THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz

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

Earlier this year, Halsey reviewed THE AGE OF TRUTH‘s début full length, ‘Threshold‘, plus had a fairly hilarious interview with a couple of those Philly boys [HERE]. We’ve mentioned before that ‘Threshold‘ would be available from Kozmik Artifactz at some point. That point is now!

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Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]

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

What factors required for a band to qualify for the Oldschool Sunday series are malleable and always in flux; one week it might be a band’s longevity or legacy, the next week, a more obscure band from some point in time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]”

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS To Release Sophomore Album After Decade Absence


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

After a 10 year lapse in any visible activity, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS – a collaboration between Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) and John Bechdel (Prong, Killing Joke, Ministry) – are returning. Continue reading “ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS To Release Sophomore Album After Decade Absence”

Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus] – By Kira Schlechter; EU. Tour Announcement


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

RIFF RELEVANT‘s power metal-appreciator-on-the-go dynamo, Kira Schlechter, recently sat down with the multi-faceted artist KOBRA PAIGE, of Kobra And The Lotus, for some conversation.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus] – By Kira Schlechter; EU. Tour Announcement”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]

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

Our series spotlighting several of the bands performing at this year’s MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 continues with a look at one that I’m quite excited about (Leanne is, too). Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]”

‘Death Residue’ EP From BACKSLIDER Streaming; Upcoming Shows

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

Philadelphia’s purveyors of pummeling post-hardcore / power-violence sonics, BACKSLIDER, will release the 2-song “Death Residue” EP via Nerve Altar in June. Continue reading “‘Death Residue’ EP From BACKSLIDER Streaming; Upcoming Shows”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

All of my life, I’ve been on a spirit quest.  I’ve fled intense heat in the rivers of the Grand Canyon and felt the sting from arctic wind on my face, atop the mountains of Norway.  Relentlessly, I have sought to find an answer to the riddle of steel.    Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video”

Riff Relevant Interviews: THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Where do I start with THE AGE OF TRUTH and their début full length, ‘Threshold‘?  What a goddamned beautiful piece of heavy rock.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!

Descendants Of Crom Festival

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

“…Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury.  He began to realize his sense of worth… he mattered…” ~ The Wizard (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets

Descendants Of Crom Festival

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

“…Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark.  Now they learn why they fear the night.…” ~ Thulsa Doom (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets”

MOONLIGHT PROPHECY Stream Full-Length Debut ‘Vanquished’


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

Pennsylvania’s Moonlight Prophecy are a relatively new band in every sense of the word. Having just formed in March of this year, they already released their first recorded effort, April’s Eternal Oblivion EP, and are now back with another. That would be their official full-length debut, “Vanquished“, which we present to you today via the Soundcloud stream below. Continue reading “MOONLIGHT PROPHECY Stream Full-Length Debut ‘Vanquished’”

THE AGE OF TRUTH Announce Debut ‘THRESHOLD’ w/FULL STREAM; Sign w/KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ Label

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

The Age Of Truth present their debut full-length album, Threshold, with official release on November 1, 2017.  Since I wrote this press release, I’m not going to add much else.  Okay, maybe one thing… this album is destroying my mind.  It’s just that damned good.  These gents have produced one finely tuned, beautiful work of musical creativity here.   Continue reading “THE AGE OF TRUTH Announce Debut ‘THRESHOLD’ w/FULL STREAM; Sign w/KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ Label”

SMALL TOWN TITANS Premiere New Single With ‘Me, Myself And Monster’ Official Video

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

York, PA.’s rocking embodiment of the DIY ethos, Small Town Titans, have returned with a brand new single, “Me, Myself And Monster“.  It is being presented to fans with an official video we’re happily premiering here today. Continue reading “SMALL TOWN TITANS Premiere New Single With ‘Me, Myself And Monster’ Official Video”

ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream

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

From The Keystone State of Pennsylvania comes Almost Honest and the crunchy thickness of their “Thunder Mouth” release.   Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream”

O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event

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

Blackseed Records presents the August release of “The Human Voice Is A Diseasefrom o Heiðrún.  Forged in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this release holds all existing o Heiðrún recordings to date, in one haunting compilation.    Continue reading “O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event”