ATTIC Streaming ‘Sanctimonious’ Conceptual Album In Full Ahead Of Release

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

What a treat the new Attic album “Sanctimonious” is, one that is such on a variety of levels. First, it is a conceptual album set in a non-specific nunnery where mysterious murders are occurring and the bodies are piling up. The story that unfolds throughout the album is a darkly demonic, blasphemous one and it is told with epic grandeur. Continue reading “ATTIC Streaming ‘Sanctimonious’ Conceptual Album In Full Ahead Of Release”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates

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

Philly alternative rockers Circa Survive are set to release their new album, “The Amulet“, on Sept. 22nd via Hopeless Records.   Continue reading “CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates”

Death By Numbers: BENEATH Streaming ‘Ephemeris’ In Full

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

For those that may not know, an Ephemeris is a table or chart that displays the positions of a particular heavenly body on a number of dates in sequence.  One might also call it a calendar or an almanac, if so inclined, but in today’s case there is a third option.   Continue reading “Death By Numbers: BENEATH Streaming ‘Ephemeris’ In Full”

Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM


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

The orchestrally enhanced doom band Paramaecium originally got their start in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990s.  In less than a year from their formation, the trio of bassist / vocalist Andrew Tompkins, guitarist Colin ‘Mosh’ Maynard and drummer Steve Palmer issued their first recordings.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM”

Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!

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

The iconic, legendary North Carolina-based metallic doom unit Confessor seem to be on the verge of a long-awaited return.    Continue reading “Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!”

ROSETTA Reveal ‘Utopioid’ Details; Fall N. American Trek With NORTH Set

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

The avant-metal act Rosetta from Philadelphia have just announced their plans for a full-on North American touring trek.  The run will launch a little over a month after the band release their sixth studio album, “Utopioid“, due out on September 1st. Continue reading “ROSETTA Reveal ‘Utopioid’ Details; Fall N. American Trek With NORTH Set”

Mike Portnoy & Derek Sherinian Reunite In Supergroup SONS OF APOLLO


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

Dream Theater alumni Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian have confirmed recent rumors hinting at their working together in a new “supergroup” project.   Continue reading “Mike Portnoy & Derek Sherinian Reunite In Supergroup SONS OF APOLLO”

VATTNET (prev. Vattnet Viskar) Premiere Official Video; Upcoming S/T Release Details

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

After the recent departure of guitarist and vocalist Nick Thornbury from the band Vattnet Viskar, comes news of a name change.  Now operating under the moniker of simply Vattnet, the band are premiering an Official Video for the song “Spun“.   Continue reading “VATTNET (prev. Vattnet Viskar) Premiere Official Video; Upcoming S/T Release Details”

Oldschool Sunday: GALLOWBRAID

GALLOWBRAID’s Jake Rogers (Pic Courtesy Of Peter Beste)

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

We aren’t going all that far back in Heavy Metal history for today’s spotlight band, Salt Lake City, Utah’s Gallowbraid.  In fact, truth is, Gallowbraid was (or is?) not an actual band really, not in the multiple member sense of the word, as it is a one-man project.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: GALLOWBRAID”