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”

VOIVOD Unveil Details Of New Album ‘The Wake’; Premiere Official Video + Ltd. Run 7″ EP

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

As recently reported HERE at Riff Relevant, the Canadian sci-fi progressive metallers VOIVOD are gearing up to release a new full-length album. Continue reading “VOIVOD Unveil Details Of New Album ‘The Wake’; Premiere Official Video + Ltd. Run 7″ EP”

FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming


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

Sacha Dunable (Intronaut, Bereft, Graviton) has, at long last, officially launched his long-gestating project, FUTURE USSESContinue reading “FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming”

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”

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]”

REVOCATION Reveal ‘The Outer Ones’ Album Details; Premiere Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Alex Morgan)

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

The modern thrash metallers in Boston’s REVOCATION have revealed details of the band’s upcoming Metal Blade Records release, “The Outer Ones“. Continue reading “REVOCATION Reveal ‘The Outer Ones’ Album Details; Premiere Official Video”

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN To Present ‘Gateways’ Album In Aug.; Share Track + EU. Tour Dates


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

Iceland’s THE VINTAGE CARAVAN will return with their highly-anticipated fourth studio album next month. Continue reading “THE VINTAGE CARAVAN To Present ‘Gateways’ Album In Aug.; Share Track + EU. Tour Dates”

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”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BEiTTHEMEANS [Video]; Announce N. American Tour Supporting MUSTASCH

 


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

Birmingham, Alabama’s BEiTTHEMEANS are one of the most promising acts to arise out of the heavy rock underground, in my opinion anyway. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BEiTTHEMEANS [Video]; Announce N. American Tour Supporting MUSTASCH”

GREEN DEATH Back With ‘Hallowmass’ This October [Video Teaser]; Live Dates

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

Des Moines, Iowa’s crossover collective, GREEN DEATH, will make their return to the public arena with their third studio album this fall.  Continue reading “GREEN DEATH Back With ‘Hallowmass’ This October [Video Teaser]; Live Dates”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]

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

What factors required for a band to qualify for the Oldschool Sunday series are malleable and always in flux; one week it might be a band’s longevity or legacy, the next week, a more obscure band from some point in time. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PHARAOH [2003 Debut ‘After The Fire’ Receiving First-Time Vinyl Re-Issue Via Cruz Del Sur Music]”

SWORN ENEMY ‘As Real As It Gets’ First Ever Vinyl Release For 15th Anniversary; Tour Celebrating Milestone Launches

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

U.S.H.C. heavyweights SWORN ENEMY have revealed further plans to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their 2003 milestone release, “As Real As It Gets“. Continue reading “SWORN ENEMY ‘As Real As It Gets’ First Ever Vinyl Release For 15th Anniversary; Tour Celebrating Milestone Launches”