STAHV Shares Official Video For ‘The Killing Moon’ (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)

(Photo Courtesy Of Adrienne Pierce)

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

Our friend Ari Rosenschein returns to the Riff Relevant radar via his STAHV project’s amazing new video. Continue reading “STAHV Shares Official Video For ‘The Killing Moon’ (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)”

EMPTY To Issue ‘Vacio’ Album In Sept.; Premiere Psyche-Ambient ‘The Yellow Rain’ Video

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

It has been four long years since we last heard from Spain’s EMPTY via the superb Etica Profana Negativa offering. Continue reading “EMPTY To Issue ‘Vacio’ Album In Sept.; Premiere Psyche-Ambient ‘The Yellow Rain’ Video”

SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream

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

In case you are not aware, the Texas entity that is fitted with the moniker SLOW DRAW is actually the lone being Mark Kitchens from the band Stone Machine Electric. Continue reading “SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream”

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’


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

One of the most groundbreaking entities in all of unhinged musical transformation is the ambient psyche headfuck from Osaka, Japan:  夢遊病者 – AKA Sleepwalker. Continue reading “夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’”

Meet THE MON – An UFOMAMMUT Member Gets Spiritually Psychedelic With New Project


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

UFOMAMMUT’s lead vocalist, bass and synth player Urlo is branching out into a plane of even darker psychedelia than that created by his home band. Continue reading “Meet THE MON – An UFOMAMMUT Member Gets Spiritually Psychedelic With New Project”

MIDAS FALL Stream New Album ‘Evaporate’ In Full


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

The Scottish duo Midas FallElizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn – just released their new album, “Evaporate“, through Monotreme Records on April 27. Continue reading “MIDAS FALL Stream New Album ‘Evaporate’ In Full”

COLDBONES Stream Epic Post-Rock On Just-Released ‘Where It All Began’ Album; Tour Dates

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

This past Friday, April 6, saw the Crooked Noise Records release of the debut album “Where It All Began” from Kent, UK’s COLDBONES. Continue reading “COLDBONES Stream Epic Post-Rock On Just-Released ‘Where It All Began’ Album; Tour Dates”

OWL Share Pre-Release Stream Of ‘Orion Fenix’ EP


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

OWL, the one man ambient death / doom project of Valborg guitarist / vocalist Christian Kolf, has returned with a new EP, “Orion Fenix“. Continue reading “OWL Share Pre-Release Stream Of ‘Orion Fenix’ EP”

EARTH’s Dylan Carlson To Release Solo Album ‘Conquistador’ In April; Song Streaming


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

Dylan Carlson, quite well known as the linchpin of the drone-doom instrumentalists EARTH, announces he will release his first proper full-length solo album.  Continue reading “EARTH’s Dylan Carlson To Release Solo Album ‘Conquistador’ In April; Song Streaming”

Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video


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

The one woman project Zeresh recently released the “Sigh For Sigh” EP. The four song effort is full of poignant music contained upon it, along with the intriguing, touching details of its inspiration and materializing. Continue reading “ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video”

Riff Relevant Interviews: DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA

DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA

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

I still recall the very first time that I heard guitarist / musician Daren “KLANK” Diolosa, although I’m not sure he’d been tagged with the nickname at the time. In fact, I really did not know it was him per se, all I did know was that I saw a music video that absolutely floored me. The video, the song, the music itself and the guys present in the visualizer were like nothing I had ever heard…or seen. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA”

DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming


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

Atmospherically haunting, abstract sludge industrialists Dirge are positioned to release their new studio construct “Alma | Baltica” this month.   Continue reading “DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming”

DREADNOUGHT ‘A Wake In Sacred Waves’ Review & Stream; Tour Dates

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

Denver, Colorado’s Dreadnought evidently must take their hometown’s motto of “The Mile High City” to heart in their music. The progressive nature of it is miles high, or beyond, what many other supposed progressive acts are doing these days. Yet, clearly there is a juxtaposition of directions transpiring here on their new offering, “A Wake In Sacred Waves“, which was released on Oct. 6th. Continue reading “DREADNOUGHT ‘A Wake In Sacred Waves’ Review & Stream; Tour Dates”