Riff Relevant Interviews: WITCH MOUNTAIN [Video]

(Photo Courtesy Of Will Bouton/FUGO Films)

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

Portland, Oregon’s WITCH MOUNTAIN are a globally revered band in the contemporary age of Doom, one with an extremely loyal following. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: WITCH MOUNTAIN [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: HOWLING GIANT [Video]

HOWLING GIANT

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

My enamored enjoyment of the Nashville-based, genre-warping musical entity HOWLING GIANT began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: HOWLING GIANT [Video]”

HOWLING GIANT-ELECTRIC PHANTOM-VIC CROWN @ Sly Grog In Asheville, N.C. [5/26/18]


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

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, I was able to scratch a top band off of my own personal Bucket List of bands to see live: Nashville, Tennessee’s HOWLING GIANT! Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT-ELECTRIC PHANTOM-VIC CROWN @ Sly Grog In Asheville, N.C. [5/26/18]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]


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

When it comes to straightforward Rock ‘N Roll, Los Angeles’ FIREBALL MINISTRY are one of the absolute best bands in this universe, or any other for that matter. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]


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

Everything about the entity from New Orleans known as EYEHATEGOD embodies the utmost in abrasive sonic sludge.  It doesn’t matter where you are on this planet, if you’re in the musical underground, you immediately recognize the name. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: EARTHRIDE; Asheville, N.C. [Video]

EARTHRIDE (Pic Courtesy Of Will Bouton & Fugo Films)

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

Finally.  I have been determined to interview reactivated Maryland Doom legends EARTHRIDE for months now.  There were plans laid and attempts made at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest III and Descendants Of Crom Festivals.  Neither panned out due to whatever reasons but yet, the hope remained and determination never waned.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: EARTHRIDE; Asheville, N.C. [Video]”

RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP Visual Series Episode 5 – The Unboxing Video & Review


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

We have finally arrived at our last segment of the recent ongoing Riff Relevant Presents: Ember ‘271’ Recording In-Studio Visual Series. Ironically, Episode 5 doesn’t take place in Ledbelly Sound Studio where the EP was originally recorded. No, after earlier episodes revealed the recording process, creation of EP cover artwork, etc., we have now arrived at the unboxing of the upcoming Doomsayer Records release…on video, of course. Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP Visual Series Episode 5 – The Unboxing Video & Review”

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]”

THE ASOUND Astound All Part 1: The Interview [Video]

(Pic Courtesy Of WILL BOUTON)

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

North Carolina’s The Asound are currently experiencing a mercurial rise within the heavy music underground. The band itself, Chad Wyrick (guitar, vocals), Michael Crump (drums) and Jon Cox (bass), have a string of split releases out and are currently working on a new album. That album, titled “Controller“, will be issued through Doomsayer Records before year’s end and you can catch my review of their latest Split, with Intercourse, in Part 2 of this feature. Continue reading “THE ASOUND Astound All Part 1: The Interview [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: THE OBSESSED [Video]


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

2017 has undeniably, and without a doubt, been the year of The Obsessed. Although recent events originally began percolating in 2016 when band founder, Scott “Wino” Weinrich, transitioned the then-reformed Spirit Caravan into the newest incarnation of The Obsessed. After a drummer change, the band would eventually record and release this year’s phenomenal return to form, “Sacred“, through Relapse Records. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: THE OBSESSED [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: SERPENTS OF SECRECY @ The Maryland Doom Fest 2017 [Video]

All Photos Courtesy of Shane Gardner
All Photos Courtesy of Shane Gardner (Rock N Roll Socialite)

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

One of the most promising bands to fully surface in 2017 are recent Salt Of The Earth Records signees, Serpents Of Secrecy.  The band, which many hail as a bona-fide “supergroup”, does possess a rather interesting roster of members.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: SERPENTS OF SECRECY @ The Maryland Doom Fest 2017 [Video]”