EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video


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

The Dutch sludge heavyweights Obese are back with their sophomore album, “Anamnesis“, dropping via Argonauta Records on October 20th. Riff Relevant is extremely excited to be the EXCLUSIVE source for the first global stream of the record in full now through Soundcloud today. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video”

The DAN LORENZO (Vessel Of Light, Hades, Non-Fiction, Etc.) Interview


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

Musician Dan Lorenzo (guitarist) was a highly integral component to many of my own earlier, formative music years. His song writing abilities and guitar playing talent were the creative catalyst for the legendary Eighties power metal / thrash band Hades. In that band he helped pioneer the music and sound of the East Coast’s own take on underground music. Continue reading “The DAN LORENZO (Vessel Of Light, Hades, Non-Fiction, Etc.) Interview”

CRACKHOUSE ‘Be No One.Be Nothing’ Review & Stream


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

France’s trio of all that is pivotal, punishing progressive doom, Crackhouse, are back with a new release, “Be No One. Be Nothing“. The 3-song full-length album was dropped back on October 6th via Italy’s Argonauta Records and simply put, it is a crusher, friends. By that I mean, it crushes of course but it also does a lot, lot more. Continue reading “CRACKHOUSE ‘Be No One.Be Nothing’ Review & Stream”

NIBIRU ‘Qaal Babalon’ Review & Stream


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

It has been a little over two months since I tackled this year’s Argonauta Records‘ re-release of NIBIRU‘s “Caosgon-2017 Edition” (review here). Now, the trio of Ardath, Ri and L.C. Chertan, aka NIBIRU, are back with “Qaal Babalon“. The 4-song recording was once again dropped via Argonauta on September 22nd and I have had the frightening experience of listening to it multiple times for this dissection. Continue reading “NIBIRU ‘Qaal Babalon’ Review & Stream”

CITIES OF MARS ‘Temporal Rifts’ Streaming In Its Entirety


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

The Gothenburg, Sweden-based trio Cities Of Mars, aka Danne Palm (bass/ vocals), Christoffer Norén (guitar/vocals) and Johan Küchler (drums/backing vocals),  just released their full-length debut. The 5-song “Temporal Rifts” dropped last week, on Sept. 29th, from Argonauta Records. Continue reading “CITIES OF MARS ‘Temporal Rifts’ Streaming In Its Entirety”

Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’


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

The U.S.’ hellaciously heavy-as-all-get-out stoner rockers Wasted Theory will re-release their critically acclaimed sophomore album.  Last year’s record, now titled “Defenders Of The Riff – 2017 Edition“, will see issue on November 17th via Argonauta Records. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’”

KAL-EL Premiere ‘Code Of The Ancient’ Official Video


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

Norwegian stoner rock outfit Kal-El are premiering their latest visualizer with “Code Of The Ancient“. The hard rocking number hails from their highly acclaimed album “Astrodoomeda” which is out now from Argonauta Records (available here).  Continue reading “KAL-EL Premiere ‘Code Of The Ancient’ Official Video”

TUNA DE TIERRA S/T Release Streaming In Full

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

This Friday, September 22nd will see the release of the highly anticipated self-titled album from Italy’s Tuna De Tierra. Dropping through Argonauta Records, this collection of psyche-infused Desert Rock songs hearkens to the greats like Kyuss or Colour Haze.

Continue reading “TUNA DE TIERRA S/T Release Streaming In Full”

THREE EYES LEFT Streaming New Argonauta Records Album ‘The Cult Of Astaroth’

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

Italy’s Argonauta Records continue to provide planet Earth with some of the finest doom and psyche rock known to man and today’s share is no different. The Italian doom / heavy rock / sludge band Three Eyes Left are releasing their latest full-length, “The Cult Of Astaroth“, through the label today (September 15th). Continue reading “THREE EYES LEFT Streaming New Argonauta Records Album ‘The Cult Of Astaroth’”

CHURCH OF VOID Streaming New S/T Argonauta Records Release


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

The Finnish retro-doom traditionalists Church Of Void recently signed with Italy’s Argonauta Records for the release of their new full-length. That self-titled effort will be issued by the label on September 15th while pre-orders are active now here. Continue reading “CHURCH OF VOID Streaming New S/T Argonauta Records Release”

OBESE Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Anamnesis’; Video Premiere

(Pic Courtesy Of Naomi Noltes)

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

The Dutch heavy rock/sludge band Obese are on the verge of releasing a new studio album via Argonauta Records on October 20th.   Continue reading “OBESE Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Anamnesis’; Video Premiere”

VESSEL OF LIGHT (Hades, Non-Fiction, Ancient VVisdom Members) Reveal Debut’s Details; Lyric Video Streaming


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

File this one under “Never Saw It Coming” as the duo of guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom’s Nathan Opposition have formed a project together.   Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT (Hades, Non-Fiction, Ancient VVisdom Members) Reveal Debut’s Details; Lyric Video Streaming”

KAL-EL Streaming ‘Astrodoomeda’ In Full Techni-Aural Sound


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

Norwegian stoner rock overlords Kal-El are set to drop their third studio album, titled “Astrodoomeda“, tomorrow (Aug. 25th).  The Argonauta Records offered effort is an eight-song/47-minute excursion into some amazingly thorough head rock for damn sure, too. Continue reading “KAL-EL Streaming ‘Astrodoomeda’ In Full Techni-Aural Sound”

Interview With ‘Jesus, Devil, Deed’ Author DEE CALHOUN

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

Dee Calhoun, or as most heavy metal fans know him, “Screaming MadDee Calhoun, could be referred to as a “Renaissance Artist”.  My claim is derived from the age-old expression equating certain figures as a “Renaissance Man”, a title attributed to well-rounded, versatile people.   Continue reading “Interview With ‘Jesus, Devil, Deed’ Author DEE CALHOUN”

CRACKHOUSE Reveal Details Of Upcoming Argonauta Records Release

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

After the popularity and critical acclaim of their self-titled EP’s release earlier this year, French psych/doom sludgers Crackhouse are poised to return.   Continue reading “CRACKHOUSE Reveal Details Of Upcoming Argonauta Records Release”

Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September

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

Riff Relevant, Argonauta Records and Italian sludge mongers Sator have all partnered together for an exclusive première of the new song “Soulride“.   Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September”

Argonauta Records Artist DEE CALHOUN To Release ‘Jesus, Devil, Deed’ Novella In August; Video


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

Maryland metal mainstay “Screaming Mad” Dee Calhoun is a busy, busy man these days…   Continue reading “Argonauta Records Artist DEE CALHOUN To Release ‘Jesus, Devil, Deed’ Novella In August; Video”

RHINO Premieres ‘I See The Monsters’ Official Video


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

The heavy-handed Italian stoner rockers Rhino are premiering a new Official Video for their song “I See The Monsters“.  Continue reading “RHINO Premieres ‘I See The Monsters’ Official Video”

NIBIRU Reveals Details Of Upcoming Argonauta Records Release ‘Qaal Babalon’

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

Hot on the scorching heels of my recent review of their ‘Caosgon – 2017 Edition re-release (review here), comes news from NIBIRU on its follow-up.  Continue reading “NIBIRU Reveals Details Of Upcoming Argonauta Records Release ‘Qaal Babalon’”

NIBIRU ‘Caosgon – 2017 Edition’ Review & Stream


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

“Psyche-Italia” best describes the mind-bending, seeming lysergic-laden head drama incurred by Italy’s sonic explorers in NIBIRU.   Continue reading “NIBIRU ‘Caosgon – 2017 Edition’ Review & Stream”