MAMMOTH SALMON ‘Magnetic Fields Of Radiant Light’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

The Pacific Northwest of the U.S. has long generated its very own particular breed of bands with their own defining sound.  I could rattle off a laundry list of acts, but a few right off the top of my head would be (the) Melvins, Red Fang, and Heiress.  In fact, those three are nice jumping off points for the band we are here to discuss, Portland, OR’s Mammoth Salmon.   Continue reading “MAMMOTH SALMON ‘Magnetic Fields Of Radiant Light’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

Mike Portnoy & Derek Sherinian Reunite In Supergroup SONS OF APOLLO


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

Dream Theater alumni Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian have confirmed recent rumors hinting at their working together in a new “supergroup” project.   Continue reading “Mike Portnoy & Derek Sherinian Reunite In Supergroup SONS OF APOLLO”

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Announces ‘BCCIV’ Album; Shares ‘Collide’ Video


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

Black Country Communion is the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist / bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist / vocalist Joe Bonamassa.   Continue reading “BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Announces ‘BCCIV’ Album; Shares ‘Collide’ Video”

DEMON EYE Debut New ‘Dying For It’; Special Show With CAPTAIN BEYOND


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

North Carolinian occult rockers Demon Eye have doled out a new ditty from their upcoming “Prophecies And Lies” album.  The song “Dying For It” is a high energy rock number with overtones of proto-doom and classic heavy / hard rock elements. Continue reading “DEMON EYE Debut New ‘Dying For It’; Special Show With CAPTAIN BEYOND”

DOWNPOUR (Shadows Fall, Birch Hill Dam, Unearth, Etc. Mbrs) Debut New Song


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

After a somewhat lengthy absence, hiatus, downtime or the like, Downpour have resurfaced with a new song.   Continue reading “DOWNPOUR (Shadows Fall, Birch Hill Dam, Unearth, Etc. Mbrs) Debut New Song”

TRIVIUM Shares New Official Video; N. Amer. Co-Headline Tour w/ ARCH ENEMY


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

Florida metallers Trivium are firing back up with a stream of activity and announcements this week.    Continue reading “TRIVIUM Shares New Official Video; N. Amer. Co-Headline Tour w/ ARCH ENEMY”

Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September

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

Riff Relevant, Argonauta Records and Italian sludge mongers Sator have all partnered together for an exclusive première of the new song “Soulride“.   Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September”