GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates

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

Portugese progressive sludge / black metal band GAEREA have just unveiled their official video for the impressive song “Catharsis“. Continue reading “GAEREA Premiere ‘Catharsis’ Official Video As ‘Unsettling Whispers’ Full Length Due In June; Live Dates”

SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July


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

Polish psyche-doom / stoner metal crew SPACESLUG have just unveiled a visual feast to be experienced with a new official video. Continue reading “SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July”

ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests

(Photo Courtesy Of Gene Smirnov)

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

Philadelphia’s finest phenoms for truly heavy psychedelia, ECSTATIC VISION, have just dropped a new official video for the song “Troublemaker“. Continue reading “ECSTATIC VISION Issue ‘Troublemaker’ Official Video; U.S. & EU. Tours To Begin – Include Stoned & Dusted / Days Of Darkness Fests”

TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram


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

Omaha, Nebraska’s two man entity known as TETELESTAI recently released their official video for the song “The Dead We Do Not Mourn“. Continue reading “TETELESTAI Issue ‘The Dead We Do Not Mourn’ Official Video Featuring Coalesce’s Sean Ingram”

Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

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

The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal.  Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart.  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”

ULTRAPHONIX (w/ George Lynch & Living Colour’s Corey Glover) Reveal Debut’s Details; Premiere Official Video


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

ULTRAPHONIX, the new band featuring guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM) and Living Colour singer Corey Glover, have unveiled their debut’s details. Continue reading “ULTRAPHONIX (w/ George Lynch & Living Colour’s Corey Glover) Reveal Debut’s Details; Premiere Official Video”

NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts


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

August 10th will see the release of a triple live album from NIGHT DEMON – in partnership with multiple global-wide record labels – titled “Live Darkness“. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts”

Exclusive Song Premiere! THE RED COIL Debut ‘Opium Smokers Room’ Single From Upcoming Argonauta Records Release


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

RIFF RELEVANT presents our exclusive premiere of the new single “Opium Smokers Room” from Italy’s THE RED COIL. Continue reading “Exclusive Song Premiere! THE RED COIL Debut ‘Opium Smokers Room’ Single From Upcoming Argonauta Records Release”

Brann Dailor (Mastodon) Provides Vocals To Song Tying Into DC Comics Graphic Novel [Streaming]


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

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor has contributed vocals to a song titled “Red Death“, tracked for the upcoming DC Comics graphic novel “Dark Days: The Road To Metal”. Continue reading “Brann Dailor (Mastodon) Provides Vocals To Song Tying Into DC Comics Graphic Novel [Streaming]”

Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]

(By Erik Kluiber, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Every so often, we have a chance to run something off-road that kicks ass.  This here be one of those times.  Erik Kluiber (Void Vator, Ironaut, ex-Gypsyhawk, et al.) approached me about an article he penned.  A tale I found intriguing and a bit surprising, about Patrick Kennison – who one might call a bona fide ‘rock star’.  His career spans many successes, but within that success, Erik shares with us a candid view from Patrick’s home-spun dive stage fun, out from under the glory of arena lights.  Enjoy! ~ Leanne   
Continue reading “Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]


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

When it comes to straightforward Rock ‘N Roll, Los Angeles’ FIREBALL MINISTRY are one of the absolute best bands in this universe, or any other for that matter. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]”

MORDOR Issue ‘Dark Room’ Official Video From First New LP In 20+ Years


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

Following closely on Riff Relevant‘s recent Oldschool Sunday piece on them [HERE], Poland’s MORDOR are premiering a new official video. Continue reading “MORDOR Issue ‘Dark Room’ Official Video From First New LP In 20+ Years”

IGNITOR Premiere ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’ Official Video; To Play ALEHORN OF POWER X Fest In July


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

Austin, Texas’ classic metal-infused powerhouse IGNITOR have premiered their newest official video for “Haunted By Rock & Roll“. Continue reading “IGNITOR Premiere ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’ Official Video; To Play ALEHORN OF POWER X Fest In July”

HAGEN ALTER (w/ Andrew Hagar & Beastmaker Members) Debut ‘Mourning Ritual’ Single / Official Video

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

HAGEN ALTER – a new band featuring Sammy Hagar’s son, Andrew Hagar, along side Beastmaker’s Trevor William Church and Andrew Alejandro Saldate IV – have debuted their first single. Continue reading “HAGEN ALTER (w/ Andrew Hagar & Beastmaker Members) Debut ‘Mourning Ritual’ Single / Official Video”

Feature-Length Film / Doc On Metallica Bassist CLIFF BURTON Available [Video Streaming]

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

The late bassist Cliff Burton ( Metallica, Trauma) is the subject of a new full-length feature / semi-documentary from BurStock Productions titled “The Salvation Kingdom“. Continue reading “Feature-Length Film / Doc On Metallica Bassist CLIFF BURTON Available [Video Streaming]”