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”

KINGS AND LIARS ‘Machines’ EP Review, Stream & Official Video Premiere


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

When a new band comes along that boasts having current members of Toxic Holocaust, Jasta and Kingdom Of Sorrow in their line up, it’s time to pay attention. See, that’s exactly what comprises the roster of the New Haven, CT.-based Kings And Liars. The quartet of lead singer Paul Chasse, guitarist/vocalist Charlie Bellmore, bassist/vocalist Chris Beaudette and drummer Nick Bellmore have just recently released their debut, the “Machines” EP. Continue reading “KINGS AND LIARS ‘Machines’ EP Review, Stream & Official Video Premiere”

RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series


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

This promotional announcement is actually the realization of a project I have wanted to do for several years now. It actually pre-dates my joining the launch of Riff Relevant but it is here that it shall come to pass. As the title and image above suggests, Riff Relevant has partnered with Birmingham, Alabama’s Ember for an intriguing journey.  Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series”

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”

KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video


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

It has been one month since I dropped my Review & Stream (read here) of the self-titled EP debut from New Jersey’s Kolossor. If you caught that or are otherwise familiar with this band comprised of former members of Wizard Eye, Meatplow and Seasons Of Arrows already, then you know what a powerhouse this band is. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video”

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”

OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream


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

From the far north’s greater Toronto area comes the riff-driven return of Olde via their new release, “Temple“.   Continue reading “OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream”