Riot’s Revelation: OPERATION NEPTUNE SPEAR; ‘Land Of The Free’ Single Streaming


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

Sounds like some high priority, large scale military effort, doesn’t it?  Like Operation Desert Storm and the like, huh?  You will be surprised to learn it isn’t (well, really is it..but not in this case, ha). No, instead, Operation Neptune Spear is a one-man musical movement of interesting proportions, and equally important, is the focus of the second installment of Riot’s Revelation.  You know, where I get you hip to something worth your while – be it a band, album, event, or…    Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: OPERATION NEPTUNE SPEAR; ‘Land Of The Free’ Single Streaming”

Oldschool Sunday: DOUBLEDRIVE


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

Starting out under the name of MK Ultra, the Atlanta, Georgia-based band would eventually undergo a moniker alteration to doubleDrive (abbreviated as dD) in 1996.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DOUBLEDRIVE”

Oldschool Sunday: CORE

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

After recently running into Finn Ryan (currently of The Atomic Bitchwax) at the Maryland Doom Fest, I thought it’d be great to fire Oldschool Sunday back up with a spotlight on Core.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CORE”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT


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

Oslo, Norway’s Spiral Architect was formed in 1993 by a group of like-minded, forward thinking Progressive Metal musicians. Although most people assume or incorrectly attribute the band’s name being inspired by the Black Sabbath song of the same from 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the band claims it isn’t so.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2

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

Continuing my run down of ‘must see’ bands performing at this year’s Maryland Doom Festwe bring you to Day One!  Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2”

Riot’s Revelation: ROY BATTY

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

Welcome to what may or may not become a regular segment here at Riff Relevant, it remains to be seen. That said, Riot’s Revelation is where I search out and share something you might be interested in. It may be a band, a record, an event, whatever… I merely make you aware and leave the rest up to you. Let’s dive in, shall we?
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MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Two 6/24 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #3

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

With four days before the start of #4DaysOfDoom, we bring you to Part Three of my four-part series on my ‘must see’ bands performing at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest. Today we have MDDF Day Two!

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MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Leanne’s Must-See Bands – Pre-Fest 6/22

MDDF Poster – Illustration: David Paul Seymour with Color/Design: Mark Cruikshank

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

Weekend Pass bought (check), hotel booked (check), job time off approved (check), camera ready (check), road trip mood (check), procrastinating packing (perma-check). I will be attending the Maryland Doom Fest for the first time this year.  Pat Riot stated his musts, now here are mine…  Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Leanne’s Must-See Bands – Pre-Fest 6/22”

Oldschool Sunday: SOULS AT ZERO

SOULS AT ZERO

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

When the grunge movement of the early 1990’s began to burgeon and ultimately explode, many pre-existing bands had very few options. Most imploded or simply faded away with little after burn or residue left in their wake.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SOULS AT ZERO”