YEAR OF THE COBRA ‘Burn Your Dead’ EP Review; Video Premiere


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

Seattle duo of all-things musically outside of the norm, Year Of The Cobra, just issued their latest mark making studio effort today, Oct. 27th. Titled the “Burn Your Dead” EP, members Amy Tung Barrysmith (bass, vocals) and Jon Barrysmith (drums) are definitely on a fiery roll. That roll is rounded out by the pair’s ability to craft intensely diverse, multifaceted music that refuses to adhere to a singular styling. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA ‘Burn Your Dead’ EP Review; Video Premiere”

RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere


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

Without question, one of the greatest strengths of Riff Relevant, or any music website that dares to do so, is to crush divisive elitist mindsets within said music coverage.  Many sites tailor make themselves into cookie cutter-like, color by number spots that only cater to one style or genre of music.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere”

ROYAL THUNDER Announce Tour With BACKWOODS PAYBACK; Select Dates With HEAVY TEMPLE


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

Atlanta’s psyche rock and blues band Royal Thunder have just announced an early 2018 touring trek. Pennsylvania’s Backwoods Payback will provide direct support for the entire run while select dates will see Philly’s Heavy Temple join the fun. Continue reading “ROYAL THUNDER Announce Tour With BACKWOODS PAYBACK; Select Dates With HEAVY TEMPLE”

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN Detail Upcoming Third Album ‘…And You Will Obey Me’


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

Down Among The Dead Men, featuring former Bolt Thrower / Benediction singer Dave Ingram and Swedish mastermind Rogga Johansson, have signed to Transcending Obscurity Records. The band’s third full-length album, “…And You Will Obey Me“, will be released in early 2018 with preview songs available soon. Continue reading “DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN Detail Upcoming Third Album ‘…And You Will Obey Me’”