KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video


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

Canadian death metal hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have announced a handful of U.S. shows to celebrate the release of their new album, “Meditations“. Continue reading “KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video”

EARTHLESS Announce Next Leg Of U.S. Tour; Commences Post-EU. Tour & ROADBURN Appearance


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

The rocking embodiment of a bonafide jam band, San Diego’s EARTHLESS recently released their Nuclear Blast debut, Black Heaven.
Continue reading “EARTHLESS Announce Next Leg Of U.S. Tour; Commences Post-EU. Tour & ROADBURN Appearance”

GRAVEYARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Peace’; Teaser Video


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

After announcing their break-up in September of 2016, and then their reformation four months later in January, 2017, Sweden’s GRAVEYARD have shared some news. Continue reading “GRAVEYARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Peace’; Teaser Video”

OVERKILL To Release ‘Live In Overhausen’ 2CD/2DVD Set Via Nuclear Blast In May; Premiere ‘Hammerhead’ Live Video


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

New Jersey’s legendary thrashmongers OVERKILL have announced that they will release their “Live In Overhausen” 2CD/2DVD package on May 18th, via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading “OVERKILL To Release ‘Live In Overhausen’ 2CD/2DVD Set Via Nuclear Blast In May; Premiere ‘Hammerhead’ Live Video”

EARTHLESS Premiere ‘Volt Rush’ Official Video


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

EARTHLESS have released a video for “Volt Rush“, featured on their new full-length album Black Heaven, out now via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading “EARTHLESS Premiere ‘Volt Rush’ Official Video”

Oldschool Sunday: PUNGENT STENCH [Unreleased 2007 ‘Smut Kingdom’ & ‘Ampeauty’ Re-Issues Coming]

PUNGENT STENCH (Then)

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

Without a question or doubt, Vienna, Austria’s PUNGENT STENCH were (are?) one of extreme metal’s most unique entities.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PUNGENT STENCH [Unreleased 2007 ‘Smut Kingdom’ & ‘Ampeauty’ Re-Issues Coming]”

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]


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

To do something new after decades in a comfortable situation – even when you could easily rest on your laurels – is the mark of a true survivor.  Guitarist Phil “Wizzo” Campbell, one of the two remaining members of arguably the most successful incarnation of Motörhead, has done exactly that. Continue reading “Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives


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

On February 16, Swedish progressive / extreme math metal unit Letters From The Colony will release their highly anticipated debut album, “Vignette“, via Nuclear Blast Records. A new video for the opening track, “Galax“, can be seen below. Continue reading “LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives”

MEMORIAM Unveil ‘The Silent Vigil’ Artwork & Tracklist


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

Just one year after the release of their well-received 2017 introduction For The Fallen, old-school death metaller Memoriam have announced the arrival of its follow-up. Continue reading “MEMORIAM Unveil ‘The Silent Vigil’ Artwork & Tracklist”

CELLAR DARLING ‘This Is The Sound’ Review & Video Streams [Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]


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

One band’s loss is a new band’s gain. The Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie lost three core members, singer / hurdy-gurdy player Anna Murphy, guitarist / bassist Ivo Henzi and drummer Merlin Sutter.   Continue reading “CELLAR DARLING ‘This Is The Sound’ Review & Video Streams [Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]”

KADAVAR Unveil ‘Rough Times’ Details; Debut New Official Video


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

Berlin, Germany’s electric retro rock warriors Kadavar have released a video for “Die Baby Die”, a song featured on their upcoming fourth studio album, ‘Rough Times’, out on September 29th via Nuclear Blast.  The clip can be found below. Continue reading “KADAVAR Unveil ‘Rough Times’ Details; Debut New Official Video”

MUNICIPAL WASTE Unleashes ‘Breathe Grease’ Official Video

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

RVA’s grandiose crossover gritters Municipal Waste released their latest slab of sonic savagery, “Slime And Punishment“, back in June via Nuclear Blast Records.    Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE Unleashes ‘Breathe Grease’ Official Video”

PARADISE LOST Share First Single From ‘Medusa’ Album; Full LP Live Show Announced

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

As Riff Relevant recently reported, UK doomsters Paradise Lost will release their new album, “Medusa“, on Sept. 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveiled the first single to be shared from that album, “The Longest Winter“, and it is streaming below.  Continue reading “PARADISE LOST Share First Single From ‘Medusa’ Album; Full LP Live Show Announced”

KADAVAR Announce ‘Rough Times’ Coming In September

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

Germany’s retro rockers Kadavar have announced details of their upcoming album, ‘Rough Times’.   Continue reading “KADAVAR Announce ‘Rough Times’ Coming In September”

PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting


Before they release the complete details of their upcoming album release ‘Medusa‘ (Nuclear Blast, Sept.), UK doom legends Paradise Lost will undertake a European tour.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting”