Missiles of October – ‘Better Days’ Review & Stream

Missiles Of October
Missiles Of October

Our first exposure to Missiles of October was the song ‘No Brain No Headache’ from their sophomore album Better Days. This band brings something a bit different to the doom or sludge metal arena, with a breath of fresh punk air tossed out from their box of noise.   Continue reading “Missiles of October – ‘Better Days’ Review & Stream”

WAR CURSE Announce New Members And Upcoming Album ‘Serpent’; Video Teaser


Lethal Cincinnati, Ohio-based metal unit War Curse have announced some changes to their membership. You may recall the fiercely old-school, thrash-fueled band’s incredible breakthrough release from 2015, ‘Final Days‘.   Continue reading “WAR CURSE Announce New Members And Upcoming Album ‘Serpent’; Video Teaser”

Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM


Paramaecium was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1991 by a trio of musicians that were enamored with Doom/Death Metal. However, this act had several notable factors that adequately set it apart from other bands around at the time.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM”

COPE Streaming Self-Titled Debut EP; Tour Dates

Canadian duo Cope have recently released their self-titled début EP through Norwegian Blue Records. With the rise of two-man bands being a prevalent item these days, Cope‘s Mickey Hayward (drums) and Tyson Wiebe (guitars/vocals) are poised to make an impact with this effort.   Continue reading “COPE Streaming Self-Titled Debut EP; Tour Dates”

MUNICIPAL WASTE To Issue ‘Slime And Punishment’ In June; New Song Streaming; Tour Dates


RVA (Richmond, VA.) crossover crazies Municipal Waste will release their sixth album, “Slime And Punishment“, on June 23, via Nuclear Blast Records. The first single from the disc, “Amateur Sketch”, can be streamed below. Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE To Issue ‘Slime And Punishment’ In June; New Song Streaming; Tour Dates”

TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order


Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, engineer, etc. Tad Doyle (TAD, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) has announced a planned solo album release. “Incineration Ceremony” is slated for release on May 16th via Yuggoth Records while new track, ‘Silent Incineration’, is streaming here today.    Continue reading “TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order”

JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video

After a string of fantastic EP releases, England’s Jukebox Monkey issued their debut full-length album, the eight song ‘Grey Skies Red Planet‘, today, Friday, April 28th.     Continue reading “JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video”

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming


Despite speculation to the contrary, Ohio’s smoldering stoner blues band Five Horse Johnson are active and have a new record on tap. They have just announced that ‘Jake Leg Boogie‘ will see the light of day from Small Stone Recordings on June 30th.   Continue reading “FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming”

EARTH DRIVE Share ‘Stellar Drone’ Details; Premiere Lyric Video


The incredible Portuguese psyche/stoner rock band Earth Drive have unveiled the details of their upcoming release, ‘Stellar Drone‘.    Continue reading “EARTH DRIVE Share ‘Stellar Drone’ Details; Premiere Lyric Video”

GEEZER Announces ‘Psychoriffadelia’ Album Imminent; To Play Freak Valley 2017 Prior To EU. Tour


Hot and heavy on the heels of their critically acclaimed 2016 self-titled release, Geezer are not intent to rest on their merits alone it would seem. The New York-based band have just announced their follow-up, ‘Psychoriffadelia, will see release in the months ahead.    Continue reading “GEEZER Announces ‘Psychoriffadelia’ Album Imminent; To Play Freak Valley 2017 Prior To EU. Tour”

VORTICAL MINDS ‘The Orange Box’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item


There was an era in rock music, say between 1968 and 1975 or so, when some of the best stuff ever was created. That period is held in such high regard and bands struggle to this day to nail down its sound. Very few manage to capture the fuzzy guitars, lo-fi vibes and raw bluesiness of that long gone age. Occasionally someone does, they succeed in channeling it all into their own modern output. Today that someone is Vortical Minds.   Continue reading “VORTICAL MINDS ‘The Orange Box’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]

It has been a couple of months since RVA’s I Am The Liquor served up their new offering, ‘7 Days Of Smoke‘. The seven song slab of thick riff-driven rock and roll recently landed on my radar and I couldn’t be happier.  I say that because I was a big fan of their 2015 self-titled full length and am stoked there’s now a follow-up.   Continue reading “I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]”

DRUG HONKEY ‘Cloak Of Skies’ Review & Multiple Track Streams

On May 5th, Transcending Obscurity Records will unleash one of the most frighteningly disturbing albums to assuredly surface in 2017. On that day, the fifth studio effort from Chicago’s Drug Honkey, ‘Cloak Of Skies‘, will be untethered and set loose upon the public.     Continue reading “DRUG HONKEY ‘Cloak Of Skies’ Review & Multiple Track Streams”

MELVINS Announce N.A. Tour To Coincide With New Album Drop; Video Trailer

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

Legendary post-rock noise mongers Melvins have announced an extensive North American tour to accompany their upcoming new album release.  ‘A Walk With Love & Death‘ will be released through Ipecac Recordings on July 7th.     Continue reading “MELVINS Announce N.A. Tour To Coincide With New Album Drop; Video Trailer”

Revamped Massacre (Massacre X) Changes Name To GODS OF DEATH

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

The recently revamped reformation of death metal legends Massacre, as Massacre X, has undergone another transformation.    Continue reading “Revamped Massacre (Massacre X) Changes Name To GODS OF DEATH”

SACRED OATH Share ‘Twelve Bells’ Details & Title Track Lyric Video


The long-running Connecticut based metal band Sacred Oath have revealed the details of their upcoming album release, ‘Twelve Bells‘. The tenth full-length album from these underground metal legends releases worldwide on May 12th. Distribution is being handled by Caroline (US), Universal (Canada), and eOne (Europe).    Continue reading “SACRED OATH Share ‘Twelve Bells’ Details & Title Track Lyric Video”

TERROR ‘The Walls Will Fall’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates


Hardcore heavyweights Terror are back with a brand new EP release, ‘The Walls Will Fall‘ due out April 28th through Pure Noise Records. The iconic band hit its fifteenth year of activity in 2017 so what better way to mark the occasion than with a scathing new effort?    Continue reading “TERROR ‘The Walls Will Fall’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

BELOW Share New Album ‘Upon A Pale Horse’ Details & Official Video


Sweden’s masters of traditionally epic doom, Below, are preparing to deliver their new album on May 19th. The offering, ‘Upon A Pale Horse‘, will be released through Metal Blade Records.    Continue reading “BELOW Share New Album ‘Upon A Pale Horse’ Details & Official Video”

FULL TERROR ASSAULT 2017 Announces Line Up That Includes OVERKILL, RAVEN, CROWBAR, GOATWHORE, LICH KING & More


This year’s line up for the Full Terror Assault festival, which will be held September 7th-9th at Cave-In-Rock, IL., is beginning to take shape. That shape is quite impressive, too, as this confirmed line up reveals.    Continue reading “FULL TERROR ASSAULT 2017 Announces Line Up That Includes OVERKILL, RAVEN, CROWBAR, GOATWHORE, LICH KING & More”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST Announce US Tour – WORSHIPPER, ATTALLA & more to support

Great Electric Quest
Great Electric Quest

Great Electric Quest have announced their plans for a U.S. trek dubbed the ‘Squeelin’ Wheels Tour’. So far, this venture will hit twenty states over two weeks and starts May 24th in Phoenix, AZ at the Valley Bar with Goya, Toke, and Rotting Yellow. Additional support for select dates includes heavyweights Worshipper, Attalla, and Lords of Beacon House.       Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST Announce US Tour – WORSHIPPER, ATTALLA & more to support”