I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]

It has been a couple of months since RVA’s I Am The Liquor served up their new offering, ‘7 Days Of Smoke‘. The seven song slab of thick riff-driven rock and roll recently landed on my radar and I couldn’t be happier.  I say that because I was a big fan of their 2015 self-titled full length and am stoked there’s now a follow-up.   Continue reading “I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]”

DRUG HONKEY ‘Cloak Of Skies’ Review & Multiple Track Streams

On May 5th, Transcending Obscurity Records will unleash one of the most frighteningly disturbing albums to assuredly surface in 2017. On that day, the fifth studio effort from Chicago’s Drug Honkey, ‘Cloak Of Skies‘, will be untethered and set loose upon the public.     Continue reading “DRUG HONKEY ‘Cloak Of Skies’ Review & Multiple Track Streams”

TERROR ‘The Walls Will Fall’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates


Hardcore heavyweights Terror are back with a brand new EP release, ‘The Walls Will Fall‘ due out April 28th through Pure Noise Records. The iconic band hit its fifteenth year of activity in 2017 so what better way to mark the occasion than with a scathing new effort?    Continue reading “TERROR ‘The Walls Will Fall’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)

DECEMBER’S FIRE

On April 25th, Arachnophobia Records will reissue a remastered edition of ‘Vae Victus‘ from the Polish entity December’s Fire. The 1996 album was the pinnacle of the recorded material from the one man solo project of Piotr Weltrowskiego.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)”

LOATHFINDER ‘The Great Tired Ones’ EP Review & Stream

Poland’s Loathfinder will release their new four-song EP, ‘The Great Tired Ones‘, on April 28th, via Godz ov War Productions. There are several one word descriptions that more than adequately relay the idea of what type of music this is. Yes, if you ask me, words such as “punishing“, “volatile“, “frightening” or “cataclysmic” all do rather nicely.      Continue reading “LOATHFINDER ‘The Great Tired Ones’ EP Review & Stream”

RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)

Riff Relevant is seeking additional contributors! Do you have a way with words? Are you a music-addicted witty, metalhead who wants to write about their musical drug of choice? Are you looking to expand your network of music or writing-related opportunities? Then here is your shot.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)”

SWALLOW THE SKY, STONECUTTERS, HORSEBURNER, INDIGHOST @ The Hideaway, Johnson City, TN.


Everyone has their own personal bucket list of bands they’d like to see in a live setting at some point. I am no different. With this show, I was going to knock off two bands from my own, with a little irony in fact.      Continue reading “SWALLOW THE SKY, STONECUTTERS, HORSEBURNER, INDIGHOST @ The Hideaway, Johnson City, TN.”