RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series


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

This promotional announcement is actually the realization of a project I have wanted to do for several years now. It actually pre-dates my joining the launch of Riff Relevant but it is here that it shall come to pass. As the title and image above suggests, Riff Relevant has partnered with Birmingham, Alabama’s Ember for an intriguing journey.  Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series”

OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety


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

Seattle sludgemongers Old Iron have returned with their sophomore outing, “Lupus Metallorum“, released today (Friday, Aug. 18) via the Good To Die label. If you know anything about Old Iron (aka Jesse Roberts, Jerad Shealey and Trent McIntyre) then you know they create some intensely powerful music. Sure, it is a doom and sludge extravaganza but it contains some nicely enticing melodic nuances as well. Continue reading “OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety”

KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video


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

It has been one month since I dropped my Review & Stream (read here) of the self-titled EP debut from New Jersey’s Kolossor. If you caught that or are otherwise familiar with this band comprised of former members of Wizard Eye, Meatplow and Seasons Of Arrows already, then you know what a powerhouse this band is. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video”

ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream

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

From The Keystone State of Pennsylvania comes Almost Honest and the crunchy thickness of their “Thunder Mouth” release.   Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream”

OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream


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

From the far north’s greater Toronto area comes the riff-driven return of Olde via their new release, “Temple“.   Continue reading “OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream”

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”

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.

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

ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream

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

Eldemur Krimm… I Googled the band hoping to find a potential origin of namesake.  I can’t tell you what it means to them, but I can tell you what it means to me; a whole lot of rocking the fuck out.   Continue reading “ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”