The RIFF RELEVANT Interview With DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA

DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA

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

I still recall the very first time that I heard guitarist / musician Daren “KLANK” Diolosa, although I’m not sure he’d been tagged with the nickname at the time. In fact, I really did not know it was him per se, all I did know was that I saw a music video that absolutely floored me. The video, the song, the music itself and the guys present in the visualizer were like nothing I had ever heard…or seen. Continue reading “The RIFF RELEVANT Interview With DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA”

Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s

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

Despite what the history books tell us, the 80’s wasn’t all about MTV and men in pink slacks.  Under the smiley faced conservatism, something odd and esoteric was brewing.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s”

VVON DOGMA I ‘Communion’ EP Review & Stream

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

We may have the arrival of a whole new genre or style of music with what’s happening here from Montreal, Québec’s Vvon Dogma I. Having just released the “Communion” EP in recent days, the music contained upon it is quite forward-thinking progressive metal at its roots. Continue reading “VVON DOGMA I ‘Communion’ EP Review & Stream”

GODFLESH Shares ‘Post Self’ Title Track Stream

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

A stream of “Post Self“, the title track of the upcoming release from underground industrial stalwarts Godflesh, is being debuted here today. The album will be released on November 17th through Avalanche Recordings. Three bonus tracks will be included with the Japanese version of the album as well as copies purchased via the below Bandcamp link below. Continue reading “GODFLESH Shares ‘Post Self’ Title Track Stream”

RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere


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

Without question, one of the greatest strengths of Riff Relevant, or any music website that dares to do so, is to crush divisive elitist mindsets within said music coverage.  Many sites tailor make themselves into cookie cutter-like, color by number spots that only cater to one style or genre of music.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere”

SCANDROID Reveals Details Of Sophomore Album ‘Monochrome’


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

The Detroit, Michigan based electronica act Scandroid, the beloved brainchild of Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller and earlier industrial thrash band Circle Of Dust, will return next month.   Continue reading “SCANDROID Reveals Details Of Sophomore Album ‘Monochrome’”

MINDWARS Sign With Dissonance Productions For 2018 Release Of ‘Do Unto Others’

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

Bi-National thrash band Mindwars, one with members living in both the U.S. and Italy, recently sent me some very welcomed news.    Continue reading “MINDWARS Sign With Dissonance Productions For 2018 Release Of ‘Do Unto Others’”

Oldschool Sunday: PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC

PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC

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

At the height of Nu-Metal’s hey-day in the mid to late 90s came one of the genre’s more unique entities, one that branched far outside the confines of Nu-Metal itself, Professional Murder Music.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC”

Riot’s Revelation: OPERATION NEPTUNE SPEAR; ‘Land Of The Free’ Single Streaming


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

Sounds like some high priority, large scale military effort, doesn’t it?  Like Operation Desert Storm and the like, huh?  You will be surprised to learn it isn’t (well, really is it..but not in this case, ha). No, instead, Operation Neptune Spear is a one-man musical movement of interesting proportions, and equally important, is the focus of the second installment of Riot’s Revelation.  You know, where I get you hip to something worth your while – be it a band, album, event, or…    Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: OPERATION NEPTUNE SPEAR; ‘Land Of The Free’ Single Streaming”

CELLDWELLER Nears ‘Offworld’ Release; ‘Too Many Tears’ Lyric Video Premiere

CELLDWELLER (Klayton)

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

Multifaceted artist/producer Celldweller will release “Offworld,” his fourth vocal-based studio album on July 28th, via his independently owned/operated label FiXT.    Continue reading “CELLDWELLER Nears ‘Offworld’ Release; ‘Too Many Tears’ Lyric Video Premiere”

PRONG Release New Single/Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Zero Days’ Album

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

New York’s industrial metal legends Prong have just premiered the second single from their upcoming “Zero Days” release (due July 28th through Steamhammer/ SPV).   Continue reading “PRONG Release New Single/Lyric Video From Upcoming ‘Zero Days’ Album”

PRONG Reveals ‘Zero Days’ Details; Summer EU. Tour Set


Legendary, long-running New York industrial metal band Prong have revealed the details of their upcoming album release, ‘Zero Days‘. It will be released on July 28th through Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold, download and stream.    Continue reading “PRONG Reveals ‘Zero Days’ Details; Summer EU. Tour Set”

Oldschool Sunday: NAILBOMB

NAILBOMB‘s Alex Newport (L) & Max Cavalera (R)

With this week’s news from Max Cavalera that his current band, Soulfly, will be playing the one and only Nailbomb studio album live on tour soon, I thought it’d be a great time to revisit that project.

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FALLEN MAN ‘We Are At War’ Review & Stream

Sacramento’s caustic industrial metal unit Fallen Man are back with another sonic documentation of humanity’s decline, ‘We Are At War‘. If you know anything about this long-running underground entity then you know that Fallen Man finds its inspiration in the actual fall of man.

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