Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Just a mere two days from now, we will see the arrival of the latest release from the iconic NICK OLIVERI, ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5‘. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream”

MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

When it comes to atmospheric doom metal, Illinois’ MINSK are unquestionably one of the genre’s more profound entities. Continue reading “MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears”

VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Nearly two years ago, when rumors first began to surface about a collaboration between legendary metal guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, no one knew what to expect. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream”

THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Canadian retro doom revivalists THE HAZYTONES released their new album ‘The Hazytones II: Monarchs Of Oblivion‘ on October 5th, via Ripple Music. Continue reading “THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway”

HELL IN TOWN Back After 8 Years w/ Sophomore Album ‘Bones’ [Stream]


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

When a band, any band, undergoes a lengthy absence from the world of music, one really does not know what to expect upon their return. Continue reading “HELL IN TOWN Back After 8 Years w/ Sophomore Album ‘Bones’ [Stream]”

GLACIAL TOMB – Khemmis Member Goes Oldschool Death Metal On Imminent S/T Release; Single Streaming


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

Khemmis guitarist and vocalist Ben Hutcherson is spreading his leathery, blackened, bat-like, metaphorical musical wings in the side project, GLACIAL TOMB. Continue reading “GLACIAL TOMB – Khemmis Member Goes Oldschool Death Metal On Imminent S/T Release; Single Streaming”

UPDATED: ZAO & YASHIRA Stream Tracks From Split Recording; Both Joined By THE ATLAS MOTH On Sept. Tour


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

Long running underground metalcore mavens ZAO have teamed up with YASHIRA on a new split 7″ EP to be issued via Mind Over Matter Records. Continue reading “UPDATED: ZAO & YASHIRA Stream Tracks From Split Recording; Both Joined By THE ATLAS MOTH On Sept. Tour”

PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream


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

This past Friday, September 14th, saw the German band PRAISE THE PLAGUE unleash their six song début, ‘Antagonist‘, via Black Omega Recordings. Continue reading “PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream”

ABHORRENCE Return With EP Via Svart Records; First New Record Since 1991 [Stream]

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

This past Friday, September 14th, saw a truly impressive event occur when Finland’s ABHORRENCE returned with their first new recording in 27 years! Continue reading “ABHORRENCE Return With EP Via Svart Records; First New Record Since 1991 [Stream]”

BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set

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

Prepare to get excited, as this week will see the arrival of the thirteenth studio album from singer and multi-instrumentalist, BRANT BJORK.   Continue reading “BRANT BJORK ‘Mankind Woman’ Streaming; N. American & EU. Tours Set”

OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

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

The U.K.’s atmospherically progressive sludge unit OHHMS announce their sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears”

THE PRIMALS Issue Debut Album ‘All Love Is True Love’ Via Southern Lord Records [Stream]

(Photo Courtesy Of Chad Fjerstad)

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

THE PRIMALS, the L.A.-based punk/alternative rock band helmed by Darkest Hour’s John Henry, are delivering their début album this week. Continue reading “THE PRIMALS Issue Debut Album ‘All Love Is True Love’ Via Southern Lord Records [Stream]”

THE SKULL Share Full Album Stream Of ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’


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

Anticipation has been riding high for the sophomore album release from doom unit THE SKULL, ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark‘. Continue reading “THE SKULL Share Full Album Stream Of ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’”

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”

RIPPLE MUSIC Debuts WASTED THEORY & CORTEZ Tracks From ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 9’

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

Ripple Music has announced the premiere of two new tracks off the upcoming “Chapter 9” of the ‘Second Coming Of Heavy‘ Split Series.     Continue reading “RIPPLE MUSIC Debuts WASTED THEORY & CORTEZ Tracks From ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 9’”