THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser


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

One of the most intriguing recent new band announcements has been that of Thee Iron Hand. The recently revealed new project hosts a cast of musicians from several well known bands including past/present members of Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Iron Boss, The Obsessed, Lifetime Shitlist and more.   Continue reading “THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser”

UNSANE Share More Details Of Upcoming ‘Sterilize’ Album; Tour Dates

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

NYC’s noise rock kings Unsane have issued further details of their anxiously awaited new studio effort, ‘Sterilize‘.   Continue reading “UNSANE Share More Details Of Upcoming ‘Sterilize’ Album; Tour Dates”

PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track

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

Swedish traditional metal-influenced band Portrait have announced the news of their imminent return via a new studio effort.    Continue reading “PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track”

BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams

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

One of my favorite traditional styled doom bands, Italy’s Bretus, will soon return with a brand new offering in this month of June. That offering is entitled ‘...From The Twilight Zone‘ and it will arrive via the Endless Winter label.   Continue reading “BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams”

CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video

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

The hard rocking, heavier touring occult entity that is the metallic doom band Castle have announced a new tour (no surprise there).   Continue reading “CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video”

KILLING VOLTS ‘Why Should I Say Yes?’ EP Review, Stream & Video Premiere

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

With plenty of nouveau swagger and new wave-y flare comes the Geneva, Switzerland quartet Killing Volts.   Continue reading “KILLING VOLTS ‘Why Should I Say Yes?’ EP Review, Stream & Video Premiere”

TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)

(By Shaun Katz, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com

At their peak, Trouble were the perfect combination of Black Sabbath meets The Beatles, and their 1992 album ‘Manic Frustration‘ was their collaborative pinnacle.   Continue reading “TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)”

PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July


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

The UK’s atmospheric doom legends Paradise Lost have announced the will be re-issuing a 20th Anniversary special edition of their ‘One Second‘ album.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July”

FIREBALL MINISTRY Announce New LP; Share New Lyric Video


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

Righteous SoCal stoner rockers Fireball Ministry streak into today’s news feed with the announcement of the imminence of their fifth studio release. Continue reading “FIREBALL MINISTRY Announce New LP; Share New Lyric Video”

Pro Vid Of Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) & Amy Lee (Evanescence) ‘Cats In The Cradle’ Graspop Duet


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

Evanescence singer Amy Lee joined Ugly Kid Joe and their singer Whitfield Crane for a rousing rendition of the band’s beloved cover of a 1974 classic, Harry Chapin’s ‘Cats In The Cradle‘.   Continue reading “Pro Vid Of Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) & Amy Lee (Evanescence) ‘Cats In The Cradle’ Graspop Duet”