KILLTHRAX II Tour Announced With ANTHRAX & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE + Support From HAVOK


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

After their successful KillThrax Tour together earlier in 2017, Anthrax and Killswitch Engage have announced another round to hit North America in early 2018! Havok will serve as the opening act for the entire tour. Continue reading “KILLTHRAX II Tour Announced With ANTHRAX & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE + Support From HAVOK”

DREAM THEATER ‘Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour’ Mini-Doc Premieres

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

FreqsTV
 has produced a documentary on Dream Theater‘s “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, which sees the pioneering progressive metal group celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their milestone RIAA-gold-certified album “Images And Words“. Continue reading “DREAM THEATER ‘Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour’ Mini-Doc Premieres”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announce 2018 N. American Tour With C.O.C.; RED FANG +EYEHATEGOD On Select Dates


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

Black Label Society have announced an impressive batch of North American tour dates spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced all new LP, “Grimmest Hits“. Support will come from legends Corrosion Of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EyeHateGod and Red Fang. A full list of all the dates can be seen below. Continue reading “BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announce 2018 N. American Tour With C.O.C.; RED FANG +EYEHATEGOD On Select Dates”

HAMMERFALL Set Plans For 2018 N. American Tour; FLOTSAM & JETSAM To Support


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

Swedish power metallers Hammerfall have revealed their plans for a 2018 North American touring trek.   Continue reading “HAMMERFALL Set Plans For 2018 N. American Tour; FLOTSAM & JETSAM To Support”

QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]

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

This past week, post-hardcore / alternative rock icons Quicksand announced that their first new album in 22 years, ‘Interiors’, would be out November 10th from Epitaph Records.   Continue reading “QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]”

CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates

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

Philly alternative rockers Circa Survive are set to release their new album, “The Amulet“, on Sept. 22nd via Hopeless Records.   Continue reading “CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates”

MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video

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

A slew of headlining tour updates have come from the Mastodon crew over the past few weeks.  Just in case you missed it, we have all dates and info here for you today in one spot…   Continue reading “MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video”

ROSETTA Reveal ‘Utopioid’ Details; Fall N. American Trek With NORTH Set

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

The avant-metal act Rosetta from Philadelphia have just announced their plans for a full-on North American touring trek.  The run will launch a little over a month after the band release their sixth studio album, “Utopioid“, due out on September 1st. Continue reading “ROSETTA Reveal ‘Utopioid’ Details; Fall N. American Trek With NORTH Set”

BORIS Channels ‘The Power’ Via Live Video; N. American Tour Dates

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

Japanese alternative sludge rockers Boris have released a live video version of their song “The Power“.  The track comes off the band’s recently issued album “Dear” which commemorates the band’s 25th anniversary. Continue reading “BORIS Channels ‘The Power’ Via Live Video; N. American Tour Dates”

TRIVIUM Shares New Official Video; N. Amer. Co-Headline Tour w/ ARCH ENEMY


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

Florida metallers Trivium are firing back up with a stream of activity and announcements this week.    Continue reading “TRIVIUM Shares New Official Video; N. Amer. Co-Headline Tour w/ ARCH ENEMY”

ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video

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

The Nashville, TN heavy blues quartet All Them Witches has just finished Round Two of their tour to support the February 24th release of their ‘Sleeping Through The War’ album.  Round three is set to start on September 18th in Germany.    Continue reading “ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video”

DREAM THEATER Announces Final Leg Of ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ Tour In N. America

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

The iconic Prog-Metal band Dream Theater have announced the third and final leg of their “Images, Words & Beyond” tour.   Continue reading “DREAM THEATER Announces Final Leg Of ‘Images, Words & Beyond’ Tour In N. America”

DED Streaming New Release ‘Mis•An•Thrope’ In Full


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

The Phoenix fantastic foursome Joe Cotela, David Ludlow, Kyle Koelsch and Matt Reindhard, who are otherwise known as Ded, are here to burst a move.  They intend to do so with their brand new studio album “Mis•An•Thrope” which was released this past Friday, July 20th.  Riff Relevant presents you the full album stream below. Continue reading “DED Streaming New Release ‘Mis•An•Thrope’ In Full”

Metal God THOR To Issue ‘Beyond The Pain Barrier’ In Aug.; Official Video Premiere

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

Legendary metal god and band Thor have announced their planned triumphant return to the metallic realm with a new studio album.   Continue reading “Metal God THOR To Issue ‘Beyond The Pain Barrier’ In Aug.; Official Video Premiere”

ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting


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

U.S.-based rockers Adrenaline Mob have revealed their plans for the second leg of their ‘We The People’ North American tour. The trek will commence in Dayton, OH on August 18th and reach its final stop on September 23rd in Providence, RI.   Continue reading “ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting”

BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates


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

Japanese alternative/stoner rock band Boris are celebrating their 25th anniversary of existence with a new release.    Continue reading “BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Unveil ‘Villains’ Details; New Song & Tour Info


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

Alternative-fueled desert rockers Queens Of The Stone Age have officially revealed the details of their upcoming new studio effort. The band’s seventh record, the nine-song ‘Villains‘, is due to be set loose from Matador Records on August 25th.   Continue reading “QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Unveil ‘Villains’ Details; New Song & Tour Info”

Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support


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

After the successful European version of the Battle Of The Bays Tour (which included Prong), the U.S. edition has been announced.   Continue reading “Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support”

EVERY TIME I DIE, KNOCKED LOOSE & HOLLOW EARTH Announce NA Tour

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

New York’s highly popular Every Time I Die have announced a North American touring trek is on the way. The jaunt will see the band joined by Kentucky’s Knocked Loose and Michigan’s Hollow Earth.   Continue reading “EVERY TIME I DIE, KNOCKED LOOSE & HOLLOW EARTH Announce NA Tour”

VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE


Days after an incredible performance at the Blackest Of The Black fest in Silverado, CA, Venom Inc. have announced a full-on North American live assault. Dubbed the Blood Stained Earth Tour, extreme metal bands Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence will provide direct support.  Continue reading “VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE”