Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]

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

It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to addressing the death metal pioneers, and now legends, OBITUARY. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: OBITUARY’s Trevor Peres [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BINARY w/ ‘Commit More Arson’ Album Review & Stream

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

It’s almost impossible for kids these days to do anything right, “goddamned millennials”. But every once in a while they surprise you and totally redeem themselves from the fact that there are restaurants who only serve avocado on toast (delicious as it may be).  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BINARY w/ ‘Commit More Arson’ Album Review & Stream”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BEiTTHEMEANS [Video]; Announce N. American Tour Supporting MUSTASCH

 


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

Birmingham, Alabama’s BEiTTHEMEANS are one of the most promising acts to arise out of the heavy rock underground, in my opinion anyway. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BEiTTHEMEANS [Video]; Announce N. American Tour Supporting MUSTASCH”

Riff Relevant Interviews: EYE OF THE DESTROYER; ‘Starved And Hanging’ Review & Stream; New ‘Violent By Design’ EP

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

One of the most popular Halloween activities in the state of New Jersey is to get drunk with your friends, listen to Cannibal Corpse, and declare before a mostly uninterested audience, “Fuck it, doods! We’re startin’ a band!”    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: EYE OF THE DESTROYER; ‘Starved And Hanging’ Review & Stream; New ‘Violent By Design’ EP”

Riff Relevant Interviews: HOWLING GIANT [Video]

HOWLING GIANT

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

My enamored enjoyment of the Nashville-based, genre-warping musical entity HOWLING GIANT began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: HOWLING GIANT [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

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

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”

Riff Relevant Interviews: WOLFTOOTH; Plus S/T Album Review & Stream

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

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

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Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]

(By Erik Kluiber, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

[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   
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Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began 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.

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Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]


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

Everything about the entity from New Orleans known as EYEHATEGOD embodies the utmost in abrasive sonic sludge.  It doesn’t matter where you are on this planet, if you’re in the musical underground, you immediately recognize the name. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: THE WELL [Video]; Appearing at STONER DAZE

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ian, Lisa, and Jason of The Well.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: THE WELL [Video]; Appearing at STONER DAZE”

Riff Relevant Interviews: Chris Mills of HARM’S WAY; ‘POSTHUMAN’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates

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

There seems to be a growing faction of hardcore bands that just don’t care about the rules anymore.  It’s now time to plant HARM’S WAY in the fertile garden of creative heaviness.     Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: Chris Mills of HARM’S WAY; ‘POSTHUMAN’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

Riff Relevant Interviews: VINCE GREEN of THAL; ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream


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

Columbus, Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have just unleashed the sophomore studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye“, via Argonauta Records this past February 16th.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: VINCE GREEN of THAL; ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BACKWOODS PAYBACK [Video]; To Play MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018

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

West Chester, Pennsylvania’s Backwoods Payback are one of the most unique, stand-alone bands existing in the music underground.  I say that because they walk a genre-taut tightrope between some very diverse points in the sonic stratosphere. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BACKWOODS PAYBACK [Video]; To Play MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018”

Riff Relevant Interviews: THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017

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

Where do I start with THE AGE OF TRUTH and their début full length, ‘Threshold‘?  What a goddamned beautiful piece of heavy rock.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Album Review & Stream; Live Photos From Ode To Doom (NYC) 11/2017”