ZEVIOUS (Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Etc. Members) To Release ‘Lowlands’ In Aug. [Video Trailer]

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

The New York City-based ZEVIOUS, featuring members of Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms, Smother Party, and other acts, have completed work on their fourth studio album. Continue reading “ZEVIOUS (Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Etc. Members) To Release ‘Lowlands’ In Aug. [Video Trailer]”

SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream

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

In case you are not aware, the Texas entity that is fitted with the moniker SLOW DRAW is actually the lone being Mark Kitchens from the band Stone Machine Electric. Continue reading “SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream”

URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream

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

The Norwegian metal experiment known as URARV are returning with a new EP, “Argentum“, for Svart Records on June 1st. Continue reading “URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream”

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’


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

One of the most groundbreaking entities in all of unhinged musical transformation is the ambient psyche headfuck from Osaka, Japan:  夢遊病者 – AKA Sleepwalker. Continue reading “夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’”

EARTH’s Dylan Carlson To Release Solo Album ‘Conquistador’ In April; Song Streaming


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

Dylan Carlson, quite well known as the linchpin of the drone-doom instrumentalists EARTH, announces he will release his first proper full-length solo album.  Continue reading “EARTH’s Dylan Carlson To Release Solo Album ‘Conquistador’ In April; Song Streaming”

BLOODMOON ‘Supervoid Trinity’ Album Review & Stream

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

At the very end of last month, January 31, 2018 to be exact, a rare natural phenomenon occurred with that date’s Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse.   Continue reading “BLOODMOON ‘Supervoid Trinity’ Album Review & Stream”

DIRGE ‘Alma | Baltica’ Review & Full Stream


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

Riff Relevant recently shared the opening track “Alma” from French post-metal psychedelia explorers Dirge. I myself was not familiar with the band but was so impressed with the “song” that I’m now back with my own synopsis on the entire outing, “Alma | Baltica“. The album was released via Division Records on December 15th and you can find purchase details here. Continue reading “DIRGE ‘Alma | Baltica’ Review & Full Stream”

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”

SIKTH Share New Official Video For ‘The Aura’


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

UK prog-metal experimentalists SikTH are preparing to issue a deluxe edition of the band’s latest album, “The Future In Whose Eyes?“. Dropping through Peaceville Records on December 1st, the new enhanced format will include six new songs. In inclusion to the record’s original track list, this augmented edition now also contains the following:
Continue reading “SIKTH Share New Official Video For ‘The Aura’”

ENSLAVED ‘E’ Review & Official Videos [Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter]


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

In just six songs (and two bonus tracks) on its latest album, “E,” the Norwegian band Enslaved has seismically shifted what metal is, blowing open the doors instead to what it can be – thematically as well as musically. Continue reading “ENSLAVED ‘E’ Review & Official Videos [Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter]”

Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues


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

Progressive / experimental metal band Cult Of Luna are preparing to release three of their albums on limited colored vinyl pressings. The band’s 2001 S/T album, its 2003 follow-up, “The Beyond” and 2008’s “Eternal Kingdom” will all arrive before the end of January 2018. Continue reading “Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues”

GNAW Streaming Translation Loss Records Release ‘Cutting Pieces’


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

This Friday, October 27th, will see the release of the new album from GNAW, “Cutting Pieces“, via Translation Loss Records. The entire album is streaming here at Riff Relevant a bit early though and you can give it a listen below. Continue reading “GNAW Streaming Translation Loss Records Release ‘Cutting Pieces’”