Riot’s Revelation: HAPPY METAL ANNIHILATION VOL. 7 [Stream + Free Sampler Download]


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

Merry (early) Christmas, Metalheads! Damn, do I have a gift for you too, as I usually do with most any or all Riot’s Revelation segments. How does an Asher Media Relations-provided Sampler sound, one that contains over 50 tracks and a running time of four hours? Sounds pretty good, eh? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: HAPPY METAL ANNIHILATION VOL. 7 [Stream + Free Sampler Download]”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas

Jon Barrysmith of Year Of The Cobra @ Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (Photo by 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 #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas”

BORRACHO Streaming Just-Released Compilation Album ‘Riffography’


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

D.C.’s riff-emitting heavyweights Borracho just kicked out their new compilation collection “Riffography” via Ripple Music yesterday, Dec. 8th. The songs and content itself covers the span of the last decade, providing material from back as far as 2008 with Borracho‘s first single, “Rectify“. Continue reading “BORRACHO Streaming Just-Released Compilation Album ‘Riffography’”

MANGOO Shares Pre-Release Stream Of ‘The Heat’; Official Videos


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

Finnish multi-genre mixing rock act MANGOO (pronounced “man go”) are set to unleash their new studio album, “The Heat“, via Small Stone Records tomorrow, Dec. 8th.   Continue reading “MANGOO Shares Pre-Release Stream Of ‘The Heat’; Official Videos”

ELECTRIC AGE To Release ‘Live At The House Of Blues: NOLA’; EP Streaming


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

Southern Louisiana’s vehement viceroys of high voltage heavy rock and doom, Electric Age, are on the verge of returning with a special live recording soon. The trio will imminently issue the 4-song, twenty-five minute running time, live offering “Live At The House Of Blues: NOLA” EP on December 15th. Continue reading “ELECTRIC AGE To Release ‘Live At The House Of Blues: NOLA’; EP Streaming”

FALLEN SUNS ‘Sol Aeternum’ EP Review & Stream


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

As the Los Angeles-based heavy rock band Fallen Suns close in on their second anniversary of activity, they celebrate a bit early with their stunning sophomore EP.   Continue reading “FALLEN SUNS ‘Sol Aeternum’ EP Review & Stream”

PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream


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

After a mere handful of days since premiering the title track of their new EP, “Tenebrous Labyrinth“, Denver-based trio of impenitent metallers Pile Of Priests return.   Continue reading “PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream”

KING WITCH Reveal Anxiously Awaited Full-Length Debut ‘Under The Mountain’ Info


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

After astounding the music underground with their critically acclaimed 2015 Shoulders Of Giants EP (here), Scotland-based metal/doom rockers KING WITCH will release their debut full-length, Under The Mountain, via Listenable Records in early 2018. Continue reading “KING WITCH Reveal Anxiously Awaited Full-Length Debut ‘Under The Mountain’ Info”

BORIS RANDALL ‘The Black Months Rise’ EP Review & Stream


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

Multi-genre melding musician Boris Randall recently returned with a new 4-song EP, “The Black Months Rise“. It isn’t only genres that Boris is melding here either as this talented, long-embedded punk rocker played all the instruments on this latest offering. He also handled vocal duties with backing assistance from Pixie Randall on the EP’s title track. Continue reading “BORIS RANDALL ‘The Black Months Rise’ EP Review & Stream”

HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN To Release ‘Rei’ EP; Title Track Streaming + Tour Dates

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

The six man, Leeds, UK-based post metal collective known as Hundred Year Old Man have announced the follow-up to their critically acclaimed breakthrough single, Black Fire. The three song “Rei” EP will drop via Gizeh Records and Wolves & Vibrancy Records on January 26th and promises to ignite the inferno of post apocalyptic metalism.  Continue reading “HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN To Release ‘Rei’ EP; Title Track Streaming + Tour Dates”

Gorilla Pulp ‘Heavy Lips!’ Album Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Italy’s Gorilla Pulp is one of those bands that I managed to grasp onto from the near-beginning of their journey, as it was happening.  No catching up, no delayed reaction.  Now, having kept pace, here we go with the third chapter in their ongoing saga, with a few stops prior to our destination.    Continue reading “Gorilla Pulp ‘Heavy Lips!’ Album Review & Stream”

Oldschool Sunday: THE BLAMED

THE BLAMED (Then)

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

Christian Hardcore / Punk Rock band The Blamed had its U.S. roots planted between two states, Illinois and California when the band basically fired up in 1994 at the hands of its founder, the Cali-based Bryan Gray. From there, the band would release a string of volatile, posi-core albums that showcased their ever-evolving sound before disbanding less than a decade later. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: THE BLAMED”

ELLIOTT’S KEEP – ‘Lacrimae Mundi’ Album Review & Stream

(By Sanitago Gutierrez, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

A bit of back story before we begin.  Back in the mid ‘90s, a doom metal band going by the name of Marauder was born in Dallas, Texas.  Unfortunately, vocalist Glenn Elliott passed away in 2004, and thus also signaled the end of Marauder, as well.    Continue reading “ELLIOTT’S KEEP – ‘Lacrimae Mundi’ Album Review & Stream”

TAAKE – ‘Kong Vinter’ Album Review & Stream

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

When the air is cold, and the trees are barren, I walk out into the woods naked and howl at the moon.  I become one with the darkness and pray to fucking Odin that Taake is finally ready to release a new album.    Continue reading “TAAKE – ‘Kong Vinter’ Album Review & Stream”

UNCLE BUCK – ‘Death With Dignity’ Album Review & Stream

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

If you think for one second a powerviolence band named UNCLE BUCK is gonna lurk around the dark corners of heavy music without me noticing, you’re sadly mistaken.   Continue reading “UNCLE BUCK – ‘Death With Dignity’ Album Review & Stream”

THE ASOUND Rebound With ‘Commanding The Sword’ 7″ Flexi; Streaming

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

North Carolina’s The Asound seem to have recently burst onto the underground music scene with constant abound.   Continue reading “THE ASOUND Rebound With ‘Commanding The Sword’ 7″ Flexi; Streaming”

BONGCAULDRON Share Slab Of Sludgy Doom Via ‘Bury Your Axe In The Crania Of Lesser Men’ Track

(Pic Courtesy Of John White)

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

Pummeling, pulverizing, punishingly dense stoner doom…there’s nothing like it, huh? Especially when presented as “intoxicating party sludge” by the band themselves, in this case the UK’s BONGCAULDRON. The band will be releasing their new studio effort “Binge” on November 30th via APF Records. Continue reading “BONGCAULDRON Share Slab Of Sludgy Doom Via ‘Bury Your Axe In The Crania Of Lesser Men’ Track”

BORRACHO To Release ‘Riffography’ Compilation In December; 7″ ‘Border Crossing’ Streaming


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

December 8th will see an amazing compilation release from D.C. heavyweights and bona fide power trio, Borracho. “Riffography” will drop that day through Ripple Music, providing a narrative of studio outtakes, 7″ off-album tracks and more, each providing a glimpse at the band from differing periods of this first decade of the band’s existence. Continue reading “BORRACHO To Release ‘Riffography’ Compilation In December; 7″ ‘Border Crossing’ Streaming”

PALE GREY LORE Partners w/OAK ISLAND RECORDS for December S/T Vinyl Reissue, Album Stream & Upcoming Shows

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

Columbus, Ohio’s Pale Grey Lore originally released their self-titled début album on CD and digital download in June 2016.  On December 1st, that début album is slated for vinyl release via German label Kozmik Artifactz’s imprint Oak Island Records.    Continue reading “PALE GREY LORE Partners w/OAK ISLAND RECORDS for December S/T Vinyl Reissue, Album Stream & Upcoming Shows”

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”