ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018


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

California’s desert/psyche doom unit ATALA announce their upcoming “Destroy YourselfTour of the Western U.S.  Continue reading “ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018”

WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

One man musical endeavors, projects, or whatever terminology you prefer, are and can be a risky venture, ya know? Continue reading “WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

MOUNTAIN TAMER Release ‘Godfortune//Dark Matters’ Via Magnetic Eye Records [Stream] + Official Video


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

San Francisco’s MOUNTAIN TAMER are back with their anxiously awaited new album release for Magnetic Eye Records, ‘Godfortune//Dark Matters‘. Continue reading “MOUNTAIN TAMER Release ‘Godfortune//Dark Matters’ Via Magnetic Eye Records [Stream] + Official Video”

HAUNT Exclusive Track Shared Via Decibel Flexi-Series; Tour Dates

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

Fresno’s HAUNT have been blowing up all over the place since news of their formation arrived awhile back.  Continue reading “HAUNT Exclusive Track Shared Via Decibel Flexi-Series; Tour Dates”

TERROR Share Single From Upcoming ‘Total Retaliation’ Album; Set Tour w/ HARM’S WAY, BACKTRACK, YEAR OF THE KNIFE, CANDY

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

September 28th will see the release of “Total Retaliation” from the Los Angeles based staple of USHC, TERROR. Continue reading “TERROR Share Single From Upcoming ‘Total Retaliation’ Album; Set Tour w/ HARM’S WAY, BACKTRACK, YEAR OF THE KNIFE, CANDY”

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”

DEAFHEAVEN Collaborate With Chelsea Wolfe On ‘Night People’ Song / Official Video

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

San Francisco Bay Area’s DEAFHEAVEN have just premiered their official video for the song “Night People“, their collaborative track with Chelsea Wolfe. Continue reading “DEAFHEAVEN Collaborate With Chelsea Wolfe On ‘Night People’ Song / Official Video”

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”

EARTHLESS Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour; Pro-Shot Entire Belgium Show [Video]

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

San Diego’s cosmic rock jam trio EARTHLESS have just announced a new trek of North American touring set to take place this Fall. Continue reading “EARTHLESS Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour; Pro-Shot Entire Belgium Show [Video]”

VOID VATOR Issue ‘Until It’s Gone’ Official Video; Announce ‘Southwest Express Summer 2018 Tour’


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

The Los Angeles based metallic hard rock crew VOID VATOR are premiering a new official video for their song “Until It’s Gone“. Continue reading “VOID VATOR Issue ‘Until It’s Gone’ Official Video; Announce ‘Southwest Express Summer 2018 Tour’”

WILL HAVEN Issue ‘Hewed With The Brand’ Official Video; Annc. EU./U.K. Tour

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

The Sacramento, CA post-hardcore / noise collective we know as WILL HAVEN have just issued a new official video for the song “Hewed With The Brand“. Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Issue ‘Hewed With The Brand’ Official Video; Annc. EU./U.K. Tour”

Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]

(By Erik Kluiber, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Every so often, we have a chance to run something off-road that kicks ass.  This here be one of those times.  Erik Kluiber (Void Vator, Ironaut, ex-Gypsyhawk, et al.) approached me about an article he penned.  A tale I found intriguing and a bit surprising, about Patrick Kennison – who one might call a bona fide ‘rock star’.  His career spans many successes, but within that success, Erik shares with us a candid view from Patrick’s home-spun dive stage fun, out from under the glory of arena lights.  Enjoy! ~ Leanne   
Continue reading “Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]”

NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support

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

California’s highly popular metal trio NIGHT DEMON, featuring Jarvis Leatherby (vocals, bass), Armand John Anthony (guitar), and Dusty Squires (drums), unveiled a major tour announcement today. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Sets ‘Darkness Over North America 2018’ Headline Tour; BLOODSTAR To Support”

Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]


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

The Eighties metal deities known as ODIN were poised to conquer the world at one point in that bygone decade. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]”