BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams

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

One of my favorite traditional styled doom bands, Italy’s Bretus, will soon return with a brand new offering in this month of June. That offering is entitled ‘...From The Twilight Zone‘ and it will arrive via the Endless Winter label.   Continue reading “BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams”

CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)

(By Damon Gravitoyd, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

With their most recent offering ‘The Depths Below‘, Cortez takes it further down to delve into a dark pool of possibilities. Shine your eyes across a review of the new album and hear an audio stream of their first single, ‘Walk Through Fire‘. Continue reading “CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)”

KILLING VOLTS ‘Why Should I Say Yes?’ EP Review, Stream & Video Premiere

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

With plenty of nouveau swagger and new wave-y flare comes the Geneva, Switzerland quartet Killing Volts.   Continue reading “KILLING VOLTS ‘Why Should I Say Yes?’ EP Review, Stream & Video Premiere”

TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)

(By Shaun Katz, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com

At their peak, Trouble were the perfect combination of Black Sabbath meets The Beatles, and their 1992 album ‘Manic Frustration‘ was their collaborative pinnacle.   Continue reading “TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)”

GUNK – ‘Subhuman Cellular Mutation’ Album Review, Full Stream

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

Do you ever have those times when extreme is still not enough, and you want to somehow go beyond to a seemingly non-existent next level? Brutal death and violent grind just aren’t scratching that aural itch?    Continue reading “GUNK – ‘Subhuman Cellular Mutation’ Album Review, Full Stream”

The Watchers – Updated ‘Sabbath Highway’ Tour Dates & EP Review

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The Watchers have shared some updates to their ‘Sabbath Highway’ Tour coming this month. The tour is in support of their 2016 Sabbath Highway EP, which I did a review on back in December and updated now for RiffRelevant.com…  Continue reading “The Watchers – Updated ‘Sabbath Highway’ Tour Dates & EP Review”

PERPETUAL RAGE ‘Empress Of The Cold Stars’ Review

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

Hailing from Kuopio, Finland and in their eighth year of creating fiercely traditional style metal, Perpetual Rage are back! Back with a fantastic brand new studio album, ‘Empress Of The Cold Stars‘, that they will issue via Inverse Records on June 16th.   Continue reading “PERPETUAL RAGE ‘Empress Of The Cold Stars’ Review”

THE ACID GUIDE SERVICE ‘Vol. 11’ Review & Stream

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

Who knew that there was such heavy, trippin’ balls psyche-infused stoner rock happening in The Spud State? Yeah, that’s right, Idaho has sent us what is soon to be their favorite sons given time, The Acid Guide Service.   Continue reading “THE ACID GUIDE SERVICE ‘Vol. 11’ Review & Stream”

GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item


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

It seems as if each new day brings the revelation of yet another fantastic band hailing from the UK and today is no exception. In fact, that recent ritual continues with a fantastic foursome from London, Green Lung.   Continue reading “GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item”

BLACK ROYAL ‘Dying Star’ 7″ Review; Lyric Video

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

Finland’s blackened metallic unit Black Royal recently (May 12th) issued the 2-song ‘Dying Star‘ 7″ via Suicide Records.   Continue reading “BLACK ROYAL ‘Dying Star’ 7″ Review; Lyric Video”