GNAW THEIR TONGUES ‘Genocidal Majesty’ Album Review & Stream

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

I’m gonna be honest. I took this on as a personal challenge. It’s basically impossible for me to be turned off by the abrasiveness of a metal band’s sound of choice.  Continue reading “GNAW THEIR TONGUES ‘Genocidal Majesty’ Album Review & Stream”

KNAAVES Launch Ltd. Edition Cassette Pre-Order With ‘January’ Official Video Premiere


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

The Milwaukee mashers of post-hardcore affected aggro-sludge, and doom, KNAAVES, have returned with some exciting news. Continue reading “KNAAVES Launch Ltd. Edition Cassette Pre-Order With ‘January’ Official Video Premiere”

Jyotiṣavedāṅga Share Lo-Fi Deluge Of Deathliness Via ‘Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum’ Stream


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

In a movement of six songs, Jyotiṣavedāṅga transmit a truly frightening deluge of abhorrent aural heaviness on their newest effort, “Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum“. Continue reading “Jyotiṣavedāṅga Share Lo-Fi Deluge Of Deathliness Via ‘Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum’ Stream”

URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream

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

The Norwegian metal experiment known as URARV are returning with a new EP, “Argentum“, for Svart Records on June 1st. Continue reading “URARV Share ‘Argentum’ EP Pre-Release Stream”

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’


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

One of the most groundbreaking entities in all of unhinged musical transformation is the ambient psyche headfuck from Osaka, Japan:  夢遊病者 – AKA Sleepwalker. Continue reading “夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Stream Ambient Black-Psyche Album ‘一期一会’”

Riot’s Revelation: Transcending Obscurity Records ‘Label Sampler 2018’ [Stream + NYP Item]

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

The latest installment of Riot’s Revelation brings us face-to-face, uh, ear to speaker, with an incredible compilation of music.  It comes from one of planet Earth’s premiere labels specializing in sonic savagery, Transcending Obscurity Records. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Transcending Obscurity Records ‘Label Sampler 2018’ [Stream + NYP Item]”

Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT


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

On March 9th, Translation Loss Records will issue a new 2-song Split featuring the bands Starkweather and Concealment. Each band has contributed a lengthy sensory assault to the record with Starkweather‘s “Divided By Zero” streaming here today. Continue reading “STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT”

FISTULA To Issue Splits With COME TO GRIEF & -(16)- As Part Of Series Commemorating 20th Anniversary


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

In celebration of their impending twentieth anniversary, Ohio’s extremist noise veterans FISTULA are preparing to unleash the first wave of a planned series of Splits. Slated to drop on December 15th via PATAC Records, the first splits find FISTULA facing off with sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-. Continue reading “FISTULA To Issue Splits With COME TO GRIEF & -(16)- As Part Of Series Commemorating 20th Anniversary”

LIFETIME SHITLIST – ‘Slow March” Album Review & Stream, Photos at MD Doom Fest 2017

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

Lifetime Shitlist.  That’s right.  Everybody has one, and everybody’s on one.  Mine could go on forever, but I’ll sum it up with this:  To whatever higher celestial power thought it was a good idea to take Mr. Lahey from us… Fuck off.   Continue reading “LIFETIME SHITLIST – ‘Slow March” Album Review & Stream, Photos at MD Doom Fest 2017″

O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event

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

Blackseed Records presents the August release of “The Human Voice Is A Diseasefrom o Heiðrún.  Forged in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this release holds all existing o Heiðrún recordings to date, in one haunting compilation.    Continue reading “O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event”

GRAVEHUFFER ‘Your Fault’ Album Review & Stream

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

Why would a random author / metal bro get into freelance music reviewing when in his thirties?  It’s not for the reasons you’d expect, like the excessive wealth and fame that instantly come with the title.  It’s to find out about bands like GRAVEHUFFER before all your metal head friends do.     Continue reading “GRAVEHUFFER ‘Your Fault’ Album Review & Stream”

SXAP ‘Cathedral’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

Sxuperion/Valdur’s Sxuperion is back with his one-man solo project of total musical destruction, SXAP. The three track effort, “Cathedral“, was released via Bloody Mountain Records back in mid-April (May 1st for CD).   Continue reading “SXAP ‘Cathedral’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”