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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OCTOPUS Sign With Rise Above Records For ‘Supernatural Alliance’ Debut This March


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

Detroit, Michigan is not typically known for its retro-fueled, occult / psyche rock and roll but perhaps that is on the verge of change. Rise Above Records has announced their signing of Octopus (sometimes referred to as The Octopus). The label will issue the band’s full-length début, “Supernatural Alliance“, on March 30th. Continue reading “OCTOPUS Sign With Rise Above Records For ‘Supernatural Alliance’ Debut This March”

Oldschool Sunday: SEA HAGS


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

During the 1980s, the previous decades’ birth of glam rock sort of came full circle with the meteoric ascent of glam-encased sleaze rock. Today’s Oldschool Sunday is going to take a look at the short-lived, one album wonder that is San Francisco’s Sea Hags. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SEA HAGS”

HIGH COMMAND ‘The Primordial Void’ EP Review & Stream


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

Now that “blackened thrash” is a more-than-legit genre of music, there are numerous entities providing aural assaults of it for our perusal. One that recently landed on my metallic radar are Worcester, Massachusetts’ High Command who will be issuing their 2-song 7”, titled “The Primordial Void“, on February 9th via Haftvad Records. Continue reading “HIGH COMMAND ‘The Primordial Void’ EP Review & Stream”

AGRIMONIA’s New Southern Lord Records Album ‘Awaken’ Streaming In Full


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

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Agrimonia have just released their fourth studio album, titled “Awaken“, via Southern Lord Records this past January 26th. It is the heavily intensified band’s second effort for the label and Riff Relevant is stoked to bring you it streaming in its entirety below. Continue reading “AGRIMONIA’s New Southern Lord Records Album ‘Awaken’ Streaming In Full”

MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming

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

Recently it seems each new day reveals yet another upcoming album release to add to our collective “Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018” list. One after another they are named, while one of the more anxiety-inducing gifts headed our way is the latest from The Garden State’s stoner rock royalty Monster Magnet. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming”

D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) Set Northwest U.S. Tour For May


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

Those punk-crossed, thrash zone mainstays D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) have announced plans for a Northwest U.S. tour this May. That is pretty much it too as no other news or anything accompanied this revelation. The trek will see them hitting the following locales: Continue reading “D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) Set Northwest U.S. Tour For May”

PHILLIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ Full Stream


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

We are now just a matter of hours away from the official release of The Kid’s sophomore outing, one that is pretty much under his name, for the most part. Of course I’m talking about the audio antagonist himself, Phillip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Continue reading “PHILLIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ Full Stream”

POSTE 942 Premiere NSFW ‘Punky Booster’ Official Video


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

France’s bluesy, punk-tinted aggro rock powerhouse Poste 942 recently premiered their official video for the song “Punky Booster“. We are serving it up here today for your listening and viewing enjoyment but be warned, there are some profane (NSFW) lyrics in the track. Continue reading “POSTE 942 Premiere NSFW ‘Punky Booster’ Official Video”

AN EVENING WITH KNIVES Stream New Album ‘Serrated’ In Full Ahead Of Release; Official Video Streaming


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

The Eindhoven-based trio known as An Evening With Knives are streaming their highly anticipated new full-length, “Serrated“, in its entirety at this time. The album will drop this Friday, January 26th via Argonauta Records, pre-order details are a bit further down below. Continue reading “AN EVENING WITH KNIVES Stream New Album ‘Serrated’ In Full Ahead Of Release; Official Video Streaming”

SACRED REICH Return To Metal Blade Records For 2018 Album; Drummer Greg Hall Exits Band


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

One of underground thrash metal’s most revered bands, the iconic socio-political power-bashers Sacred Reich have shared some exciting news. After repeated claims fueling doubt that they would record a new album, the band have unveiled an announcement that they have resigned with Metal Blade RecordsContinue reading “SACRED REICH Return To Metal Blade Records For 2018 Album; Drummer Greg Hall Exits Band”

WAKE Shares ‘Misery Rites’ Details + 2 Tracks Streaming; To Tour With WITHERED

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

The Calgary, Canada grind legion of extreme maniacs in WAKE will release the mayhem of “Misery Rites” on February 23rd. The band’s latest studio album will be unleashed via Translation Loss Records and we’re sharing two tracks from it, the title track and “Embers“, here for you today. Continue reading “WAKE Shares ‘Misery Rites’ Details + 2 Tracks Streaming; To Tour With WITHERED”

SuuM Premiere Song From Upcoming ‘Buried Into The Grave’ Album


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

From Rome with Doom comes SuuM, a band connected to none other than Bretus’ own Marco Veraldi. He and his fellow SuuM cohorts are hard at work on their debut album titled “Buried Into The Grave“, which will arrive sometime later this year. Continue reading “SuuM Premiere Song From Upcoming ‘Buried Into The Grave’ Album”

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Issue ‘Get Your Fight On’ EP; Premiere New Song


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

The Venice Beach punk-hardcore-metal crossover cycos Suicidal Tendencies have announced they will release a new EP this March. That release, titled “Get Your Fight On”, will arrive on March 9 and ST are sharing a new song from it today. Check out the new song “Nothing To Lose” streaming below. Continue reading “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Issue ‘Get Your Fight On’ EP; Premiere New Song”

LIFE OF AGONY Welcomes New Drummer Veronica Bellino

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

Following up on last month’s departure (here) of drummer Sal Abruscato (Type O Negative, A Pale Horse Named Death) from Life Of Agony, the band has named his replacement. Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Welcomes New Drummer Veronica Bellino”