Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]


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

Chicago’s thrashing mad maniacs AFTERMATH first formed in The Windy City circa 1985 and from there, were soon taking the world by storm. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: AFTERMATH [‘Smash Reset Control’ Lyric Video Released]”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

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

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

Oldschool Sunday: WARZONE [30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1988’s ‘Open Your Eyes’ Album Arrives]


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

Long before NYHC (New York Hardcore) became the world recognized institution it is today, the Lower East Side of Manhattan’s WARZONE were integral pioneers of this musical style. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: WARZONE [30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1988’s ‘Open Your Eyes’ Album Arrives]”

Oldschool Sunday: ANGKOR WAT

ANGKOR WAT (2018)

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

Corpus Christi, Texas circa 1986 sees the formation of a crossover thrash metal band unlike any other at the time, ANGKOR WAT. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANGKOR WAT”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]

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

With the ever-nearing events of the 2018 edition of the Riff Relevant-sponsored DESCENDANTS OF CROM less than a week away… what better time to roll out some of the acts I’m most excited to see live?! Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]”

Oldschool Sunday: RACETRAITOR – ‘2042’ Long-Awaited Follow Up To ’98 Album Nears; New Lyric Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Koen DeGus)

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

Chicago’s RACETRAITOR were one of the more incendiary, politically charged, and controversial music entities that arose to some prominence in the mid-Nineties. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: RACETRAITOR – ‘2042’ Long-Awaited Follow Up To ’98 Album Nears; New Lyric Video”

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]”