Further RIOT Albums Now Available On Vinyl For The First Time


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

Metal Blade Records will make two more of the classic Riot albums available on vinyl for the first time ever on February 23rd.     Continue reading “Further RIOT Albums Now Available On Vinyl For The First Time”

FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates

(Pic Courtesy Of John Gilhooley)

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

A few weeks ago, Fu Manchu announced their twelfth studio album, “Clone Of The Universe” is set for release on February 9th, via their own label At The Dojo Records.  This is their first full-length in four years, but the band has existed about 30 years, so four isn’t exactly a drought for Desert Rock’s royal sons.  Unless you’re all as Fu-parched as I am… (or you might just be baked).  Continue reading “FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates”

DREADFUL FATE Stream Just-Released On Vinyl EP ‘The Sin Of Sodom’


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

Sweden’s blackened thrash attack known as the 2017-formed Dreadful Fate are streaming their début EP, “The Sin Of Sodom“, here via Soundcloud today. Although originally issued on cassette, Norway’s Edged Circle Productions have just issued the vinyl format of it this week, on December 20th. Continue reading “DREADFUL FATE Stream Just-Released On Vinyl EP ‘The Sin Of Sodom’”

GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)
Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard has tackled quite a bit over the last year.  They’ve toured, released a new record ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, promoted, toured again, played festivals, and toured yet again, all while keeping that road bowl loaded and burning an eternal flame.    Continue reading “GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018”

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″”

THE ASOUND Rebound With ‘Commanding The Sword’ 7″ Flexi; Streaming

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

North Carolina’s The Asound seem to have recently burst onto the underground music scene with constant abound.   Continue reading “THE ASOUND Rebound With ‘Commanding The Sword’ 7″ Flexi; Streaming”

GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’


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

By now, everyone is pretty well aware that Decibel Magazine offers an exclusive track via their Flexi-Series with each physical magazine.   Continue reading “GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’”

INTERSTELAR ‘Resin’ Review – Contest To Win A Vinyl Format LP For RECORD STORE DAY 2017


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

Los Angeles’ Interstelar have been an underground staple within the City Of Angels’ music scene since at least 2005.  The band has been an ever-present entity on the town’s live circuit during that period.  Continue reading “INTERSTELAR ‘Resin’ Review – Contest To Win A Vinyl Format LP For RECORD STORE DAY 2017”

Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues


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

Progressive / experimental metal band Cult Of Luna are preparing to release three of their albums on limited colored vinyl pressings. The band’s 2001 S/T album, its 2003 follow-up, “The Beyond” and 2008’s “Eternal Kingdom” will all arrive before the end of January 2018. Continue reading “Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues”

BILLY IDOL Issues Remastered Vinyl Re-Issues Of 2 Early Albums & Greatest Hits Collection

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

I am very excited to report this news and information because, to be honest, Billy Idol was and is one of my personal music heroes…or “idols” if you will, ha! I discovered his solo music at a time that I, as a youth, was transitioning from classic rock to all of the amazing stuff the Eighties had to offer. So, needless to say, this is welcome news indeed and here it is: Continue reading “BILLY IDOL Issues Remastered Vinyl Re-Issues Of 2 Early Albums & Greatest Hits Collection”

Riot’s Revelation: NO LEGACY – VOLUME ONE Compilation


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

Our newest Riot’s Revelation segment casts its spotlight on a fantastic compilation , “No Legacy – Volume One“.  The collection of bands assembled on the offering is a veritable Best Of… from the state of California’s finest underground acts. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: NO LEGACY – VOLUME ONE Compilation”

MOS GENERATOR – Tour Dates, New Release Details & Reissues Info, Set to play Epicenter Heavy Music Fest & Desertfest

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

This started as just an update of tour info and confirmed dates for Mos Generator.  Then I had a nice chat with Tony Reed, and a simple update turned into a sensory overload.  SO MUCH NEWS, I may have even squeaked.  As a Mos Generator appreciator for many years, what can I say?  Mister Reed has that effect on me…     Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR – Tour Dates, New Release Details & Reissues Info, Set to play Epicenter Heavy Music Fest & Desertfest”

TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time


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

Metal Blade Records has announced that they will release the U.S.’ first-ever vinyl versions of two classic Testament albums.   Continue reading “TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time”

TODAY IS THE DAY Stream Exclusive Track For Decibel Magazine Flexi-Series


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

As the legendary noise rock / experimental metal band Today Is The Day currently work on their next studio recording, they are sharing this new gem.   Continue reading “TODAY IS THE DAY Stream Exclusive Track For Decibel Magazine Flexi-Series”

SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl

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

Swedish desert rock/doom trio Spelljammer announce the forthcoming reissue of their highly celebrated 2010 début, ‘Inches From The Sun’, to be released September 22nd, via Riding Easy Records.   Continue reading “SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl”