Oldschool Sunday: EXTREMA


Extrema are a thrash metal band from Milan, Italy that formed in 1986 and are still highly active at this time. The band’s initial lineup included guitarist Tommy Massara, vocalist/guitarist Andrea Boria, bassist Luca Varisco, and drummer Stefano Bullegas. They are considered by many people to be Italy’s first real, valid thrash band.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: EXTREMA”

Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017

If nothing affects my current plans, I will be attending this year’s Maryland Doom Festival for my third year.   Continue reading “Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017”

Oldschool Sunday: ANTIDOTE

Antidote was a metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland during 1986, the proverbial “hey day” for much of the planet’s thrash music at the time. While bands all around the globe were either just surfacing or somewhat upon their way, their music was beginning to impact musicians everywhere.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANTIDOTE”

Oldschool Sunday: F.U.C.T.

Forever Ungratical Corinaric Technikilation, otherwise known as F.U.C.T., was formed in Nashville, TN. circa 1986. Starting as the brainchild of two guitarists, Dirt Ditchfield and Brooks Phillips, the duo later added drummer Heath Willis to the band.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: F.U.C.T.”

Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM

Paramaecium was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1991 by a trio of musicians that were enamored with Doom/Death Metal. However, this act had several notable factors that adequately set it apart from other bands around at the time.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM”

Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)


On April 25th, Arachnophobia Records will reissue a remastered edition of ‘Vae Victus‘ from the Polish entity December’s Fire. The 1996 album was the pinnacle of the recorded material from the one man solo project of Piotr Weltrowskiego.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DECEMBER’S FIRE (Featuring Behemoth’s Nergal)”

RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)

Riff Relevant is seeking additional contributors! Do you have a way with words? Are you a music-addicted witty, metalhead who wants to write about their musical drug of choice? Are you looking to expand your network of music or writing-related opportunities? Then here is your shot.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)”