Oldschool Sunday: MENTAL HIPPIE BLOOD


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

There is always a chance that some of the bands I wish to share with you all via our Oldschool Sunday pieces aren’t just old, they’re damn near altogether obscure. That would be the case for today’s subjects, Stockholm, Sweden’s Mental Hippie Blood and truth is, that is a damned shame. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: MENTAL HIPPIE BLOOD”

QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’


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

Fresh from their U.S. headlining run, reformed 90’s alternative rockers Quicksand are revealing aspects of a new album release. The New York City-based act will release “Interiors” via Epitaph Records on November 10th and are sharing the new song “Cosmonauts” today.  Continue reading “QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’”

Long “Lost” GRUNTRUCK S/T Album To be Released In October; Official Video Premiere


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

Seattle grunge pioneers Gruntruck were one of that movement’s most bittersweet bands to say the least. A truly talented collective that created amazing music, the band were plagued with external issues that directly affected their ability to bring that music to their fans. From legal battles with their label, Roadrunner Records, frequent member swaps and, of course, the tragic death of vocalist/guitarist Ben McMillan in 2008, Gruntruck seemed doomed from their start. Continue reading “Long “Lost” GRUNTRUCK S/T Album To be Released In October; Official Video Premiere”

WOLVES OF WINTER – Vinyl Release on No Slip Records; New Shows; New Songs in the Works

Wolves Of Winter

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

Phoenix, Arizona’s heavy desert rock outfit Wolves of Winter came soaring out of the ashes in 2012.  Comprised of Josh McGee (vocals and guitar), Mike Horn (drums), and David Weaver (bass), they are a whirling sand dune of fuzzy, down and dirty, heavy grit, grunge rock.  Guess what?  We have news! Continue reading “WOLVES OF WINTER – Vinyl Release on No Slip Records; New Shows; New Songs in the Works”

BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates


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

New York’s Between The Rain are a fast-rising trio, one coming up from gritty streets determined to bring their punk-tinged Grunge / Alt. Rock to music fans.   Continue reading “BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates”

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 magnificence that is the band Bushfire.   Continue reading “BUSHFIRE Debuts Animated ‘Zombi’ Video; To Release ‘When Darkness Comes’ Album In December”

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”

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