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”

MARC RIZZO To Release ‘Rotation’ Solo Album In March; Teaser Video


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

Musician / guitarist Marc Rizzo, best known for his place in such current bands as Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Dead By Wednesday and others (along with his former, Ill Nino) will release a new solo album in March.   Continue reading “MARC RIZZO To Release ‘Rotation’ Solo Album In March; Teaser Video”

ROB DUKES (Generation Kill, Ex-Exodus) Issues Solo EP Featuring Scott Reeder; Song Streaming


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

Vocalist Rob Dukes, currently of both Generation Kill / Fragile Mortals and formerly of Exodus, has just released his first solo EP.   Continue reading “ROB DUKES (Generation Kill, Ex-Exodus) Issues Solo EP Featuring Scott Reeder; Song Streaming”

THAL Reveal ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Full Details; Launch Pre-Order + Teaser

Hartnell (L) & Walker/Green (R)

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

For many fanatics within the global-wide heavy rock / doom underground, one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2018 will drop soon. Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose), will unleash their new full-length studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” via Argonauta Records on February 16th. Continue reading “THAL Reveal ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Full Details; Launch Pre-Order + Teaser”

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”