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]”

MORDOR Return After Two Decades With ‘Darkness’ In April [Teaser Video]


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

Polish doom-death veterans MORDOR announce the release of their first album in 21 years, titled “Darkness...” and arriving from Pagan Records on April 20th. Continue reading “MORDOR Return After Two Decades With ‘Darkness’ In April [Teaser Video]”

BONG ‘Thought And Existence’ Review; Album Teaser Video

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

Back with a [the] BONG! The U.K. psyche-drone doomers will return with the mesmerizing “Thought And Existence” on May 4th, via Ritual ProductionsContinue reading “BONG ‘Thought And Existence’ Review; Album Teaser Video”

Rob Zombie Set To Release ‘Astro Creep 2000: Live’ Performance Of WHITE ZOMBIE’s Classic ’95 Album


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

March 30 is the release date set for the anxiously awaited Rob Zombie live album release of “Astro Creep 2000: Live” from Interscope/Geffen/A&M. Continue reading “Rob Zombie Set To Release ‘Astro Creep 2000: Live’ Performance Of WHITE ZOMBIE’s Classic ’95 Album”

WISHBONE ASH Announce The ‘Open Road’ Spring U.S. Tour; Box Set Arrives In April [Trailer]

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

Wishbone Ash, one of the U.K.’s most influential rock bands in music history, will be coming to the U.S. in April 2018 on the Open Road Tour. Continue reading “WISHBONE ASH Announce The ‘Open Road’ Spring U.S. Tour; Box Set Arrives In April [Trailer]”

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]”

‘The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal: Part 1’ Documentary Arrives; Video Clips With John Bush, Lars Ulrich, Gene Hoglan


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

On Friday, January 19, MetalRock Films released the highly anticipated, much talked about cinematic document detailing the history of the Los Angeles metal scene, “The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal: Part 1“!   Continue reading “‘The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal: Part 1’ Documentary Arrives; Video Clips With John Bush, Lars Ulrich, Gene Hoglan”

RIFFS OR GTFO Announces ‘California Blood: Volume 1’ Compilation; Teaser Video


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

Arriving on Friday, January 26th, is the metal-intensified “California Blood: Volume 1” compilation from the San Diego based Riffs Or GTFO label.  The offering provides a powerful presentation containing some of the best underground bands out at this time. Continue reading “RIFFS OR GTFO Announces ‘California Blood: Volume 1’ Compilation; Teaser Video”