ASCENDING DAWN Share Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Coalesce’ Release


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

Bi-national prog/alt metal project, Ascending Dawn,  have debuted their new lyric video, “Cannonball from the upcoming albumCoalesce, due out December 1st.
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HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream


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

Eight torturous, long years after the release of their full-length album ‘Using The Useless’, the Indio, CA. hard rock trio House Of Broken Promises return with new music.   Continue reading “HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream”

Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill! V/A OST Featuring Ministry, 3Teeth, Jyrki 69 Etc. Drops Friday; Movie Trailer [Video]


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

Just in time for Halloween, the new movie “Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill!” from Cleopatra Entertainment will hit cinemas on Oct. 27th. The plot for the film centers an all girl rock-n-roll band called Kill Pussy Kill that ventures out to play their biggest show to date on Halloween night. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius (voiced by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine) dead set on revenge.
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SCOURGE FEST 2017 Announced; Details & Line Up Revealed

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

As the U.S.A. steadily continues to create and organize its own gradually increasing number of festival gatherings, Riff Relevant is pleased to inform you of a new one. Continue reading “SCOURGE FEST 2017 Announced; Details & Line Up Revealed”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announce 2018 N. American Tour With C.O.C.; RED FANG +EYEHATEGOD On Select Dates


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

Black Label Society have announced an impressive batch of North American tour dates spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced all new LP, “Grimmest Hits“. Support will come from legends Corrosion Of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EyeHateGod and Red Fang. A full list of all the dates can be seen below. Continue reading “BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announce 2018 N. American Tour With C.O.C.; RED FANG +EYEHATEGOD On Select Dates”

WOLFTOOTH S/T EP Review & Stream


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

I (and all of us at Riff Relevant) get inundated with literal barrages of music from bands, musicians in bands, friends of bands and musicians in bands, friends of mine that like bands or musicians in bands, etc.   Continue reading “WOLFTOOTH S/T EP Review & Stream”

PRIMITIVE RACE Enlist Chuck Mosley (Ex-Faith No More) & Dale Crover (Melvins) For New LP; Song Streaming

(Mosley Pictured With Primitive Race)

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

Primitive Race are a hard rock/industrial/alternative music band whose core membership consists of Chris KnikerMark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission UK, Peter Murphy) and Erie Loch (Wiccid, Luxt). The band will release its sophomore album, “Soul Pretender“, on November 3rd via Metropolis Records. Continue reading “PRIMITIVE RACE Enlist Chuck Mosley (Ex-Faith No More) & Dale Crover (Melvins) For New LP; Song Streaming”

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”

BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream

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

Buzzard Canyon dubs their music Camaro Rock.  Picture yourself with a jean jacket, mullet, driving a early 80’s Camaro.  Bottle of whiskey by your side, shotgun on the floor and you’re pumping your fist as you roar down a desert road with the radio at full volume… High energy, intensity and rock n roll.”  Fucking.  Sold……….  Dude.   Continue reading “BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream”

SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video


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

Sweden’s Satan Takes A Holiday have just premiered their official video for the new single “Good Cop Bad Cop“.    Continue reading “SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video”

THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Valley are a trio from Cape Town, South Africa and after a couple of earlier Single releases, have arrived with “Obelisk“.   Continue reading “THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream”

AIRBOURNE Release ‘It’s All For Rock ‘N Roll’ Documentary; Streaming


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

Australian hard rock band Airbourne recently announced their plans to release the “Diamond Cuts” box set, which they did on Sept. 29th. The collection contained the band’s first three studio albums: Running WildNo Guts. No Glory, and Black Dog Barking, plus the brand new “Diamond Cuts – The B-Sides” CD featuring 2 previously unavailable tracks. Continue reading “AIRBOURNE Release ‘It’s All For Rock ‘N Roll’ Documentary; Streaming”

RESCUE RANGERS ‘Join Hate’ Review & Stream


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

French band Rescue Rangers released their third studio effort, “Join Hate“, via F200 Records back on September 1st. To be honest, I’d never heard any music from the band other than the track “Creeper, The One Who Creeps” from their 2012 release, Manitoba. I’ll address that introduction in the next paragraph. But, it is always better late than never to discover killer music though and based on “Join Hate“, I’m glad I came on board and need to seek out their earlier material at some point. Continue reading “RESCUE RANGERS ‘Join Hate’ Review & Stream”

QUICKSAND ‘Slip’ (1993) Album Review & Stream; New Album Teaser Tracks

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

For those who were in search of an alternative to the rehashed and often overhyped Seattle sound of the 90’s, there were a number of albums which dropped like sledgehammers, without any accompanying limelight.   Continue reading “QUICKSAND ‘Slip’ (1993) Album Review & Stream; New Album Teaser Tracks”

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’”

Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’


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

The U.S.’ hellaciously heavy-as-all-get-out stoner rockers Wasted Theory will re-release their critically acclaimed sophomore album.  Last year’s record, now titled “Defenders Of The Riff – 2017 Edition“, will see issue on November 17th via Argonauta Records. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’”

Carmine & Vinny’s APPICE Detail Their Shared Debut Album ‘Sinister’; Lyric Video

(Pic Courtesy Of Joey Wester)

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

For more than forty years, the brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice have individually established themselves as two of the world’s most renowned drummers. Carmine embarked on his journey behind the kit in the 1960s with Vanilla Fudge and with the likes of Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne from there. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, has worked with acts like Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, DIO and more. Continue reading “Carmine & Vinny’s APPICE Detail Their Shared Debut Album ‘Sinister’; Lyric Video”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Share Details For New Album ‘Grimmest Hits’; Premiere Official Video


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

Black Label Society will release their tenth full length album, “Grimmest Hits“, on January 19th via Entertainment One (eOne). The effort of all-new music (not a greatest hits compilation) will be the follow-up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs Of The Black Vatican (2014) and Order Of The Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book Of Shadows II, the follow-up to his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Continue reading “BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Share Details For New Album ‘Grimmest Hits’; Premiere Official Video”

KAL-EL Premiere ‘Code Of The Ancient’ Official Video


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

Norwegian stoner rock outfit Kal-El are premiering their latest visualizer with “Code Of The Ancient“. The hard rocking number hails from their highly acclaimed album “Astrodoomeda” which is out now from Argonauta Records (available here).  Continue reading “KAL-EL Premiere ‘Code Of The Ancient’ Official Video”

ROUGH GRIND ‘Four For The Road’ EP Review: Lyric Video


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

Jyväskylä, Finland is the home of the heavy rock / melodic power metal band Rough Grind who refer to their music as “Dark Roasted Rock”. It might just be a fitting tag too, especially once you’ve savored the flavors of their new EP for Inverse Records, “Four For The Road” (released Aug. 30). Continue reading “ROUGH GRIND ‘Four For The Road’ EP Review: Lyric Video”