reading “END OF HOPE (Eternal Black, Kraut, Reign Of Zaius, St. Bastard Members) Share NYP Demo”

WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

OVTLIER ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ EP Review & Stream


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

Rochester, New York is home to one of the more explosive bands from the new crop of acts out there at this time, OVTLIER. Continue reading “OVTLIER ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ EP Review & Stream”

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”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour

PIST.ON Then (Circa 1996)

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

Brooklyn, New York’s Pist.On were a metal band that, despite their possessing immense promise and potential, would be relegated to a rather short existence.     Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour”

BLACKLIGHT MEDIA RECORDS Announce 1st NYC Showcase w/ CANDIRIA, GOZU, GOOD TIGER & More!

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

On March 8th, Blacklight Media Records will present its first ever label showcase, with six bands of the Blacklight family.  Hosted by Jose Mangin, the showcase will take place at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.    Continue reading “BLACKLIGHT MEDIA RECORDS Announce 1st NYC Showcase w/ CANDIRIA, GOZU, GOOD TIGER & More!”

TOXIK To Release 3CD Box Set ‘III Works’ Featuring New Music & Re-Recorded Songs


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

After 2017’s triumphant comeback via the ripping “Breaking Class” EP, New York’s magnificent thrash maniacs Toxik have an item imminent.  No Dust Records has announced the worldwide release of the new 3-CD box set from the band, “III Works“, due this April. Continue reading “TOXIK To Release 3CD Box Set ‘III Works’ Featuring New Music & Re-Recorded Songs”

SHADOW WITCH ‘Disciples Of The Crow’ Album Review & Full Streams

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

Kingston, NY’s Shadow Witch returns after a strong 2016 début (‘Sun Killer‘) with a motherload of dark, 70’s proto-heavy musical goodness.  With a new man behind the kit, and a fresh deal with Salt Of The Earth Records, the quartet has laid down a very potent, wow-inducing second offering in ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘.   Continue reading “SHADOW WITCH ‘Disciples Of The Crow’ Album Review & Full Streams”

SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW

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

Kingston, New York’s Shadow Witch confirms the flight dates for their upcoming album, ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘.  The band’s second full-length is set for official release through Salt Of The Earth Records on December 15thwith pre-order available as of November 27th.    Continue reading “SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW”

FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream


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

From the gritty underbelly of Patchogue, New York came the five-song “Wasteland” EP début from False Godsback in 2016.    Continue reading “FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream”

ALL OUT WAR Streaming ‘Give Us Extinction’ In Full Prior To Release; Tour Dates

(Pic Courtesy of Aga Hairesis)

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

Metallic-tinged, NYHC-riveted brutalists All Out War will unleash their new sonic salvo, “Give Us Extinction“, via Organized Crime Records this Friday, August 11th. You do not have to wait until then to experience its ferocious savagery, though, as we have it streaming in full for you here today. Continue reading “ALL OUT WAR Streaming ‘Give Us Extinction’ In Full Prior To Release; Tour Dates”

BLURRING ‘Cloud Burner’ EP Review & Stream

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

Dan Lilker has been a music idol of mine since I first discovered him in S.O.D. (Stormtroopers Of Death) and Nuclear Assault way back when.  Many folks don’t realize that Dan was a founding member of Anthrax, although most do know about his later years in Brutal Truth, Malformed Earthborn, Exit-13, Ravenous, Extra Hot Sauce, Venomous Concept, etc.
Continue reading “BLURRING ‘Cloud Burner’ EP Review & Stream”