Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream


(By Santiago Gutierrez,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze first came on to the metal scene in 2012, with a three-song EP, entitled At the Shrine of Light.  Today we have a review and full stream of their full-length ‘Among The Ruins’, released last April on Transcending Obscurity Records.    Continue reading “ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”

NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates


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

From the City Of Angels arrives a totally under-the-radar band, at least so for me, and their three-song EP.  The band is Night Verses, the EP is “Copper Wasp” (released on January 18) and both are fantastically phenomenal!  Continue reading “NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates”

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]


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

To do something new after decades in a comfortable situation – even when you could easily rest on your laurels – is the mark of a true survivor.  Guitarist Phil “Wizzo” Campbell, one of the two remaining members of arguably the most successful incarnation of Motörhead, has done exactly that. Continue reading “Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream


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

Boston, Massachusetts’ 3 Parts Dead might be a bit misleading with their name because there’s nothing dead or lifeless about the band whatsoever. In fact, the act are nearing their fifth year of activity in 2018 and closed out 2017 with their fiery 3-track “Master” EP. Continue reading “3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream”

ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video


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

The one woman project Zeresh recently released the “Sigh For Sigh” EP. The four song effort is full of poignant music contained upon it, along with the intriguing, touching details of its inspiration and materializing. Continue reading “ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video”

EXCLUSIVE: Sludgelord Records Premieres COFFIN TORTURE’s ‘Dismal Planet’ Title Track Stream; Album Review [Guest Contributor Tyler Smith]

(By Tyler Smith, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

Editor’s note: Two special brand new riffian things for you today!  Sludgelord Records has presented us with an exclusive track stream for you from Coffin Torture‘s upcoming full-length release ‘Dismal Planet‘; and we have a new wordsmith here at Riff Relevant to bring us a review of that very album.  Welcome Tyler Smith…   – Leanne Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Sludgelord Records Premieres COFFIN TORTURE’s ‘Dismal Planet’ Title Track Stream; Album Review [Guest Contributor Tyler Smith]”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video

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

All of my life, I’ve been on a spirit quest.  I’ve fled intense heat in the rivers of the Grand Canyon and felt the sting from arctic wind on my face, atop the mountains of Norway.  Relentlessly, I have sought to find an answer to the riddle of steel.    Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video”

THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates


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

It’s quite hard to not get behind bands like The Midnight Ghost Train.  They manage to both sit comfortably within stoner elements, and still seemingly challenge the whys and hows of it all at every possible turn.    Continue reading “THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates”

DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates

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

Des Moines, Iowa’s trio Druids self-released their Spirit Compass album this past December and it is a potent follow-up to their 2016 banger, Cycles of Mobeum.    Continue reading “DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

Interview w/ THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017

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

Where do I start with THE AGE OF TRUTH and their début full length, ‘Threshold‘?  What a goddamned beautiful piece of heavy rock.    Continue reading “Interview w/ THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ Review; Official Videos


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

Let me start by saying that it is no understatement to say that Corrosion Of Conformity‘s latest studio record, “No Cross No Crown“, is one of music’s most anticipated album releases.  Not just for the year 2018, but hell, for the last five years, or a decade for that matter and it is out now from Nuclear Blast. Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ Review; Official Videos”

BLACK FRIDAY DEATH COUNT – ‘Cut Through The Noise’ Album Review & Stream

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

So there I was, minding my own damn business, shoveling my driveway, and enjoying the 17 inches of snow blizzard Grayson dropped on New Jersey.  I was having a few beers, listening to some tunes and all of a sudden my speakers just start blowing up.    Continue reading “BLACK FRIDAY DEATH COUNT – ‘Cut Through The Noise’ Album Review & Stream”