THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced

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

Metallic stoner / doom from The Holy Land…. kind of intriguing, is it not? Yeah, I thought so too, that’s why I’m here tackling this review today, in fact. Continue reading “THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced”

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 Song 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 Song Premiere! ‘Vinny Gets Arrested’ From ABOLETH ‘Benthos’ Album [Review]; U.S. Tour Underway”

FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Review & Stream


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

I find it quite impressive that Barcelona, Spain’s FUZZ FORWARD only formed in mid-2016 and less than two years later, have just released their debut album. Continue reading “FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Review & Stream”

Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]

(By Erik Kluiber, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Every so often, we have a chance to run something off-road that kicks ass.  This here be one of those times.  Erik Kluiber (Void Vator, Ironaut, ex-Gypsyhawk, et al.) approached me about an article he penned.  A tale I found intriguing and a bit surprising, about Patrick Kennison – who one might call a bona fide ‘rock star’.  His career spans many successes, but within that success, Erik shares with us a candid view from Patrick’s home-spun dive stage fun, out from under the glory of arena lights.  Enjoy! ~ Leanne   
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TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream


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

TOXIKULL are a quartet that hails from Cascais, Portugal, and back in late March the band issued their newest EP release, “The Nightraiser“. Continue reading “TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream”

SEX BLENDER ‘Hormonizer’ Review & Stream; To Play ELECTRIC MEADOW FEST 2018


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

From Lviv, Ukraine comes the subjects of our latest Review & Stream, SEX BLENDER and their 4/20 release, “Hormonizer“. Continue reading “SEX BLENDER ‘Hormonizer’ Review & Stream; To Play ELECTRIC MEADOW FEST 2018”

GREEN DESERT WATER ‘Solar Plexus’ Review & Stream; Official Video


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

Oviedo, Spain’s GREEN DESERT WATER have just dropped their sophomore album release, “Solar Plexus“, through Small Stone Records on April 27.

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MORPHOLITH ‘Void Emissions’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

From the cold confines of Reykjavík, Iceland comes the molten fuzz/psyche doom of MORPHOLITH and their April EP offering, “Void Emissions“. Continue reading “MORPHOLITH ‘Void Emissions’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

BOGHAUNTER ‘Writhe’ EP Review & Stream; NYP Item


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

BOGHAUNTER have arrived to introduce listeners to what a revolutionary approach to playing doom music can sound like. Continue reading “BOGHAUNTER ‘Writhe’ EP Review & Stream; NYP Item”

END OF HOPE (Eternal Black, Kraut, Reign Of Zaius, St. Bastard Members) Share NYP Demo


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

The END OF HOPE is a New York-based, relatively new project formed by members of some well-established Big Apple bands.  Continue reading “END OF HOPE (Eternal Black, Kraut, Reign Of Zaius, St. Bastard Members) Share NYP Demo”

CRATERS ‘Laurentian Abyss’ Review & Stream


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

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based entity CRATERS recently released the 2-track “Laurentian Abyss” and we have come to explore it. Continue reading “CRATERS ‘Laurentian Abyss’ Review & Stream”

MONOLITH ‘Two Wolves’ Review & Stream


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

Ithaca, New York’s MONOLITH are back with “Two Wolves“, their first official release as a now full-fledged, legit band. Continue reading “MONOLITH ‘Two Wolves’ Review & Stream”