99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates


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

99 CRIMES is a new Austin, Texas based band that brings together a trio of experienced musicians that play quality original music. Continue reading “99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]


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

Chicago’s thrashing mad maniacs AFTERMATH first formed in The Windy City circa 1985 and from there, were soon taking the world by storm. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]”

UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Soundphoto.ch)

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

UNHOLD, the Bern, Switzerland-based quintet capable of orchestrating some of the finest progressive sludge to air in the contemporary age, have returned. Continue reading “UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears”

100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream

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

Just how much can two men, one a vocalist / drummer (DJ Riddick) and the other, a guitarist (Paul Joseph), do between the two of them? Continue reading “100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream”

SOUND OF ORIGIN Share Band Update & Upcoming Events [Chris ‘Foz’ Foster Comments]


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

It has been almost a year and a half since the Huddersfield, UK’s SOUND OF ORIGIN stormed on to the underground music scene with their ‘Seeds Of The Past‘ début. Continue reading “SOUND OF ORIGIN Share Band Update & Upcoming Events [Chris ‘Foz’ Foster Comments]”

COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]


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

There’s psych-rock and then there is psychedelic rock, two totally different genres, or musical styles, very dissimilar to one another. Continue reading “COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]”

KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.    Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain””

STEEL & STONE Fest 3 Reveals 2018 Line-Up: TEMPTATIONS WINGS, COFFIN TORTURE, COVENATOR, GREEN FIEND, BROAD RIVER NIGHTMARE & BUSTED CHOPS


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

It’s official! The third annual edition of the STEEL & STONE Fest has been announced and its roster of acts revealed. Continue reading “STEEL & STONE Fest 3 Reveals 2018 Line-Up: TEMPTATIONS WINGS, COFFIN TORTURE, COVENATOR, GREEN FIEND, BROAD RIVER NIGHTMARE & BUSTED CHOPS”

MEGADETH Announce Inaugural ‘MegaCruise’ w/ Guests: ANTHRAX, ARMORED SAINT, TESTAMENT, C.O.C., METAL CHURCH, DORO & More [Video]


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

MEGADETH have revealed the initial line up of bands that are scheduled to set sail on the inaugural “MegaCruise 2019“.  Continue reading “MEGADETH Announce Inaugural ‘MegaCruise’ w/ Guests: ANTHRAX, ARMORED SAINT, TESTAMENT, C.O.C., METAL CHURCH, DORO & More [Video]”

YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA


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

Seattle’s duo of thunderous stoner doom emissions, YEAR OF THE COBRA, announce the looming launch of a North American touring trek. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA”

ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches

(Photo Courtesy Of Neil Zlozower)

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

Outsider aggressive metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI announce next month’s arrival of a new studio album. Continue reading “ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

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

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

STRIFE To Play 1997 Album ‘In This Defiance’ On Nov. East Coast Dates; ENFORCED & RESTRAINING ORDER Support

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

CAHC legends STRIFE announce they will embark on a small string of U.S. East Coast live dates in November. Continue reading “STRIFE To Play 1997 Album ‘In This Defiance’ On Nov. East Coast Dates; ENFORCED & RESTRAINING ORDER Support”

Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream


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

Just a mere two days from now, we will see the arrival the latest release from the iconic NICK OLIVERI, ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5‘. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream”

ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018


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

California’s desert/psyche doom unit ATALA announce their upcoming “Destroy YourselfTour of the Western U.S.  Continue reading “ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018”