DEAD LORD ‘In Ignorance We Trust’ Due In August; New Single Streaming

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

Retro rockers Dead Lord will deliver their highly anticipated third studio album ‘In Ignorance We Trust‘ on August 25th. The new effort was was recorded with Ola Ersfjord at Cuervo Recording Service in Madrid, Spain. It will be available as regular jewelcase version, the limited Digipak version (with bonus material and patch), the LP version (180 gram vinyl, special vinyl mastering, inlay and double-sided poster) or the digital download. Continue reading “DEAD LORD ‘In Ignorance We Trust’ Due In August; New Single Streaming”

BROKEN TEETH Are ‘Never Dead’ In New Official Video


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

Austin, Texas’ relentlessly rocking unit Broken Teeth have just unveiled their newest official video for ‘Never Dead‘. The high energy number hails from the band’s new album, 4 On The Floor, released April 21st via David Ellefson/Thom Hazaert’s EMP Label GroupContinue reading “BROKEN TEETH Are ‘Never Dead’ In New Official Video”

THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut

Pic Courtesy Of Oscar Dziedziela

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

Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted have unveiled information on their upcoming studio release, ‘Strength In Numbers‘. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th.  Continue reading “THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut”

Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT


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

Oslo, Norway’s Spiral Architect was formed in 1993 by a group of like-minded, forward thinking Progressive Metal musicians. Although most people assume or incorrectly attribute the band’s name being inspired by the Black Sabbath song of the same from 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the band claims it isn’t so.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT”

KILL RITUAL ‘All Men Shall Fall’ Review [Album Sampler]

The modern heavy metal entity that is Kill Ritual are gearing up for one hell of a summer it would seem. For starters, the band was recently announced as direct support for the upcoming Raven / Hirax European tour 2017.    Continue reading “KILL RITUAL ‘All Men Shall Fall’ Review [Album Sampler]”

I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]

It has been a couple of months since RVA’s I Am The Liquor served up their new offering, ‘7 Days Of Smoke‘. The seven song slab of thick riff-driven rock and roll recently landed on my radar and I couldn’t be happier.  I say that because I was a big fan of their 2015 self-titled full length and am stoked there’s now a follow-up.   Continue reading “I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]”

Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)

DECEMBER’S FIRE

On April 25th, Arachnophobia Records will reissue a remastered edition of ‘Vae Victus‘ from the Polish entity December’s Fire. The 1996 album was the pinnacle of the recorded material from the one man solo project of Piotr Weltrowskiego.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)”

SWALLOW THE SKY, STONECUTTERS, HORSEBURNER, INDIGHOST @ The Hideaway, Johnson City, TN.


Everyone has their own personal bucket list of bands they’d like to see in a live setting at some point. I am no different. With this show, I was going to knock off two bands from my own, with a little irony in fact.      Continue reading “SWALLOW THE SKY, STONECUTTERS, HORSEBURNER, INDIGHOST @ The Hideaway, Johnson City, TN.”

Oldschool Sunday: BAD WIZARD

BAD WIZARD

Bad Wizard was originally formed by the duo of singer Curtis Brown and drummer Scott Nutt in Athens, Georgia circa 1999. The pair quickly relocated to New York City, found guitarist Eddie Lynch and bassist Marc Tanner, and added them to their lineup.  The quartet began honing their sound which was high energy rock and roll with a little southern flavoring.

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Cult Legends BLOOD FEAST Stream New Album Before Friday’s Official Release


After years of absence (for the most part), thrash cult legends Blood Feast will soon return with their first new studio album in decades. That album, ‘The Future State Of Wicked‘, is set for international release this Friday, April 14th, via Hell’s Headbangers.  A full album stream on Bandcamp is available below. Continue reading “Cult Legends BLOOD FEAST Stream New Album Before Friday’s Official Release”