NORTHWOODS Share ‘Wasteland’ Pre-Release Album Stream


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

Italy’s NORTHWOODS are an abrasively acidic act that exudes frenzied bursts of neo-apocalyptic noisecore. Continue reading “NORTHWOODS Share ‘Wasteland’ Pre-Release Album Stream”

Exclusive Premiere: THE RED COIL Debut ‘Opium Smokers Room’ Single From Upcoming Argonauta Records Release


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

RIFF RELEVANT presents our exclusive premiere of the new single “Opium Smokers Room” from Italy’s THE RED COIL. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: THE RED COIL Debut ‘Opium Smokers Room’ Single From Upcoming Argonauta Records Release”

SuuM Debut ‘Black Mist’ Official Video

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

SuuM, the Italian purveyors of oldschool-style, traditional doom, have premiered their brand new official video for “Black Mist” today. Continue reading “SuuM Debut ‘Black Mist’ Official Video”

Riot’s Revelation: Doommabbestia’s ‘Marijuanaut Vol. IV’ Sampler [Stream + NYP Item]

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

Do you DOOM? Perhaps you dig the weed too? Well, if you at least answered “Yay” to query No. 1 then you are in luck, my friends! Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Doommabbestia’s ‘Marijuanaut Vol. IV’ Sampler [Stream + NYP Item]”

MY OWN PRISON ‘Comatose’ EP Review & Stream


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

The Cagliari, Italy-based hardcore heavyweights My Own Prison are back with their recently released fourth offering, the “Comatose” EP. Continue reading “MY OWN PRISON ‘Comatose’ EP Review & Stream”

SUPERNAUGHTY ‘Vol. 1’ Album Review & Stream


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

Well, it has arrived!  From the Livorno, Italy quartet Supernaughty comes a genre-meshing début sure to set the heavy rock underground on its ear, as “Vol. 1” is now officially out from Argonauta Records. Continue reading “SUPERNAUGHTY ‘Vol. 1’ Album Review & Stream”

SuuM Premiere Song From Upcoming ‘Buried Into The Grave’ Album


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

From Rome with Doom comes SuuM, a band connected to none other than Bretus’ own Marco Veraldi. He and his fellow SuuM cohorts are hard at work on their debut album titled “Buried Into The Grave“, which will arrive sometime later this year. Continue reading “SuuM Premiere Song From Upcoming ‘Buried Into The Grave’ Album”

Exclusive Premiere: KAYLETH ‘Colossus’ Streaming; Album Review


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

San Bonifacio, Italy’s Kayleth have once again successfully escaped the Earth’s gravity, doing so via their newest full-length, “Colossus“.  The record rockets from the Argonauta Records launch pad today, Friday, January 12th and Riff Relevant is proudly premiering the full stream of it here with our review! Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: KAYLETH ‘Colossus’ Streaming; Album Review”

CENTRIPETAL FORCE Pre-Release Stream Of ‘Eidetic’ EP; Review


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

Have you been hungering for a band to come along and take the whole notion of progressive thrash and throw in an almost disjointing blender?  Well hunger no more!  Come feed on Italy’s Centripetal Force and their immensely metallic introduction, the “Eidetic” EP début! Continue reading “CENTRIPETAL FORCE Pre-Release Stream Of ‘Eidetic’ EP; Review”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video


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

The Genova, Italy-spawned NAAT are quite the grandiose deliverers of monumentally epic instrumental compositions.  Plied with copious excesses of progressive and post-metal, along with emotionally-enriched doom and sludge emanations, NAAT simply are trailblazers.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NAAT ‘Baltoro’ Official Video”

CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release


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

Long running Italian horror/death metallers Cadaveria are back with a brand new lyric-based visualizer, “The Divine Rapture“. The track hails from the band’s newly remastered edition of their “Far Away From Conformity” album, originally released in 2004. Continue reading “CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release”

Gorilla Pulp ‘Heavy Lips!’ Album Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Italy’s Gorilla Pulp is one of those bands that I managed to grasp onto from the near-beginning of their journey, as it was happening.  No catching up, no delayed reaction.  Now, having kept pace, here we go with the third chapter in their ongoing saga, with a few stops prior to our destination.    Continue reading “Gorilla Pulp ‘Heavy Lips!’ Album Review & Stream”

One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates

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

Hotel Vegas, Austin, Texas, 10:00 pm.  It was dark and felt like Godzilla’s breath: muggy and hot.  Austin’s heaviness-seekers filed in clad in black t-shirts – we only come out at night, it seems.  This was the last show for Messa and  Witchcryer on their Scarlet U.S. Tour of 2017, and they brought Destroyer Of Light along for this night of destruction. Continue reading “One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates”

TURBOBOBCAT ‘Pentastar Rocket Ride’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

The fact that some bands can form, or get together, whatever, and put a release out within a year of that formation can usually go either one of two ways.   Continue reading “TURBOBOBCAT ‘Pentastar Rocket Ride’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

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’”