THE OBSESSED Announce US Fall Headline Tour + Support For CLUTCH / DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Run; Video Of Acoustic Performance Shared


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

Capitalizing on the huge embrace and critical success of their long awaited studio return “Sacred“, The Obsessed will tour the U.S. again this fall. The headlining tour will begin September 27th in Asheville, North Carolina and end October 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. Direct support will be provided by Cobalt and Iron Tongue on select dates. A full list of tour dates is available near the bottom of this page.  Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Announce US Fall Headline Tour + Support For CLUTCH / DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Run; Video Of Acoustic Performance Shared”

IRON MONKEY Premiere Official Video For ‘9-13’ Title Track

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

As was recently reported (here) at Riff Relevant, the UK’s underground cult sludge legends Iron Monkey have returned! That return comes almost twenty years after they originally disbanded and does so with new blood within the cast. Band co-founders S. Watson (bass) and J. Rushby (guitar/vocals) are now joined by drummer S. Briggs. Continue reading “IRON MONKEY Premiere Official Video For ‘9-13’ Title Track”

IRON MONKEY Return After Nearly 20 Year Absence With ‘9-13’; Song Premiere

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

The iconic UK cult sludge/doom unit Iron Monkey have revealed details of their first new full-length in almost two decades.  The group has reformed for a second wave of sonic savagery via a new album, “9-13“.   Continue reading “IRON MONKEY Return After Nearly 20 Year Absence With ‘9-13’; Song Premiere”

POISON BLOOD Unveil EP Artwork; Streaming New Song ‘Circles Of Salt’


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

Recent Relapse Records signees Poison Blood, a collaboration between Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson, will release their self-titled debut EP next week.  
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POISON BLOOD Premiere ‘Deformed Light’ From Upcoming Debut


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

It was recently reported that Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson had united together as the duo Poison Blood.   Continue reading “POISON BLOOD Premiere ‘Deformed Light’ From Upcoming Debut”

INTEGRITY’s ‘Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame’


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

Savage post-hardcore legends Integrity have just unleashed a new Official Video for their track ‘Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame‘.    Continue reading “INTEGRITY’s ‘Hymn For The Children Of The Black Flame’”

POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song


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

Poison Blood are the newly formed black metal duo comprised of Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg). The collaborators have announced the imminent unleashing of their eponymous début EP.   Continue reading “POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song”

INTEGRITY Unveil Details On New Album; Share Video


Experimental Post-Hardcore icons Integrity have announced they will return with a new studio offering on July 14th.   Continue reading “INTEGRITY Unveil Details On New Album; Share Video”

Repulsion, Intronaut, Exhumed, Etc. Members Form EXPULSION; Share Song & Debut Details

Relapse Records have announced their signing of the new band Expulsion, a collective featuring members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Lightning Swords Of Death, Intronaut, Gruesome, and numerous others.    Continue reading “Repulsion, Intronaut, Exhumed, Etc. Members Form EXPULSION; Share Song & Debut Details”

INTER ARMA Premieres New Video & Announces North American Tour


RVA’s Inter Arma have released their official video for the lengthy title track of their latest release, ‘The Paradise Gallows‘. The nearly twelve-minute long, Jordan Vance-directed clip is streaming below.   Continue reading “INTER ARMA Premieres New Video & Announces North American Tour”

ECSTATIC VISION’s ‘Raw Rock Fury’ Streaming In Full; To Play 2 Special Gigs With EYEHATEGOD

Philadelphia’s heavy psych quartet Ecstatic Vision have shared a full stream of their 2nd LP ‘Raw Rock Fury’, just released this past Friday, April 7 via Relapse Records. It is out now and available on CD/LP and Digital formats.

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‘Sacred’ Official Video From THE OBSESSED Premieres

As doom legends The Obsessed release their first new studio album in over two decades with today’s (April 7) Relapse Records effort ‘Sacred‘, they’ve blessed us with an added bonus.     Continue reading “‘Sacred’ Official Video From THE OBSESSED Premieres”

GRUESOME Streaming ‘Fragments Of Psyche’ EP; Upcoming Tour With OBITUARY


The old-school Death Metal influenced band Gruesome, which features Exhumed’s Matt Harvey along-side bassist Robin Mazen, drummer Gus Rios and guitarist Daniel Gonzalez, will release their new EP tomorrow (Friday, March 31st). Continue reading “GRUESOME Streaming ‘Fragments Of Psyche’ EP; Upcoming Tour With OBITUARY”

GRAVES AT SEA Announce U.S. Touring Trek

Portland’s powerfully dense doom and sludge crew Graves At Sea have announced a new jaunt of summer tour dates for the U.S. The guys will be touring in support of their 2016 Relapse Records début full-length album, “The Curse That Is”. Check out the full itinerary below. Continue reading “GRAVES AT SEA Announce U.S. Touring Trek”

GRAND MAGUS Issues ‘Freja’s Choice’ Official Video


One of my favorite modern power metal bands, Grand Magus, has issued their official video for the song “Freja’s Choice“. The song is the lead-off track from the band’s most recent release, their eighth album Sword Songs which is out now from Relapse Records.   Continue reading “GRAND MAGUS Issues ‘Freja’s Choice’ Official Video”

OBITUARY’s ‘Ten Thousand Ways To Die’ Official Video Issued


Yesterday, Friday, March 17th, was a big day for Floridian death metal legends Obituary. Not only did their self-titled, tenth studio album just release through Relapse Records, but the band kicked off their part in the Decibel Magazine Tour as well.   Continue reading “OBITUARY’s ‘Ten Thousand Ways To Die’ Official Video Issued”