HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]


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

Legendary German power metal band HELLOWEEN announce a Vinyl Box Set consisting of the band’s early albums is due to arrive this September. Continue reading “HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]”

Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin & Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck Are THE THREE TREMORS; S/T Debut Imminent

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

A trio of heavy metal’s most powerful, recognizable and revered vocalists are uniting under the banner of THE THREE TREMORS. Continue reading “Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin & Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck Are THE THREE TREMORS; S/T Debut Imminent”

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Annc. Sophomore Release ‘I See What I Became’ [Video Trailer]

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

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE, the dark experimental, psych-industrial duo of Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder) and Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Minsk), announce their second album. Continue reading “MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Annc. Sophomore Release ‘I See What I Became’ [Video Trailer]”

THE END A.D. / TORMENTRESS Announce Cassette-Only Split Release ‘Sermon Of Violence’ [Video Teaser]

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

Philadelphia’s genre-warping THE END A.D. and Singapore’s all female thrash act TORMENTRESS are partnering together for a unique split release. Continue reading “THE END A.D. / TORMENTRESS Announce Cassette-Only Split Release ‘Sermon Of Violence’ [Video Teaser]”

GREEN CARNATION Share Excerpt From Upcoming Doc/Concert Film ‘Last Day Of Darkness’ [Video]


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

Norwegian progressive doom band GREEN CARNATION will release Last Day Of Darkness, a concert celebration of their formative Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness album, on DVD/CD/Vinyl Prophecy Productions August 24th. Continue reading “GREEN CARNATION Share Excerpt From Upcoming Doc/Concert Film ‘Last Day Of Darkness’ [Video]”

THE WHITE SWAN Reveal ‘Touch Taste Destroy’ EP Details [Title Track]; Canadian / U.S. Live Dates Set

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

The Ontario-based, atmospheric doom band THE WHITE SWAN, featuring Kittie drummer Mercedes Lander, alongside bassist Kira Longeuay, and guitarist Shane Jeffers, are back with some fantastic news. Continue reading “THE WHITE SWAN Reveal ‘Touch Taste Destroy’ EP Details [Title Track]; Canadian / U.S. Live Dates Set”

PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]


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

August 17th will see the Relapse Records release of a split album recording from two of the absolute heaviest entities in the underground realm of sonic mayhem. Continue reading “PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]”

ART OF DECEPTION Debuts ‘Dark Psychosis’ Official Video As New Album Arrives

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

Norway’s extreme groove metallers ART OF DECEPTION will release their new album, “Path Of Trees“, on June 22nd, via Rob Mules Records. Continue reading “ART OF DECEPTION Debuts ‘Dark Psychosis’ Official Video As New Album Arrives”

DEATH ANGEL, SODOM, SUICIDAL ANGELS Unite For ‘MTV Headbanger’s Ball’ EU Tour – Headliner TBA


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

As MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball is still a thing in Europe, there will be a 2018 installment of the show-sponsored “MTV Headbanger’s Ball European Tour“. Continue reading “DEATH ANGEL, SODOM, SUICIDAL ANGELS Unite For ‘MTV Headbanger’s Ball’ EU Tour – Headliner TBA”

‘THE MENTORS: Kings Of Sleaze Rockumentary’ Now Available On DVD [Video Trailer]

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

Following its world premiere at Helsinki, Finland’s Night Visions Film Festival, “The Mentors: Kings Of Sleaze Rockumentary” is now available on DVD from Dream Evil Pictures. Continue reading “‘THE MENTORS: Kings Of Sleaze Rockumentary’ Now Available On DVD [Video Trailer]”

ASHES OF ARES Sign Deal With ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records For Sophomore Album [Video Announcement]

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

ASHES OF ARES, the U.S. power metal band fronted by former Iced Earth singer Matt Barlow, have shared an update concerning the band. Continue reading “ASHES OF ARES Sign Deal With ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records For Sophomore Album [Video Announcement]”

RUNESCARRED (Former Dead Earth Politics / Southern Front Members) Reveal Debut EP Details; Teaser Video + Live Dates

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

Austin, Texas’ RUNESCARRED, the new band of former Dead Earth Politics and Southern Front folks, have unveiled details and info on their upcoming debut. Continue reading “RUNESCARRED (Former Dead Earth Politics / Southern Front Members) Reveal Debut EP Details; Teaser Video + Live Dates”

GRAVEYARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Peace’; Teaser Video


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

After announcing their break-up in September of 2016, and then their reformation four months later in January, 2017, Sweden’s GRAVEYARD have shared some news. Continue reading “GRAVEYARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Peace’; Teaser Video”

Oldschool Sunday: FIVE.BOLT.MAIN [2005 ‘Venting’ Album To Receive First-Time Vinyl Release – Teaser Video]


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

For those that are proverbially “in the know” so to speak, then you are already aware that Louisville, Kentucky’s FIVE.BOLT.MAIN are inexorably linked with the ‘Ville’s FLAW. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: FIVE.BOLT.MAIN [2005 ‘Venting’ Album To Receive First-Time Vinyl Release – Teaser Video]”