RIFF RELEVANT Interviews TEMPTATIONS WINGS [Video]

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

Asheville, North Carolina’s Temptations Wings have had an amazing year with 2017 so far. In March, they released their full-length debut, the conceptual masterpiece “Skulthor Ebonblade“. The album’s enthralling tale of mythical warriors, malevolent practitioners of black magic, bloodthirsty warfare and mayhem in general resonated well with critics all around the world. The band’s emanations of their unique style of Appalachian Power Doom has been winning over fans from hearing the album or seeing Temptations Wings live both. Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Interviews TEMPTATIONS WINGS [Video]”

36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates

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

Alaska-core pioneers 36 Crazyfists are back with another new song from their upcoming album Lanterns coming from Spinefarm Records on Sept. 29th. It is their second release for the label and the follow-up to 2015’s Time And Trauma. The track “Better To Burn” is available for streaming below. Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates”

RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series


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

This promotional announcement is actually the realization of a project I have wanted to do for several years now. It actually pre-dates my joining the launch of Riff Relevant but it is here that it shall come to pass. As the title and image above suggests, Riff Relevant has partnered with Birmingham, Alabama’s Ember for an intriguing journey.  Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series”

OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety


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

Seattle sludgemongers Old Iron have returned with their sophomore outing, “Lupus Metallorum“, released today (Friday, Aug. 18) via the Good To Die label. If you know anything about Old Iron (aka Jesse Roberts, Jerad Shealey and Trent McIntyre) then you know they create some intensely powerful music. Sure, it is a doom and sludge extravaganza but it contains some nicely enticing melodic nuances as well. Continue reading “OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety”

KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video


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

It has been one month since I dropped my Review & Stream (read here) of the self-titled EP debut from New Jersey’s Kolossor. If you caught that or are otherwise familiar with this band comprised of former members of Wizard Eye, Meatplow and Seasons Of Arrows already, then you know what a powerhouse this band is. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video”

KING PARROT Stream New Song From Upcoming Record ‘Ugly Produce’

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

Australia’s scathing extreme metallers King Parrot are in the midst of starting yet another global takeover. First came the recent news announcement about their upcoming album release “Ugly Produce” (here), which included a hilarious NSFW Official Video. That was proceeded by a revelation about an upcoming U.S. tour that sees the band, along with Child Bite and Cane Hill, providing support for Superjoint and DevilDriver‘s “The Broken Bones” trek (here).  Continue reading “KING PARROT Stream New Song From Upcoming Record ‘Ugly Produce’”

ATTIC Streaming ‘Sanctimonious’ Conceptual Album In Full Ahead Of Release

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

What a treat the new Attic album “Sanctimonious” is, one that is such on a variety of levels. First, it is a conceptual album set in a non-specific nunnery where mysterious murders are occurring and the bodies are piling up. The story that unfolds throughout the album is a darkly demonic, blasphemous one and it is told with epic grandeur. Continue reading “ATTIC Streaming ‘Sanctimonious’ Conceptual Album In Full Ahead Of Release”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]

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

The underground Brazilian (and previously British) crossover metal act Misconducters will release their fifth studio album “Pariah” beginning in September. The band, which has been active since 2008, are a well-known entity in the off-the-radar heavy metal community. It has always been the brainchild of its founder and consistent contributor, Den. After four previous full-length releases and four EPs, “Pariah” is sure to please fans of music blending elements of metal, heavy rock, punk and hardcore. Continue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]”

BUSHFIRE Debuts Animated ‘Zombi’ Video; To Release ‘When Darkness Comes’ Album In December


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

It has been a long four years since we last heard new music from the Darmstadt, Germany-based magnificence that is the band Bushfire. That happened to be their second full-length release at the time, Heal Thy Self, a more than proper follow-up to its equally astounding predecessor, Black Ash Sunday. To be honest, Bushfire are probably one of hard rock’s best bands that you have never heard of more than likely. I say that because I remember exactly how smitten by them I was when I myself discovered those aforementioned albums around the same time all those years ago.

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