SOUND OF ORIGIN Share Band Update & Upcoming Events [Chris ‘Foz’ Foster Comments]

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

It has been almost a year and a half since the Huddersfield, UK’s SOUND OF ORIGIN stormed on to the underground music scene with their ‘Seeds Of The Past‘ début. Continue reading “SOUND OF ORIGIN Share Band Update & Upcoming Events [Chris ‘Foz’ Foster Comments]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]

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

It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to addressing the death metal pioneers, and now legends, OBITUARY. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]”

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”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

Riff Relevant Interviews: WITCH MOUNTAIN [Video]

(Photo Courtesy Of Will Bouton/FUGO Films)

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

Portland, Oregon’s WITCH MOUNTAIN are a globally revered band in the contemporary age of Doom, one with an extremely loyal following. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: WITCH MOUNTAIN [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BEiTTHEMEANS [Video]; Announce N. American Tour Supporting MUSTASCH

 


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

Birmingham, Alabama’s BEiTTHEMEANS are one of the most promising acts to arise out of the heavy rock underground, in my opinion anyway. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BEiTTHEMEANS [Video]; Announce N. American Tour Supporting MUSTASCH”

Riff Relevant Interviews: EYE OF THE DESTROYER; ‘Starved And Hanging’ Review & Stream; New ‘Violent By Design’ EP

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

One of the most popular Halloween activities in the state of New Jersey is to get drunk with your friends, listen to Cannibal Corpse, and declare before a mostly uninterested audience, “Fuck it, doods! We’re startin’ a band!”    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: EYE OF THE DESTROYER; ‘Starved And Hanging’ Review & Stream; New ‘Violent By Design’ EP”

Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus]; EU. Tour Announcement


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

RIFF RELEVANT‘s power metal-appreciator-on-the-go dynamo, Kira Schlechter, recently sat down with the multi-faceted artist KOBRA PAIGE, of Kobra And The Lotus, for some conversation.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus]; EU. Tour Announcement”

Riff Relevant Interviews: HOWLING GIANT [Video]

HOWLING GIANT

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

My enamored enjoyment of the Nashville-based, genre-warping musical entity HOWLING GIANT began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: HOWLING GIANT [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

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

The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal.  Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart.  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”

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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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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Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]


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

When it comes to straightforward Rock ‘N Roll, Los Angeles’ FIREBALL MINISTRY are one of the absolute best bands in this universe, or any other for that matter. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

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

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended.  Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom”

Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]


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

Everything about the entity from New Orleans known as EYEHATEGOD embodies the utmost in abrasive sonic sludge.  It doesn’t matter where you are on this planet, if you’re in the musical underground, you immediately recognize the name. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]”