GOZU Interview w/Mark Gaffney & Doug Sherman; ‘Equilibrium’ Album Out 4/13 via BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE + NEW VIDEO PREMIERE

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

I’ve been waiting a long time for this… GOZU has a new album ‘Equilibrium’, out via Metal Blade/Blacklight Media Records on April 13th.  Today, we have an interview with Marc Gaffney and Doug Sherman, who chatted about the new record, plus pre-order info, and are premiering a new video and audio stream!
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ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show


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

The supposed “meager duo” that is ORYX, guitarist / vocalist Tommy Davis and drummer Abbey Apple, are back with the next step in their aural evolution.    Continue reading “ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show”

BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away


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

It has been a little under two weeks since we ran a quite informative article (here) on California’s Blackwülf and their upcoming new album, “Sinister Sides“. This anxiously anticipated new opus will arrive from Ripple Music on February 23rd. Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away”

BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut


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

Three musicians from very diverse origins have united within one singular entity bent on delivering sonic density. That collective operates as Bible Black Tyrant, which is vocalist / bassist / guitarist Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar), percussionist Tyler Smith (Eagle Twin), and guitarist / vocalist / soundscape engineer David S. Fylstra (KVØID). Continue reading “BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut”

OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears


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

Following up on their 2016 introduction, The Embodiment Of Hate, California’s Our Place Of Worship Is Silence will return with their new album this April.     Continue reading “OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP IS SILENCE Share Track As ‘With Inexorable Suffering’ Release Nears”

PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates


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

As most people know by now, one of the most unexpected pairings in music, that of comedian Dave Hill and extreme metaller Chris Reifert (Autopsy) as Painted Doll, is well underway! Continue reading “PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates”

WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates

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

The pioneering staple of noise rock experimentation, Sacramento, CA’s WILL HAVEN, are set to release their sixth studio album.  Titled “Muerte“, the new effort will arrive from Minus Head Records on March 23rd. Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: MY MINDS MINE; New Split With SICK OF STUPIDITY Streaming + Live Dates


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

The origins of dizzying metal extremists My Minds Mine hearken back to the spring of 1995 when the band began unleashing their grindcore tunes. Taking their influences from pioneers like Napalm Death,  S.O.B., Brutal Truth and the like, The Netherlands would never be the same after My Minds Mine went active at that time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: MY MINDS MINE; New Split With SICK OF STUPIDITY Streaming + Live Dates”

BLACKWÜLF Share ‘Sinister Sides’ Details & Songs; Pentagram / Bedemon’s Geof O’Keefe Guests & Will Perform W/ Band At SXSW 2018

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

The Bay Area-based metallic hard rock band Blackwülf will release their new album, “Sinister Sides“, on February 23 via Ripple Music.    Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share ‘Sinister Sides’ Details & Songs; Pentagram / Bedemon’s Geof O’Keefe Guests & Will Perform W/ Band At SXSW 2018”

FU MANCHU Share Epic New Song ‘IL Mostro Atomico’ Featuring RUSH’s Alex Lifeson

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

SoCal stoner rock legends Fu Manchu  release their 12th studio album, “Clone Of The Universe“, today, Friday, February 9th, via their own label At The Dojo Records (New Damage Records in Canada). Continue reading “FU MANCHU Share Epic New Song ‘IL Mostro Atomico’ Featuring RUSH’s Alex Lifeson”

LECHERY Streaming New Album ‘We Are All Born Evil’


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

Heavy Metal Is Alive!  There is no denying that declaration, especially once you hear the newly released album from Lechery, “We Are All Born Evil“.  It is out now from Bleeding Music and is here now, for your listening enjoyment!  Continue reading “LECHERY Streaming New Album ‘We Are All Born Evil’”

STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT


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

On March 9th, Translation Loss Records will issue a new 2-song Split featuring the bands Starkweather and Concealment. Each band has contributed a lengthy sensory assault to the record with Starkweather‘s “Divided By Zero” streaming here today. Continue reading “STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT”

BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album


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

Three of the songs from Barren Womb‘s upcoming new album, “Old Money / New Lows“, are available to stream at this time. The Nordic noise-mongers will unleash the new record on February 16th via Spartan Records. Continue reading “BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album”

DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album


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

From the Windy City of Chicago, IL. comes the mighty metallic blend of Death On Fire and the newly released “Witch Hunter“. The project was formed by band founder Tim Kenefic who offered the following on its realization saying: Continue reading “DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS To Release S/T Album In March [Details]; Premiere New Song ‘Roll Me Under’

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

Stone Temple Pilots have announced a March 16th release date for their highly anticipated new album, Stone Temple Pilots.  There will be a vinyl format issued on May 25th.  This marks the band’s first album with the new lead singer, Jeff Gutt. Continue reading “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS To Release S/T Album In March [Details]; Premiere New Song ‘Roll Me Under’”