ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS


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

It has been half a decade, a whole five long years since a full-length studio album arrived from North Carolina’s most incredible ASG. Continue reading “ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS”

HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Two years to the very day of its original 2016 release, this Friday, April 20th will see the re-issue of the self-titled debut album from Pittsburgh psych-doom / sludge band HOREHOUND. Continue reading “HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates”

New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears


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

The blackened crust / doom rising from RVA known as THUNDERCHIEF have resurfaced with a new single, “Stone House“. Continue reading “New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears”

NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support

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

California’s highly popular metal trio NIGHT DEMON, featuring Jarvis Leatherby (vocals, bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), unveiled a major tour announcement today. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support”

HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items


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

Swedish folk-infused progressive rockers Hällas have just premiered their new official video, “Astral Seer“. Continue reading “HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items”

Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]

Q5 (Then)

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

Seattle’s Q5 originally formed in 1983 and by their home region’s standards, the band qualified as a bona fide supergroup. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]”

DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018


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

Our friends from the Texas-based, retro-heavy unit DOOMSTRESS have just announced a planned U.S. touring trek they’ve set for May. Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018”

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”

THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot

The Obsessed
THE OBSESSED (Photo Courtesy Of Susie Costantino)

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

Maryland’s reactivated punk-tinged doomers THE OBSESSED have announced plans for a short tour of the U.K. and Ireland launching later this month. Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

CKY & SLAVES Announce Co-Headlining Tour; ROYAL THUNDER & AWAKEN I AM Supporting


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

CKY and SLAVES will co-headline a North American tour this summer with support from Royal Thunder and Awaken I AmContinue reading “CKY & SLAVES Announce Co-Headlining Tour; ROYAL THUNDER & AWAKEN I AM Supporting”

SEBASTIAN BACH Announces 2018 ‘Home Away From Home’ N. American Tour


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

Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach will hit the road this summer on an extensive North American tour. Continue reading “SEBASTIAN BACH Announces 2018 ‘Home Away From Home’ N. American Tour”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Joins THE SWORD On June Tour; Debuts ‘Hippie Speedball’ Official Video

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

New Jersey speed rock trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX announces an upcoming North American tour with The Sword. Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Joins THE SWORD On June Tour; Debuts ‘Hippie Speedball’ Official Video”

STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates


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

Chicago’s brutal sludge savages STAY ASLEEP will release their debut album “Mourner” on April 13 via Spirit & Discipline Recordings. Continue reading “STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates”

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Announce Canadian Tour; HAVOK & SICK OF IT ALL On Select Dates


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

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have announced a Canadian tour that will launch this mid-July with HAVOK and SICK OF IT ALL as support on select dates. Continue reading “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Announce Canadian Tour; HAVOK & SICK OF IT ALL On Select Dates”