KAISER ‘1st Sound’ Review & Stream


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

In the ever-widening realm of Stoner Rock, a locale that some might say is becoming rather watered down with mediocrity and dime-a-dozen bands, it takes something special to set itself apart. Continue reading “KAISER ‘1st Sound’ Review & Stream”

MIST To Issue Debut Full-Length ‘Free Me Of The Sun’ This Week; Stream New Song

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

The Ljubljana, Slovenia-based MIST are gearing up to release their debut full-length album, “Free Me Of The Sun“, via Soulseller Records on June 1st. Continue reading “MIST To Issue Debut Full-Length ‘Free Me Of The Sun’ This Week; Stream New Song”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE


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

Pittsburgh has long been cultivating its underground music scene into one possessing some of the finest bands that the U.S. has to offer. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE”

BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018

BACKWOODS PAYBACK

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

Pennsylvania’s grunge exuding, alternative rocking, sludgy maestros of sound, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, have just announced the details of their new studio album release. Continue reading “BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018”

FATES WARNING To Release ‘Live Over Europe’ 2CD / 3LP In June; Live Performance Clip Shared

(Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Cabral)

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

U.S. progressive metal icons FATES WARNING have announced an extensive live album release, “Live Over Europe“, will arrive via InsideOut Music on June 29th. Continue reading “FATES WARNING To Release ‘Live Over Europe’ 2CD / 3LP In June; Live Performance Clip Shared”

GODFLESH Announce N. American Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance


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

The U.K.-based industrial metal / experimentation we know as GODFLESH have announced a string of North American live appearances. Continue reading “GODFLESH Announce N. American Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance”

Jyotiṣavedāṅga Share Lo-Fi Deluge Of Deathliness Via ‘Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum’ Stream


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

In a movement of six songs, Jyotiṣavedāṅga transmit a truly frightening deluge of abhorrent aural heaviness on their newest effort, “Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum“. Continue reading “Jyotiṣavedāṅga Share Lo-Fi Deluge Of Deathliness Via ‘Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum’ Stream”

HOWLING GIANT-ELECTRIC PHANTOM-VIC CROWN @ Sly Grog In Asheville, N.C. [5/26/18]


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

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, I was able to scratch a top band off of my own personal Bucket List of bands to see live: Nashville, Tennessee’s HOWLING GIANT! Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT-ELECTRIC PHANTOM-VIC CROWN @ Sly Grog In Asheville, N.C. [5/26/18]”

Symphony X’s Michael Romeo Details First Solo Album ‘War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1’; Lyric Video Debuts

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

Michael Romeo, the guitarist extraordinaire of Symphony X, will issue his first official solo effort, “War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1“, worldwide on July 27th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Continue reading “Symphony X’s Michael Romeo Details First Solo Album ‘War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1’; Lyric Video Debuts”

RITUAL NECROMANCY ‘Disinterred Horror’ Review & Stream


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

It has been four rather lengthy years since Portland’s RITUAL NECROMANCY released their last studio effort, 2014’s Void Manifest EP. Continue reading “RITUAL NECROMANCY ‘Disinterred Horror’ Review & Stream”

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Record New EP; To Play Scorched Tundra Fest 2018


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

An incredibly welcome news item today as the crushing metallic doom heavyweights LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR have announced an end to their inactivity. Continue reading “LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Record New EP; To Play Scorched Tundra Fest 2018”

ATLAS Are ‘The Catalyst’ For Metalcore Savagery In New Video; Tour Dates

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

Finnish metalcore / post-hardcore band ATLAS unleash the weight of the world’s aggression within their new single “The Catalyst” and its official video. Continue reading “ATLAS Are ‘The Catalyst’ For Metalcore Savagery In New Video; Tour Dates”

SOLILOQUIUM Share ‘Contemplations’ Full Album Stream

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

On June 1st, Sweden’s SOLILOQUIUM will release their sophomore full-length album “Contemplations” through Transcending Records. Continue reading “SOLILOQUIUM Share ‘Contemplations’ Full Album Stream”

BLACK TUSK Announce August Album Release; Share New Track


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

Savannah, Georgia’s BLACK TUSK have announced an upcoming album release, “T.C.B.T.“, will arrive on August 17th, via Season Of Mist Records. Continue reading “BLACK TUSK Announce August Album Release; Share New Track”

URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream

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

The Norwegian metal experiment known as URARV are returning with a new EP, “Argentum“, for Svart Records on June 1st. Continue reading “URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream”