BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR

Photo: Grzegorz Gołębiowski
Article by: Brian Halsey, Staff Writer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It should be noted, although I have a wealth of writing experience, I have virtually no background in musicianship or how to play an instrument. This presents a unique challenge when writing about music. If I like a band, I try to gauge their style and present them in the most flattering light possible.   Continue reading “BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

Article by: Brian Halsey, Staff Writer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream

Article by: Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

At first glance, casual onlookers would assume the Swiss duo Majesty of Silence to one among hordes of redundant cookie-cutter black metal outfits.   Continue reading “MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream”

UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album was released earlier this year through France’s Listenable Records. This trio of heavy rock road dogs is now set to embark on a two-month round of headline tour dates starting next month in support of their ‘Shadowlands‘ release.  Continue reading “UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom”

RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream


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

From Vancouver, WA. comes something we could use a lot more of here in the United States, a true, dyed-in-the-wool, traditional metal band, RECKER. Continue reading “RECKER ‘Manifest Destiny’ Album Review & Stream”

Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]

NITZER EBB Circa 1988

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

British electronic/industrial entity NITZER EBB are a pioneering musical project that were creating popular EBM (Electronic Body Music) long before the term and genre even existed. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

The first installment of my Rogue Reviews went exactly as you’d expect. It went viral. Four billion ‘Likes’ worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg thought he was hacked. Lemmy came back from the dead just to comment on it. Shoobies stopped feeding the seagulls and driving like assholes. And McDonald’s brought back the Mcrib; permanently.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018”

AMORPHIS ‘Queen Of Time’ Review & Stream [Tour Dates]

(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finland’s AMORPHIS is fast becoming that country’s most reliable export of exceedingly excellent musical work.   Continue reading “AMORPHIS ‘Queen Of Time’ Review & Stream [Tour Dates]”

MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album released last month through France’s Listenable Records. Back in Fall 2017, I was given a sneak peek at the cover art and was rendered breathless by it. Immediately guessing the art was by Nightjar of Adam Burke with that digital peek, the waiting had begun. Months of waiting in fact, for both that painting to be seen and for ‘Shadowlands‘ to be heard.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom”

ZAO – Stream Remastered ’95 Debut ‘All Else Failed’ As Physical Formats Arrive; Sept. Tour Dates


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

Long running metalcore extremists ZAO are sharing an advance stream of their newly remastered 1995 debut, “All Else Failed“. Continue reading “ZAO – Stream Remastered ’95 Debut ‘All Else Failed’ As Physical Formats Arrive; Sept. Tour Dates”

RPM FEST 2018: Tickets On Sale Now – BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH, INCITE +40 More

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

RPM Fest organizers announced the 2018 full band roster for the late August music event a few weeks ago. We have an updated poster and, more importantly,  tickets are on sale now!    Continue reading “RPM FEST 2018: Tickets On Sale Now – BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH, INCITE +40 More”

Jason Miller (gODHEAD) Returns w/Outlaw Country Release ‘In The Wasteland’ [Feat. Drum Legend Kenny Aronoff]; Song Premiere

(Photo Courtesy Of Martin Häusler)

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

Most people know Jason Charles Miller as the vocalist of the 2000’s era goth / nu-metal band gODHEAD, but in recent years, he’s worked as a song co-writer and voice actor. Continue reading “Jason Miller (gODHEAD) Returns w/Outlaw Country Release ‘In The Wasteland’ [Feat. Drum Legend Kenny Aronoff]; Song Premiere”

RPM Fest Announces 2018 Lineup: BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, ACID WITCH, WHORES., INCITE +40 More

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

RPM Fest organizers have announced the 2018 full band roster for the late August music event. Held this year in Montague, Massachusetts, RPM Fest is an annual three-day outdoor heavy Rock, Punk, and Metal music festival that will feature 50 bands, as well as camping, games, local beer and food, vendors, and more.   Continue reading “RPM Fest Announces 2018 Lineup: BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, ACID WITCH, WHORES., INCITE +40 More”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s Intro] Halsey had this idea… now, typically I enjoy the hell out of Halsey’s ideas, because he’s… well, because he’s a lunatic.  This idea was a random, rabid brain purge of whatever Halsey had been listening to recently and decided to slap his opinion on.  I said yes to his idea. Why? I enjoy and encourage creative lunacy and Halsey has some of the most articulate goddamned lunacy I’ve born witness to in recent years. In fact, I suggested his idea be a monthly column. without his having a word written.  I was not disappointed. Here is the first of his ‘Rogue Reviews’ for May 2018. ~ Leanne Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018”