HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

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

Two of New York’s most enduring, revered bands are uniting on a 19-date U.S. tour spanning the Southeast, Midwest, and the East Coast…. HELMET and PRONG! Continue reading “HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour”

NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates


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

From the City Of Angels arrives a totally under-the-radar band, at least so for me, and their three-song EP.  The band is Night Verses, the EP is “Copper Wasp” (released on January 18) and both are fantastically phenomenal!  Continue reading “NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates”

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives


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

On February 16, Swedish progressive / extreme math metal unit Letters From The Colony will release their highly anticipated debut album, “Vignette“, via Nuclear Blast Records. A new video for the opening track, “Galax“, can be seen below. Continue reading “LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives”

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”

DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album


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

From the Windy City of Chicago, IL. comes the mighty metallic blend of Death On Fire and the newly released “Witch Hunter“. The project was formed by band founder Tim Kenefic who offered the following on its realization saying: Continue reading “DEATH ON FIRE Streaming Newly-Released ‘Witch Hunter’ Album”

OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT

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

Floridian death metal legends Obituary will be hitting the road with Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt this summer for a string of North American shows.  The trek begins May 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia and ends June 3rd in Miami, Florida. Continue reading “OBITUARY Announces N. American Tour With PALLBEARER-SKELETONWITCH-DUST BOLT”

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”

ACT OF DEFIANCE Announces Spring Tour Supported By SHATTERED SUN


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

The technical metal machine Act Of Defiance, featuring former Megadeth members Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums), have just announced a U.S. tour. The band, whose roster is completed by ex-Scar The Martyr / Thrown Into Exile vocalist Henry Derek Bonner and bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), will be touring for their latest Metal Blade Records release, “Old Scars, New Wounds“. Continue reading “ACT OF DEFIANCE Announces Spring Tour Supported By SHATTERED SUN”

HIGH COMMAND ‘The Primordial Void’ EP Review & Stream


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

Now that “blackened thrash” is a more-than-legit genre of music, there are numerous entities providing aural assaults of it for our perusal. One that recently landed on my metallic radar are Worcester, Massachusetts’ High Command who will be issuing their 2-song 7”, titled “The Primordial Void“, on February 9th via Haftvad Records. Continue reading “HIGH COMMAND ‘The Primordial Void’ EP Review & Stream”

D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) Set Northwest U.S. Tour For May


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

Those punk-crossed, thrash zone mainstays D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) have announced plans for a Northwest U.S. tour this May. That is pretty much it too as no other news or anything accompanied this revelation. The trek will see them hitting the following locales: Continue reading “D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) Set Northwest U.S. Tour For May”

VANTABLACK WARSHIP Streaming Today’s Debut Release ‘Abrasive Pulmonic Speak’; Live Dates + Official Videos


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

Quebec’s sludgeish, extreme groove metallers Vantablack Warship unleashed their crushing début album, “Abrasive Pulmonic Speak“, today (January 26).    Continue reading “VANTABLACK WARSHIP Streaming Today’s Debut Release ‘Abrasive Pulmonic Speak’; Live Dates + Official Videos”

SACRED REICH Return To Metal Blade Records For 2018 Album; Drummer Greg Hall Exits Band


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

One of underground thrash metal’s most revered bands, the iconic socio-political power-bashers Sacred Reich have shared some exciting news. After repeated claims fueling doubt that they would record a new album, the band have unveiled an announcement that they have resigned with Metal Blade RecordsContinue reading “SACRED REICH Return To Metal Blade Records For 2018 Album; Drummer Greg Hall Exits Band”

WAKE Shares ‘Misery Rites’ Details + 2 Tracks Streaming; To Tour With WITHERED

(Pic Courtesy Of Cole Hadley)

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

The Calgary, Canada grind legion of extreme maniacs in WAKE will release the mayhem of “Misery Rites” on February 23rd. The band’s latest studio album will be unleashed via Translation Loss Records and we’re sharing two tracks from it, the title track and “Embers“, here for you today. Continue reading “WAKE Shares ‘Misery Rites’ Details + 2 Tracks Streaming; To Tour With WITHERED”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now

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

Psycho Las Vegas recently announced their second round of bands have been confirmed, this time for the anticipated pre-fest Pool Party on Thursday, August 16th…  Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now”

‘Killian On Command’ Benefit For VIO-LENCE Vocalist Sean Killian Shared In Full Via Video; Members Of TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EXODUS, Etc. Perform


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

Killian On Command – the benefit concert for Vio-Lence singer Sean Killian (who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cirrohsis of the liver) – took place at The Midway, in San Francisco on Saturday, January 20th.  Continue reading “‘Killian On Command’ Benefit For VIO-LENCE Vocalist Sean Killian Shared In Full Via Video; Members Of TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EXODUS, Etc. Perform”