EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of RED BEARD WALL ‘Top Of The Mountain’ Official Video


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

One of the more mold-breaking releases of 2017 was the S/T full-length from Texas’ RED BEARD WALL. That album, released through Argonauta Records, provided heavy music fans with a two-man entity, i.e. vocalist / guitarist Aaron Wall and drummer George Trujillo, capable of exploring vast sonic territories. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of RED BEARD WALL ‘Top Of The Mountain’ Official Video”

HOUND THE WOLVES Premiere ‘If Lost In Mind’ Official Video From Upcoming Debut [Details]


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

Portland, Oregon’s Hound The Wolves are premiering their official video for the song “If Lost In Mind“. The song is the lead off track of the band’s upcoming début release, Camera Obscura, and gives us a cool glimpse into the heady atmospherics the band’s capably creating.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES Premiere ‘If Lost In Mind’ Official Video From Upcoming Debut [Details]”

INNER CIRCLE AVENUE Releases ‘Goin’ Nowhere Fast’ Official Video

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

Blissfield, Michigan’s punk / alt. rock band Inner Circle Avenue have just released their Official Music Video for their single, “Goin’ Nowhere Fast“. The feel-good song is off of their 2016 début EP release, Greetings From The Inner Circle and it is streaming below. Continue reading “INNER CIRCLE AVENUE Releases ‘Goin’ Nowhere Fast’ Official Video”

Oldschool Sunday: Remembering Iron Man’s AL MORRIS III [GoFundMe Launched]


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

We are going to deviate from the usual Oldschool Sunday fare and dedicate today’s segment to one of the greatest embodiments of traditional doom, of Maryland true doom, Al Morris III. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Remembering Iron Man’s AL MORRIS III [GoFundMe Launched]”

ANIMAL DRIVE Deliver ‘Bite!’ Debut’s Details; Share New Lyric Video


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

Hailing from Zagreb, Croatia, Animal Drive are preparing to release their début album, “Bite!“, via Frontiers Music Srl on February 23rd. Anticipation for the record is riding high after the band was introduced to the label by none other than Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, W.E.T.). Continue reading “ANIMAL DRIVE Deliver ‘Bite!’ Debut’s Details; Share New Lyric Video”

EARTHLESS Reveal Upcoming ‘Black Heaven’ Album’s Details; Share New Track + Live Dates


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

San Diego’s spectacular jam rock trio Earthless will return with the full-length album Black Heaven on March 16th via Nuclear Blast.   Continue reading “EARTHLESS Reveal Upcoming ‘Black Heaven’ Album’s Details; Share New Track + Live Dates”

DRUG CULT [Sun Of Man, Ex-Wolfmother Members] Debut ‘Mind Crypt’ Official Video From Upcoming 2018 Release


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

Occult Doom collective Drug Cult, aka guitarist Vin Steele (ex-Wolfmother, Megaritual, Sun Of Man), vocalist Aasha Tozer, drummer Dale Walker (Megaritual, Sun Of Man) and bassist Maggie Schreiber, are a group of Aussie heaviness-mongers. Continue reading “DRUG CULT [Sun Of Man, Ex-Wolfmother Members] Debut ‘Mind Crypt’ Official Video From Upcoming 2018 Release”

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

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(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”

VISIGOTH Decree ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Due In February; Premiere New Official Video

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

SLC’s (Salt Lake City) traditional power metal champions, Visigoth, will release their sophomore album, “Conqueror’s Oath“, on February 9th via Metal Blade Records. Continue reading “VISIGOTH Decree ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ Due In February; Premiere New Official Video”

THE CROWN Set March Release Of ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ Album; Premiere Official Video


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

Swedish death metal unit The Crown have set a March 16th release date for the new album “Cobra Speed Venom” via Metal Blade Records.    Continue reading “THE CROWN Set March Release Of ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ Album; Premiere Official Video”

IRON REAGAN / GATECREEPER Split Coming; Each Streams New Song As Both Prep January Tours


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

RVA’s crossover alchemists Iron Reagan and Arizona death metallers Gatecreeper have united for a new split album release.    Continue reading “IRON REAGAN / GATECREEPER Split Coming; Each Streams New Song As Both Prep January Tours”

WE SELL THE DEAD [Spiritual Beggars, In Flames, Firewind, Ex-Him Members] Share Video From February Debut


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

We Sell The Dead, featuring vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (Spiritual Beggars, Firewind),  Niclas Engelin (In Flames, Engel), Jonas Slättung (Drömriket), Gas Lipstick (ex-HIM), have released a video for “Turn It Over“. The song arrives from the group’s debut album, Heaven Doesn’t Want You And Hell Is Full, out on February 23rd via earMUSIC. Watch the video below along with the previously shared “Echoes Of An Ugly Past” official video.  Continue reading “WE SELL THE DEAD [Spiritual Beggars, In Flames, Firewind, Ex-Him Members] Share Video From February Debut”

EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premiere Of New THAL Song ‘Under Earth’


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

We are a mere handful of weeks away from one of my own most anticipated album releases of 2018, THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) heavyweight, “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” (more details here).   Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premiere Of New THAL Song ‘Under Earth’”

DARK RITES Debuts ‘Masochist’ Lyric Video From S/T Release


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

Multinational recording act Dark Rites recently debuted their new lyric video for the song “Masochist“, a cut from their 2017 S/T album release.   Continue reading “DARK RITES Debuts ‘Masochist’ Lyric Video From S/T Release”

Meet THE EVIL DEAD Via ‘Electric Evil Revisited’ Official Video


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

Meet Argentinian sextet The Evil Dead, one of that country’s most lethally promising musical entities.   Continue reading “Meet THE EVIL DEAD Via ‘Electric Evil Revisited’ Official Video”

WHITE WIZZARD Issues ‘Infernal Overdrive’ Title Track Lyric Video; Live Dates


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

This Friday, January 12th, will see the M-Theory Audio release of the highly anticipated album “Infernal Overdrive” from the reactivated White Wizzard.     Continue reading “WHITE WIZZARD Issues ‘Infernal Overdrive’ Title Track Lyric Video; Live Dates”

DRESS THE DEAD Announce New Singer [Witch Mountain’s] Kayla Dixon; Song Streaming


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

Dress The Dead, who last year parted ways with former The Haunted vocalist Peter Dolving, announced a lineup update.  In an unexpected move, the band has unveiled the identity of their new vocalist, none other than Witch Mountain‘s Kayla Dixon. Continue reading “DRESS THE DEAD Announce New Singer [Witch Mountain’s] Kayla Dixon; Song Streaming”

5RAND Debut ‘Erase’ Official Video From ‘Sacred/Scared’ Release


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

The fiercely savage Italian female-fronted extreme metal band 5RAND have just debuted an official video for the intense “Erase“. The song is a non-stop shred fest of incendiary guitars, rapid-fire rhythms and drums, all topped of with multifaceted vocals. That is all delivered courtesy of vocalist Julia Elenoir, guitarist Pierluigi Carocci, bassist Riccardo Zito and drummer Francesco Marroni. Continue reading “5RAND Debut ‘Erase’ Official Video From ‘Sacred/Scared’ Release”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Premieres New Song ‘Trampled Down Below’; New Album Release Nears As Tour w/ COC, EyeHateGod + Red Fang Launches


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

The Berserker and his Doom Crew, Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society, will release their tenth full length album, Grimmest Hits, on January 19th via Entertainment One (eOne). The new single “Trampled Down Below” is available for streaming below, along with the previously issued “All That Once Shined” and “Room Of Nightmares“. Continue reading “BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Premieres New Song ‘Trampled Down Below’; New Album Release Nears As Tour w/ COC, EyeHateGod + Red Fang Launches”

Oldschool Sunday: REST IN PIECES


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

NYHC (New York Hard-Core) music is its very own stand-alone entity, a genre unto itself that originally was a location-based designation. It still is of course but the tag of NYHC itself is used in describing certain bands now, ones coming from nowhere near The Big Apple in many cases. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: REST IN PIECES”