RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

Occasionally, when reviewing certain releases, there are times that I ask myself: “How can (insert band name here) not be a HUGE, well-known major act?” It is then that I recall the plethora of once-great bands that experienced a commercial, breakthrough success and what resulted after. Pompous or lame, mediocre self-indulgent wastes of studio time in so many cases. But alas, whatever. Continue reading “RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

QUICKSAND Guitarist Sent Home From Tour After Botched Robbery Of CVS

(Thomas Capone Mugshot)

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

Another odd story related to the music community is currently developing after learning the following. Quicksand guitarist Tom Capone (47) has been relieved of his position within the band at this time and sent home from their current touring trek.  The dismissal is the result of Capone’s arrest earlier this week in Maricopa County, Arizona after being charged with “shoplifting-concealment” and “resist arrest-physical force.” The recently obtained court documents reveal further details of Capone’s infraction: Continue reading “QUICKSAND Guitarist Sent Home From Tour After Botched Robbery Of CVS”

SCOUR (Phil Anselmo) To Release ‘Red’ EP In Nov.; Sharing Title Track


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

Scour, aka Phil Anselmo (Pantera, DOWN, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth) and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index), are back with a new EP. Continue reading “SCOUR (Phil Anselmo) To Release ‘Red’ EP In Nov.; Sharing Title Track”

THREE EYES LEFT Streaming New Argonauta Records Album ‘The Cult Of Astaroth’

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

Italy’s Argonauta Records continue to provide planet Earth with some of the finest doom and psyche rock known to man and today’s share is no different. The Italian doom / heavy rock / sludge band Three Eyes Left are releasing their latest full-length, “The Cult Of Astaroth“, through the label today (September 15th). Continue reading “THREE EYES LEFT Streaming New Argonauta Records Album ‘The Cult Of Astaroth’”

SPOCK’S BEARD Unveil ‘Snow Live’ Album Art, Details & Promo Video


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

One of progressive rock’s most popular bands is the long running Spock’s Beard. Originally formed in Los Angeles and now active for over 25 years, the band has had some incredible musicians fill its roster over that quarter of a century. In 2016, every one of them assembled together at the annual Morsefest (derived from name of the band’s founding brothers, Neal and Alan Morse) in Nashville for one incredible event. Continue reading “SPOCK’S BEARD Unveil ‘Snow Live’ Album Art, Details & Promo Video”