KINGS AND LIARS ‘Machines’ EP Review, Stream & Official Video Premiere


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

When a new band comes along that boasts having current members of Toxic Holocaust, Jasta and Kingdom Of Sorrow in their line up, it’s time to pay attention. See, that’s exactly what comprises the roster of the New Haven, CT.-based Kings And Liars. The quartet of lead singer Paul Chasse, guitarist/vocalist Charlie Bellmore, bassist/vocalist Chris Beaudette and drummer Nick Bellmore have just recently released their debut, the “Machines” EP. Continue reading “KINGS AND LIARS ‘Machines’ EP Review, Stream & Official Video Premiere”

SATANIZE Streaming Just-Released ‘Death Mass Execution’ 7″

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

Portugal’s Satanize may be one of the most brutal extreme metal acts on the planet at this time.   Continue reading “SATANIZE Streaming Just-Released ‘Death Mass Execution’ 7″”

ON TOP Return With ‘Top Dollar’ EP This August; Track Streaming


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

Philly hard rockers On Top are back with a brand new EP, “Top Dollar“, set to be released on August 18th.   Continue reading “ON TOP Return With ‘Top Dollar’ EP This August; Track Streaming”

TOXIK ‘Breaking Class’ EP Review & Stream


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

It has only been 28 years since Toxik’s last official studio release came out.  In the nearly three decades since, the band has gradually become an almost mythical entity.   Continue reading “TOXIK ‘Breaking Class’ EP Review & Stream”

RAVENBLACK S/T EP Review & Stream

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

From The Great White North (well, Montreal, Québec really), comes the début from Ravenblack.  The five-song self-titled EP is an astounding foray into full-on stoner rock laden with nuances of psychedelia and space-y doom.   Continue reading “RAVENBLACK S/T EP Review & Stream”

VOID VATOR ‘Dehumanized’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

Straight outta the heart of the City Of Angels comes the unique entity that is band on the rise, Void Vator.  The band is the brainchild of guitarist / vocalist Lucas Kanopa, who moved to L.A. from Uruguay in 2013 with his friend, drummer German Moura.   Continue reading “VOID VATOR ‘Dehumanized’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

We last left England’s Loft with their 2015 EP début ‘Empires and now the lads are back with a thundering new offering, “Hail To The Sun“.   Continue reading “LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Damn Music’ EP Review & Stream


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

Finland always seems to provide the world some amazingly good, if not great, killer rock ‘n roll.  That is the case yet again, with the recently issued four-song “Damn Music” EP from Tarpit Orchestra, released back in late May.   Continue reading “TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Damn Music’ EP Review & Stream”

GATEWAY TO HELL ‘Clovers’ EP Review & Stream


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

Maryland Doom… it sits in high regard here in the U.S.,  as well as the rest of the world.  I won’t bother to name-drop all the bands inevitably linked to that scene. We are here to discuss only one today – Baltimore’s Gateway To Hell.  The band released their new 5-song EP, “Clovers“, just today (July 21st) via Unholy Anarchy Records. Continue reading “GATEWAY TO HELL ‘Clovers’ EP Review & Stream”

BELIEVER Issues ‘2 Of 5’ [Second Segment Of Gradual Album Release]; Streaming


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

A few months ago, progressive Posi-Metal legends Believer announced that they were going to try something new to commemorate their 30th anniversary.    Continue reading “BELIEVER Issues ‘2 Of 5’ [Second Segment Of Gradual Album Release]; Streaming”