Oldschool Sunday: FIFTH ANGEL – First New Album In Nearly 30 Years; Premiere Lyric Video

FIFTH ANGEL (Then)

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

The origins of Bellevue, Washington’s FIFTH ANGEL date back to the band’s founding in 1983. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: FIFTH ANGEL – First New Album In Nearly 30 Years; Premiere Lyric Video”

ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates

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

I am someone that obviously enjoys a kick ass rock band, especially one that unleashes an album that absolutely impresses me right from the start.    Continue reading “ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates”

FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream


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

By this time, it is an obvious observation that the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has birthed a genre of metal that’s pretty much exclusive to the region. Continue reading “FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream”

Southern Lord Re-Issues WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Classics For Label’s 20th Anniversary; WITTR Confirms N. American – EU Tours w/ BEHEMOTH & AT THE GATES


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

Southern Lord Records are considered one of underground music’s most forward-thinking, trailblazing outlets… and one that celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Continue reading “Southern Lord Re-Issues WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Classics For Label’s 20th Anniversary; WITTR Confirms N. American – EU Tours w/ BEHEMOTH & AT THE GATES”

CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

From Urbana, Illinois comes what appears to be the first official recorded offering from CRYSTAL WARLOCK, the ‘Gamma Trip‘ EP. Continue reading “CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Parisian power trio STARMONGER are back with the ‘Revelation III‘ EP, the third installment of their ongoing trilogy of Revelation releases. Continue reading “STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video


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

It has been almost a year since I tackled reviewing last year’s release from MISCONDUCTERS, ‘Pariah‘, [HERE] at Riff RelevantContinue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video”

Oldschool Sunday: CHOKE [Return Via Salt Of The Earth Records EP; Japanese Tour Begins] – Commentary From Tracy McGinnis

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

When it comes to the deepest depths of the underground music realm’s southern sludge genre, there is one band that embodies all of the prerequisites: CHOKE.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CHOKE [Return Via Salt Of The Earth Records EP; Japanese Tour Begins] – Commentary From Tracy McGinnis”

PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’ Review + Official Videos; EU Tour w/ RIOT & EXISTANCE Nears [By Kira Schlechter]

(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

After 21 years, PRIMAL FEAR has pretty much gotten it down. With their 12th album, the Frontiers Music Srl. issued “Apocalypse,” they solidify their place in the pantheon of German power metal. Continue reading “PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’ Review + Official Videos; EU Tour w/ RIOT & EXISTANCE Nears [By Kira Schlechter]”

SAINT KARLOFF ‘All Heed The Black God’ Album Review & Stream


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

Speaking solely for myself, it takes something really exceptional from the ever-increasingly more exploited Stoner Rock genre to impress me these days. Continue reading “SAINT KARLOFF ‘All Heed The Black God’ Album Review & Stream”

JANE IN SPACE ‘Gorerunner’ Album Review & Stream + Official Videos


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

Brooklyn, NY’s JANE IN SPACE – the combined alter ego of the following duo: multi-instrumentalist / producer Jesse Jensen and vocalist Tom Vickers (bassist Josh Stillman and drummer Brian Korpalski join for live settings)  – recently released their latest studio effort, ‘Gorerunner‘, through Aion Records on July 13th. Continue reading “JANE IN SPACE ‘Gorerunner’ Album Review & Stream + Official Videos”

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR ‘Dragon Eagle Of Chaos’ EP Review & Stream; Scorched Tundra X -THIS Weekend- Only 2018 Show


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

It has been a short three months, actually a bit shy of it, since the exciting news  broke back in May about the studio return of LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR. Continue reading “LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR ‘Dragon Eagle Of Chaos’ EP Review & Stream; Scorched Tundra X -THIS Weekend- Only 2018 Show”

WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

One man musical endeavors, projects, or whatever terminology you prefer, are and can be a risky venture, ya know? Continue reading “WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BINARY w/ ‘Commit More Arson’ Album Review & Stream

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

It’s almost impossible for kids these days to do anything right, “goddamned millennials”. But every once in a while they surprise you and totally redeem themselves from the fact that there are restaurants who only serve avocado on toast (delicious as it may be).  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BINARY w/ ‘Commit More Arson’ Album Review & Stream”