DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn


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

The Finnish psychedelic doom practitioners DARK BUDDHA RISING will drop their latest collection of ritualized riffs, the “II” EP, this Friday, April 20th. Continue reading “DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn”

DEAFHEAVEN Return With ‘Honeycomb’ Single & Video; Announce New Member

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

Progressive extreme metallers DEAFHEAVEN have shared a new single titled “Honeycomb“, along with its official video. Continue reading “DEAFHEAVEN Return With ‘Honeycomb’ Single & Video; Announce New Member”

HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items


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

Swedish folk-infused progressive rockers Hällas have just premiered their new official video, “Astral Seer“. Continue reading “HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items”

RAW IN SECT Issue ‘Arena’ Official Video From Upcoming ‘Kitro’ Album


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

Groundbreaking Grecian progressive metal / rock band RAW IN SECT have unveiled their official video for the song “Arena“. Continue reading “RAW IN SECT Issue ‘Arena’ Official Video From Upcoming ‘Kitro’ Album”

PALLBEARER Release New Single ‘Dropout’ Via Adult Swim Singles Series


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

Progressive doom metallers PALLBEARER have just released a new single today in collaboration with the Adult Swim Singles series.  Continue reading “PALLBEARER Release New Single ‘Dropout’ Via Adult Swim Singles Series”

GONE IS GONE Releases ‘Phantom Limb’ Official Video


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

The supergroup GONE IS GONE have released an official video for “Phantom Limb“, a single issued by the band for Record Store Day‘s Black Friday in November, 2017. Continue reading “GONE IS GONE Releases ‘Phantom Limb’ Official Video”

KILLING JOKE Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour: ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ In Unison With Career Defining Box Set


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

Big news from one of alternative music’s most unique acts, one that has been a trailblazing entity for at least four decades now, KILLING JOKE. Continue reading “KILLING JOKE Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour: ‘Laugh At Your Peril’ In Unison With Career Defining Box Set”

OPETH Concert Live On Rockpalast 2017 [Full Performance – Pro Quality Video]

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

A full live performance from progressive metallers OPETH on the German music television show Rockpalast is available for streaming below. It was recorded on June 4th, 2017 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Continue reading “OPETH Concert Live On Rockpalast 2017 [Full Performance – Pro Quality Video]”

SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July


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

Phoenix, Arizona’s progressive doomsters SPIRIT ADRIFT have announced their plans for a full-fledged North American headline tour launching in July. Continue reading “SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July”

COLDBONES Stream Epic Post-Rock On Just-Released ‘Where It All Began’ Album; Tour Dates

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

This past Friday, April 6, saw the Crooked Noise Records release of the debut album “Where It All Began” from Kent, UK’s COLDBONES. Continue reading “COLDBONES Stream Epic Post-Rock On Just-Released ‘Where It All Began’ Album; Tour Dates”

‘Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story’ Documentary Arrives In May; ‘Stars Align Tour’ With Jeff Beck, Ann Wilson & Paul Rodgers Nears


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

A documentary showcasing the history of one of music’s true mavericks and legitimate innovators, guitarist Jeff Beck, will arrive in May. Continue reading “‘Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story’ Documentary Arrives In May; ‘Stars Align Tour’ With Jeff Beck, Ann Wilson & Paul Rodgers Nears”

OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream

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

From the recesses of southern Connecticut comes the first official release from the stoner metal trio OWL MAKER, their “Paths Of The Slain” EP. Continue reading “OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream”

RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


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

The Reading, PA-based band Rivers Of Nihil are arguably the most exciting, interesting thing to happen to technical death metal in recent years, and their latest album for Metal Blade, the beautifully-titled “Where Owls Know My Name,” cements that claim with little doubt. Continue reading “RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]


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

The trio known as VESTA from Viareggio, Italy are a relative newcomer to the world of all things subterraneously sonic. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]”