RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream


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

From Vancouver, WA. comes something we could use a lot more of here in the United States, a true, dyed-in-the-wool, traditional metal band, RECKER. Continue reading “RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream”

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]”

VICIOUS RUMORS Exclusive DVD Release ‘666 Years Of Blood, Sweat & Cheers’ Coincides With ‘Digital Dictator’ 30th Anniversary Tour


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

Long-running Bay Area metal machine VICIOUS RUMORS announce they will release a special edition DVD to coincide with the launch of an equally special tour this summer. Continue reading “VICIOUS RUMORS Exclusive DVD Release ‘666 Years Of Blood, Sweat & Cheers’ Coincides With ‘Digital Dictator’ 30th Anniversary Tour”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE


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

Pittsburgh has long been cultivating its underground music scene into one possessing some of the finest bands that the U.S. has to offer. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE”

ASHES OF ARES Sign Deal With ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records For Sophomore Album [Video Announcement]

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

ASHES OF ARES, the U.S. power metal band fronted by former Iced Earth singer Matt Barlow, have shared an update concerning the band. Continue reading “ASHES OF ARES Sign Deal With ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records For Sophomore Album [Video Announcement]”

Oldschool Sunday: ATTACKER [To Record New EP With Famed Producer Alex Perialas]

ATTACKER Then (1984)

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

The origin story of New Jersey’s thrashing ATTACKER begins in 1983 under the band’s original moniker, Warloc. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ATTACKER [To Record New EP With Famed Producer Alex Perialas]”

‘Chasing Dragons’ Official Video From WHITE WIZZARD Debuts


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

Classic power metal band WHITE WIZZARD have debuted their latest official video, “Chasing Dragons“. Continue reading “‘Chasing Dragons’ Official Video From WHITE WIZZARD Debuts”

VICIOUS RUMORS To Celebrate ‘Digital Dictator’ 30th Anniversary With 2018 World Tour

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

One of melodic thrash / power metal’s most consistent, longest-running bands, VICIOUS RUMORS, have just issued an incredible news announcement. Continue reading “VICIOUS RUMORS To Celebrate ‘Digital Dictator’ 30th Anniversary With 2018 World Tour”

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]”

IRON FIRE ‘Dawn Of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ 2CD Collection Due In May


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

Danish power metal icons IRON FIRE will release the “Dawn Of Creation: Twentieth Anniversaryon May 4a 2CD collection of recordings from Crime Records. Continue reading “IRON FIRE ‘Dawn Of Creation: Twentieth Anniversary’ 2CD Collection Due In May”

Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]


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

The Eighties metal deities known as ODIN were poised to conquer the world at one point in that bygone decade. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]”

NOVAREIGN ‘Legends’ Review & Stream; Live Dates


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

February saw the M-Theory Audio release of the début full-length album from Los Angeles’ modern power metal band Novareign, titled “Legends“. Continue reading “NOVAREIGN ‘Legends’ Review & Stream; Live Dates”

KILL RITUAL Premiere ‘Sin’ Official Video; Tour With ICED EARTH & SANCTUARY Underway


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

U.S. power metal stand-outs KILL RITUAL have just premiered a new official video for the song “Sin“, a track from their latest release, “All Men Shall Fall“. Continue reading “KILL RITUAL Premiere ‘Sin’ Official Video; Tour With ICED EARTH & SANCTUARY Underway”

ARGUS Debuts ‘Devils Of Your Time’ Official Video


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

After racking up countless accolades for their late 2017 Cruz Del Sur Music release “From Fields Of Fire“, Pittsburgh powerhouse Argus are premiering a new official video from the album. Continue reading “ARGUS Debuts ‘Devils Of Your Time’ Official Video”

CANDLE Stream Just-Released Album ‘The Keeper’s Curse’

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

Swedish epic heavy metal band CANDLE are sharing a stream of their just-released “The Keeper’s Curse” at this time. The opus arrived through international CD release from Fighter Records just this week, on February 21st (vinyl format to arrive later). Continue reading “CANDLE Stream Just-Released Album ‘The Keeper’s Curse’”