MOUNTAIN TAMER Release ‘Godfortune//Dark Matters’ Via Magnetic Eye Records [Stream] + Official Video


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

San Francisco’s MOUNTAIN TAMER are back with their anxiously awaited new album release for Magnetic Eye Records, ‘Godfortune//Dark Matters‘. Continue reading “MOUNTAIN TAMER Release ‘Godfortune//Dark Matters’ Via Magnetic Eye Records [Stream] + Official Video”

WHITENAILS Rally All Hands On Deck For ‘Shanghaied’ Official Video


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

From the great white north of Canada, Quebec to be more precise, comes WHITENAILS with a new official video, “Shanghaied“. Continue reading “WHITENAILS Rally All Hands On Deck For ‘Shanghaied’ Official Video”

NOPES New Magnetic Eye Records Release ‘Stapler’ Full Album Stream


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

Eclectic post-punk / noise rock band NOPES (aka The Nopes) have just unleashed their new 19-track, 34-minute social assault, “Stapler“. Continue reading “NOPES New Magnetic Eye Records Release ‘Stapler’ Full Album Stream”

WHITENAILS To Support WHORES. / BLACK TUSK Co-Headline U.S. Tour; Incl. RPM Fest & Others

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

Canadian heavy cosmic rockers WHITENAILS have announced an imminent U.S. touring cycle they will be participating on. Continue reading “WHITENAILS To Support WHORES. / BLACK TUSK Co-Headline U.S. Tour; Incl. RPM Fest & Others”

NOPES New Video ‘Immersion’ From Upcoming ‘Stapler’ Album Arrives; Tour Dates

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

The Bay Area’s eclectic “weird core” stalwarts NOPES have dropped an unhinged new official video for their song “Immersion“. Continue reading “NOPES New Video ‘Immersion’ From Upcoming ‘Stapler’ Album Arrives; Tour Dates”

GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas

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

TJ Maynard, bassist for Burlington, Vermont’s Ghastly Sound spent some time with Robot Dog Studio to do a video review of the Hyperion bass from Balaguer Guitars.  This is a pretty nifty thing and we’re premiering it today.    Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas”

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]”

SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July


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

Polish psyche-doom / stoner metal crew SPACESLUG have just unveiled a visual feast to be experienced with a new official video. Continue reading “SPACESLUG Get Way Out There With ‘Obsolith’ Official Video; ‘Eye Of The Tide’ Album Due In July”

HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour


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

Nashville’s critically-acclaimed psyche / space rock band HOWLING GIANT have contributed a Pink Floyd cover to a tribute compilation coming from Magnetic Eye Records. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour”

RIVER CULT – ‘Halcyon Daze’ Album Review & Stream

(By Tyler Smith, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

River Cult is a heavy psych, stoner rock three-piece based out of Brooklyn, NY.  Since 2015, they have released a three song self titled EP, until just this February, with a new full-length ‘Halcyon Daze’.     Continue reading “RIVER CULT – ‘Halcyon Daze’ Album Review & Stream”

CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – ‘Science Fiction’ Album Review; Out May 2018 on Kozmik Artifactz & Septaphonic

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

Church of the Cosmic Skull release their second studio album ‘Science Fiction’ this May on limited edition heavyweight vinyl, CD (via Kozmik Artifactz), and limited edition cassette (on Septaphonic).   Continue reading “CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – ‘Science Fiction’ Album Review; Out May 2018 on Kozmik Artifactz & Septaphonic”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD Shares 10 Favorites

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

Burlington, Vermont’s Ghastly Sound is far from ghastly.  They signed on a while back with Magnetic Eye Records, based in my hometown of Albany, NY.  I scooped up their limited 7″ single before even listening to it.  I trust MER wouldn’t fail me as a music listener, and they never have.  When I finally did listen, my jaw dropped to the goddamned floor. 
Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD Shares 10 Favorites”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas

Jon Barrysmith of Year Of The Cobra @ Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (Photo by Leanne)

(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 #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas”

ELECTRIC BEARD OF DOOM invited RIFF RELEVANT’s Leanne Ridgeway for a visit!

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

Last week, I was invited to join the illustrious Electric Beard Of Doom to participate as a guest for Episode 93 of his damned amazing radio podcast.  MAN, was that a fun time it was!   Continue reading “ELECTRIC BEARD OF DOOM invited RIFF RELEVANT’s Leanne Ridgeway for a visit!”

YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce ‘Burn Your Dead’ EP Coming; US Tour With APE MACHINE

 


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

Seattle-based bass and drum two-piece, Year Of The Cobra, have announced the next step in their sonic progression, the “Burn Your Dead” EP. It will be released through Magnetic Eye Records on October 27th and finds the duo of Amy Tung and Jon Barrysmith tackling new styles and new substance with vigor. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce ‘Burn Your Dead’ EP Coming; US Tour With APE MACHINE”