Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]


Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Chicago’s thrashing mad maniacs AFTERMATH first formed in The Windy City circa 1985, and from there were soon taking the world by storm. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]”

RAVEN Announce N. American Tour in Nov.; EXTINCTION A.D. & MOBILE DEATHCAMP Supporting

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The legendary godfathers of thrash metal, RAVEN, announced a 27-date North American tour has been set for November. Continue reading “RAVEN Announce N. American Tour in Nov.; EXTINCTION A.D. & MOBILE DEATHCAMP Supporting”

WRATH ‘Draw Blood’ With Video Premiere From New Album ‘Rage’; Appearing On Dave Ellefson’s BASSTORY Tour

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Long-running Chicago based thrash metal legends WRATH are days away from releasing their anxiously awaited new album, ‘Rage‘. Continue reading “WRATH ‘Draw Blood’ With Video Premiere From New Album ‘Rage’; Appearing On Dave Ellefson’s BASSTORY Tour”

Oldschool Sunday: ANGKOR WAT

ANGKOR WAT (2018)
Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Corpus Christi, Texas circa 1986 sees the formation of a crossover thrash metal band unlike any other at the time, ANGKOR WAT. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANGKOR WAT”

BYZANTINE Unleash Infectious ‘The Cicada Tree’ Official Video


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

It has been a little over a year since West Virginia’s progressive metal battery BYZANTINE unleashed the critically acclaimed Metal Blade Records release, ‘The Cicada Tree‘.  Continue reading “BYZANTINE Unleash Infectious ‘The Cicada Tree’ Official Video”

SEPTAGON Detail Upcoming Cruz Del Sur Music Release ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’; Debut Lyric Video

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

German power metallers SEPTAGON have unveiled the details for their upcoming sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “SEPTAGON Detail Upcoming Cruz Del Sur Music Release ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’; Debut Lyric Video”

FLOTSAM & JETSAM North American Headline ‘Tour Of Chaos 2019’ Set For Spring

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

As the November, AFM Records release of their 13th studio album, ‘The End Of Chaos‘, nears for the legendary FLOTSAM & JETSAM, some tour related news comes.   Continue reading “FLOTSAM & JETSAM North American Headline ‘Tour Of Chaos 2019’ Set For Spring”

IRON REAGAN ‘Dark Days Ahead’ EP Revealed + Track Stream; Sept. Tour Dates

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

RVA’s manic crossover metallers IRON REAGAN will return with a new four-song EP, ‘Dark Days Ahead‘, via Pop Wig Records on October 12th.  Continue reading “IRON REAGAN ‘Dark Days Ahead’ EP Revealed + Track Stream; Sept. Tour Dates”

STONECUTTERS ‘Carved In Time’ Album To Arrive In Nov.; Title Track Stream + Tour Dates


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

Louisville, Kentucky’s genre-melding, metal chaos-mongers STONECUTTERS will return this winter with their fifth studio album. Continue reading “STONECUTTERS ‘Carved In Time’ Album To Arrive In Nov.; Title Track Stream + Tour Dates”

UPDATED: ANTHRAX ‘State Of Euphoria’ Re-Issued For 30th Anniversary Edition


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

October 5th will see thrash metal legends ANTHRAX release the 30th Anniversary Edition of their groundbreaking 1988 album, ‘State Of Euphoria‘. Continue reading “UPDATED: ANTHRAX ‘State Of Euphoria’ Re-Issued For 30th Anniversary Edition”

Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE

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

The birth of Arlington, Texas’ GAMMACIDE occurred in 1986, out of the ashes of the disbanding Warlock. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE”

SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show

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

Rochester, NY’s genre mashing atrocity SULACO are doin’ it (and doin’ it) once again as only they can with an imminent new album offering. Continue reading “SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show”

GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

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

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”

OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST

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

Long-running Floridian death metal monstrosity OBITUARY have announced plans for an upcoming U.S. East Coast headlining tour. Continue reading “OBITUARY Headline U.S. East Coast Tour w/ EXMORTUS; Set For Inaugural HEAVY MOUNTAIN FEST”

MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’

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

Yes, you read that right! November will see “The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018” launch in the United States. Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’”