Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s Intro] Halsey had this idea… now, typically I enjoy the hell out of Halsey’s ideas, because he’s… well, because he’s a lunatic.  This idea was a random, rabid brain purge of whatever Halsey had been listening to recently and decided to slap his opinion on.  I said yes to his idea. Why? I enjoy and encourage creative lunacy and Halsey has some of the most articulate goddamned lunacy I’ve born witness to in recent years. In fact, I suggested his idea be a monthly column. without his having a word written.  I was not disappointed. Here is the first of his ‘Rogue Reviews’ for May 2018. ~ Leanne Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018”

Riff Relevant Interviews: WOLFTOOTH; Plus S/T Album Review & Stream

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

This weekend brings you a dual-feature on Riff Relevant. This round, we have a album review from David LaMay of the debut full-length release from Indiana’s Wolftooth, and finish things out with a sweet interview with the guys in the band from Pat Whitaker.  If you’ve yet to hear the likes of Wolftooth, now is your prime opportunity to learn everything you may need to know. Sharpen those incisors, perk up those ears, and widen your eyeholes… Enjoy! ~ Leanne

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Exclusive Premiere: ‘Vinny Gets Arrested’ From ABOLETH ‘Benthos’ Album [Review]; U.S. Tour Underway


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

I have always thought that if you can remember the exact moment that you first heard a band, and that memory is retained, the band is probably quite significant. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: ‘Vinny Gets Arrested’ From ABOLETH ‘Benthos’ Album [Review]; U.S. Tour Underway”

AGHASURA Question Science As A Deity On ‘Revelations’ EP [Stream]

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

USDM unit AGHASURA have just released their six-song “Revelations” EP (May 18th) though Transcending Records. Continue reading “AGHASURA Question Science As A Deity On ‘Revelations’ EP [Stream]”

AMERICAN STANDARDS Share New Single ‘Weep’ Via Official Video; Live Dates

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

Harbingers of USHC, Phoenix’s American Standards, have just released a new single titled “Weep“, with an accompanying official video too. Continue reading “AMERICAN STANDARDS Share New Single ‘Weep’ Via Official Video; Live Dates”

NOVAREIGN Issues ‘The Builder’ Lyric Video; Announce U.S. Summer Tour

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

L.A.’s epic traditional metal band NOVAREIGN are back with a new lyric video for the song “The Builder“, along with a U.S. summer tour announcement.  Continue reading “NOVAREIGN Issues ‘The Builder’ Lyric Video; Announce U.S. Summer Tour”

BORNBROKEN Stream Newly-Released ‘The Years of Harsh Truths And Little Lies…’


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

Montreal’s BORNBROKEN just self-released their new album, “The Years Of Harsh Truth And Little Lies…” this past Friday, May 18th. Continue reading “BORNBROKEN Stream Newly-Released ‘The Years of Harsh Truths And Little Lies…’”