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

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

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”

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


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

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]”

100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream

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

Just how much can two men, one a vocalist / drummer (DJ Riddick) and the other, a guitarist (Paul Joseph), do between the two of them? Continue reading “100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream”

SOUND OF ORIGIN Share Band Update & Upcoming Events [Chris ‘Foz’ Foster Comments]


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

It has been almost a year and a half since the Huddersfield, UK’s SOUND OF ORIGIN stormed on to the underground music scene with their ‘Seeds Of The Past‘ début. Continue reading “SOUND OF ORIGIN Share Band Update & Upcoming Events [Chris ‘Foz’ Foster Comments]”

KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.    Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain””

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

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

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream


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

Just a mere two days from now, we will see the arrival the latest release from the iconic NICK OLIVERI, ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5‘. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream”

MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

At first glance, casual onlookers would assume the Swiss duo Majesty of Silence to one among hordes of redundant cookie-cutter black metal outfits.   Continue reading “MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream”

MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears

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

When it comes to atmospheric doom metal, Illinois’ MINSK are unquestionably one of the genre’s more profound entities. Continue reading “MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears”

Oldschool Sunday: WARZONE [30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1988’s ‘Open Your Eyes’ Album Arrives]


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

Long before NYHC (New York Hardcore) became the world recognized institution it is today, the Lower East Side of Manhattan’s WARZONE were integral pioneers of this musical style. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: WARZONE [30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1988’s ‘Open Your Eyes’ Album Arrives]”

VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream


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

Nearly two years ago, when rumors first began to surface about a collaboration between legendary metal guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, no one knew what to expect. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream”

Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest: Day 2 – HIGH ON FIRE, OBITUARY, BLACK TUSK, INTER ARMA, YOUNG WIDOWS & EXMORTUS [Photos]

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

The recent Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. – specifically Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 – would see the inaugural Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest get underway in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Continue reading “Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest: Day 2 – HIGH ON FIRE, OBITUARY, BLACK TUSK, INTER ARMA, YOUNG WIDOWS & EXMORTUS [Photos]”

CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream

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

Can you even begin to imagine what a band that seemed like an unholy amalgamation of Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and Wendy O. Williams / The Plasmatics would sound like? Continue reading “CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream”

Oldschool Sunday: ANGKOR WAT

ANGKOR WAT (2018)

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

Corpus Christi, Texas circa 1986 sees the formation of a crossover thrash metal band unlike any other at the time, ANGKOR WAT. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANGKOR WAT”

Exclusive Premiere: ELEKTRIK WARFARE ‘Silent Kings And Queens’ Title Track; Members Of THAL, Crypt, wytCHord, Etc. Unite On Debut Album

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

October 1st sees the arrival of the full-length début from ELEKTRIK WARFARE, ‘Silent Kings And Queens‘, via Overlook Hotel Records.    Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: ELEKTRIK WARFARE ‘Silent Kings And Queens’ Title Track; Members Of THAL, Crypt, wytCHord, Etc. Unite On Debut Album”