THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN


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

Columbus, Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have just unleashed the sophomore studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye“, via Argonauta Records this past February 16th.   Continue reading “THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN”

BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut


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

Three musicians from very diverse origins have united within one singular entity bent on delivering sonic density. That collective operates as Bible Black Tyrant, which is vocalist / bassist / guitarist Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar), percussionist Tyler Smith (Eagle Twin), and guitarist / vocalist / soundscape engineer David S. Fylstra (KVØID). Continue reading “BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut”

AN EVENING WITH KNIVES Stream New Album ‘Serrated’ In Full Ahead Of Release; Official Video Streaming


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

The Eindhoven-based trio known as An Evening With Knives are streaming their highly anticipated new full-length, “Serrated“, in its entirety at this time. The album will drop this Friday, January 26th via Argonauta Records, pre-order details are a bit further down below. Continue reading “AN EVENING WITH KNIVES Stream New Album ‘Serrated’ In Full Ahead Of Release; Official Video Streaming”

EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of ZOM ‘Nebulos’ From Argonauta Records [Full Album Stream + Review]


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

Riff Relevant has partnered with Italy’s Argonauta Records to bring you the EXCLUSIVE streaming premiere of the new album from ZOM, “Nebulos“.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of ZOM ‘Nebulos’ From Argonauta Records [Full Album Stream + Review]”

EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of RED BEARD WALL ‘Top Of The Mountain’ Official Video


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

One of the more mold-breaking releases of 2017 was the self-titled full-length from Texas’ RED BEARD WALL.     Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of RED BEARD WALL ‘Top Of The Mountain’ Official Video”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Oh, where to start… first off, Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker is essentially a walking mountain (literally and figuratively) of heavy musical knowledge.  Anyone that’s talked with him can attest to this.  One look at his ‘Old-School Sunday’ column and you’re delving into his musical memory.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) PAT ‘RIOT’ WHITAKER Shares 25 LP / 25 EP Favorites”

EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premieres Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Colossus’; Album Review


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

San Bonifacio, Italy’s Kayleth have once again successfully escaped the Earth’s gravity, doing so via their newest full-length, “Colossus“.  The record rockets from the Argonauta Records launch pad today, Friday, January 12th and Riff Relevant is proudly premiering the full stream of it here with our review! Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premieres Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Colossus’; Album Review”

EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premiere Of New THAL Song ‘Under Earth’


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

We are a mere handful of weeks away from one of my own most anticipated album releases of 2018, THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) heavyweight, “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” (more details here).   Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premiere Of New THAL Song ‘Under Earth’”

GREYFELL Invoke ‘Spirit Of The Bear’ Official Video From Imminent ‘Horsepower’ Release

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

Bands and animals in unison go back far in music history and this article is going to provide you a double dose of the latter from the singular former. See, French alt-metal doomsters Greyfell have just shared their powerful new visualizer “The Spirit Of The Bear“.   Continue reading “GREYFELL Invoke ‘Spirit Of The Bear’ Official Video From Imminent ‘Horsepower’ Release”

THAL Reveal ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Full Details; Launch Pre-Order + Teaser

Hartnell (L) & Walker/Green (R)

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

For many fanatics within the global-wide heavy rock / doom underground, one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2018 will drop soon. Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose), will unleash their new full-length studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” via Argonauta Records on February 16th. Continue reading “THAL Reveal ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Full Details; Launch Pre-Order + Teaser”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video


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

The Genova, Italy-spawned NAAT are quite the grandiose deliverers of monumentally epic instrumental compositions.  Plied with copious excesses of progressive and post-metal, along with emotionally-enriched doom and sludge emanations, NAAT simply are trailblazers.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video”

SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Vol. 1’ Specifics With Artwork, Tracklist & More


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

Italy’s heavy rocking breakthrough band SUPERNAUGHTY have just revealed the cover artwork and track-list of their highly anticipated new album, “Vol. 1”. It will be released on CD/DD by Argonauta Records and available on February 16th, 2018. You can check out the band’s recently premiered “Mistress” official video below and hear (and see) why anxiety is building for the album’s release. Continue reading “SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Vol. 1’ Specifics With Artwork, Tracklist & More”

SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Mistress’ Single Via Official Video

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

The Italian hard rock band with a name that seems at least partially inspired by Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut“, Supernaughty, arrive with a new single. “Mistress“, which is accompanied by the band’s official visualizer for the clip as well, can be streamed below. Continue reading “SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Mistress’ Single Via Official Video”

DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour


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

Iron Man vocalist “Screaming MadDee Calhoun has been actively making waves on his very own accord as a solo artist in the past couple of years. 2017 has been an especially good year for Dee as he recorded his second solo effort for Argonauta Records, “Go To The Devil“, this year. It is set to be released by the label in early 2018 and saw Dee joined on this album by his Iron Man bandmate Louis Strachan on bass. Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour”

WASTED THEORY ‘Defenders Of The Riff’ Argonauta Records Re-Issue [With Bonus Content] Review & Stream

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

At this point in the game, most anyone that pursues music within the off-the-radar underground knows who the hell Wasted Theory are. They should actually do more than merely just know, they should be well-versed with the band’s style of bluesy, boozy, gritty raunch ‘n roll. I know that I have been an avid fanatic about this bad-ass bunch since I got wind of their 2014 introduction, Death And Taxes. Continue reading “WASTED THEORY ‘Defenders Of The Riff’ Argonauta Records Re-Issue [With Bonus Content] Review & Stream”