GRAVEYARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Peace’; Teaser Video


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

After announcing their break-up in September of 2016, and then their reformation four months later in January, 2017, Sweden’s GRAVEYARD have shared some news. Continue reading “GRAVEYARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Peace’; Teaser Video”

JIRM Premiere ‘The Cultist’ Official Video; ‘Surge Ex Monumentis’ Out Now From Small Stone Records

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

Sweden’s heavy psyche rockers JIRM have just premiered their new official video for the song “The Cultist“.  You can check it out below. Continue reading “JIRM Premiere ‘The Cultist’ Official Video; ‘Surge Ex Monumentis’ Out Now From Small Stone Records”

Early COUNT RAVEN Releases To Receive Vinyl / Digital Re-Issues From Metal Blade

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

Hot on the heels of this week’s announcement of the re-issue of Flotsam & Jetsam’s 1986 début (details), Metal Blade Records will also re-issue another series of classics. Continue reading “Early COUNT RAVEN Releases To Receive Vinyl / Digital Re-Issues From Metal Blade”

JIRM Share ‘Surge Ex Monumentis’ Pre-Release Full Album Stream

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

The Stockholm-based four-piece formerly known as Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus, now the shortened JIRM, will release “Surge Ex Monumentis” via Small Stone Recordings on March 16th. Continue reading “JIRM Share ‘Surge Ex Monumentis’ Pre-Release Full Album Stream”

AT THE GATES Reveal Details Of New Album ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’; Title Track Video Shared


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

Swedish extreme metal legends At The Gates have unveiled details of their new studio album, “To Drink From The Night Itself“.   Continue reading “AT THE GATES Reveal Details Of New Album ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’; Title Track Video Shared”

MOURNING SIGN – ‘Homage To A Dying World’ EP Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

What underground metal type doesn’t remember that special little slice of the Swedish metal scene known as the “Gothenburg Sound”?   Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN – ‘Homage To A Dying World’ EP Review & Stream”

CANDLE Stream Just-Released Album ‘The Keeper’s Curse’

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

Swedish epic heavy metal band CANDLE are sharing a stream of their just-released “The Keeper’s Curse” at this time. The opus arrived through international CD release from Fighter Records just this week, on February 21st (vinyl format to arrive later). Continue reading “CANDLE Stream Just-Released Album ‘The Keeper’s Curse’”

CLIFF BURTON DAY Is Proclaimed To Be Recognized On February 10th


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

February 10th, 2018 has officially been proclaimed Cliff Burton Day.  This would have been the late Metallica bassist’s 56th birthday.    Continue reading “CLIFF BURTON DAY Is Proclaimed To Be Recognized On February 10th”

NEGATIVE SELF Debut NSFW ‘Underneath The Wave’ Official Video; ‘Control The Fear’ Album Arrives In March


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

Sweden’s punk / thrash crossover Negative Self have premiered a new official video, the NSFW (due to profanity) “Underneath The Wave“.   Continue reading “NEGATIVE SELF Debut NSFW ‘Underneath The Wave’ Official Video; ‘Control The Fear’ Album Arrives In March”

AGRIMONIA’s New Southern Lord Records Album ‘Awaken’ Streaming In Full


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

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Agrimonia have just released their fourth studio album, titled “Awaken“, via Southern Lord Records this past January 26th. It is the heavily intensified band’s second effort for the label and Riff Relevant is stoked to bring you it streaming in its entirety below. Continue reading “AGRIMONIA’s New Southern Lord Records Album ‘Awaken’ Streaming In Full”

THE CROWN Set March Release Of ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ Album; Premiere Official Video


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

Swedish death metal unit The Crown have set a March 16th release date for the new album “Cobra Speed Venom” via Metal Blade Records.    Continue reading “THE CROWN Set March Release Of ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ Album; Premiere Official Video”

VINTERSORG ‘Till fjälls: Del II’ – Album Review & Stream

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

Part of being a grown-ass man is abandoning the fake news concept that I need a calendar to tell me what time of year it is.  Sorry Hallmark, when I see grey skies and heavy wet snow on the ground, it’s winter time.   Continue reading “VINTERSORG ‘Till fjälls: Del II’ – Album Review & Stream”

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Share Details Of ‘Vignette’ Debut; Premiere ‘Erasing Contrast’ Video


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

One of the most intriguing, more incredible progressive death metal bands that I have heard in a while are the Borlänge, Sweden based Letters From The Colony.   Continue reading “LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Share Details Of ‘Vignette’ Debut; Premiere ‘Erasing Contrast’ Video”

Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release


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

For their third official full-length studio outing within their near 20 year long legacy, Sweden’s Domgård are about to deliver the long-delayed “Ödelagt“. This lengthy, blackest of melodic metallic presences will be released this Friday, December 1st, on Carnal Records (a label partially run by Johan “Shamaatae” Lagher of Arckanum). The album happens to come almost a year after an originally planned release through the apparently now-defunct Daemon Worship Records. Continue reading “Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release”

FIREBREATHER – S/T EP Review & Stream


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

One of the heavier debuts to hit the scene recently is the four-song S/T EP debut from Gothenburg, Sweden’s Firebreather.    Continue reading “FIREBREATHER – S/T EP Review & Stream”