36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates

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

Alaska-core pioneers 36 Crazyfists are back with another new song from their upcoming album Lanterns coming from Spinefarm Records on Sept. 29th. It is their second release for the label and the follow-up to 2015’s Time And Trauma. The track “Better To Burn” is available for streaming below. Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates”

OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety


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

Seattle sludgemongers Old Iron have returned with their sophomore outing, “Lupus Metallorum“, released today (Friday, Aug. 18) via the Good To Die label. If you know anything about Old Iron (aka Jesse Roberts, Jerad Shealey and Trent McIntyre) then you know they create some intensely powerful music. Sure, it is a doom and sludge extravaganza but it contains some nicely enticing melodic nuances as well. Continue reading “OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety”

KING PARROT Stream New Song From Upcoming Record ‘Ugly Produce’

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

Australia’s scathing extreme metallers King Parrot are in the midst of starting yet another global takeover. First came the recent news announcement about their upcoming album release “Ugly Produce” (here), which included a hilarious NSFW Official Video. That was proceeded by a revelation about an upcoming U.S. tour that sees the band, along with Child Bite and Cane Hill, providing support for Superjoint and DevilDriver‘s “The Broken Bones” trek (here).  Continue reading “KING PARROT Stream New Song From Upcoming Record ‘Ugly Produce’”

ATTIC Streaming ‘Sanctimonious’ Conceptual Album In Full Ahead Of Release

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

What a treat the new Attic album “Sanctimonious” is, one that is such on a variety of levels. First, it is a conceptual album set in a non-specific nunnery where mysterious murders are occurring and the bodies are piling up. The story that unfolds throughout the album is a darkly demonic, blasphemous one and it is told with epic grandeur. Continue reading “ATTIC Streaming ‘Sanctimonious’ Conceptual Album In Full Ahead Of Release”

ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream

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

From The Keystone State of Pennsylvania comes Almost Honest and the crunchy thickness of their “Thunder Mouth” release.   Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]

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

The underground Brazilian (and previously British) crossover metal act Misconducters will release their fifth studio album “Pariah” beginning in September. The band, which has been active since 2008, are a well-known entity in the off-the-radar heavy metal community. It has always been the brainchild of its founder and consistent contributor, Den. After four previous full-length releases and four EPs, “Pariah” is sure to please fans of music blending elements of metal, heavy rock, punk and hardcore. Continue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

(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 #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video

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

How does one begin to measure the success of an album?  Is it in popularity, execution or simply in the songwriting?  Today, we’re looking at the May 2017 release of ‘In•ter a•li•a‘ from At The Drive In, released via Rise Records.    Continue reading “AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”