WRONG Open Up In ‘Gape’ Official Video As Eastern U.S. Tour Launches

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

WRONG, the Miami, FL based band with a Nineties’ noise / Alt. Rock sound, have premiered a new official video, “Gape“. Continue reading “WRONG Open Up In ‘Gape’ Official Video As Eastern U.S. Tour Launches”

OBITUARY Offering Vinyl Formats Of S/T & Live EP; EU. Tour w/ SLAYER, ANTHRAX, LAMB OF GOD


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

Legendary Floridian death metal pioneers OBITUARY are sharing news today about a pair of their releases receiving vinyl LP pressings. Continue reading “OBITUARY Offering Vinyl Formats Of S/T & Live EP; EU. Tour w/ SLAYER, ANTHRAX, LAMB OF GOD”

PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]


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

August 17th will see the Relapse Records release of a split album recording from two of the absolute heaviest entities in the underground realm of sonic mayhem. Continue reading “PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]”

ASG Wield Electric Wonder With ‘Lightning Song’ Official Video; Unleash New Record ‘Survive Sunrise’


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

North Carolina’s thick riff driven sonic manipulators ASG are currently dropping hard rock armaments all over the place. Continue reading “ASG Wield Electric Wonder With ‘Lightning Song’ Official Video; Unleash New Record ‘Survive Sunrise’”

ASG Share ‘Execution Thirst’ Official Video; Tour Dates


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

North Carolina’s ASG recently announced [HERE] a new studio album, “Survive Sunrise“, would arrive from Relapse Records on June 15th. Continue reading “ASG Share ‘Execution Thirst’ Official Video; Tour Dates”

AMORPHIS Share Exclusive Single For Decibel Mag’s Flexi Series; Vinyl Re-Issues Of Classic Albums Coming Soon

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

AMORPHIS have premiered a new single, “Honeyflow“, that is an exclusive track for the Decibel Magazine Flexi-Disc series. Continue reading “AMORPHIS Share Exclusive Single For Decibel Mag’s Flexi Series; Vinyl Re-Issues Of Classic Albums Coming Soon”

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”

ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS


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

It has been half a decade, a whole five long years since a full-length studio album arrived from North Carolina’s most incredible ASG. Continue reading “ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS”

Oldschool Sunday: CONTROL DENIED [‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’ Available On Vinyl For 1st Time]


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

As we know, some bands truly are “one album wonders” whom, for whatever reason, release only one official album… that is either awesome or awful in many cases. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CONTROL DENIED [‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’ Available On Vinyl For 1st Time]”

YOB Shares ‘Our Raw Heart’ Release Date & Itinerary For N. American Tour; BELL WITCH To Support

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

One of progressive doom’s most revered bands, Oregon’s YOB will release their new seven-song effort, “Our Raw Heart“, via Relapse Records on June 8th. Continue reading “YOB Shares ‘Our Raw Heart’ Release Date & Itinerary For N. American Tour; BELL WITCH To Support”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video

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

All of my life, I’ve been on a spirit quest.  I’ve fled intense heat in the rivers of the Grand Canyon and felt the sting from arctic wind on my face, atop the mountains of Norway.  Relentlessly, I have sought to find an answer to the riddle of steel.    Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ Review; Official Videos


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

Let me start by saying that it is no understatement to say that Corrosion Of Conformity‘s latest studio record, “No Cross No Crown“, is one of music’s most anticipated album releases.  Not just for the year 2018, but hell, for the last five years, or a decade for that matter and it is out now from Nuclear Blast. Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ Review; Official Videos”

ZEKE To Release ‘Hellbender’ – First New Album In 14 Years; Sharing New Songs + Tour Dates

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

Seattle’s punk metal legends ZEKE have reported they will release their first album of new music in fourteen years! “Hellbender” is set to release through Relapse Records on March 30th. Continue reading “ZEKE To Release ‘Hellbender’ – First New Album In 14 Years; Sharing New Songs + Tour Dates”

INTER ARMA Shares ‘An Archer In The Emptiness’ Live Performance Video


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

Richmond, Virginia’s dynamic progressive sludgers Inter Arma recently visited the old Byrd Park Pump House in Richmond and rendered an intense performance.     Continue reading “INTER ARMA Shares ‘An Archer In The Emptiness’ Live Performance Video”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites

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

Oh, where to start… first off, Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker is essentially a walking mountain (literally and figuratively) of heavy musical knowledge.  Anyone that’s talked with him can attest to this.  One look at his ‘Old-School Sunday’ column and you’re delving into his musical memory.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites”