TY TABOR (King’s X) To Release New 2-Disc Solo Album ‘Alien Beans’; Official Video Premiere


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

Iconic King’s X guitarist, Ty Tabor (also of The Jelly Jam and Platypus, etc.), will release a new solo effort, ‘Alien Beans’, on January 12th via Rat Pak Records.   Continue reading “TY TABOR (King’s X) To Release New 2-Disc Solo Album ‘Alien Beans’; Official Video Premiere”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt


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

STP (Stone Temple Pilots) are prepared to capitalize on their revitalized return with new vocalist Jeff Gutt (pronounced ‘goote’) by undertaking an early 2018 U.S. tour.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, December 8th at 10 AM local time.  Continue reading “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt”

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”

INTERSTELAR ‘Resin’ Review – Contest To Win A Vinyl Format LP For RECORD STORE DAY 2017


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

Los Angeles’ Interstelar have been an underground staple within the City Of Angels’ music scene since at least 2005.  The band has been an ever-present entity on the town’s live circuit during that period.  Continue reading “INTERSTELAR ‘Resin’ Review – Contest To Win A Vinyl Format LP For RECORD STORE DAY 2017”

STNNNG / CHILD BITE Split EP Streaming In Full


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

Five songs, two bands, one scathing release. The numbers don’t lie as the STNNG / Child Bite Split EP dropped today, Nov. 11th from Forge Again Records.

Continue reading “STNNNG / CHILD BITE Split EP Streaming In Full”

RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere


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

Without question, one of the greatest strengths of Riff Relevant, or any music website that dares to do so, is to crush divisive elitist mindsets within said music coverage.  Many sites tailor make themselves into cookie cutter-like, color by number spots that only cater to one style or genre of music.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere”

EMPTY THREAT ‘Shutdown Nowhere’ EP Review & Stream


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

The threat is real! From Mississauga, Ontario comes the debut offering from Empty Threat, the “Shutdown Nowhere” EP. The six song effort dropped nearly two weeks ago and I’m pretty happy about it landing on my radar. The reason I’m saying that is because of what is channeled through these six selections. It’s a potent blending of punk rock, grunge, alternative and post-rock that walks the line between the past and the present worlds of music. Continue reading “EMPTY THREAT ‘Shutdown Nowhere’ EP Review & Stream”

RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream

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

If you are like me and are even remotely tapped into alternative music from outside of the U.S., then I’d wager you’ve encountered this band at some point. This band being Pretoria, South Africa’s Ruff Majik of course, a band I discovered a year or two back.  Continue reading “RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream”

HUMANITIES / LOW SUN Split ‘Human Sun’ Review & Stream


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

The four song “Human Sun” is the result of the collaboration between Low Sun & HUMANITIES, two Toronto-based bands who both possess an affinity for dynamic creativity.    Continue reading “HUMANITIES / LOW SUN Split ‘Human Sun’ Review & Stream”

36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates


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

Alaska’s alternative metal/core band 36 Crazyfists are premiering a brand new track today, “Death Eater“.   Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates”

MIRRORED IMAGE ‘The Pursuit Of Happiness’ Review & Stream


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

Of course you can call me a bit biased when a Kentucky-based band and their music falls into my lap.  It’s not a big secret that The Bluegrass State is my old Kentucky home and that I’ve lived here on and off in various periods of my life.   Continue reading “MIRRORED IMAGE ‘The Pursuit Of Happiness’ Review & Stream”

Oldschool Sunday: PULKAS

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

Back in the late 1990’s when Nu Metal was hitting its stride and straddling such sub-genre labels as “groove metal” and “alternative”, London’s Pulkas came to be.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PULKAS”

MOROSITY – ‘Low Tide’ Album Review & Stream

Morosity – Low Tide

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

As an American who was fortunate enough to spend a bit of time in Norway and stand next to a Viking ship excavated from a frozen burial mound, I consider myself a default authority on any type of music in the neo-folk-avant-garde-metal-rock genre.  MOROSITY is a group of gentlemen from Minneapolis, Minnesota who wear the badge proudly and deliver an eclectic batch of songs on their new album ‘Low Tide.’   Continue reading “MOROSITY – ‘Low Tide’ Album Review & Stream”

ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting


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

U.S.-based rockers Adrenaline Mob have revealed their plans for the second leg of their ‘We The People’ North American tour. The trek will commence in Dayton, OH on August 18th and reach its final stop on September 23rd in Providence, RI.   Continue reading “ADRENALINE MOB – Fall N.A. Tour: RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA & DARK SKY CHOIR Supporting”

SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP


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

From the UK’s industrial region of Huddersfield comes the sonic heavyweight that is Sound Of Origin and their début EP, “Seeds Of The Past“.   Continue reading “SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP”

POWERFLO Proclaims ‘Where I Stay’ Official Video; Tour Dates With P.O.D.


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

The multi-genre melding “supergroup” Powerflo (which features Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog, Downset guitarist RogelioRoyLozano, Biohazard vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei, ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Worst drummer Fernando Schaefer) are back with an Official Video première. Continue reading “POWERFLO Proclaims ‘Where I Stay’ Official Video; Tour Dates With P.O.D.”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Unveil ‘Villains’ Details; New Song & Tour Info


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

Alternative-fueled desert rockers Queens Of The Stone Age have officially revealed the details of their upcoming new studio effort. The band’s seventh record, the nine-song ‘Villains‘, is due to be set loose from Matador Records on August 25th.   Continue reading “QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Unveil ‘Villains’ Details; New Song & Tour Info”

LIFE OF AGONY ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ Review

Twelve years is a long time to pass between a band releasing new music. That’s how long it has been since Life Of Agony has. 2005’s Broken Valley was the last studio effort from the famous NYC-based band until now with the freshly rendered ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain‘.   Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ Review”

HELMET’s ‘Meantime’ Coming On Colored Vinyl

It’s all about color with the 1992 Gold-certified album from Helmet, ‘Meantime‘. On June 23rd, it will receive some other colors as a vinyl pressings of the landmark release are planned. Coming from Interscope/GeffenA&M, two variants, standard black and a blue with red (inspired by the original cover artwork) will be made.

Pre-orders are available now at Amazon.

SWALLOW THE SKY, STONECUTTERS, HORSEBURNER, INDIGHOST @ The Hideaway, Johnson City, TN.


Everyone has their own personal bucket list of bands they’d like to see in a live setting at some point. I am no different. With this show, I was going to knock off two bands from my own, with a little irony in fact.      Continue reading “SWALLOW THE SKY, STONECUTTERS, HORSEBURNER, INDIGHOST @ The Hideaway, Johnson City, TN.”