TRAUMA Stream ‘The Rage’ Single; Bassist Greg Christian Joins Band


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

Bay Area metal legends Trauma are making a brand new song, ‘The Rage‘, available for streaming via Soundcloud today.     Continue reading “TRAUMA Stream ‘The Rage’ Single; Bassist Greg Christian Joins Band”

THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut

Pic Courtesy Of Oscar Dziedziela

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

Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted have unveiled information on their upcoming studio release, ‘Strength In Numbers‘. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th.  Continue reading “THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

EVIL INVADERS Debut Official Video From Upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence’ Album

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

Belgium’s old-school thrash metal maniacs Evil Invaders have just premiered a blistering track from their upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence‘ album release.   Continue reading “EVIL INVADERS Debut Official Video From Upcoming ‘Feed Me Violence’ Album”

OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting


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

New Jersey’s long running, WFO thrash legends Overkill have announced they will headline the 2017 edition of the Metal Alliance Tour.    Continue reading “OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting”

M.O.D. Shares New Song Equating You To Man Parts


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

Simply put, ‘You’re A Fucking Dick‘ and Billy Milano does not care about letting you know it. It’s the title of the latest song première from the controversial man and the band M.O.D. (Method Of Destruction).   Continue reading “M.O.D. Shares New Song Equating You To Man Parts”

Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support


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

After the successful European version of the Battle Of The Bays Tour (which included Prong), the U.S. edition has been announced.   Continue reading “Battle Of The Bays Tour Coming To US: OBITUARY & EXODUS Co-Headline; POWER TRIP & DUST BOLT Support”

Oldschool Sunday: HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH

HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH

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

Starting up in 1987 as a solo project of band mainstay Peter Hobbs, Australia’s Hobbs’ Angel Of Death was one of that nation’s first extreme metal bands.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: HOBBS’ ANGEL OF DEATH”

BLACK ROYAL ‘Dying Star’ 7″ Review; Lyric Video

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

Finland’s blackened metallic unit Black Royal recently (May 12th) issued the 2-song ‘Dying Star‘ 7″ via Suicide Records.   Continue reading “BLACK ROYAL ‘Dying Star’ 7″ Review; Lyric Video”

VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE


Days after an incredible performance at the Blackest Of The Black fest in Silverado, CA, Venom Inc. have announced a full-on North American live assault. Dubbed the Blood Stained Earth Tour, extreme metal bands Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence will provide direct support.  Continue reading “VENOM INC. N.A. Tour Set With Support From GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & THE CONVALESCENCE”