TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream


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

TOXIKULL are a quartet that hails from Cascais, Portugal, and back in late March the band issued their newest EP release, “The Nightraiser“. Continue reading “TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream”

EXMORTUS Reveal Info On New Album ‘The Sound Of Steel’


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

The Los Angeles neo-classical shred machine EXMORTUS have revealed details of their new studio album, “The Sound Of Steel“, arriving from Prosthetic Records on June 8. Continue reading “EXMORTUS Reveal Info On New Album ‘The Sound Of Steel’”

DELIVERANCE Return With ‘The Subversive Kind’ In February; Lyric Video Streaming


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

Pioneering thrash metal legends Deliverance will return with their new album “The Subversive Kind” next month.  It will be released jointly through Roxx Records and 3 Frogz Records on February 23rd. Continue reading “DELIVERANCE Return With ‘The Subversive Kind’ In February; Lyric Video Streaming”

DARK RITES Debuts ‘Masochist’ Lyric Video From S/T Release


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

Multinational recording act Dark Rites recently debuted their new lyric video for the song “Masochist“, a cut from their 2017 S/T album release.   Continue reading “DARK RITES Debuts ‘Masochist’ Lyric Video From S/T Release”

Oldschool Sunday: ZIMMER’S HOLE [Re-Issues & New Release Set For 2018]

ZIMMER’S HOLE (Now)

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

Let me begin by saying that the fact that British Columbia-based speed metallers Zimmer’s Hole are now over 25 years old is simply mind-boggling to me. The band was really begun as a side project of several members from Strapping Young Lad, and to be honest, is a little in a similar vein of music. But hell, there is nothing wrong with that if you are asking me. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ZIMMER’S HOLE [Re-Issues & New Release Set For 2018]”

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 two-song offering for your listening enjoyment.    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”