ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour

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

The highly revered progressive rock/melodic doom band ANATHEMA announced a short run of acoustic dates set to take place in the United Kingdom and Europe. Continue reading “ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

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

The Kent, U.K.’s progressive sludge band OHHMS announce they will hit the roads of their homeland with direct support from BOSS KELOID this October. Continue reading “OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour”

WARREL DANE’s Sophomore Solo Album ‘Shadow Work’ To Be Posthumously Released In Oct. [Details]

WARREL DANE

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

On December 13, 2017, the worldwide metal community collectively lost the greatly talented singer WARREL DANE (Sanctuary, Nevermore). Continue reading “WARREL DANE’s Sophomore Solo Album ‘Shadow Work’ To Be Posthumously Released In Oct. [Details]”

DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest

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

The U.K.’s DYGORA have independently released their debut EP, “Chambers Of Reflection“, a mere handful of weeks ago. Continue reading “DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest”

COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

The Minnesota prog doom/death metal collective we know as COLD COLOURS have shared the new three-song “2018 Sampler” EP with us. Continue reading “COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

ANCESTORS ‘Suspended In Reflections’ Review [Select Track Streams]; Joining ELDER On Fall EU. Tour


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

Some bands strike such an impactful, uniquely resonating chord within us, for whatever reason that might be. Trying to decipher such a cause and effect would be akin to counting the individual grains of sand on any given beach. Continue reading “ANCESTORS ‘Suspended In Reflections’ Review [Select Track Streams]; Joining ELDER On Fall EU. Tour”

Oldschool Sunday: ANGEL [The Casablanca Years 7 CD Retrospective Due In August]


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

ANGEL were a mid-70s progressive rock band based in Washington, D.C., one discovered in part by none other than KISS’ Gene Simmons. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANGEL [The Casablanca Years 7 CD Retrospective Due In August]”

GREEN CARNATION Share Excerpt From Upcoming Doc/Concert Film ‘Last Day Of Darkness’ [Video]


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

Norwegian progressive doom band GREEN CARNATION will release Last Day Of Darkness, a concert celebration of their formative Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness album, on DVD/CD/Vinyl Prophecy Productions August 24th. Continue reading “GREEN CARNATION Share Excerpt From Upcoming Doc/Concert Film ‘Last Day Of Darkness’ [Video]”

THE MON (Solo UFOMAMMUT Member) Shares ‘Her’ Visualizer As Debut Nears


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

In May, Riff Relevant reported [HERE] on the realization of THE MON, a new solo project undertaken by UFOMAMMUT‘ lead vocalist, bassist, and synth player UrloContinue reading “THE MON (Solo UFOMAMMUT Member) Shares ‘Her’ Visualizer As Debut Nears”

AYREON’s ‘Into The Electric Castle’ Receiving 20th Anniversary Re-Issue

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

News arriving today from futuristic, progressive metal act AYREON and its mastermind – Dutch songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Continue reading “AYREON’s ‘Into The Electric Castle’ Receiving 20th Anniversary Re-Issue”

SPIRIT DIVISION Reveals Details On ‘FORGOTTEN PLANET’; New Album Releases August 31st

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

Spirit Division has announced the completion of their third album, ‘Forgotten Planet’, with the full-length offering set for release on August 31, 2018.    Continue reading “SPIRIT DIVISION Reveals Details On ‘FORGOTTEN PLANET’; New Album Releases August 31st”

MAX TOVSTYI ‘Mesmerize’ Album Review & Stream


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

The wonderful thing about blues music is the fact that it’s derived from life and life happens everywhere. Continue reading “MAX TOVSTYI ‘Mesmerize’ Album Review & Stream”

VOIVOD Unveil Details Of New Album ‘The Wake’; Premiere Official Video + Ltd. Run 7″ EP

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

As recently reported HERE at Riff Relevant, the Canadian sci-fi progressive metallers VOIVOD are gearing up to release a new full-length album. Continue reading “VOIVOD Unveil Details Of New Album ‘The Wake’; Premiere Official Video + Ltd. Run 7″ EP”

FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming


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

Sacha Dunable (Intronaut, Bereft, Graviton) has, at long last, officially launched his long-gestating project, FUTURE USSESContinue reading “FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming”