Oldschool Sunday: FIFTH ANGEL – First New Album In Nearly 30 Years; Premiere Lyric Video

FIFTH ANGEL (Then)

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

The origins of Bellevue, Washington’s FIFTH ANGEL date back to the band’s founding in 1983. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: FIFTH ANGEL – First New Album In Nearly 30 Years; Premiere Lyric Video”

Oldschool Sunday: CHOKE [Return Via Salt Of The Earth Records EP; Japanese Tour Begins] – Commentary From Tracy McGinnis

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

When it comes to the deepest depths of the underground music realm’s southern sludge genre, there is one band that embodies all of the prerequisites: CHOKE.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CHOKE [Return Via Salt Of The Earth Records EP; Japanese Tour Begins] – Commentary From Tracy McGinnis”

Oldschool Sunday: Nuclear Blast’s ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ Comp. Series Revived [Video Trailer]; Tour Announcement

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

During the late 80s and early 90s, the record label Nuclear Blast had the brilliant idea of compiling multiple death metal bands together on to one release.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Nuclear Blast’s ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ Comp. Series Revived [Video Trailer]; Tour Announcement”

Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE

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

The birth of Arlington, Texas’ GAMMACIDE occurred in 1986, out of the ashes of the disbanding Warlock. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]

NITZER EBB Circa 1988

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

British electronic/industrial entity NITZER EBB are a pioneering musical project that were creating popular EBM (Electronic Body Music) long before the term and genre even existed. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]”

Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]

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

British death metal band CANCER first formed in 1988. Over the course of their career, they have released five studio albums and broke up on at least two occasions. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018

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

The first installment of my Rogue Reviews went exactly as you’d expect. It went viral. Four billion ‘Likes’ worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg thought he was hacked. Lemmy came back from the dead just to comment on it. Shoobies stopped feeding the seagulls and driving like assholes. And McDonald’s brought back the Mcrib; permanently.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018”

Oldschool Sunday: ANGEL [The Casablanca Years 7 CD Retrospective Due In August]


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

ANGEL were a mid-70s progressive rock band based in Washington, D.C., one discovered in part by none other than KISS’ Gene Simmons. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANGEL [The Casablanca Years 7 CD Retrospective Due In August]”

Oldschool Sunday: TERRORIZER [Unveil Artwork Of Upcoming The End Records Release]


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

In this contemporary age of 2018, the Los Angeles grindcore / death metal band TERRORIZER are revered as extreme metal legends and rightly so. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: TERRORIZER [Unveil Artwork Of Upcoming The End Records Release]”

Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]

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

What factors required for a band to qualify for the Oldschool Sunday series are malleable and always in flux; one week it might be a band’s longevity or legacy, the next week, a more obscure band from some point in time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]”

Oldschool Sunday: ABHORRENCE [Release First New Song In Nearly 30 Years]


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

Rising from the underbelly of Finnish extreme metal in the late nineteen-eighties, ABHORRENCE was formed in 1989 by guitarists Tomi Koivusaari (Violent Solution) and Kalle Mattsson, vocalist Jukka Kolehmainen, bassist Jussi Ahlroth, and drummer Kimmo Heikkinen. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ABHORRENCE [Release First New Song In Nearly 30 Years]”

Oldschool Sunday: ONESIDEZERO [New Video Teases Band’s Return]


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

In the late Nineties’ rise of alternative rock, grunge, and nu-metal, few bands were able to create their own unique sound, one specific to them and them only. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ONESIDEZERO [New Video Teases Band’s Return]”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS


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

For this year’s Maryland Doom Fest, we have been a primary sponsor for the event, sharing updates and info for a few months.  Pat got a jump on some of his ‘must see’ bands for the weekend’s festivities, check his last one [here].  Pat effectively stole a couple of my own ‘must sees’, so I only have one to share. It’s a doozy, though – SWITCHBLADE JESUS. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS”

Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]


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

If you are any sort of metalhead at least 20 to 25 years of age, then you probably know the story about the short-lived supergroup DAMAGEPLAN. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]”