HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

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

The interplanetary, genre-warping metallists from Nashville, HOWLING GIANT, have unveiled the itinerary of a new U.S. touring trek. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS”

DANZIG 30th Anniversary Fall U.S. Mini-Tour; Venom Inc, Power Trip, Mutoid Man Supporting

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

DANZIG has announced plans to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary this fall with a U.S. mini-tour. Continue reading “DANZIG 30th Anniversary Fall U.S. Mini-Tour; Venom Inc, Power Trip, Mutoid Man Supporting”

GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas

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

TJ Maynard, bassist for Burlington, Vermont’s Ghastly Sound spent some time with Robot Dog Studio to do a video review of the Hyperion bass from Balaguer Guitars.  This is a pretty nifty thing and we’re premiering it today.    Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas”

GODFLESH Announce N. American Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance


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

The U.K.-based industrial metal / experimentation we know as GODFLESH have announced a string of North American live appearances. Continue reading “GODFLESH Announce N. American Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance”

MONOLORD Announces U.S. Headline Tour Commencing After PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Appearance

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

Gothenburg, Sweden’s MONOLORD have announced they will undertake a U.S. headlining tour in August, following their appearance at Psycho Las Vegas 2018. Continue reading “MONOLORD Announces U.S. Headline Tour Commencing After PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Appearance”

INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared

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

Pioneering post-hardcore harbingers INTEGRITY and New Jersey’s trailblazing black metal entity KRIEG are uniting for a split release. Continue reading “INTEGRITY & KRIEG To Issue Hardcore-Meets-Black Metal Split; Song From Each Band Shared”

RED FANG / BIG BUSINESS / DEAD NOW U.S. Tour Announced; MONOLORD On Select Dates


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

Red Fang has just announced a fall U.S. tour where they will be joined by Big Business and Dead NowMonolord will support on select dates. Continue reading “RED FANG / BIG BUSINESS / DEAD NOW U.S. Tour Announced; MONOLORD On Select Dates”

Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]


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

When it comes to straightforward Rock ‘N Roll, Los Angeles’ FIREBALL MINISTRY are one of the absolute best bands in this universe, or any other for that matter. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]”

All Things DOPETHRONE: New Album Due In May, Video Premiere, EU/US Tours [Releases On BANDCAMP Currently NYP Items]

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

Those Canadian purveyors of sonic filth and aural obscenity, the perpetually drug-addled DOPETHRONE, are back with a multitude of news items. Continue reading “All Things DOPETHRONE: New Album Due In May, Video Premiere, EU/US Tours [Releases On BANDCAMP Currently NYP Items]”

HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour


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

Nashville’s critically-acclaimed psyche / space rock band HOWLING GIANT have contributed a Pink Floyd cover to a tribute compilation coming from Magnetic Eye Records. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour”

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”

ZAKK SABBATH Announces Handful Of Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance; TOKE To Support


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

With Zakk Wylde tied up in commitments to Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne throughout much the remainder of 2018, his Black Sabbath cover band ZAKK SABBATH is on the back-burner. Continue reading “ZAKK SABBATH Announces Handful Of Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance; TOKE To Support”

Riff Relevant Interviews: HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Philadelphia, PA’s Heavy Temple started in 2012, and the past couple of years have settled in rather well with a new lineup.  These changes have done nothing but strengthen this Temple’s already solid foundation.     Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now

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

Psycho Las Vegas recently announced their second round of bands have been confirmed, this time for the anticipated pre-fest Pool Party on Thursday, August 16th…  Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now”