TRAUMA Unveils ‘As The World Dies’ Album Details; Sign Distro Deal With The Orchard


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

Reformed San Francisco thrash metal act TRAUMA have revealed details of their upcoming new studio release, “As The World Dies“. Continue reading “TRAUMA Unveils ‘As The World Dies’ Album Details; Sign Distro Deal With The Orchard”

KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video


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

Canadian death metal hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have announced a handful of U.S. shows to celebrate the release of their new album, “Meditations“. Continue reading “KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video”

HIRAX ‘Born In The Streets 1983/1984’ Demo Collection On Vinyl Coming

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

The Italian label F.O.A.D. Records has announced they are going to release a very special, rare gem from metal’s past. Continue reading “HIRAX ‘Born In The Streets 1983/1984’ Demo Collection On Vinyl Coming”

WICKED RIVER RISING ‘Hell & High Water’ Review And Stream


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

As we know, areas of Louisiana are prone to terrible flooding, like that of the 2005 natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading “WICKED RIVER RISING ‘Hell & High Water’ Review And Stream”

MEGADETH Deluxe Reissue Of Classic Debut ‘Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good’ To Arrive In May

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

Century Media Records and Legacy Recordings are partnering together to release the 2018 deluxe reissue of Megadeth’s classic debut album, Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good, on June 8th. Continue reading “MEGADETH Deluxe Reissue Of Classic Debut ‘Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good’ To Arrive In May”

OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream

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

From the recesses of southern Connecticut comes the first official release from the stoner metal trio OWL MAKER, their “Paths Of The Slain” EP. Continue reading “OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream”

HATCHET Unveils Details Of ‘Dying To Exist’ Album; Premiere New Official Video

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

Bay Area new wave of American thrash act HATCHET have unveiled details from their new LP, “Dying To Exist“. It will arrive in stores June 22nd, 2018 via Combat Records / EMP Label Group. Continue reading “HATCHET Unveils Details Of ‘Dying To Exist’ Album; Premiere New Official Video”

‘Slave To The Grind’ Grindcore Documentary Arrives In April; Official Video Trailer


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

In recent years, it seems that the documentary format of film has become a popular way to document varying aspects of the musical realm. Continue reading “‘Slave To The Grind’ Grindcore Documentary Arrives In April; Official Video Trailer”

TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]


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

A pro-quality video of TESTAMENT‘s full live set from Wacken Open Air 2012 has surfaced and we are sharing it here with you. Continue reading “TESTAMENT Live At Wacken Open Air 2012 [Pro Video Streaming]”

AT THE GATES Release ‘A Stare Bound In Stone’ Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Ester Segarra)

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

As the May 18th, Century Media release of “To Drink From The Night Itself“, the latest album from At The Gates nears, a new official video has been released. Continue reading “AT THE GATES Release ‘A Stare Bound In Stone’ Official Video”

WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest


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

Earlier this month, Riff Relevant shared the news of Bay Area-based metal extremists WOLF KING and their imminent album release, “Loyal To The Soil” [HERE]. Continue reading “WOLF KING Issue ‘Loyal To The Soil’ Title Track Visualizer; Tour Dates Including New England Metal & Hardcore Fest”

PRONG Premiere ‘Forced Into Tolerance’ Official Video; West Coast Tour Launches This Week


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

New York industrial thrash metal band PRONG have premiered a new official video for the song “Forced Into Tolerance” from their latest album, “Zero Days“. Continue reading “PRONG Premiere ‘Forced Into Tolerance’ Official Video; West Coast Tour Launches This Week”

POKERFACE Premiere ‘Creepy Guests’ Official Video


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

Moscow’s maniacal metal shredders POKERFACE have just premiered their new official video, “Creepy Guests“. Continue reading “POKERFACE Premiere ‘Creepy Guests’ Official Video”

LAMB OF GOD To Release Covers Album In May Under Band’s Original Name: BURN THE PRIEST; Song & Video


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

Almost twenty years after they changed their name from Burn The Priest to Lamb Of God in 1999, the RVA metal legends will release a new album under their original moniker. Continue reading “LAMB OF GOD To Release Covers Album In May Under Band’s Original Name: BURN THE PRIEST; Song & Video”

HEMLOCK Announce 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour; SEVIDEMIC To Support


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

One of the U.S. metal underground’s longest-running, most resilient underdogs, Las Vegas’ HEMLOCK, have announced a tour to celebrate the band’s legacy. Continue reading “HEMLOCK Announce 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour; SEVIDEMIC To Support”