THE NIETZSCHE – ‘Finals’ EP Review & Stream [Audio/Video]

Article by: Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Hardcore, unlike so many other genres and sub genres of the alternative music scene, is a rather unpredictable beast. Listening to ‘My War’ is a completely different experience from enjoying ‘Laugh Tracks’.    Continue reading “THE NIETZSCHE – ‘Finals’ EP Review & Stream [Audio/Video]”

U.S. CHRISTMAS – Cult Appalachian Band’s 2003 Debut Remastered For Special Limited Ed. Reissue

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Appalachian North Carolina’s practitioners of darkly transformative, otherworldly psychedelic doom, U.S.. CHRISTMAS, have resurfaced with some welcome news. Continue reading “U.S. CHRISTMAS – Cult Appalachian Band’s 2003 Debut Remastered For Special Limited Ed. Reissue”

PLEDGE ‘Resilience’ EP Review & Official Video; To Play Distortion Fest 3

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

From Portugal with sludge, and vibes of metal, post-hardcore, and unbridled punk intensity, comes PLEDGE and their recently issued ‘Resilience‘ EP. Continue reading “PLEDGE ‘Resilience’ EP Review & Official Video; To Play Distortion Fest 3”

GREAT FALLS (Feat. Former Kiss It Goodbye, Jesu, Undertow Members) Detail Upcoming Full-Length; Song Debut

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Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Seattle’s GREAT FALLS announce they will return with their third full-length album before the end of the year. Continue reading “GREAT FALLS (Feat. Former Kiss It Goodbye, Jesu, Undertow Members) Detail Upcoming Full-Length; Song Debut”

TIGER NEST ‘Hell Is A Planet Hidden Behind The Sun’ Album Review & Stream [NYP Item]

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

After my discovery of the Kentucky-based TIGER NEST last year, and a subsequent review of their 2017 self-titled outing [HERE] at Riff Relevant, the duo are back. Continue reading “TIGER NEST ‘Hell Is A Planet Hidden Behind The Sun’ Album Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

3 HEADED SNAKE S/T EP Review & Stream; Official Video

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

A question: What do you get when you take members of Ministry, The Mourning, and Society 1 and put them together in a collaborative project? Continue reading “3 HEADED SNAKE S/T EP Review & Stream; Official Video”

RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

When it comes to music, first and foremost I am a metalhead – and that will always remain true, I expect up to the very end.  Continue reading “RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream”

UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears

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Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

UNHOLD, the Bern, Switzerland-based quintet capable of orchestrating some of the finest progressive sludge to air in the contemporary age, have returned. Continue reading “UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears”

100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Just how much can two men, one a vocalist / drummer (DJ Riddick) and the other, a guitarist (Paul Joseph), do between the two of them? Continue reading “100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream”

ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches

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Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Outsider aggressive metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI announce next month’s arrival of a new studio album. Continue reading “ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

Article by: Brian Halsey, Staff Writer ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Can you even begin to imagine what a band that seemed like an unholy amalgamation of Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and Wendy O. Williams / The Plasmatics would sound like? Continue reading “CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream”

DRUGLORD ‘New Day Dying’ Album Review & Stream


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

Eight years into the ongoing, under-construction building of their underground musical legacy, RVA (Richmond, VA.) act of abrasion, DRUGLORD, return with an all new album release. Continue reading “DRUGLORD ‘New Day Dying’ Album Review & Stream”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]

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

With the ever-nearing events of the 2018 edition of the Riff Relevant-sponsored DESCENDANTS OF CROM less than a week away… what better time to roll out some of the acts I’m most excited to see live?! Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]”

Oldschool Sunday: RACETRAITOR – ‘2042’ Long-Awaited Follow Up To ’98 Album Nears; New Lyric Video

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

Chicago’s RACETRAITOR were one of the more incendiary, politically charged, and controversial music entities that arose to some prominence in the mid-Nineties. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: RACETRAITOR – ‘2042’ Long-Awaited Follow Up To ’98 Album Nears; New Lyric Video”