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”

UNSANE Sign With Southern Lord To ‘Sterilize’; New Video; US Summer Tour Trek

(Pic By: Dan Joeright)

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

Southern Lord Records has announced their signing of NYC’s legendary noise rock nihilists, Unsane. The label will release the band’s upcoming eighth studio effort ‘Sterilize‘ on September 29th.    Continue reading “UNSANE Sign With Southern Lord To ‘Sterilize’; New Video; US Summer Tour Trek”

HELMET’s ‘Meantime’ Coming On Colored Vinyl

It’s all about color with the 1992 Gold-certified album from Helmet, ‘Meantime‘. On June 23rd, it will receive some other colors as a vinyl pressings of the landmark release are planned. Coming from Interscope/GeffenA&M, two variants, standard black and a blue with red (inspired by the original cover artwork) will be made.

Pre-orders are available now at Amazon.

Twin Earth Records Releasing Vinyl Format Of HEAVY TRAFFIC’s ‘Plastic Surgery’; Tour With BOOK OF WYRMS Set

Twin Earth Records is excited to announced they are preparing to release the vinyl format of Heavy Traffic‘s ‘Plastic Surgery‘ album on May 26th. The release will be available in limited edition color (100 white/green mix) and black, both on 140 gram vinyl. Pre-orders will be available beginning May 5th.  Continue reading “Twin Earth Records Releasing Vinyl Format Of HEAVY TRAFFIC’s ‘Plastic Surgery’; Tour With BOOK OF WYRMS Set”

IRON MAIDEN To Resume Vinyl Re-Issues With 12 Upcoming Releases

The legendary Iron Maiden have announced they will be resuming the Vinyl Re-Issues of their discography, which has been on hold since 2014. Things will pick back up on May 19th with heavyweight 180gram black vinyl releases of the new batch of offerings from Parlophone Records. The 12 albums in total will be released in chronological order, on the following dates: Continue reading “IRON MAIDEN To Resume Vinyl Re-Issues With 12 Upcoming Releases”