PESTILENCE Shares New Non-Album Track Via Decibel Flexi-Disc Series; ‘Hadeon’ Due This March


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

Reactivated and brutally rejuvenated Dutch progressive death metallers Pestilence will release their studio return, “Hadeon“, via Hammerheart Records on March 9th. Expectations are running high since the announcement of the classic band’s return and the recent sharing of the new song, “Multi Dimensional” (streaming below). Continue reading “PESTILENCE Shares New Non-Album Track Via Decibel Flexi-Disc Series; ‘Hadeon’ Due This March”

JUDAS PRIEST Displays ‘Firepower’ With ‘Lightning Strike’ Official Video Premiere


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

The iconic heavy metal legends Judas Priest are preparing to release their eighteenth studio album, “Firepower“, this March.  The release will be accompanied that same month by the band’s full North American tour supported by Saxon and Black Star Riders. Continue reading “JUDAS PRIEST Displays ‘Firepower’ With ‘Lightning Strike’ Official Video Premiere”

GREYFELL Invoke ‘Spirit Of The Bear’ Official Video From Imminent ‘Horsepower’ Release

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

Bands and animals in unison go back far in music history and this article is going to provide you a double dose of the latter from the singular former. See, French alt-metal doomsters Greyfell have just shared their powerful new visualizer “The Spirit Of The Bear“.   Continue reading “GREYFELL Invoke ‘Spirit Of The Bear’ Official Video From Imminent ‘Horsepower’ Release”

THAL Reveal ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Full Details; Launch Pre-Order + Teaser

Hartnell (L) & Walker/Green (R)

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

For many fanatics within the global-wide heavy rock / doom underground, one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2018 will drop soon. Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose), will unleash their new full-length studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” via Argonauta Records on February 16th. Continue reading “THAL Reveal ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Full Details; Launch Pre-Order + Teaser”

MONSTER MAGNET Reveals ‘Mindfucker’ Album Details; Due In March

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

New Jersey’s stoner rock pioneers Monster Magnet have confirmed the official details of their 11th studio album’s imminence. It is titled “Mindfucker” and will drop from Napalm Records on March 23rd, 2018. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Reveals ‘Mindfucker’ Album Details; Due In March”

Heavy Psych Sounds To Re-Issue 3 Early NEBULA Classics


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

Late January, 2018 (the 26th to be specific) will mark the 20th Anniversary of the debut release from stoner / psyche icons Nebula, “Let It Burn“. The band, formed by former Fu Manchu members Eddie Glass and Ruben Romano, began their lysergic-fueled sonic trip right there. In the years since, Nebula have issued one well-received outing after another, some of the best, premiere psyche/fuzz music of all time. Continue reading “Heavy Psych Sounds To Re-Issue 3 Early NEBULA Classics”

Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues


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

Progressive / experimental metal band Cult Of Luna are preparing to release three of their albums on limited colored vinyl pressings. The band’s 2001 S/T album, its 2003 follow-up, “The Beyond” and 2008’s “Eternal Kingdom” will all arrive before the end of January 2018. Continue reading “Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues”

GREEN DRUID Reveal ‘Ashen Blood’ Album Details; Track Streaming

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

Colorado’s newly coronated overlords of stoner doom heaviness, Green Druid, have unveiled details of their upcoming début album release. “Ashen Blood” will be released on March 16, 2018.   Continue reading “GREEN DRUID Reveal ‘Ashen Blood’ Album Details; Track Streaming”

‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings


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

The documentary on Bad Brains front-man Paul “HR” Hudson, ‘Finding Joseph I‘, will arrive on DVD on November 3rd. James Lathos directed the feature, which documents the life of the legendary, enigmatic front-man through previously unseen archival footage as well as various interviews with his family, band mates, members of DeftonesFugaziLiving Colour and more. A number of theaters currently have screenings of the film scheduled, including: Continue reading “‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings”

LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream

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

I’m the type of dude who waits until the day after Halloween to buy Snickers bars in bulk.   I know a good bargain when I see it, and the Lords of Beacon House / Great Electric Quest – ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) release qualifies as the sweetest of deals.  Continue reading “LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream”

BLACK WATER RISING Reveals ‘Electrified’ Album Art + Video Teaser; Pre-Order Launched


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

I have blathered on and on for years about how Black Water Rising are one of my favorite hard rock bands. Now I have reason to rant on some more about them as the release of their new studio album draws ever more close. Here’s what we have for you… Continue reading “BLACK WATER RISING Reveals ‘Electrified’ Album Art + Video Teaser; Pre-Order Launched”

FIREBALL MINISTRY Provides ‘The Answer’ Via Official Video From Upcoming Release; Details & Tour Dates

(Pic: Andrew Stewart)

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

SoCal-based heavy rock band Fireball Ministry will release their fifth album, Remember The Story, on October 6th via Cleopatra Records.   Continue reading “FIREBALL MINISTRY Provides ‘The Answer’ Via Official Video From Upcoming Release; Details & Tour Dates”

MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears


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

Six long years since their last recorded release, Germany’s savage death metalists Morphosys make their triumphant return.   Continue reading “MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears”

OBESE Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Anamnesis’; Video Premiere

(Pic Courtesy Of Naomi Noltes)

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

The Dutch heavy rock/sludge band Obese are on the verge of releasing a new studio album via Argonauta Records on October 20th.   Continue reading “OBESE Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Anamnesis’; Video Premiere”

TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time


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

Metal Blade Records has announced that they will release the U.S.’ first-ever vinyl versions of two classic Testament albums.   Continue reading “TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time”

‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer


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

If ever a band existed that was comprised of pure sonic volatility and unapologetic angst, it would be Unsane.  The NYC-based trio will celebrate their 30th year of existence in 2018, what better time than now to acknowledge the band’s influence? Continue reading “‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer”

36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates

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

Alaska-core pioneers 36 Crazyfists are back with another new song from their upcoming album ‘Lanterns’ coming from Spinefarm Records on Sept. 29th.    Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates”

ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS

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

Pittsburgh’s premiere power metal band Argus will release “From Fields Of Fire” on September 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.  The band have just released a lyric video for the track “You Are The Curse”, which can be found below. Continue reading “ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS”

KADAVAR Unveil ‘Rough Times’ Details; Debut New Official Video


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

Berlin, Germany’s electric retro rock warriors Kadavar have released a video for “Die Baby Die”, a song featured on their upcoming fourth studio album, ‘Rough Times’, out on September 29th via Nuclear Blast.  The clip can be found below. Continue reading “KADAVAR Unveil ‘Rough Times’ Details; Debut New Official Video”

Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September

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

Riff Relevant, Argonauta Records and Italian sludge mongers Sator have all partnered together for an exclusive première of the new song “Soulride“.   Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September”