Oldschool Sunday: CONTROL DENIED [‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’ Available On Vinyl For 1st Time]


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

As we know, some bands truly are “one album wonders” whom, for whatever reason, release only one official album… that is either awesome or awful in many cases. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CONTROL DENIED [‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’ Available On Vinyl For 1st Time]”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites

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

Oh, where to start… first off, Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker is essentially a walking mountain (literally and figuratively) of heavy musical knowledge.  Anyone that’s talked with him can attest to this.  One look at his ‘Old-School Sunday’ column and you’re delving into his musical memory.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites”

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”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Premieres ‘Wolf Named Crow’ Official Video


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

From one of the most anticipated album releases of 2018 or hell, the last decade or so for that matter, comes THIS!  Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Premieres ‘Wolf Named Crow’ Official Video”

KHEMMIS Added To Decibel Magazine Tour With ENSLAVED-WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM-MYRKUR; Orange Amps Designates Members As Reps

(Pic Courtesy Of Alvino Salcedo)

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

Denver’s Khemmis has just been confirmed to take part in the 2018 installment of Decibel Magazine‘s annual tour, joining Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room, and Myrkur. The tour promises to be one of the most exciting treks for fans in 2018, one with a heavily diverse roster of alluring acts. Continue reading “KHEMMIS Added To Decibel Magazine Tour With ENSLAVED-WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM-MYRKUR; Orange Amps Designates Members As Reps”

KREATOR & SABATON Announce 2018 Co-Headlining Tour Of North America


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

German old-school thrash metal titans Kreator and Swedish heavy power metal heroes Sabaton are joining forces.    Continue reading “KREATOR & SABATON Announce 2018 Co-Headlining Tour Of North America”

PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July


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

The UK’s atmospheric doom legends Paradise Lost have announced the will be re-issuing a 20th Anniversary special edition of their ‘One Second‘ album.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July”

OVERKILL Announces New Drummer Jason Bittner Of Shadows Fall/Flotsam & Jetsam

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

New Jersey’s long running thrash monster Overkill have announced the addition of drummer Jason Bittner to the band.  Jason’s resume of fantastic contributions to Shadows Fall, Flotsam & Jetsam, Toxik, etc., makes him the perfect choice.    Continue reading “OVERKILL Announces New Drummer Jason Bittner Of Shadows Fall/Flotsam & Jetsam”

DECAPITATED 101: New Album, New Video, New Tour With THY ART IS MURDER & Support From FALLUJAH / GHOST BATH

There is a lot currently going on in the world of Polish metal band Decapitated. So much that it may take a discourse to cover it all. Welcome to Decapitated 101, so to speak, and we’ll start with the news of a new studio album. Continue reading “DECAPITATED 101: New Album, New Video, New Tour With THY ART IS MURDER & Support From FALLUJAH / GHOST BATH”

MUNICIPAL WASTE To Issue ‘Slime And Punishment’ In June; New Song Streaming; Tour Dates


RVA (Richmond, VA.) crossover crazies Municipal Waste will release their sixth album, “Slime And Punishment“, on June 23, via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single from the disc, “Amateur Sketch”, can be streamed below. Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE To Issue ‘Slime And Punishment’ In June; New Song Streaming; Tour Dates”

OVERKILL Premieres ‘Shine On’ Official Video


As New Jersey thrash legends Overkill continue to dominate everything with their recently released “The Grinding Wheel studio album, today they up the ante.

Continue reading “OVERKILL Premieres ‘Shine On’ Official Video”