DAUGHTERS Return With New Song; Sign w/ Ipecac Recordings + Tour Dates

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

After a noticeable absence since 2010, Providence, R.I.’s noise rockers DAUGHTERS have resurfaced and are bringing some welcome news with them. Continue reading “DAUGHTERS Return With New Song; Sign w/ Ipecac Recordings + Tour Dates”

NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Sheffield, U.K.’s heavy-as-all-get-out noise/sludge behemoths NAISIAN have just unleashed their new three-song EP, “Rejoinder“. Continue reading “NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream”

BUMMER Unleash ‘Astro Bastard’ From Upcoming ‘Holy Terror’ Album; Tour Dates


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

Kansas City’s sludgy noise rock trio BUMMER have just unloosed a killer single, “Astro Bastard“, from their upcoming new album release. Continue reading “BUMMER Unleash ‘Astro Bastard’ From Upcoming ‘Holy Terror’ Album; Tour Dates”

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”

HELMET Summer U.S. Tour Takes Off; Several Dates Supporting BUSH


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

New York alternative/noise rock crew HELMET will launch their latest U.S. summer tour today! Continue reading “HELMET Summer U.S. Tour Takes Off; Several Dates Supporting BUSH”

Japanese Noise Punks SUZISUZI Streaming New Album ‘Microphone’s Counter Attack’


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

The jittery, chaotic mayhem of the new album “Microphone’s Counter Attack” from Japan’s noise punk outfit SUZISUZI is being shared in a full stream today. Continue reading “Japanese Noise Punks SUZISUZI Streaming New Album ‘Microphone’s Counter Attack’”

UNSANE To See Extensive U.S. & EU. Touring This Summer; U.S. Support Includes CHILD BITE-ZEKE-WRONG

(Pic By: Dan Joeright)

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

N.Y.C.’s brashest of aurally abrasive noise rockers, UNSANE, will embark upon extensive tour cycles in the U.S. and Europe this summer. Continue reading “UNSANE To See Extensive U.S. & EU. Touring This Summer; U.S. Support Includes CHILD BITE-ZEKE-WRONG”

STRAUSS ‘Falena’ EP Review & Stream


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

This week saw the release of the third EP from the London, U.K.’s Strauss, titled “Falena“, and today’s Review & Stream tackles the band’s ongoing evolution. Continue reading “STRAUSS ‘Falena’ EP Review & Stream”

WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates

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

The pioneering staple of noise rock experimentation, Sacramento, CA’s WILL HAVEN, are set to release their sixth studio album.  Titled “Muerte“, the new effort will arrive from Minus Head Records on March 23rd. Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates”

BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album


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

Three of the songs from Barren Womb‘s upcoming new album, “Old Money / New Lows“, are available to stream at this time. The Nordic noise-mongers will unleash the new record on February 16th via Spartan Records. Continue reading “BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album”

WHORES. Premiere ‘Mental Illness As Mating Ritual’ Official Video; Announce Tour With HELMS ALEE, BUMMER & Stop At STUMPFEST

(Pic Courtesy Of Gaël Hervé)

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

ATL’s noise rock-wielding WHORES. have debuted their new official music video for the song “Mental Illness As Mating Ritual“. The track hails from the band’s latest album, the critically-acclaimed eOne Music release, Gold, and came along with a tour announcement (further below) too. Continue reading “WHORES. Premiere ‘Mental Illness As Mating Ritual’ Official Video; Announce Tour With HELMS ALEE, BUMMER & Stop At STUMPFEST”

DARKEST HOUR Set February East Coast Trek; WHORES. & EXTINCTION A.D. Supporting


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

Reactivated Virginia metallers Darkest Hour have announced a short, but nonetheless incredible, East Coast touring trek. It will set off in February 2018 and consist of nine dates with support provided by WHORES. and Extinction A.D. Here’s what we know: Continue reading “DARKEST HOUR Set February East Coast Trek; WHORES. & EXTINCTION A.D. Supporting”

WILL HAVEN Confirm New Album Underway; Members Of YOB & DEFTONES To Guest

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

Welcome news from the camp of Sacramento, CA’s sonic assassins Will Haven today as they have revealed they’ve begun work on a new album. The effort, to be titled “Muerte” will arrive at retailers some time in 2018 and we have the track list for it below. Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Confirm New Album Underway; Members Of YOB & DEFTONES To Guest”

THE ASOUND Astound All Part 2: Split 7″ w/ INTERCOURSE Review & Stream; The Asound To Play Steel & Stone Fest II


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

September 1st saw the issuing of the new 7″ Split featuring North Carolina’s The Asound and Connecticut’s Intercourse. Both bands contribute two tracks each for a total of four face-melting sonic assaults. On the release, each band’s tracks alternate with Intercourse providing tracks #1 and #3 and The Asound #2 and #4. For the purpose of this review, I will tackle each pair head-on. Continue reading “THE ASOUND Astound All Part 2: Split 7″ w/ INTERCOURSE Review & Stream; The Asound To Play Steel & Stone Fest II”