IRON REAGAN ‘Dark Days Ahead’ EP Revealed + Track Stream; Sept. Tour Dates

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

RVA’s manic crossover metallers IRON REAGAN will return with a new four-song EP, ‘Dark Days Ahead‘, via Pop Wig Records on October 12th.  Continue reading “IRON REAGAN ‘Dark Days Ahead’ EP Revealed + Track Stream; Sept. Tour Dates”

DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’

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

The RVA-based heavy psych-doom band DRUGLORD announce their return to the studio release arena with their first new album in four years. Continue reading “DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’”

GWAR Announces ‘The Blood Of Gods Tour’ w/ LIGHT THE TORCH; Offer V.I.P. Experience


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

RVA’s most cretinous creatures in all of profane existence, GWAR, have announced a run of new U.S. headline shows this summer and fall as part of “The Blood Of Gods Tour“. Continue reading “GWAR Announces ‘The Blood Of Gods Tour’ w/ LIGHT THE TORCH; Offer V.I.P. Experience”

EARTH CRISIS Reveal A June East Coast Weekend Trek


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

Iconic hardcore unit EARTH CRISIS have revealed the dates of an upcoming East Coast weekend tour they have scheduled for June. Continue reading “EARTH CRISIS Reveal A June East Coast Weekend Trek”

HEWOLF ‘Live For Minimum Wage’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

Somehow I missed the manifestation of the RVA band HEWOLF within the last year or so. Continue reading “HEWOLF ‘Live For Minimum Wage’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

LAMB OF GOD To Release Covers Album In May Under Band’s Original Name: BURN THE PRIEST; Song & Video


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

Almost twenty years after they changed their name from Burn The Priest to Lamb Of God in 1999, the RVA metal legends will release a new album under their original moniker. Continue reading “LAMB OF GOD To Release Covers Album In May Under Band’s Original Name: BURN THE PRIEST; Song & Video”

CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Spring U.S. Trek


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

RVA’s ganja-revering extreme metallers Cannabis Corpse have just shared news of an upcoming spring tour set for mostly the eastern U.S. Continue reading “CANNABIS CORPSE Announce Spring U.S. Trek”

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”

WINDHAND Share ‘Old Evil’ Visualizer From Upcoming Split With SATAN’S SATYRS + Live Dates

WINDHAND

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

RVA-based (Richmond, VA) psychedelic doom band Windhand have just released their official video for “Old Evil“. The song hails from the band’s upcoming split release with Satan’s Satyrs, due for release on CD, LP and digital formats on February 16th from Relapse Records. Continue reading “WINDHAND Share ‘Old Evil’ Visualizer From Upcoming Split With SATAN’S SATYRS + Live Dates”

BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams


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

RVA (Richmond, Virginia) is ground zero for a plethora of genre-warping music projects.  These days, bands like Iron Reagan, BAT and Municipal Waste are the current torchbearers, but now it is time to introduce Buzzard Dust.   Continue reading “BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams”

MUNICIPAL WASTE Unleashes ‘Breathe Grease’ Official Video

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

RVA’s grandiose crossover gritters Municipal Waste released their latest slab of sonic savagery, “Slime And Punishment“, back in June via Nuclear Blast Records.    Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE Unleashes ‘Breathe Grease’ Official Video”

CANNABIS CORPSE To Harvest ‘Left Hand Pass’ This September; Track Stream & Tour Info

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

RVA’s (Richmond, VA.) purveyors of weed-obsessed death metal and extremity, Cannabis Corpse, will release their new album, “Left Hand Pass“, on September 8th via Season Of Mist.    Continue reading “CANNABIS CORPSE To Harvest ‘Left Hand Pass’ This September; Track Stream & Tour Info”

Riot’s Revelation: ROY BATTY

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

Welcome to what may or may not become a regular segment here at Riff Relevant, it remains to be seen. That said, Riot’s Revelation is where I search out and share something you might be interested in. It may be a band, a record, an event, whatever… I merely make you aware and leave the rest up to you. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: ROY BATTY”

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”

MUNICIPAL WASTE To Issue ‘Slime And Punishment’ In June; New Song Streaming; Tour Dates


RVA (Richmond, VA.) crossover crazies Municipal Waste will release their sixth album, “Slime And Punishment“, on June 23, via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single from the disc, “Amateur Sketch”, can be streamed below. Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE To Issue ‘Slime And Punishment’ In June; New Song Streaming; Tour Dates”