KILL THE IDEAL Delivers ‘Crazy’ Official Video


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

Rapidly rising UK heavy contemporary rock trio Kill The Ideal have gone “Crazy” with a brand new official video of the same name.   Continue reading “KILL THE IDEAL Delivers ‘Crazy’ Official Video”

Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Despite what the history books tell us, the 80’s wasn’t all about MTV and men in pink slacks.  Under the smiley faced conservatism, something odd and esoteric was brewing.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s”

THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Valley are a trio from Cape Town, South Africa and after a couple of earlier Single releases, have arrived with “Obelisk“.   Continue reading “THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream”

QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’


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

Fresh from their U.S. headlining run, reformed 90’s alternative rockers Quicksand are revealing aspects of a new album release. The New York City-based act will release “Interiors” via Epitaph Records on November 10th and are sharing the new song “Cosmonauts” today.  Continue reading “QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’”

FOTOCRIME Return With EP ‘Always Night’; Share New Song + Tour Dates


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

Louisville, Kentucky’s Fotocrime have returned with news of a new EP, “Always Night“, that they’ll be releasing soon. If you are not yet familiar with Fotocrime then just know it is the project begun by Ryan Patterson, who fronted post-hardcore act Coliseum for over a decade. Continue reading “FOTOCRIME Return With EP ‘Always Night’; Share New Song + Tour Dates”

KILLING VOLTS Premiere ‘Never Insecure’ Official Video

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

Back in June I reviewed the début EP from Switzerland’s Killing Volts (here), “Why Should I Say Yes?“.    Continue reading “KILLING VOLTS Premiere ‘Never Insecure’ Official Video”

Long “Lost” GRUNTRUCK S/T Album To be Released In October; Official Video Premiere


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

Seattle grunge pioneers Gruntruck were one of that movement’s most bittersweet bands to say the least. A truly talented collective that created amazing music, the band were plagued with external issues that directly affected their ability to bring that music to their fans. From legal battles with their label, Roadrunner Records, frequent member swaps and, of course, the tragic death of vocalist/guitarist Ben McMillan in 2008, Gruntruck seemed doomed from their start. Continue reading “Long “Lost” GRUNTRUCK S/T Album To be Released In October; Official Video Premiere”

BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates


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

New York’s Between The Rain are a fast-rising trio, one coming up from gritty streets determined to bring their punk-tinged Grunge / Alt. Rock to music fans.   Continue reading “BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates”

QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]

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

This past week, post-hardcore / alternative rock icons Quicksand announced that their first new album in 22 years, ‘Interiors’, would be out November 10th from Epitaph Records.   Continue reading “QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]”

RED ELEVEN Share New Single ‘You’ve Been Warned’ Via Lyric Video


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

Finnish metallic alternative rockers Red Eleven have just released a new single, “You’ve Been Warned“.   Continue reading “RED ELEVEN Share New Single ‘You’ve Been Warned’ Via Lyric Video”

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 magnificence that is the band Bushfire.   Continue reading “BUSHFIRE Debuts Animated ‘Zombi’ Video; To Release ‘When Darkness Comes’ Album In December”

CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates

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

Philly alternative rockers Circa Survive are set to release their new album, “The Amulet“, on Sept. 22nd via Hopeless Records.   Continue reading “CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates”