Oldschool Sunday: ANIMAL BAG [Commentary From Singer Luke Edwards]

ANIMAL BAG Circa 1992 (Photo Courtesy Of Gideon Smith)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

“Country boys make good in the big city”. That short sentence could very easily summarize the story of Charlotte, North Carolina’s ANIMAL BAG. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANIMAL BAG [Commentary From Singer Luke Edwards]”

U.S. CHRISTMAS – Cult Appalachian Band’s 2003 Debut Remastered For Special Limited Ed. Reissue

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Appalachian North Carolina’s practitioners of darkly transformative, otherworldly psychedelic doom, U.S.. CHRISTMAS, have resurfaced with some welcome news. Continue reading “U.S. CHRISTMAS – Cult Appalachian Band’s 2003 Debut Remastered For Special Limited Ed. Reissue”

ACE FREHLEY To Perform Entire 1978 Solo Album At N.J. KISS EXPO 2018

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the collective four solo albums issued by each individual member of KISS in 1978. Continue reading “ACE FREHLEY To Perform Entire 1978 Solo Album At N.J. KISS EXPO 2018”

PLEDGE ‘Resilience’ EP Review & Official Video; To Play Distortion Fest 3

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

From Portugal with sludge, and vibes of metal, post-hardcore, and unbridled punk intensity, comes PLEDGE and their recently issued ‘Resilience‘ EP. Continue reading “PLEDGE ‘Resilience’ EP Review & Official Video; To Play Distortion Fest 3”

ARCHITECTS Share ‘Holy Ghost’ Mini-Doc Prior To Upcoming New Release; 2019 EU. Tour Set

(Photo Courtesy Of Ed Mason)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

November 9th will see the Epitaph Records release of ‘Holy Hell‘, the new studio album from the UK-based modern metallers, ARCHITECTS. Continue reading “ARCHITECTS Share ‘Holy Ghost’ Mini-Doc Prior To Upcoming New Release; 2019 EU. Tour Set”

GREAT FALLS (Feat. Former Kiss It Goodbye, Jesu, Undertow Members) Detail Upcoming Full-Length; Song Debut

(Photo Courtesy Of Scott Evans)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Seattle’s GREAT FALLS announce they will return with their third full-length album before the end of the year. Continue reading “GREAT FALLS (Feat. Former Kiss It Goodbye, Jesu, Undertow Members) Detail Upcoming Full-Length; Song Debut”

TIGER NEST ‘Hell Is A Planet Hidden Behind The Sun’ Album Review & Stream [NYP Item]

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

After my discovery of the Kentucky-based TIGER NEST last year, and a subsequent review of their 2017 self-titled outing [HERE] at Riff Relevant, the duo are back. Continue reading “TIGER NEST ‘Hell Is A Planet Hidden Behind The Sun’ Album Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

Second Annual CVLTFEST Announced: 13 U.K. Based Bands To Bring The Noise To 2018 Edition

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The United Kingdom town of Scunthorpe, the country’s largest steel processing local, one known as the “Industrial Garden Town”, will soon become known for something else altogether.  Continue reading “Second Annual CVLTFEST Announced: 13 U.K. Based Bands To Bring The Noise To 2018 Edition”

3 HEADED SNAKE S/T EP Review & Stream; Official Video

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

A question: What do you get when you take members of Ministry, The Mourning, and Society 1 and put them together in a collaborative project? Continue reading “3 HEADED SNAKE S/T EP Review & Stream; Official Video”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The Indianapolis-based quartet of absolute doom, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE, are headed to Europe for a tour next month. Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE To Hit EU For Nov. Tour & Fests w/ 2 Warm Up Gigs In KY.”

OLD BLOOD Back With New Single / Official Video – ‘Enjoy, The Devil’; L.A. Show w/ CASTLE In Dec.

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

After a brief, recent period of silence, Los Angeles’ theatrically empowered, psychedelia-centric, occult rock act OLD BLOOD are making some moves. Continue reading “OLD BLOOD Back With New Single / Official Video – ‘Enjoy, The Devil’; L.A. Show w/ CASTLE In Dec.”

CLUTCH Set Dates For Annual Holiday Mini-Tour w/ Guests THE MESSTHETICS, LIONIZE & MIKE DILLON BAND

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Anyone who is any kind of fan of the great American rock band CLUTCH is probably aware that the band is known for carrying out a mini-tour to wrap up each year of their success.  Continue reading “CLUTCH Set Dates For Annual Holiday Mini-Tour w/ Guests THE MESSTHETICS, LIONIZE & MIKE DILLON BAND”

RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

When it comes to music, first and foremost I am a metalhead – and that will always remain true, I expect up to the very end.  Continue reading “RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream”

99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

99 CRIMES is a new Austin, Texas based band that brings together a trio of experienced musicians that play quality original music. Continue reading “99 CRIMES (Dangerous Toys, Southbound Saints, Ex-Dirty Looks) Issue ‘Coming Down Like Rain’ Official Video; Live Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]


Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Chicago’s thrashing mad maniacs AFTERMATH first formed in The Windy City circa 1985, and from there were soon taking the world by storm. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]”