MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

At first glance, casual onlookers would assume the Swiss duo Majesty of Silence to one among hordes of redundant cookie-cutter black metal outfits.   Continue reading “MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

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]”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas

Jon Barrysmith of Year Of The Cobra @ Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (Photo by Leanne)

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

EXIT EDEN ‘Rhapsodies In Black’ Album Review & Videos

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

Four singers – Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Trillium, Kiske-Somerville), Clementine Develay-Thieux (Visions Of Atlantis), Marina La Torraca (Avantasia, Phantom Elite), and Anna Brunner, an aspiring young singer  – are all established vocalists.   Continue reading “EXIT EDEN ‘Rhapsodies In Black’ Album Review & Videos”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #2: MICHAEL WALTER of WO FAT – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #2: MICHAEL WALTER of WO FAT – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight #1: BRIAN COSTANTINO of THE OBSESSED

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight #1: BRIAN COSTANTINO of THE OBSESSED”

Riff Relevant Interviews: SASQUATCH w/Guest Contrib. John Gist; ‘Maneuvers’ Full Stream; Tour Dates

Sasquatch – Photo By EdkoFuzzPhoto

(By John Gist, Guest Contributor; Edited by Leanne, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

June 2017 brought us a new release ‘Maneuvers , from those heavy lunatics of the forest, Sasquatch.  Today brings us an open conversation with guest contributor John Gist, where the three gents discussed their new tunes, crew, and plans, along with a barrel full of random fun. — Leanne   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: SASQUATCH w/Guest Contrib. John Gist; ‘Maneuvers’ Full Stream; Tour Dates”

SPIRITUAL SHEPHERD, WIZZERD, PLAGUE DOCTOR; 6/12 @ The Garth, Las Vegas, Show Review & Pics (Guest Contributor John Gist)

(By John Gist, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com / Edited by Leanne Ridgeway)

Here’s a review from John Gist (of Vegas Rock Revolution), for the 6/13/17 show date for Wizzerd and Spiritual Shepherd at The Garth in Las Vegas, NV. John will occasionally be contributing some of his experiences at the heavy music shows he attends. — Leanne   Continue reading “SPIRITUAL SHEPHERD, WIZZERD, PLAGUE DOCTOR; 6/12 @ The Garth, Las Vegas, Show Review & Pics (Guest Contributor John Gist)”

CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)

(By Damon Gravitoyd, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

With their most recent offering ‘The Depths Below‘, Cortez takes it further down to delve into a dark pool of possibilities. Shine your eyes across a review of the new album and hear an audio stream of their first single, ‘Walk Through Fire‘. Continue reading “CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)”

TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)

(By Shaun Katz, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com

At their peak, Trouble were the perfect combination of Black Sabbath meets The Beatles, and their 1992 album ‘Manic Frustration‘ was their collaborative pinnacle.   Continue reading “TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)”

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”