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.”

RED BEARD WALL Unveils The Deeply Heavy ‘Bottom Of A Well’ [Streaming]

A track première from the multifaceted one-man monstrosity that is Red Beard Wall has arrived. ‘Bottom Of A Well‘ is a powerful amalgamation of experimental metal, post-hardcore and alternative rock.

Continue reading “RED BEARD WALL Unveils The Deeply Heavy ‘Bottom Of A Well’ [Streaming]”