BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR

Photo: Grzegorz Gołębiowski
Article by: Brian Halsey, Staff Writer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It should be noted, although I have a wealth of writing experience, I have virtually no background in musicianship or how to play an instrument. This presents a unique challenge when writing about music. If I like a band, I try to gauge their style and present them in the most flattering light possible.   Continue reading “BEHEMOTH ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’ Album Review (x2) & Stream; US/EU Tour Dates w/ AT THE GATES, WITTR”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.

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

The Indianapolis-based quartet of absolute doom, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE, are headed to Europe for a tour next month. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.”

CLUTCH Set Dates For Annual Holiday Mini-Tour w/ Guests THE MESSTHETICS, LIONIZE & MIKE DILLON BAND

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

Anyone who is any kind of fan of the great American rock band CLUTCH is probably aware that the band is known for carrying out a mini-tour to wrap up each year of their success.  Continue reading “CLUTCH Set Dates For Annual Holiday Mini-Tour w/ Guests THE MESSTHETICS, LIONIZE & MIKE DILLON BAND”

PARADISE LOST, THE ATLAS MOTH, SOLSTAFIR Show Review & Concert Photos [Guest Contributor Hillarie Jason]

Article by: Hillarie Jason, Contributor/Photographer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Fall is officially upon us, which of course means we are in the midst of a barrage of disgusting, trendy, pumpkin flavored garbage being consumed fervently by people who have clearly lost their minds over a flavor even a starving rodent shies away from.     Continue reading “PARADISE LOST, THE ATLAS MOTH, SOLSTAFIR Show Review & Concert Photos [Guest Contributor Hillarie Jason]”

99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates

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

99 CRIMES is a new Austin, Texas based band that brings together a trio of experienced musicians that play quality original music. Continue reading “99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates”

KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records
Article by: Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.    Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain””

YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA

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

Seattle’s duo of thunderous stoner doom emissions, YEAR OF THE COBRA, announce the looming launch of a North American touring trek. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA”

STRIFE To Play 1997 Album ‘In This Defiance’ On Nov. East Coast Dates; ENFORCED & RESTRAINING ORDER Support

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

CAHC legends STRIFE announce they will embark on a small string of U.S. East Coast live dates in November. Continue reading “STRIFE To Play 1997 Album ‘In This Defiance’ On Nov. East Coast Dates; ENFORCED & RESTRAINING ORDER Support”

ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018

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

California’s desert/psyche doom unit ATALA announce their upcoming “Destroy YourselfTour of the Western U.S.  Continue reading “ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018”

TAKE OFFENSE Issue ‘Trust’ Video + East Coast Tour; Join EU’s ‘The Persistence Tour 2019’ w/ SICK OF IT ALL, IGNITE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, WALLS OF JERICHO

(Photo Courtesy Of Veronika Reinert)
Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

SoCal hardcore / crossover thrash stalwarts TAKE OFFENSE drop the news and events hammer with several up to the minute action announcements. Continue reading “TAKE OFFENSE Issue ‘Trust’ Video + East Coast Tour; Join EU’s ‘The Persistence Tour 2019’ w/ SICK OF IT ALL, IGNITE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, WALLS OF JERICHO”

EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Reunite For Western U.S. Tour; PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS On Select Dates

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

NOLA’s nihilistic sludge monstrosity EYEHATEGOD announce they will team up with NYHC legends CRO-MAGS (again) for a run of western U.S. live dates in November. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Reunite For Western U.S. Tour; PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS On Select Dates”

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”

UN Share ‘Sentiment’ As New Release Arrives [Stream]; U.S. Autumn Tour w/ ORYX & WITHERED Set

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

When it comes to truly harrowing, hauntingly bleak, utterly obliterating doom metal, nothing beats that arising from the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Continue reading “UN Share ‘Sentiment’ As New Release Arrives [Stream]; U.S. Autumn Tour w/ ORYX & WITHERED Set”

DANKO JONES Announce New Single & Western U.S. Tour w/ NASHVILLE PUSSY & PRIMA DONNA


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

Canadian rock ‘n roll troubadours DANKO JONES have dropped a new single, “We’re Crazy“, once again defiantly proclaiming that rock is far from dead. Continue reading “DANKO JONES Announce New Single & Western U.S. Tour w/ NASHVILLE PUSSY & PRIMA DONNA”