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”

ZOM Signs With Argonauta Records For Upcoming ‘Nebulos” Release; Official Video


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

ZOM are the Pittsburgh-based heavy rock band resulting from the masterful minds of Gero von Dehn (Monolith Wielder) and Andrew D’Cagna (Brimstone Coven). The pair eventually recruited Ben Zerbe (Monolith Wielder, Mandrake Project)  into the mix and now the trio is poised to make waves. Continue reading “ZOM Signs With Argonauta Records For Upcoming ‘Nebulos” Release; Official Video”

EXCLUSIVE Global Premiere Of VESSEL OF LIGHT S/T EP Stream; Album Review


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

On November 3rd, one of 2017’s most intriguing débuts will drop in the form of Vessel Of Light‘s self-titled EP. It will be done so via Argonauta Records and I personally believe it is going to astound many a’ listener. Just the logistics of this effort and project alone is enough to blow minds, especially if you are on the more middle-aged side of life itself like some of us. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Global Premiere Of VESSEL OF LIGHT S/T EP Stream; Album Review”

THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) Sign To Argonauta Records For ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Release

Hartnell (L) & Walker/Green (R)

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

Well, we can publicize the news that Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have officially signed with Argonauta Records for the release of their new album. And make, no mistake, THAL are now a “they” as opposed to the past when the project was merely a “him”. Continue reading “THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) Sign To Argonauta Records For ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Release”

VESSEL OF LIGHT Shares ‘Dead Flesh And Bones’ Lyric Video As Debut Release Nears


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

Perhaps the unlikeliest pairing in underground music, Nathan “Opposition” Jochum (Ancient VVisdom) and Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed), aka Vessel Of Light, are sharing a new visualizer today. The lyric video for “Dead Flesh And Bones“, is a darkly grim, but hard rocking, number from the duo’s upcoming S/T EP debut. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT Shares ‘Dead Flesh And Bones’ Lyric Video As Debut Release Nears”

ELECTRIC BEARD OF DOOM invited RIFF RELEVANT’s Leanne Ridgeway for a visit!

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

Last week, I was invited to join the illustrious Electric Beard Of Doom to participate as a guest for Episode 93 of his damned amazing radio podcast.  MAN, was that a fun time it was!   Continue reading “ELECTRIC BEARD OF DOOM invited RIFF RELEVANT’s Leanne Ridgeway for a visit!”

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”