SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″

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

Legendary musician Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Corrections House, etc.) has announced a European solo tour for early 2018, where he will be accompanied by John Judkins of Rwake. Continue reading “SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″”

DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming


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

Atmospherically haunting, abstract sludge industrialists Dirge are positioned to release their new studio construct “Alma | Baltica” this month.   Continue reading “DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming”

DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour


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

Iron Man vocalist “Screaming MadDee Calhoun has been actively making waves on his very own accord as a solo artist in the past couple of years. 2017 has been an especially good year for Dee as he recorded his second solo effort for Argonauta Records, “Go To The Devil“, this year. It is set to be released by the label in early 2018 and saw Dee joined on this album by his Iron Man bandmate Louis Strachan on bass. Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour”

SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW

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

Kingston, New York’s Shadow Witch confirms the flight dates for their upcoming album, ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘.  The band’s second full-length is set for official release through Salt Of The Earth Records on December 15thwith pre-order available as of November 27th.    Continue reading “SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW”

ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Announce 2018 N. American Tour; First N.A.Trek In Over 35 Years To Follow Live CD/DVD Release


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

One of the most prolific acts in rock and roll, one that is such in both the audio and visual realm, have announced their first North American tour in over thirty years. Jeff Lynne’s ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) will hit the U.S. and Canadian continent with ten shows, starting in Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena before wrapping in Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center. See below for full tour routing. Continue reading “ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Announce 2018 N. American Tour; First N.A.Trek In Over 35 Years To Follow Live CD/DVD Release”

WITH THE DEAD ‘Love From With The Dead’ Review & Stream


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

What is there to be said about vocalist Lee Dorrian‘s post-Cathedral band With The Dead that hasn’t been said so many other places (sites)? Dorrian’s main project now, WTD holds quite a respectable bunch of lads in its band membership, that is for sure. Returning with Lee on the new studio album, “Love From With The Dead” once again, is guitarist Tim Bagshaw (ex-Electric Wizard/Serpentine Path). There’s also new blood in the personages of former Bolt Thrower drummer Alex Thomas and Lee’s old Cathedral band mate, bassist Leo Smee. Continue reading “WITH THE DEAD ‘Love From With The Dead’ Review & Stream”

OL’ TIME MOONSHINE ‘The Apocalypse Trilogies’ Album Review & Stream; Set to Play Descendants Of Crom Fest

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Ol’ Time Moonshine is a doom / metal / rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who also had the balls to list old school WWF wrestling as one of their primary influences.   Challenge accepted boys, I know exactly what you need me to do…   Continue reading “OL’ TIME MOONSHINE ‘The Apocalypse Trilogies’ Album Review & Stream; Set to Play Descendants Of Crom Fest”

‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer


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

If ever a band existed that was comprised of pure sonic volatility and unapologetic angst, it would be Unsane.  The NYC-based trio will celebrate their 30th year of existence in 2018, what better time than now to acknowledge the band’s influence? Continue reading “‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer”

MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video

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

A slew of headlining tour updates have come from the Mastodon crew over the past few weeks.  Just in case you missed it, we have all dates and info here for you today in one spot…   Continue reading “MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video”

LOINCLOTH Share Details Of Final Album Release ‘Psalm Of The Morbid Whore’; Video Trailer

(Pic Courtesy Of Rob Sheley)

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

The Virginia/North Carolina-based instrumental sludge band Loincloth have announced plans for releasing their departing recording.  “Psalm Of The Morbid Whore“, the band’s second and final full-length release,  will see digital and vinyl release through Southern Lord on September 29thContinue reading “LOINCLOTH Share Details Of Final Album Release ‘Psalm Of The Morbid Whore’; Video Trailer”

CALIGULA’S HORSE Unveil ‘In Contact’ Details; Streaming New Song + Live Dates

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

Australian progressive metallers Caligula’s Horse have revealed the details of their next studio record.  Titled “In Contact“, it will be released worldwide via InsideOut Music on September 15th. Continue reading “CALIGULA’S HORSE Unveil ‘In Contact’ Details; Streaming New Song + Live Dates”

Mike Portnoy & Derek Sherinian Reunite In Supergroup SONS OF APOLLO


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

Dream Theater alumni Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian have confirmed recent rumors hinting at their working together in a new “supergroup” project.   Continue reading “Mike Portnoy & Derek Sherinian Reunite In Supergroup SONS OF APOLLO”

TRIVIUM Shares New Official Video; N. Amer. Co-Headline Tour w/ ARCH ENEMY


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

Florida metallers Trivium are firing back up with a stream of activity and announcements this week.    Continue reading “TRIVIUM Shares New Official Video; N. Amer. Co-Headline Tour w/ ARCH ENEMY”

Argonauta Records Artist DEE CALHOUN To Release ‘Jesus, Devil, Deed’ Novella In August; Video


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

Maryland metal mainstay “Screaming Mad” Dee Calhoun is a busy, busy man these days…   Continue reading “Argonauta Records Artist DEE CALHOUN To Release ‘Jesus, Devil, Deed’ Novella In August; Video”

MOLASSES BARGE Self-Titled Album Review; LP Sampler Video

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

Pittsburgh’s Molasses Barge are probably one of the better kept secrets of the U.S. doom/heavy rock realm, especially when you realize the talents contained within it.   Continue reading “MOLASSES BARGE Self-Titled Album Review; LP Sampler Video”

POSTE 942 ‘Long Play’ Review, Stream & Official Video

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

Tourves, France’s finest fucking rock ‘n roll export, Poste 942, are back with their appropriately titled full-length, “Long Play“.   Continue reading “POSTE 942 ‘Long Play’ Review, Stream & Official Video”

MOTÖRHEAD To Release Covers Compilation ‘Under Cöver’ In September; Video Trailer

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

As any good Motörhead fan knows, Lemmy Kilmister and Co. liked to take songs from other artists and subject them to the Motörhead-ization process.  To run them through the Motörizer, if you will, and put the legendary band’s own stamp and seal upon them. Continue reading “MOTÖRHEAD To Release Covers Compilation ‘Under Cöver’ In September; Video Trailer”

ETHEREAL RIFFIAN To Release ‘Afterlight’ DVD In August; Video Trailer Shared As Pre-Order Begins

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

The Ukraine’s heavily psychedelic-influenced sonic spiritualists Ethereal Riffian will release their “Afterlight” DVD on August 17th.   Continue reading “ETHEREAL RIFFIAN To Release ‘Afterlight’ DVD In August; Video Trailer Shared As Pre-Order Begins”

Fist Fight In The Parking Lot – Upcoming ‘714’ Due Out 7/14 & Release Party On 7/28

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

What a heavy-duty music surprise to have the latest Fist Fight In The Parking Lot release ‘714′ be released on – you guessed it – July 14th. Just in time for my birthday on Saturday.  Blackseed Recordings is on a dark rampage lately with their roster. I, for one, am thrilled.   Continue reading “Fist Fight In The Parking Lot – Upcoming ‘714’ Due Out 7/14 & Release Party On 7/28”

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser


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

The otherworldly, modern progressive black metal band from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Wolves In The Throne Room, have announced their imminent return.   Continue reading “WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser”