SECOND TO SUN Issue ‘The Wall’ Official Video From Newly Re-Issued ‘The Black’


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

Russian symphonic black metallers SECOND TO SUN have just issued their official video for “The Wall“. Continue reading “SECOND TO SUN Issue ‘The Wall’ Official Video From Newly Re-Issued ‘The Black’”

WE ARE SENTINELS – Reveal Debut Details [New Project w/ Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth)]

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

WE ARE SENTINELS is the new project of former Iced Earth / current Ashes Of Ares vocalist Matt Barlow and keyboardist and pianist Jonah Weingarten (Teramaze, Pyramaze). Continue reading “WE ARE SENTINELS – Reveal Debut Details [New Project w/ Matt Barlow (Ex-Iced Earth)]”

WINTERSUN Announce N. American Tour With Support NE OBLIVISCARIS & Sarah Longfield

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

In what should be a high priority happening for many, Finnish extreme progressive metallers WINTERSUN have announced plans for an upcoming North American tour. Continue reading “WINTERSUN Announce N. American Tour With Support NE OBLIVISCARIS & Sarah Longfield”

MIDAS FALL Stream New Album ‘Evaporate’ In Full


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

The Scottish duo Midas FallElizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn – just released their new album, “Evaporate“, through Monotreme Records on April 27. Continue reading “MIDAS FALL Stream New Album ‘Evaporate’ In Full”

THE DARK ELEMENT Featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen S/T Album Review + Stream; Official Videos [Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter]


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

Singer Anette Olzon — unceremoniously let go from Nightwish mid- “Imaginareum” tour after powering that album and the equally majestic “Dark Passion Play” — has hooked up with guitarist / keyboardist Jani Liimatainen (formerly of Sonata Artica), bassist Jonas Kuhlberg, and drummer Jani “Hurtsi” Hurula in the new band The Dark Element. Continue reading “THE DARK ELEMENT Featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen S/T Album Review + Stream; Official Videos [Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter]”

CELLAR DARLING ‘This Is The Sound’ Review & Video Streams [Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]


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

One band’s loss is a new band’s gain. The Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie lost three core members, singer / hurdy-gurdy player Anna Murphy, guitarist / bassist Ivo Henzi and drummer Merlin Sutter.   Continue reading “CELLAR DARLING ‘This Is The Sound’ Review & Video Streams [Guest Contributor: Kira Schlechter*]”

Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM


Paramaecium was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1991 by a trio of musicians that were enamored with Doom/Death Metal. However, this act had several notable factors that adequately set it apart from other bands around at the time.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM”

TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order


Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, engineer, etc. Tad Doyle (TAD, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) has announced a planned solo album release. “Incineration Ceremony” is slated for release on May 16th via Yuggoth Records while new track, ‘Silent Incineration’, is streaming here today.    Continue reading “TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order”

Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)

DECEMBER’S FIRE

On April 25th, Arachnophobia Records will reissue a remastered edition of ‘Vae Victus‘ from the Polish entity December’s Fire. The 1996 album was the pinnacle of the recorded material from the one man solo project of Piotr Weltrowskiego.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)”