BUSHFIRE Debuts Animated ‘Zombi’ Video; To Release ‘When Darkness Comes’ Album In December


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

It has been a long four years since we last heard new music from the Darmstadt, Germany-based magnificence that is the band Bushfire. That happened to be their second full-length release at the time, Heal Thy Self, a more than proper follow-up to its equally astounding predecessor, Black Ash Sunday. To be honest, Bushfire are probably one of hard rock’s best bands that you have never heard of more than likely. I say that because I remember exactly how smitten by them I was when I myself discovered those aforementioned albums around the same time all those years ago.

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SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP


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

From the UK’s industrial region of Huddersfield comes the sonic heavyweight that is Sound Of Origin and their début EP, “Seeds Of The Past“.   Continue reading “SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP”

GRAVEHUFFER ‘Your Fault’ Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Why would a random author / metal bro get into freelance music reviewing when in his thirties?  It’s not for the reasons you’d expect, like the excessive wealth and fame that instantly come with the title.  It’s to find out about bands like GRAVEHUFFER before all your metal head friends do.     Continue reading “GRAVEHUFFER ‘Your Fault’ Album Review & Stream”

Fist Fight In The Parking Lot – Upcoming ‘714’ Due Out 7/14 & Release Party On 7/28

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RIffRelevant.com)

What a heavy-duty music surprise to have the latest Fist Fight In The Parking Lot release ‘714′ be released on – you guessed it – July 14th. Just in time for my birthday on Saturday.  Blackseed Recordings is on a dark rampage lately with their roster. I, for one, am thrilled.   Continue reading “Fist Fight In The Parking Lot – Upcoming ‘714’ Due Out 7/14 & Release Party On 7/28”

HELMET’s ‘Meantime’ Coming On Colored Vinyl

It’s all about color with the 1992 Gold-certified album from Helmet, ‘Meantime‘. On June 23rd, it will receive some other colors as a vinyl pressings of the landmark release are planned. Coming from Interscope/GeffenA&M, two variants, standard black and a blue with red (inspired by the original cover artwork) will be made.

Pre-orders are available now at Amazon.

Missiles of October – ‘Better Days’ Review & Stream

Missiles Of October
Missiles Of October

Our first exposure to Missiles of October was the song ‘No Brain No Headache’ from their sophomore album Better Days. This band brings something a bit different to the doom or sludge metal arena, with a breath of fresh punk air tossed out from their box of noise.   Continue reading “Missiles of October – ‘Better Days’ Review & Stream”

JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video

After a string of fantastic EP releases, England’s Jukebox Monkey issued their debut full-length album, the eight song ‘Grey Skies Red Planet‘, today, Friday, April 28th.     Continue reading “JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video”

MELVINS Announce N.A. Tour To Coincide With New Album Drop; Video Trailer

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

Legendary post-rock noise mongers Melvins have announced an extensive North American tour to accompany their upcoming new album release.  ‘A Walk With Love & Death‘ will be released through Ipecac Recordings on July 7th.     Continue reading “MELVINS Announce N.A. Tour To Coincide With New Album Drop; Video Trailer”

BLACKTOP MOJO Issue ‘Where The Wind Blows’ Official Video

Texas’ gritty Southern Rock rowdies Blacktop Mojo have debuted their official video for the song ‘Where The Wind Blows‘.    Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Issue ‘Where The Wind Blows’ Official Video”

GOZU / APE MACHINE West Coast Tour Winding Down

One of hard rock’s hottest tickets going is the Gozu / Ape Machine West Coast Tour 2017. The eleven date trek kicked off at The Viper Room in L.A. on April 12th and continues tonight at Old Nicks in Eugene, Oregon. Three more dates will remain after tonight’s show and you can find them listed below. Continue reading “GOZU / APE MACHINE West Coast Tour Winding Down”