One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Hotel Vegas, Austin, Texas, 10:00 pm.  It was dark and felt like Godzilla’s breath: muggy and hot.  Austin’s heaviness-seekers filed in clad in black t-shirts – we only come out at night, it seems.  This was the last show for Messa and  Witchcryer on their Scarlet U.S. Tour of 2017, and they brought Destroyer Of Light along for this night of destruction. Continue reading “One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates”

Full Album Stream Of New UFOMAMMUT Release ‘8’


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

The new studio offering from atmospheric, psychedelic sludge doomers UFOMAMMUT is now upon us.   Continue reading “Full Album Stream Of New UFOMAMMUT Release ‘8’”

BLOODGOD ‘Carthasis’ EP Review & Stream

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

From deep within The Netherlands comes the vicious Dutch collective that is Bloodgod and their latest EP, “Catharsis“.   Continue reading “BLOODGOD ‘Carthasis’ EP Review & Stream”

VATTNET (Formerly Vattnet Viskar) Stream New S/T LP In Full


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

Vattnet (formerly Vattnet Viskar) are streaming their upcoming self-titled album for New Damage Records in advance of its release this Friday, September 15th.   Continue reading “VATTNET (Formerly Vattnet Viskar) Stream New S/T LP In Full”

MAXIMUM MAD Stream Track From ‘Dear Enemy’ EP Release


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

Portland’s post-hardcore / noise rock heavyweights Maximum Mad will release their “Dear Enemy” EP via Good To Die Records on Sept. 15th.   Continue reading “MAXIMUM MAD Stream Track From ‘Dear Enemy’ EP Release”

Sonic Fire For The Ages: Brian ‘Butch’ Balich (Argus, Penance, Etc.) Interview With Riff Relevant

BRIAN ‘BUTCH’ BALICH

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

I don’t even know where to begin.  That is something you will rarely ever hear me utter, let alone admit, but here I have.  The reason I have is the subject of the following exchange that ensues below, singer Brian ‘Butch’ Balich.   Continue reading “Sonic Fire For The Ages: Brian ‘Butch’ Balich (Argus, Penance, Etc.) Interview With Riff Relevant”

ELECTRIC WIZARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Wizard Bloody Wizard’; Track Streaming

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

One of the most popular bands to emerge from the occult stoner doom scene is the UK’s Electric Wizard.  Today, fanatics everywhere may come and rejoice for the announcement that follows.   Continue reading “ELECTRIC WIZARD Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Wizard Bloody Wizard’; Track Streaming”

FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream


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

From the gritty underbelly of Patchogue, New York came the five-song “Wasteland” EP début from False Godsback in 2016.    Continue reading “FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream”

GRAND ROYALE Get The Scoop With ‘Breaking News’ Full Stream

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

Sweden’s straight-up rock band Grand Royale have just released their studio album, “Breaking News“, as of August 25th.  The third full-length from the band overall is now available from The Sign Records.   Continue reading “GRAND ROYALE Get The Scoop With ‘Breaking News’ Full Stream”

WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Have you ever gone to a show to see a band you love, but you get there a little too early and something crazy happens?     Continue reading “WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream”