Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE

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

The birth of Arlington, Texas’ GAMMACIDE occurred in 1986, out of the ashes of the disbanding Warlock. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: GAMMACIDE”

DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’

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

The RVA-based heavy psych-doom band DRUGLORD announce their return to the studio release arena with their first new album in four years. Continue reading “DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’”

TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream


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

Finland’s TARPIT ORCHESTRA return to the stoner/hard rock radar with their newly-released three song EP, “Songs About Dragons“. Continue reading “TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II

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

San Diego’s GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST recently released their highly-anticipated second album, the aptly titled “Chapter II: Of Earth“, via Totem Cat Records. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II”

VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream

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

From across the pond comes the Portsmouth, U.K.-based VICTUS and their newly-issued debut release, the “Sacrifice” EP. Continue reading “VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream”

RIVERS OF GORE S/T Album Review & Stream

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

Once upon a time in Mexico… in Méx., Mexico to be exact, there existed a trio of musicians that were determined to laugh in the face of Death. Continue reading “RIVERS OF GORE S/T Album Review & Stream”

HEADS. Bring ‘Collider’ Tour To U.S. This Month w/ MULTICULT; Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Mark Kraemer)

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

The German-Australian noise rock, post-punk unit HEADS. will launch a two week U.S. tour run, to start in just a matter of days from now.  Continue reading “HEADS. Bring ‘Collider’ Tour To U.S. This Month w/ MULTICULT; Official Video”

DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest

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

The U.K.’s DYGORA have independently released their debut EP, “Chambers Of Reflection“, a mere handful of weeks ago. Continue reading “DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest”

MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’

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

Yes, you read that right! November will see “The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018” launch in the United States. Continue reading “MUNICIPAL WASTE, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAUNT Uniting For ‘The Speed Of The Wizard Tour 2018’”

BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream

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

I was immediately enthralled upon first discovering London’s BLACK HELIUM a couple of months ago. Continue reading “BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream”

SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream

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

Riff Relevant gets quite inundated with submissions for review (we are not complaining, of course).  Sometimes some things might get missed… for a bit. Continue reading “SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream”

WÖLFBLOOD ‘Nightriders’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

Every so often, any fan of non-mainstream music needs something to really fire them up, something that exudes unbridled, metallic ferocity. Continue reading “WÖLFBLOOD ‘Nightriders’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

The Minnesota prog doom/death metal collective we know as COLD COLOURS have shared the new three-song “2018 Sampler” EP with us. Continue reading “COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

ANCESTORS ‘Suspended In Reflections’ Review [Select Track Streams]; Joining ELDER On Fall EU. Tour


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

Some bands strike such an impactful, uniquely resonating chord within us, for whatever reason that might be. Trying to decipher such a cause and effect would be akin to counting the individual grains of sand on any given beach. Continue reading “ANCESTORS ‘Suspended In Reflections’ Review [Select Track Streams]; Joining ELDER On Fall EU. Tour”