UFOMAMMUT Premiere New Song ‘Zodiac’


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

Italy’s sonic sorcerers UFOMAMMUT have shared a brand new song from their upcoming Neurot Recordings album “8“.   Continue reading “UFOMAMMUT Premiere New Song ‘Zodiac’”

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON ‘Jake Leg Boogie’ Full Album Stream


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

After a lengthy absence from the underground global rock scene, Ohio’s rhythm and blooze bad asses Five Horse Johnson are back! That return comes with an undeniable hunger, too. One that is more than evident on their new studio album.  Continue reading “FIVE HORSE JOHNSON ‘Jake Leg Boogie’ Full Album Stream”

BLACKFINGER To Release ‘When Colors Fade Away’ In September; Artwork


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

Blackfinger, the band fronted by current The Skull/former Trouble singer Eric Wagner, have announced the release of their sophomore album.   Continue reading “BLACKFINGER To Release ‘When Colors Fade Away’ In September; Artwork”

LORDS OF ALTAMONT To Release New LP Via Heavy Psych Sounds In October

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

The L.A. combo built on retro rock aesthetics and a whole hell of a lotta badassery, Lords Of Altamont, will return this fall with a new studio album.   Continue reading “LORDS OF ALTAMONT To Release New LP Via Heavy Psych Sounds In October”

TRAUMA Stream ‘The Rage’ Single; Bassist Greg Christian Joins Band


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

Bay Area metal legends Trauma are making a brand new song, ‘The Rage‘, available for streaming via Soundcloud today.     Continue reading “TRAUMA Stream ‘The Rage’ Single; Bassist Greg Christian Joins Band”

THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser


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

One of the most intriguing recent new band announcements has been that of Thee Iron Hand. The recently revealed new project hosts a cast of musicians from several well known bands including past/present members of Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Iron Boss, The Obsessed, Lifetime Shitlist and more.   Continue reading “THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser”

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser


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

The otherworldly, modern progressive black metal band from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Wolves In The Throne Room, have announced their imminent return.   Continue reading “WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser”

HER NAME WAS FIRE Debut ‘Way To Control’ Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of MikeXGhost)

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

Lisbon, Portugal-based heavy alternative/desert rock duo Her Name Was Fire are back in the spotlight with a brand new visualizer.   Continue reading “HER NAME WAS FIRE Debut ‘Way To Control’ Official Video”

Exclusive Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Space Muffin: Rusty Edition’ [Argonauta Records]


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

This Friday, June 30th will see the re-release of the Italian stoner rock band Kayleth‘s “Space Muffin” album. Coming via Argonauta Records, they are calling it a re-release – truth is, this is pretty much a whole new record! We have an EXCLUSIVE stream here at Riff Relevant, just for you!   Continue reading “Exclusive Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Space Muffin: Rusty Edition’ [Argonauta Records]”

UNSANE Share More Details Of Upcoming ‘Sterilize’ Album; Tour Dates

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

NYC’s noise rock kings Unsane have issued further details of their anxiously awaited new studio effort, ‘Sterilize‘.   Continue reading “UNSANE Share More Details Of Upcoming ‘Sterilize’ Album; Tour Dates”

BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates


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

Japanese alternative/stoner rock band Boris are celebrating their 25th anniversary of existence with a new release.    Continue reading “BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.

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

The Garden State’s ultimate stoner rock trio, The Atomic Bitchwax (aka TAB), have announced an imminent U.S. headlining tour.    Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.”

MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream

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

Slamming into the Pat Riot review queue, with millimeters of time sensitivity to spare, is this fantastic sonic smackdown.   Continue reading “MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream”

DEAD LORD ‘In Ignorance We Trust’ Due In August; New Single Streaming

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

Retro rockers Dead Lord will deliver their highly anticipated third studio album ‘In Ignorance We Trust‘ on August 25th. The new effort was was recorded with Ola Ersfjord at Cuervo Recording Service in Madrid, Spain. It will be available as regular jewelcase version, the limited Digipak version (with bonus material and patch), the LP version (180 gram vinyl, special vinyl mastering, inlay and double-sided poster) or the digital download. Continue reading “DEAD LORD ‘In Ignorance We Trust’ Due In August; New Single Streaming”

BROKEN TEETH Are ‘Never Dead’ In New Official Video


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

Austin, Texas’ relentlessly rocking unit Broken Teeth have just unveiled their newest official video for ‘Never Dead‘. The high energy number hails from the band’s new album, 4 On The Floor, released April 21st via David Ellefson/Thom Hazaert’s EMP Label GroupContinue reading “BROKEN TEETH Are ‘Never Dead’ In New Official Video”

THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut

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

Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted have unveiled information on their upcoming studio release, ‘Strength In Numbers‘. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th.  Continue reading “THE HAUNTED Share ‘Strength In Numbers’ Details; New Video Debut”

PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track

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

Swedish traditional metal-influenced band Portrait have announced the news of their imminent return via a new studio effort.    Continue reading “PORTRAIT Plan ‘Burn The World’ Release; Share Title Track”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams

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

One of my favorite traditional styled doom bands, Italy’s Bretus, will soon return with a brand new offering in this month of June. That offering is entitled ‘...From The Twilight Zone‘ and it will arrive via the Endless Winter label.   Continue reading “BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams”

CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video

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

The hard rocking, heavier touring occult entity that is the metallic doom band Castle have announced a new tour (no surprise there).   Continue reading “CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video”