ASCENDING DAWN Share Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Coalesce’ Release


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

Bi-national prog/alt metal project, Ascending Dawn,  have debuted their new lyric video, “Cannonball from the upcoming albumCoalesce, due out December 1st.
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GRUNTRUCK Premiere Animated Video From “Lost” S/T Album Out Now


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

With all of the recent buzz and hoopla about the long “lost” Gruntruck album (details here) finally seeing the light of day, I now get to utter (via typed text) words I never thought I’d be saying again: “We have the premiere of a new video from Gruntruck.Continue reading “GRUNTRUCK Premiere Animated Video From “Lost” S/T Album Out Now”

EXARSIS Unleash ‘General Guidance’ Official Video As ‘New War Order’ Looms

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

Greece’s oldschool thrash-styled metal band Exarsis have unleashed a scathing Official Video for their track “General Guidance“. The blistering neck-wrecking number hails from the band’s imminent fourth album release, “New World Order” which is due out on October 20th. Continue reading “EXARSIS Unleash ‘General Guidance’ Official Video As ‘New War Order’ Looms”

EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video


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

The Dutch sludge heavyweights Obese are back with their sophomore album, “Anamnesis“, dropping via Argonauta Records on October 20th. Riff Relevant is extremely excited to be the EXCLUSIVE source for the first global stream of the record in full now through Soundcloud today. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video”

AMENRA ‘Mass VI’ Streaming Now Ahead Of Release; Video + Tour Dates

( Pic Courtesy Of Stephan Vanfleteren)

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

Amenra
 are set to issue their phenomenal new album, “Mass VI“, via Neurot Recordings this Friday, October 20th. The contrasting sonic spectacular is streaming now though thanks to Riff Relevant and the Soundcloud embed below. Also, check out the band’s official video for the track “Children Of The Eye” also included. Continue reading “AMENRA ‘Mass VI’ Streaming Now Ahead Of Release; Video + Tour Dates”

LADY BEAST To Unleash ‘Vicious Breed’ In November; Lyric Video Premiere + Appearance On Anthony Bourdain Show

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Reinhart)

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

Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the November 17 release of “Vicious Breed” from Pittsburgh’s NWOBHM-inspired upstarts Lady BeastThe band was one of the more surprising discoveries for many of us at the recent Descendants Of Crom Festival in Steel City.  Continue reading “LADY BEAST To Unleash ‘Vicious Breed’ In November; Lyric Video Premiere + Appearance On Anthony Bourdain Show”

Oldschool Sunday: SALLY


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

The Birmingham, UK-based band Sally originally began as a trio in 1996 with members Andrew Parker (guitar), Peter Brown (bass) and Darren ‘Dirty’ Donovan (drums, vocals). The three adopted the name Sally in tribute to the heroine ‘Sally Hardesty’ from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and played music heavily influenced by the likes of Fu Manchu, Mudhoney and Sonic Youth. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SALLY”

DREAM THEATER ‘Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour’ Mini-Doc Premieres

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

FreqsTV
 has produced a documentary on Dream Theater‘s “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, which sees the pioneering progressive metal group celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their milestone RIAA-gold-certified album “Images And Words“. Continue reading “DREAM THEATER ‘Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour’ Mini-Doc Premieres”

THE OXFORD COMA Stream Steve Albini-Produced ‘Everything Out Of Tune’; Live Dates

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

Famed producer Steve Albini was the board man that helmed The Oxford Coma‘s upcoming third album release, “Everything Out Of Tune“. The forty minute-plus collection of psychedelia-imbued noise rock will be independently released this Friday, the 13th of October. Continue reading “THE OXFORD COMA Stream Steve Albini-Produced ‘Everything Out Of Tune’; Live Dates”

Riot’s Revelation: GROUND ‘I’ Stream & NYP Item; Video Premiere


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

There is nothing like finding fantastically kick-ass music that is FREE for you to obtain. That is almost always the secondary premise of Riot’s Revelation, the first being making you aware of said kick-ass music first and foremost. Then the fact that it requires no expense to procure it is just as equally paramount. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: GROUND ‘I’ Stream & NYP Item; Video Premiere”

BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream

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

Buzzard Canyon dubs their music Camaro Rock.  Picture yourself with a jean jacket, mullet, driving a early 80’s Camaro.  Bottle of whiskey by your side, shotgun on the floor and you’re pumping your fist as you roar down a desert road with the radio at full volume… High energy, intensity and rock n roll.”  Fucking.  Sold……….  Dude.   Continue reading “BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream”

SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video


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

Sweden’s Satan Takes A Holiday have just premiered their official video for the new single “Good Cop Bad Cop“.    Continue reading “SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video”

AIRBOURNE Release ‘It’s All For Rock ‘N Roll’ Documentary; Streaming


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

Australian hard rock band Airbourne recently announced their plans to release the “Diamond Cuts” box set, which they did on Sept. 29th. The collection contained the band’s first three studio albums: Running WildNo Guts. No Glory, and Black Dog Barking, plus the brand new “Diamond Cuts – The B-Sides” CD featuring 2 previously unavailable tracks. Continue reading “AIRBOURNE Release ‘It’s All For Rock ‘N Roll’ Documentary; Streaming”

HANGING GARDEN To Release ‘I Am Become’ This Month; Lyric Video Shared


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

Finnish Gothic doom metallers, Hanging Garden, will release their new album, I Am Become, on October 27th via Lifeforce Records. A lyric video for the new song, “Our Dark Design”, is available for streaming below. Continue reading “HANGING GARDEN To Release ‘I Am Become’ This Month; Lyric Video Shared”

QUICKSAND ‘Slip’ (1993) Album Review & Stream; New Album Teaser Tracks

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

For those who were in search of an alternative to the rehashed and often overhyped Seattle sound of the 90’s, there were a number of albums which dropped like sledgehammers, without any accompanying limelight.   Continue reading “QUICKSAND ‘Slip’ (1993) Album Review & Stream; New Album Teaser Tracks”

TULSADOOM Premieres ‘Fist From The Grave’ Video From ‘Helltulsarazordoom’ Split With HELLRAZORS


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

Austria’s blackened thrash metallers Tulsadoom have published a brand new video for the track “Fist From The Grave”, which is taken off the band’s upcoming split with fellow countrymen Hellrazors. Continue reading “TULSADOOM Premieres ‘Fist From The Grave’ Video From ‘Helltulsarazordoom’ Split With HELLRAZORS”

An Interview With THE OBSESSED [Video]


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

2017 has undeniably, and without a doubt, been the year of The Obsessed. Although recent events originally began percolating in 2016 when band founder, Scott “Wino” Weinrich, transitioned the then-reformed Spirit Caravan into the newest incarnation of The Obsessed. After a drummer change, the band would eventually record and release this year’s phenomenal return to form, “Sacred“, through Relapse Records. Continue reading “An Interview With THE OBSESSED [Video]”

QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’


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

Fresh from their U.S. headlining run, reformed 90’s alternative rockers Quicksand are revealing aspects of a new album release. The New York City-based act will release “Interiors” via Epitaph Records on November 10th and are sharing the new song “Cosmonauts” today.  Continue reading “QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’”

New Phil Anselmo Goth Rock Project EN MINOR To Release Debut In 2018 [Video]


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

Metal icon Phil Anselmo is currently on the road with Superjoint, one of the many projects he can lay claim to. On September 27th, Phil was interviewed on Jimmy Cabb’s 5150 where he announced yet another musical undertaking, En Minor. From Phil’s description of the band, it may just be one of his most ambitious efforts yet and that’s saying something as he’s explored thrash, groove metal, black metal, hardcore / punk and more. Continue reading “New Phil Anselmo Goth Rock Project EN MINOR To Release Debut In 2018 [Video]”

Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’


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

The U.S.’ hellaciously heavy-as-all-get-out stoner rockers Wasted Theory will re-release their critically acclaimed sophomore album.  Last year’s record, now titled “Defenders Of The Riff – 2017 Edition“, will see issue on November 17th via Argonauta Records. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’”