RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream

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

It has been four long years since Albuquerque, New Mexico’s RED MESA graced us with their phenomenal S/T début back in 2014. Continue reading “RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream”

EL ROJO ’16 Inches Radial’ EP Review & Stream

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

From Morano Calabro, Italy comes EL ROJO and their recently released “16 Inches Radial” EP. Continue reading “EL ROJO ’16 Inches Radial’ EP Review & Stream”

LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream

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

Coming quickly on the heels of their Grim Ripper album release [Review] back in March, Portland’s LáGoon are back with a new EP. Continue reading “LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream”

ZAUM Announces Canadian Tour Dates w/ FIREBREATHER


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

Abstract metaphysical audio manipulators ZAUM will undertake some live Canadian dates in Ontario and Quebec, beginning next month (August). Continue reading “ZAUM Announces Canadian Tour Dates w/ FIREBREATHER”

DOLLAR LLAMA Ignites ‘Stagefires’ Official Video

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

The Portuguese southern metal machine DOLLAR LLAMA have premiered their latest official video, “Stagefires“. Continue reading “DOLLAR LLAMA Ignites ‘Stagefires’ Official Video”

HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

From Hungary with Sludge, times two, comes a four-song Split EP offering from the bands HER HIGHNESS and VANTA. Continue reading “HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

WISDOM IN CHAINS Premiere ‘Already Dead’ Video, Share Pre-Release Stream Of New Album

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

Stroudsburg, PA’s metallic hardcore mashers WISDOM IN CHAINS have landed a throttling double whammy of new music items today. Continue reading “WISDOM IN CHAINS Premiere ‘Already Dead’ Video, Share Pre-Release Stream Of New Album”

THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz

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

Earlier this year, Halsey reviewed THE AGE OF TRUTH‘s début full length, ‘Threshold‘, plus had a fairly hilarious interview with a couple of those Philly boys [HERE]. We’ve mentioned before that ‘Threshold‘ would be available from Kozmik Artifactz at some point. That point is now!

Continue reading “THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz”

Argonauta Records Announce Signing U.S. Blues/Fuzz Rockers SMOKE MOUNTAIN

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

Italy’s Argonauta Records has shared news of the label’s signing of the Florida-based retro-blues, doom, fuzz rock trio SMOKE MOUNTAIN. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announce Signing U.S. Blues/Fuzz Rockers SMOKE MOUNTAIN”

FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

For just about a quarter of a century or so now, Fu Manchu has brought their unique brand of sun-soaked, foot-to-the-floor, stoner metal with such a remarkable level of superiority and consistency, it’s almost frightening.    Continue reading “FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream”

BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Premiere ‘Wave Of Conscience’ Official Video; Annc. West Coast Tour

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

Portland, Oregon’s BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT have been rapidly rising out of the heavy rock underground since the release of their phenomenal S/T debut in April. Continue reading “BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Premiere ‘Wave Of Conscience’ Official Video; Annc. West Coast Tour”

1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream

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

Calendar year 2018 gets a dose of what heavy rock is all about, straight from 1968 and their “loud as fuck” ethos, so eloquently captured on the just-issued HeviSike Records release, “Ballads Of The Godless“. Continue reading “1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream”

MORNE Return With ‘To The Night Unknown’; Title Track Streaming


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

Boston’s emitters of bleakly abrasive, doom-possessed sludge, MORNE, are making their return with a new studio album imminently. Continue reading “MORNE Return With ‘To The Night Unknown’; Title Track Streaming”

BLACK ELEPHANT ‘Cosmic Blues’ Album Nears; New Song ‘Helter Skelter’ Streaming


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

In less than one week’s time, Italy’s BLACK ELEPHANT will release their new full-length studio album, “Cosmic Blues“. Continue reading “BLACK ELEPHANT ‘Cosmic Blues’ Album Nears; New Song ‘Helter Skelter’ Streaming”