MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream


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

Stockholm, Sweden’s Mourning Sign have resurfaced with a new 2-song offering for your listening enjoyment. The “Nest Of Vipers” Maxi-Single dropped back in late August and is creating some nice buzz in all the right places since. The band is currently composed of Robert Pörschke (vocals), Kari Kainulainen (guitars), Petri Aho (guitars/bass), Thomas Gardh (guitars/bass) and Henrik Persson (drums). Continue reading “MOURNING SIGN ‘Nest Of Vipers’ Maxi-Single Review & Stream”

ORISSA ‘Resurrection’ Review; Video Premiere


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

New York’s Orissa are most definitely on the move with their imminent full-length album release, “Resurrection“. It will drop on November 3rd and based on what I’ve culled from my own listens to it, it is going to impress innumerable people. Plus, it was mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA; Meytal Cohen; Adekain; September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus, (Stone Sour; Steel Panther; Shadows Fall) so you know the sound quality is superb. Continue reading “ORISSA ‘Resurrection’ Review; Video Premiere”

WITH THE DEAD ‘Love From With The Dead’ Review & Stream


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

What is there to be said about vocalist Lee Dorrian‘s post-Cathedral band With The Dead that hasn’t been said so many other places (sites)? Dorrian’s main project now, WTD holds quite a respectable bunch of lads in its band membership, that is for sure. Returning with Lee on the new studio album, “Love From With The Dead” once again, is guitarist Tim Bagshaw (ex-Electric Wizard/Serpentine Path). There’s also new blood in the personages of former Bolt Thrower drummer Alex Thomas and Lee’s old Cathedral band mate, bassist Leo Smee. Continue reading “WITH THE DEAD ‘Love From With The Dead’ Review & Stream”

SHC S/T EP Review & Stream

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

I am clueless as to what the SHC of Portugal’s SHC stands for and cannot find any indication of what it may be anywhere. But you know what, it is really irrelevant in this case and maybe they’ll let us get by with it being whatever we want it to mean. I myself can come up with a plethora of possibilities, ones derived from the music contained on SHC‘s new self-titled EP. Continue reading “SHC S/T EP Review & Stream”

BLOODGOD ‘Carthasis’ EP Review & Stream

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

From deep within The Netherlands comes the vicious Dutch collective that is Bloodgod and their latest EP, “Catharsis“.   Continue reading “BLOODGOD ‘Carthasis’ EP Review & Stream”

IRONAUT ‘Sick Stupid Lies’ EP Review & Stream


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

From the gritty city of lost angels, L.A., Ironaut return with their third EP, the 3-song “Sick Stupid Lies“.   Continue reading “IRONAUT ‘Sick Stupid Lies’ EP Review & Stream”

RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

Occasionally, when reviewing certain releases, there are times that I ask myself: “How can (insert band name here) not be a HUGE, well-known major act?” It is then that I recall the plethora of once-great bands that experienced a commercial, breakthrough success and what resulted after. Pompous or lame, mediocre self-indulgent wastes of studio time in so many cases. But alas, whatever. Continue reading “RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

WAR CLOUD – ‘War Cloud’ S/T Album Review & Full Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

To myself and perhaps only myself, the current stoner rock genre and its multiple sub-classifications are facing hard times.    Continue reading “WAR CLOUD – ‘War Cloud’ S/T Album Review & Full Stream”

BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates


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

New York’s Between The Rain are a fast-rising trio, one coming up from gritty streets determined to bring their punk-tinged Grunge / Alt. Rock to music fans.   Continue reading “BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates”

ATTALLA ‘Glacial Rule’ Album Review & Stream

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Attalla’s ‘Glacial Rule‘ is a monolithic, growling wall.  Steeped in local mythos, Cody Stieg (lead guitar / vocals), Brian Hinckley (guitar), Bryan Kunde (bass), and James Slater (drums), have crafted an epic album which captures the spirit of a land – Oshkosh, Wisconsin.   Continue reading “ATTALLA ‘Glacial Rule’ Album Review & Stream”