The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal. Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”→
This weekend brings you a dual-feature on Riff Relevant. This round, we have a album review from David LaMay of the debut full-length release from Indiana’s Wolftooth, and finish things out with a sweet interview with the guys in the band from Pat Whitaker. If you’ve yet to hear the likes of Wolftooth, now is your prime opportunity to learn everything you may need to know. Sharpen those incisors, perk up those ears, and widen your eyeholes… Enjoy! ~ Leanne
[Editor’s intro] Every so often, we have a chance to run something off-road that kicks ass. This here be one of those times. Erik Kluiber (Void Vator, Ironaut, ex-Gypsyhawk, et al.) approached me about an article he penned. A tale I found intriguing and a bit surprising, about Patrick Kennison – who one might call a bona fide ‘rock star’. His career spans many successes, but within that success, Erik shares with us a candid view from Patrick’s home-spun dive stage fun, out from under the glory of arena lights. Enjoy! ~ Leanne Continue reading “Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]”→
[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yetibegan their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended. Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.
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 “Riff Relevant Interviews: DAREN ‘KLANK’ DIOLOSA”→