Oldschool Sunday: OBSESSION [Early Releases Being Re-Issued In December]

OBSESSION (Then)

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

Underground United States-based power metal legends Obsession first got together in New Haven, Connecticut circa 1982. The band’s style of dynamically aggressive-yet-melodic power metal struck at the right time with fans of heavy metal music. The band instantly struck a chord with those fans when their song “Shadows of Steel” was included on Metal Blade Records compilation series, Metal Massacre 2. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: OBSESSION [Early Releases Being Re-Issued In December]”

NO AMNESTY ‘Psychopathy’ Pre-Release Stream


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

Barcelona-based thrash band No Amnesty have premiered the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Psychopathy“, which will be released on November 14th by Xtreem Music. Check it out via the Soundcloud embed below. Continue reading “NO AMNESTY ‘Psychopathy’ Pre-Release Stream”

POSSESSED: Entire Pro-Shot Video Of Bloodstock Open Air Performance


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

Possessed, the legendary band that many claim was the first speed / death metal band, recently played the Bloodstock Open Air festival. B.O.A. was held back on August 11-13 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom and video of Possessed‘s performance was professionally filmed. It is streaming here today for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading “POSSESSED: Entire Pro-Shot Video Of Bloodstock Open Air Performance”

MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream


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

Stockholm, Sweden’s Mourning Sign have resurfaced with a new 2-song offering for your listening enjoyment. The “Nest Of Vipers” Maxi-Single dropped back in late August and is creating some nice buzz in all the right places since. The band is currently composed of Robert Pörschke (vocals), Kari Kainulainen (guitars), Petri Aho (guitars/bass), Thomas Gardh (guitars/bass) and Henrik Persson (drums). Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream”

Oldschool Sunday: EVILDEAD


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

Los Angeles thrash metal…it is something that’s been kicking ass for nearly four decades now, give or take.  Some bands epitomize the City Of Angels sound and none more so than EvilDead.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: EVILDEAD”

MIDNITE HELLION Share Tracks From Upcoming ‘Condemned To Hell’ Release


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

Trenton, New Jersey’s old school thrash trio Midnite Hellion will release their new album, “Condemned To Hell“, via Witches Brew on Sept. 15th.   Continue reading “MIDNITE HELLION Share Tracks From Upcoming ‘Condemned To Hell’ Release”

POKERFACE ‘Game On’ Review & Stream


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

At this point, heavy metal has infiltrated every nook and cranny of the globe.  I will even go a step further and say that Earth is pretty well metallized at this moment, so it comes as no surprise to discover the band Pokerface from Moscow, Russia.   Continue reading “POKERFACE ‘Game On’ Review & Stream”

DRAGONFORCE ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ Review & Stream [By Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]

(Review By Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter, RiffRelevant.com)

Still as excessive as a Death By Chocolate dessert, Dragonforce returns with its first album in three years, “Reaching Into Infinity”.   Continue reading “DRAGONFORCE ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ Review & Stream [By Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]”

Oldschool Sunday: LIEGE LORD

LIEGE LORD

Beginning as a Judas Priest cover band using the name Deceiver in 1982, Stanford, Connecticut’s Liege Lord came to be in the year 1984. By the time the name change took effect, the band consisted of vocalist Andy Michaud, guitarists Tony Truglio and Pete McCarthy, bassist Matt Vinci and drummer Frank Cortese.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: LIEGE LORD”