JANE IN SPACE ‘Gorerunner’ Album Review & Stream + Official Videos


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

Brooklyn, NY’s JANE IN SPACE – the combined alter ego of the following duo: multi-instrumentalist / producer Jesse Jensen and vocalist Tom Vickers (bassist Josh Stillman and drummer Brian Korpalski join for live settings)  – recently released their latest studio effort, ‘Gorerunner‘, through Aion Records on July 13th. Continue reading “JANE IN SPACE ‘Gorerunner’ Album Review & Stream + Official Videos”

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Share “Violence Part III” Video From ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’; New Albums Coming in 2019

Clouds Taste Satanic

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

Brooklyn, NY’s doom atmospherists Clouds Taste Satanic have released the third video from their 2017 album ‘The Glitter of Infinite Hell‘.     Continue reading “CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Share “Violence Part III” Video From ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’; New Albums Coming in 2019″

SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show

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

Rochester, NY’s genre mashing atrocity SULACO are doin’ it (and doin’ it) once again as only they can with an imminent new album offering. Continue reading “SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show”

SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream

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

Riff Relevant gets quite inundated with submissions for review (we are not complaining, of course).  Sometimes some things might get missed… for a bit. Continue reading “SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream”

FEAR THE RIFF Second Annual Guitar Gear Expo 8/11 & Pre-Game Music Event 8/10 In Brooklyn, NY

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

THIS WEEKEND! The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Guitar Gear Expo is happening in Brooklyn, NY. Set to happen on Saturday, August 11th, at Brooklyn Expo Center – with artist signings, vendors, plus an Expo Pre-Game party on Friday night (Aug. 10th) at Saint Vitus Bar.   Continue reading “FEAR THE RIFF Second Annual Guitar Gear Expo 8/11 & Pre-Game Music Event 8/10 In Brooklyn, NY”

Entire Set From CARNIVORE A.D. At HellFest 2018 [Video]

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

Back in August 2017, Riff Relevant reported news [HERE] on the return of classic crossover act Carnivore as CARNIVORE A.D. Continue reading “Entire Set From CARNIVORE A.D. At HellFest 2018 [Video]”

SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream

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

Buffalo, New York. A magical snow ravaged tundra, known for serving wings at every meal, and blasting Every Time I Die 24/7 in all local establishments.     Continue reading “SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream”

END OF HOPE (Eternal Black, Kraut, Reign Of Zaius, St. Bastard Members) Share NYP Demo


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

The END OF HOPE is a New York-based, relatively new project formed by members of some well-established Big Apple bands.  Continue reading “END OF HOPE (Eternal Black, Kraut, Reign Of Zaius, St. Bastard Members) Share NYP Demo”

WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

OVTLIER ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ EP Review & Stream


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

Rochester, New York is home to one of the more explosive bands from the new crop of acts out there at this time, OVTLIER. Continue reading “OVTLIER ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ EP Review & Stream”

LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video


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

Brooklyn’s Life Of Agony have just dropped their latest official video for the song “Dead Speak Kindly“.    Continue reading “LIFE OF AGONY Premieres ‘Dead Speak Kindly’ Official Video”

HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

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

Two of New York’s most enduring, revered bands are uniting on a 19-date U.S. tour spanning the Southeast, Midwest, and the East Coast…. HELMET and PRONG! Continue reading “HELMET & PRONG Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour”

Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour

PIST.ON Then (Circa 1996)

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

Brooklyn, New York’s Pist.On were a metal band that, despite their possessing immense promise and potential, would be relegated to a rather short existence.     Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour”

BLACKLIGHT MEDIA RECORDS Announce 1st NYC Showcase w/ CANDIRIA, GOZU, GOOD TIGER & More!

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

On March 8th, Blacklight Media Records will present its first ever label showcase, with six bands of the Blacklight family.  Hosted by Jose Mangin, the showcase will take place at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.    Continue reading “BLACKLIGHT MEDIA RECORDS Announce 1st NYC Showcase w/ CANDIRIA, GOZU, GOOD TIGER & More!”

TOXIK To Release 3CD Box Set ‘III Works’ Featuring New Music & Re-Recorded Songs


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

After 2017’s triumphant comeback via the ripping “Breaking Class” EP, New York’s magnificent thrash maniacs Toxik have an item imminent.  No Dust Records has announced the worldwide release of the new 3-CD box set from the band, “III Works“, due this April. Continue reading “TOXIK To Release 3CD Box Set ‘III Works’ Featuring New Music & Re-Recorded Songs”