COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]

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

There’s psych-rock and then there is psychedelic rock, two totally different genres, or musical styles, very dissimilar to one another. Continue reading “COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]”

MEGADETH Announce Inaugural ‘MegaCruise’ w/ Guests: ANTHRAX, ARMORED SAINT, TESTAMENT, C.O.C., METAL CHURCH, DORO & More [Video]


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

MEGADETH have revealed the initial line up of bands that are scheduled to set sail on the inaugural “MegaCruise 2019“.  Continue reading “MEGADETH Announce Inaugural ‘MegaCruise’ w/ Guests: ANTHRAX, ARMORED SAINT, TESTAMENT, C.O.C., METAL CHURCH, DORO & More [Video]”

CIRCLE OF DUST – Career Spanning ‘Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust’ Doc Arrives [Trailer]

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

September 21st saw the arrival of ‘Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust‘, a career-spanning documentary on the industrial metal band CIRCLE OF DUST. Continue reading “CIRCLE OF DUST – Career Spanning ‘Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust’ Doc Arrives [Trailer]”

Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]

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

STEVEN WILSON is a world recognized songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, and much, much more. Continue reading “Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]”

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Reissue [Video Trailer]

(Image: © K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redferns – Getty)

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

One of the most iconic albums in the history of rock and roll, the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE‘s 1968 offering, ‘Electric Ladyland‘, reaches its 50th anniversary this year. Continue reading “JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Reissue [Video Trailer]”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST To Launch ‘Red, White ‘N Brew’ U.S. Tour This Month [Video Trailer]

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

San Diego’s metal-melding heavy rockers GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST announce the rapidly approaching “Red, White ‘N BrewU.S. Tour 2018. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST To Launch ‘Red, White ‘N Brew’ U.S. Tour This Month [Video Trailer]”

MADBALL To Support Suicidal Tendencies On U.S. Tour; Annc. Headline Dates [Video Trailer]

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

NYHC legends MADBALL announce they will be joining the upcoming SUICIDAL TENDENCIES U.S. tour as support. Continue reading “MADBALL To Support Suicidal Tendencies On U.S. Tour; Annc. Headline Dates [Video Trailer]”

Oldschool Sunday: Nuclear Blast’s ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ Comp. Series Revived [Video Trailer]; Tour Announcement

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

During the late 80s and early 90s, the record label Nuclear Blast had the brilliant idea of compiling multiple death metal bands together on to one release.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Nuclear Blast’s ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ Comp. Series Revived [Video Trailer]; Tour Announcement”

UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album was released earlier this year through France’s Listenable Records. This trio of heavy rock road dogs is now set to embark on a two-month round of headline tour dates starting next month in support of their ‘Shadowlands‘ release.  Continue reading “UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom”

CLUTCH ‘Impetus’ On Vinyl From Earache Records For First Time In 25 Years [Video Trailer]


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

Earache Records announce they will be issuing some of CLUTCH‘s earliest recorded offerings on vinyl for the first time in 25 years. Continue reading “CLUTCH ‘Impetus’ On Vinyl From Earache Records For First Time In 25 Years [Video Trailer]”

ACTS OF SWINE ‘Sadistically Speaking’ Album Review & Stream – NYP Item

(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Formed in 2016, hailing from Wisconsin and Illinois, and made up of multi-instrumentalist Dan Guenther (who excels on all of them) and bellowing singer Brian Worth, ACTS OF SWINE have learned well at the altars of their old-school death metal influences – Jungle Rot, Bolt Thrower, and Obituary, among others. Continue reading “ACTS OF SWINE ‘Sadistically Speaking’ Album Review & Stream – NYP Item”

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]”