EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of RED BEARD WALL ‘Top Of The Mountain’ Official Video


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

One of the more mold-breaking releases of 2017 was the self-titled full-length from Texas’ RED BEARD WALL.     Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Premiere Of RED BEARD WALL ‘Top Of The Mountain’ Official Video”

EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premiere Of New THAL Song ‘Under Earth’


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

We are a mere handful of weeks away from one of my own most anticipated album releases of 2018, THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) heavyweight, “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” (more details here).   Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premiere Of New THAL Song ‘Under Earth’”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: SANG SARAH ‘X-Ray Eyes’ Single; New Album Details


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

Riff Relevant is excessively excited, overjoyed in fact, to be the EXCLUSIVE source for today’s global-wide premiere of the brand new single from Sang Sarah, “X-Ray Eyes“!   Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: SANG SARAH ‘X-Ray Eyes’ Single; New Album Details”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video


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

The Genova, Italy-spawned NAAT are quite the grandiose deliverers of monumentally epic instrumental compositions.  Plied with copious excesses of progressive and post-metal, along with emotionally-enriched doom and sludge emanations, NAAT simply are trailblazers.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video”

The GRÜZER Interview At STEEL & STONE II Festival [Video]


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

Columbia, South Carolina’s Grüzer are on an ascending climb through the ranks of heavy music currently. The band’s 2016 release, the Let It Burn EP, was a successful slab of riff-driven sonic monstrosities that introduced a whole new group of fans to the band. They joined the ranks of fans that had been supporting the band since their 2014 debut, Path Of Buzzards, and before that. Continue reading “The GRÜZER Interview At STEEL & STONE II Festival [Video]”

EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video


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

The Dutch sludge heavyweights Obese are back with their sophomore album, “Anamnesis“, dropping via Argonauta Records on October 20th. Riff Relevant is extremely excited to be the EXCLUSIVE source for the first global stream of the record in full now through Soundcloud today. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video”

Decibel Mag Shares Exclusive ALL OUT WAR Track From Flexi-Series


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

Decibel Magazine‘s ongoing series of exclusive tracks, the Flexi-Series, is sharing the upcoming one with us today. Each one hails from an LP insert in every new issue of the magazine but are limited in the amount available. Continue reading “Decibel Mag Shares Exclusive ALL OUT WAR Track From Flexi-Series”

RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP Recording In-Studio Visual Series; Episode 3 [Video]


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

Hello, All!  Welcome back for Episode 3 of our ongoing series with Alabama-based atmospheric doomers, Ember.  They have been ensconced within the walls of Ledbelly Sound Studio in the State of Georgia working on their new EP for Doomsayer Records.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP Recording In-Studio Visual Series; Episode 3 [Video]”

EMBER Reveal ‘271’ EP Details As RIFF RELEVANT In-Studio Recording Visual Series Nears


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

One week ago today, we announced our upcoming project, the Riff Relevant Presents: Ember ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series.  It is our ambitious partnership with Birmingham’s Ember to join them in Ledbelly Sound Studio, as they record their new EP in early September.   Continue reading “EMBER Reveal ‘271’ EP Details As RIFF RELEVANT In-Studio Recording Visual Series Nears”

RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series


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

This promotional announcement is the realization of a project I have wanted to do for several years.  It pre-dates my joining on during the launch of Riff Relevant, but it is here it shall come to be.  As the title and image suggests, Riff Relevant has partnered with Birmingham, Alabama’s Ember to bring you on an intriguing journey.  Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series”

Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September

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

Riff Relevant, Argonauta Records and Italian sludge mongers Sator have all partnered together for an exclusive première of the new song “Soulride“.   Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September”

Exclusive Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Space Muffin: Rusty Edition’ [Argonauta Records]


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

This Friday, June 30th will see the re-release of the Italian stoner rock band Kayleth‘s “Space Muffin” album. Coming via Argonauta Records, they are calling it a re-release – truth is, this is pretty much a whole new record! We have an EXCLUSIVE stream here at Riff Relevant, just for you!   Continue reading “Exclusive Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Space Muffin: Rusty Edition’ [Argonauta Records]”

EXCLUSIVE! Premiere Of TEMPTATIONS WINGS ‘I Destroyer’ Lyric Video

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

The thunderous Asheville, N.C. power trio Temptations Wings are today bestowing the gift of their fantastic new Lyric Video to fans everywhere. Riff Relevant is the lucky outlet selected to host the EXCLUSIVE global première of their stunning static visualizer for ‘I Destroyer‘!

Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE! Premiere Of TEMPTATIONS WINGS ‘I Destroyer’ Lyric Video”

EXCLUSIVE!!! HATRED ALIVE Premiere ‘Still I Smile’ Single


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

Hailing from Rumford, Maine, Hatred Alive are one of the region’s only longest running, extreme metal acts.   Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE!!! HATRED ALIVE Premiere ‘Still I Smile’ Single”

Exclusive! RED BEARD WALL Self-titled Released Today & Premiere Full Album Stream on RIFF RELEVANT

Red Beard Wall Album Cover
Red Beard Wall

Riff Relevant brings you another exclusive! Today is the official release day for Red Beard Wall’s highly anticipated self-titled début album on Argonauta RecordsWe have the première of the full-album SoundCloud stream, along with insight into some of the tracks right from the Red Beard himself, Aaron Wall. Continue reading “Exclusive! RED BEARD WALL Self-titled Released Today & Premiere Full Album Stream on RIFF RELEVANT”

EXCLUSIVE STREAM Of GREEN METEOR ‘Consumed By A Dying Sun’ & Review

Space..the final frontier. When your starship is in fact a, or THE, Green Meteor from The City Of Brotherly Love then it’s all about space for sure. Well, space and partaking in some out of this world heavy rock music. That is exactly what we are invited to do with the Argonauta Records debut from this Philly-based four piece, ‘Consumed By A Dying Sun‘. It is will be released tomorrow (April 21st) and when it is, you will come to know what modern space rock is here and now in the 21st century. Our pilots for this realization are the first name-only figures, Amy (gtr.), Leta (gtr./vox), Algar (bass) and Tony (drums). Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE STREAM Of GREEN METEOR ‘Consumed By A Dying Sun’ & Review”

Exclusive! ELECTRIC AGE Premiere ‘Coldwitch’ Official Video At RIFF RELEVANT


Riff Relevant is beyond excited to bring you our first EXCLUSIVE for the site, the Official Video Premiere of “Coldwitch” from Louisiana’s Electric Age! The track hails from the band’s critically acclaimed Argonauta Records release, Sleep Of The Silent King (out now! Links below to purchase on CD and digital).   Continue reading “Exclusive! ELECTRIC AGE Premiere ‘Coldwitch’ Official Video At RIFF RELEVANT”