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”

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”

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”

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”

Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended.  Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom”

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”

MC5 (Wayne Kramer w/ Soundgarden, King’s X, Fugazi, Zen Guerrilla Members) Reveal Itinerary For 50th Anniversary Tour: MC50

(Wayne Kramer, Kim Thayil, Brendan Canty, Dug Pinnick, Marcus Durant)

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

After the recent internet-overloading news that a modern incarnation of the legendary MC5 were forming for some type of upcoming action… here it is! Continue reading “MC5 (Wayne Kramer w/ Soundgarden, King’s X, Fugazi, Zen Guerrilla Members) Reveal Itinerary For 50th Anniversary Tour: MC50”

WITCH MOUNTAIN S/T Album Announced; First N. American Tour In 6 Years Set

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

There are some new, interesting developments happening with Portland’s Witch Mountain, ones surely to be welcome news to fans of the band. Continue reading “WITCH MOUNTAIN S/T Album Announced; First N. American Tour In 6 Years Set”

GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming

(Photo Courtesy Of David Brendan Hall)

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

Austin’s immensely awesome rockers GREENBEARD have unloaded quite a list of news items and upcoming events that are taking place. Continue reading “GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming”

QUICKSAND And GLASSJAW Announce Summer U.S. Co-Headlining Tour


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

Riding high on their triumphant “comeback” in 2017, NYC alt. rock icons QUICKSAND have announced a U.S. co-headlining tour with GLASSJAW this summer.  Continue reading “QUICKSAND And GLASSJAW Announce Summer U.S. Co-Headlining Tour”