AMORPHIS To Tour N. America; DARK TRANQUILITY-MOONSPELL-OMNIUM GATHERUM Supporting


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

A four Euro band “super tour” has just been announced from the bands Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum. The quadruple bill of these amazing acts will re-take North American soil this September – October as Amorphis just finished recording a new album with producer Jens Bogren (release tentatively set for May).
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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”

(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour


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

4/20 is the date for a new album release from legends (the) Melvins.  That date sees the offering from Ipecac Recordings, “Pinkus Abortion Technician“.    Continue reading “(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour”

OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT

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

Floridian death metal legends Obituary will be hitting the road with Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt this summer for a string of North American shows.  The trek begins May 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia and ends June 3rd in Miami, Florida. Continue reading “OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT”

ENSLAVED Share Cover Of Faith No More Song For Decibel Flexi-Disc Series


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

In a surprise (You’re Dead) move, Enslaved have shared an amazing reinterpretation of the Faith No More song “Jizzlobber“.  They did so for their return to the Decibel Magazine Flexi-Disc Series and they put their own unique, killer touch to the 1992 classic. Continue reading “ENSLAVED Share Cover Of Faith No More Song For Decibel Flexi-Disc Series”

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”

New Leg Of SOULFLY ‘Nailbomb: Point Blank’ Tour Set; TODAY IS THE DAY-LODY KONG-UNCURED To Support

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

A new leg of the high-turnout Soulfly tour – they’re playing Nailbomb‘s essential 1994 release, “Point Blank“, in its entirety – has been announced.    Continue reading “New Leg Of SOULFLY ‘Nailbomb: Point Blank’ Tour Set; TODAY IS THE DAY-LODY KONG-UNCURED To Support”

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE [Scott Kelly, Sanford Parker] Announce N.A. Tour; THE ATLAS MOTH / ROYAL THUNDER Support Select Dates


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

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare, the collaboration between Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Corrections House) and Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Minsk), have announced an upcoming North American tour.    Continue reading “MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE [Scott Kelly, Sanford Parker] Announce N.A. Tour; THE ATLAS MOTH / ROYAL THUNDER Support Select Dates”

EARTHLESS Reveal Upcoming ‘Black Heaven’ Album’s Details; Share New Track + Live Dates


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

San Diego’s spectacular jam rock trio Earthless will return with the full-length album Black Heaven on March 16th via Nuclear Blast.   Continue reading “EARTHLESS Reveal Upcoming ‘Black Heaven’ Album’s Details; Share New Track + Live Dates”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Premieres New Song ‘Trampled Down Below’; New Album Release Nears As Tour w/ COC, EyeHateGod + Red Fang Launches


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

The Berserker and his Doom Crew, Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society, will release their tenth full length album, Grimmest Hits, on January 19th via Entertainment One (eOne). The new single “Trampled Down Below” is available for streaming below, along with the previously issued “All That Once Shined” and “Room Of Nightmares“. Continue reading “BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Premieres New Song ‘Trampled Down Below’; New Album Release Nears As Tour w/ COC, EyeHateGod + Red Fang Launches”

JUDAS PRIEST Displays ‘Firepower’ With ‘Lightning Strike’ Official Video Premiere


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

The iconic heavy metal legends Judas Priest are preparing to release their eighteenth studio album, “Firepower“, this March.  The release will be accompanied that same month by the band’s full North American tour supported by Saxon and Black Star Riders. Continue reading “JUDAS PRIEST Displays ‘Firepower’ With ‘Lightning Strike’ Official Video Premiere”

EARTHLESS To Embark On N. American Tour In Early 2018


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

One of the underground’s most prolific psychedelic-centered jam bands will embark upon an extensive North American trek early next year. That band is Earthless, who will release their latest album on March 16th via Nuclear Blast, and they’re celebrating with a lengthy road jaunt. Continue reading “EARTHLESS To Embark On N. American Tour In Early 2018”

HARM’S WAY-RINGWORM-VEIN-QUEENSWAY North American Tour Announced


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

Hot on the heels of last week’s news of their new album release and Official Video debut (here), Harm’s Way have tour announcement news today. Just days after their new release “Posthuman” drops via Metal Blade on Feb. 9th, the band will launch a full-on North American road trek. Continue reading “HARM’S WAY-RINGWORM-VEIN-QUEENSWAY North American Tour Announced”

ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2018 N. American Headline Trek + Festival Appearances


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

Alice In Chains have announced a planned North American headline tour that kicks off April 28, 2018 at the House Of Blues in Boston. The band will make several festival appearances throughout the run including ones at Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and WMMR BBQ (links to each below). The touring trek news comes along with recent reports that the band entered the studio back in July to record a new album. Continue reading “ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2018 N. American Headline Trek + Festival Appearances”

THE SKULL Announces 2018 Tour Playing S/T ‘Trouble’ Album In Full

THE SKULL

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

The true doom-imbued ‘supergroup’ The Skull have just revealed a 2018 touring trek that will see them present a real must-see event at each stop.   Continue reading “THE SKULL Announces 2018 Tour Playing S/T ‘Trouble’ Album In Full”