LIFETIME SHITLIST – ‘Slow March” Album Review & Stream, Photos at MD Doom Fest 2017

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

Lifetime Shitlist.  That’s right.  Everybody has one, and everybody’s on one.  Mine could go on forever, but I’ll sum it up with this:  To whatever higher celestial power thought it was a good idea to take Mr. Lahey from us… Fuck off.   Continue reading “LIFETIME SHITLIST – ‘Slow March” Album Review & Stream, Photos at MD Doom Fest 2017″

‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings


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

The documentary on Bad Brains front-man Paul “HR” Hudson, ‘Finding Joseph I‘, will arrive on DVD on November 3rd. James Lathos directed the feature, which documents the life of the legendary, enigmatic front-man through previously unseen archival footage as well as various interviews with his family, band mates, members of DeftonesFugaziLiving Colour and more. A number of theaters currently have screenings of the film scheduled, including: Continue reading “‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings”

BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams


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

RVA (Richmond, Virginia) is ground zero for a plethora of genre-warping music projects.  These days, bands like Iron Reagan, BAT and Municipal Waste are the current torchbearers, but now it is time to introduce Buzzard Dust.   Continue reading “BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams”

OMOTAI Conceptual Album ‘A Ruined Oak’ Streaming In Full; Tour Dates


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

Houston-based heavyweights Omotai are set to release their powerful conceptual album “A Ruined Oak” today, Oct. 6th, through Tofu Carnage Records. The masterful opus is an inspired work based on The Lost Colony of Roanoke, an early settlement in the United States whose inhabitants all disappeared without a trace. The story is translated through this amazing album’s music, one centered on abandonment and responsibility while the lyrics are haunted by loss and violence. Continue reading “OMOTAI Conceptual Album ‘A Ruined Oak’ Streaming In Full; Tour Dates”

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”

Decibel Mag Shares Exclusive ALL OUT WAR Track From Flexi-Series


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

Decibel Magazine‘s ongoing series of exclusive tracks, the Flexi-Series, is sharing the upcoming one with us today. Each one hails from an LP insert in every new issue of the magazine but are limited in the amount available. Continue reading “Decibel Mag Shares Exclusive ALL OUT WAR Track From Flexi-Series”

IRONAUT ‘Sick Stupid Lies’ EP Review & Stream


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

From the gritty city of lost angels, L.A., Ironaut return with their third EP, the 3-song “Sick Stupid Lies“.   Continue reading “IRONAUT ‘Sick Stupid Lies’ EP Review & Stream”

TERROR & BLIND JUSTICE U.S. Tour Announced; BENT LIFE On Select Dates


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

L.A. hardcore legends Terror have just announced a U.S. fall tour in support of their latest release for Pure Noise Records, “The Walls Will Fall” EP.   Continue reading “TERROR & BLIND JUSTICE U.S. Tour Announced; BENT LIFE On Select Dates”

LEFT BEHIND To Issue ‘Blessed By The Burn’ In October; Official Video Debut + Tour Dates


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

Left Behind in West Virginia..uh, I mean FROM WV, heh, are preparing to issue their “Blessed By The Burn” album next month.   Continue reading “LEFT BEHIND To Issue ‘Blessed By The Burn’ In October; Official Video Debut + Tour Dates”

FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream


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

From the gritty underbelly of Patchogue, New York came the five-song “Wasteland” EP début from False Godsback in 2016.    Continue reading “FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream”

Video Of DEAD CROSS’ Full Sacramento Set Streaming Via Capital Chaos TV


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

Capitol Chaos TV has uploaded the entire concert from Dead Cross‘ August 29th set at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA.  The band is in the middle of a successful début tour, albeit one rife with eventful occurrences.   Continue reading “Video Of DEAD CROSS’ Full Sacramento Set Streaming Via Capital Chaos TV”

Carnivore Returns As CARNIVORE A.D. With New Members; Tribute Show To Peter Steele Announced


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

The classic New York crossover metal band Carnivore, who featured a pre-Type O Negative Peter Steele in their line up, are returning as Carnivore A.D.    Continue reading “Carnivore Returns As CARNIVORE A.D. With New Members; Tribute Show To Peter Steele Announced”

WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream

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

Have you ever gone to a show to see a band you love, but you get there a little too early and something crazy happens?     Continue reading “WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream”

36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates

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

Alaska-core pioneers 36 Crazyfists are back with another new song from their upcoming album ‘Lanterns’ coming from Spinefarm Records on Sept. 29th.    Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]

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

The underground Brazilian (and previously British) crossover metal act Misconducters will release their fifth studio album “Pariah” beginning in September.   Continue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]”

CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut

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

One of the New England region’s most volatile entities, Choked Out Again, recently shared an update with us, letting us know what’s currently going on with the band.   Continue reading “CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut”

ALL OUT WAR Streaming ‘Give Us Extinction’ In Full Prior To Release; Tour Dates

(Pic Courtesy of Aga Hairesis)

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

Metallic-tinged, NYHC-riveted brutalists All Out War will unleash their new sonic salvo, “Give Us Extinction“, via Organized Crime Records this Friday, August 11th. You do not have to wait until then to experience its ferocious savagery, though, as we have it streaming in full for you here today. Continue reading “ALL OUT WAR Streaming ‘Give Us Extinction’ In Full Prior To Release; Tour Dates”

An Interview With STONECUTTERS Guitarist NICK BURKS

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

Louisville, Kentucky’s Stonecutters are a powerhouse band that are well into their first decade of creating intense music to say the least.  The band is widely known in our communal underground as being a caustic, genre-melding entity.   Continue reading “An Interview With STONECUTTERS Guitarist NICK BURKS”

BLOODCLOT! – ‘Up In Arms’ Album Review & Stream; Video; Tour Dates remaining

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

Sometime in the last year, four old school punk rockers, formerly of the Cro-Mags, Danzig and Kyuss, gathered together in a rehearsal room and a goddamned atomic bomb went off.  Bloodclot‘s ‘Up In Arms’ is a serious force to be reckoned with.   Continue reading “BLOODCLOT! – ‘Up In Arms’ Album Review & Stream; Video; Tour Dates remaining”