Exclusive Premiere: THE RED COIL Debut ‘Opium Smokers Room’ Single From Upcoming Argonauta Records Release


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

RIFF RELEVANT presents our exclusive premiere of the new single “Opium Smokers Room” from Italy’s THE RED COIL. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: THE RED COIL Debut ‘Opium Smokers Room’ Single From Upcoming Argonauta Records Release”

Exclusive Premiere: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]


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

The trio known as VESTA from Viareggio, Italy are a relative newcomer to the world of all things subterraneously sonic. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]”

Exclusive Premiere: DEE CALHOUN ‘Dry Heaves & Needles’ Official Video

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

One of underground music’s most prolific storytellers, as well as banshee-like singing powerhouse, Dee Calhoun, will return with his sophomore solo album later this month.

Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: DEE CALHOUN ‘Dry Heaves & Needles’ Official Video”

SKELETAL REMAINS Share Exclusive Track Via Decibel Mag’s Flexi-Series

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

Crushing California-based death metallers Skeletal Remains are sharing an exclusive new track through Decibel Magazine‘s Flexi-Disc series titled ‘Planetary Genocide“. Continue reading “SKELETAL REMAINS Share Exclusive Track Via Decibel Mag’s Flexi-Series”

Exclusive Premiere: Sludgelord Records/COFFIN TORTURE’s ‘Dismal Planet’ Title Track Stream; Album Review [Guest Contributor Tyler Smith]

(By Tyler Smith, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

Editor’s note: Two special brand new riffian things for you today!  Sludgelord Records has presented us with an exclusive track stream for you from Coffin Torture‘s upcoming full-length release ‘Dismal Planet‘; and we have a new wordsmith here at Riff Relevant to bring us a review of that very album.  Welcome Tyler Smith…   – Leanne Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: Sludgelord Records/COFFIN TORTURE’s ‘Dismal Planet’ Title Track Stream; Album Review [Guest Contributor Tyler Smith]”

Exclusive Premiere: ZOM ‘Nebulos’ From Argonauta Records [Full Album Stream + Review]


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

Riff Relevant has partnered with Italy’s Argonauta Records to bring you the EXCLUSIVE streaming premiere of the new album from ZOM, “Nebulos“.    Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: ZOM ‘Nebulos’ From Argonauta Records [Full Album Stream + Review]”

Exclusive Premiere: 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: RED BEARD WALL ‘Top Of The Mountain’ Official Video”

Exclusive Premiere: THAL New 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 Premiere: THAL New 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”

Riff Relevant Interviews: GRÜZER @ 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 “Riff Relevant Interviews: GRÜZER @ 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”