TOXIK ‘Breaking Class’ EP Review & Stream


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

It has only been 28 years since Toxik’s last official studio release came out.  In the nearly three decades since, the band has gradually become an almost mythical entity.   Continue reading “TOXIK ‘Breaking Class’ EP Review & Stream”

HUMANITIES / LOW SUN Split ‘Human Sun’ Review & Stream


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

The four song “Human Sun” is the result of the collaboration between Low Sun & HUMANITIES, two Toronto-based bands who both possess an affinity for dynamic creativity.    Continue reading “HUMANITIES / LOW SUN Split ‘Human Sun’ Review & Stream”

VATTNET (prev. Vattnet Viskar) Premiere Official Video; Upcoming S/T Release Details

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

After the recent departure of guitarist and vocalist Nick Thornbury from the band Vattnet Viskar, comes news of a name change.  Now operating under the moniker of simply Vattnet, the band are premiering an Official Video for the song “Spun“.   Continue reading “VATTNET (prev. Vattnet Viskar) Premiere Official Video; Upcoming S/T Release Details”

Breaking News: GRAND ROYALE Streaming New Single ‘R’N’R Business’

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

Sweden’s Seventies-styled hard rock band Grand Royale are streaming a new song from their upcoming release, “Breaking News“.   Continue reading “Breaking News: GRAND ROYALE Streaming New Single ‘R’N’R Business’”

Infecting The Masses: MORDENIAL Streaming ‘The Plague’ In Full


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

One day before its release via Black Lion Records on July 31st, Mordenial are streaming in full for you today, their sophomore album “The Plague“.   Continue reading “Infecting The Masses: MORDENIAL Streaming ‘The Plague’ In Full”

Oldschool Sunday: GALLOWBRAID

GALLOWBRAID’s Jake Rogers (Pic Courtesy Of Peter Beste)

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

We aren’t going all that far back in Heavy Metal history for today’s spotlight band, Salt Lake City, Utah’s Gallowbraid.  In fact, truth is, Gallowbraid was (or is?) not an actual band really, not in the multiple member sense of the word, as it is a one-man project.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: GALLOWBRAID”

RAVENBLACK S/T EP Review & Stream

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

From The Great White North (well, Montreal, Québec really), comes the début from Ravenblack.  The five-song self-titled EP is an astounding foray into full-on stoner rock laden with nuances of psychedelia and space-y doom.   Continue reading “RAVENBLACK S/T EP Review & Stream”

ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video

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

The Nashville, TN heavy blues quartet All Them Witches has just finished Round Two of their tour to support the February 24th release of their ‘Sleeping Through The War’ album.  Round three is set to start on September 18th in Germany.    Continue reading “ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video”

SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates

(By Taylor D. Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Savanah’s “The Healer” undulates through a variety of spaces and emotions.  At times, the album trudges forward with primal riffage; at others, it erupts into an ethereal sorrow.   Continue reading “SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates”

LOW FLYING HAWKS Share ‘Smile’ Featuring Melvins’ King Buzzo; ‘Genkaku’ Details


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

The shoegazey, atmospheric head melters Low Flying Hawks are back, featuring drummer Dale Crover (The Melvins) and bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), alongside songwriters and multi-instrumentalists EHA and AAL.   Continue reading “LOW FLYING HAWKS Share ‘Smile’ Featuring Melvins’ King Buzzo; ‘Genkaku’ Details”

CLOUD CATCHER ‘Trails of Kozmic Dust’ – Album Review & Stream

Cloud Catcher - Live at Electric Funeral Fest photo by Mike Goodwin
Cloud Catcher – Live at Electric Funeral Fest – Photo by Mike Goodwin

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Trails of Kozmic Dust‘, released on Totem Cat Records in March 2017.  It finds the Cloud Catcher trio to be burning through the atmosphere way above the Denver, Colorado sky they’re used to.   Continue reading “CLOUD CATCHER ‘Trails of Kozmic Dust’ – Album Review & Stream”

VOID VATOR ‘Dehumanized’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

Straight outta the heart of the City Of Angels comes the unique entity that is band on the rise, Void Vator.  The band is the brainchild of guitarist / vocalist Lucas Kanopa, who moved to L.A. from Uruguay in 2013 with his friend, drummer German Moura.   Continue reading “VOID VATOR ‘Dehumanized’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

ALPHA TIGER Reveal S/T Album Details; Premiere ‘Comatose’ Video

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

Multifaceted German metal band Alpha Tiger are preparing to release their self-titled fourth studio album on August 25th.   Continue reading “ALPHA TIGER Reveal S/T Album Details; Premiere ‘Comatose’ Video”

36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates


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

Alaska’s alternative metal/core band 36 Crazyfists are premiering a brand new track today, “Death Eater“.   Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates”

LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

We last left England’s Loft with their 2015 EP début ‘Empires and now the lads are back with a thundering new offering, “Hail To The Sun“.   Continue reading “LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

SCISSORFIGHT Anthem ‘We Ain’t Leaving’ Receives Video Treatment


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

The leadoff salvo from the long-awaited return of New Hampshire’s hard rock heavyweights Scissorfight has been given the official video treatment.   Continue reading “SCISSORFIGHT Anthem ‘We Ain’t Leaving’ Receives Video Treatment”

POKERFACE ‘Game On’ Review & Stream


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

At this point, heavy metal has infiltrated every nook and cranny of the globe.  I will even go a step further and say that Earth is pretty well metallized at this moment, so it comes as no surprise to discover the band Pokerface from Moscow, Russia.   Continue reading “POKERFACE ‘Game On’ Review & Stream”

Devil You Know Officially Changes Name To LIGHT THE TORCH

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

While details, information or reasons are vague at this time, the band Devil You Know, which features former KIllswitch Engage singer Howard Jones, have changed their name.  They will now be operating under the name Light The Torch apparently. Continue reading “Devil You Know Officially Changes Name To LIGHT THE TORCH”

BYZANTINE Debuts ‘Vile Maximum’ Official Video; New Album Details + Live Dates


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

West Virginian progressive thrash underdogs Byzantine have just debuted their new official video for the song “Vile Maximum“.  The track hails from the bands’ Metal Blade Records début, “The Cicada Tree“, which drops this Friday, July 28th. Continue reading “BYZANTINE Debuts ‘Vile Maximum’ Official Video; New Album Details + Live Dates”