OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream


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

From the far north’s greater Toronto area comes the riff-driven return of Olde via their new release, “Temple“.   Continue reading “OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]

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

The underground Brazilian (and previously British) crossover metal act Misconducters will release their fifth studio album “Pariah” beginning in September. The band, which has been active since 2008, are a well-known entity in the off-the-radar heavy metal community. It has always been the brainchild of its founder and consistent contributor, Den. After four previous full-length releases and four EPs, “Pariah” is sure to please fans of music blending elements of metal, heavy rock, punk and hardcore. Continue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

BUSHFIRE Debuts Animated ‘Zombi’ Video; To Release ‘When Darkness Comes’ Album In December


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

It has been a long four years since we last heard new music from the Darmstadt, Germany-based magnificence that is the band Bushfire. That happened to be their second full-length release at the time, Heal Thy Self, a more than proper follow-up to its equally astounding predecessor, Black Ash Sunday. To be honest, Bushfire are probably one of hard rock’s best bands that you have never heard of more than likely. I say that because I remember exactly how smitten by them I was when I myself discovered those aforementioned albums around the same time all those years ago.

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ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream

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

Eldemur Krimm… I Googled the band hoping to find a potential origin of namesake.  I can’t tell you what it means to them, but I can tell you what it means to me; a whole lot of rocking the fuck out.   Continue reading “ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream”

AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video

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

How does one begin to measure the success of an album?  Is it in popularity, execution or simply in the songwriting?  Today, we’re looking at the May 2017 release of ‘In•ter a•li•a‘ from At The Drive In, released via Rise Records.    Continue reading “AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

WARBEAST Release Mini-Horror Film Disguised As Music Video


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

Coming quickly on the heels of their just-released, utterly vicious thrash album “Enter The Arena” (review here), Warbeast unleash THIS!  Disguising the band’s music video for the track “Hitchhiker” within an 18-minute plus mini-horror film!   Continue reading “WARBEAST Release Mini-Horror Film Disguised As Music Video”

IRON MONKEY Return After Nearly 20 Year Absence With ‘9-13’; Song Premiere

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

The iconic UK cult sludge/doom unit Iron Monkey have revealed details of their first new full-length in almost two decades.  The group has reformed for a second wave of sonic savagery via a new album, “9-13“.   Continue reading “IRON MONKEY Return After Nearly 20 Year Absence With ‘9-13’; Song Premiere”

CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates

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

Philly alternative rockers Circa Survive are set to release their new album, “The Amulet“, on Sept. 22nd via Hopeless Records.   Continue reading “CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates”