GOZU Interview w/Mark Gaffney & Doug Sherman; ‘Equilibrium’ Album Out 4/13 via BLACKLIGHT MEDIA/METAL BLADE + NEW VIDEO PREMIERE

Cover Artwork: Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studio

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

I’ve been waiting a long time for this… GOZU has a new album ‘Equilibrium’, out via Metal Blade/Blacklight Media Records on April 13th.  Today, we have an interview with Marc Gaffney and Doug Sherman, who chatted about the new record, plus pre-order info, and are premiering a new video and audio stream!
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Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates

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

For the second installment of my ‘Label Limelight‘ column, I’m already switching the format (might happen each time, who knows)!  We have an interesting way to highlight the label, this time in an interview with Totem Cat Records owner Ewenn Padovan, by one of his newly signed acts – Great Electric Quest!    Continue reading “Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates”

TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates


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

U.K. alternative rockers Turbowolf have just shared a new lyric video for a song from their upcoming album release, “The Free Life“.    Continue reading “TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]


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

With traceable origins dating back to the middle 1980’s as Iron Angel – to 1980, if you count their three year stretch under the moniker Metal Gods – this Hamburg, Germany band are a staple powerhouse at this point.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]”

EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates


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

The teaming up of two underground music trailblazers, NOLA’s sludge nihilists EYEHATEGOD and N.Y. hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, will occur for another round of shows this spring. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates”

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]


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

After several months of rumors, speculation, and cryptic picture posts, The Smashing Pumpkins have officially broken their silence to announce their reunion.  Continue reading “THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]”

PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates


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

As most people know by now, one of the most unexpected pairings in music, that of comedian Dave Hill and extreme metaller Chris Reifert (Autopsy) as Painted Doll, is well underway! Continue reading “PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates”

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”

AMORPHIS To Tour N. America; DARK TRANQUILITY-MOONSPELL-OMNIUM GATHERUM Supporting


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

A four Euro band “super tour” has just been announced from the bands Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum. The quadruple bill of these amazing acts will re-take North American soil this September – October as Amorphis just finished recording a new album with producer Jens Bogren (release tentatively set for May).
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DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”

WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018


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

Ripple Music recording artists, Oakland’s War Cloud, have announced an upcoming western U.S. region tour.   Continue reading “WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018”

FLAW Launches Western U.S. Tour 2018 With VIP Pkg.; Guests BLACKLITE DISTRICT & THE CROWNED


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

Re-activated Kentucky hard rock / nu metal unit FLAW have unveiled their plans for a Western U.S. Tour 2018.  Joining the Louisville rockers will be guests Blacklite District and The Crowned.   Continue reading “FLAW Launches Western U.S. Tour 2018 With VIP Pkg.; Guests BLACKLITE DISTRICT & THE CROWNED”

CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches

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

One of the heaviest harbingers of harrowing sludge, the U.K.’s CONAN, have announced they’ve finished recording a new album.  That album, titled “Existential Void Guardian“, will see the light of day from Napalm Records on August 31, 2018. Continue reading “CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches”

(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour


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

4/20 is the date for a new album release from legends (the) Melvins.  That date sees the offering from Ipecac Recordings, “Pinkus Abortion Technician“.    Continue reading “(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour”