CROWBAR Announces ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ NOLA Performance; Todd Strange No Longer Touring Bassist


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

Having played the album overseas at this past April’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, CROWBAR announces they will perform their 1998 effort “Odd Fellows Rest”, in the U.S. in honor of its 20th anniversary.  Continue reading “CROWBAR Announces ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ NOLA Performance; Todd Strange No Longer Touring Bassist”

Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]


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

Everything about the entity from New Orleans known as EYEHATEGOD embodies the utmost in abrasive sonic sludge.  It doesn’t matter where you are on this planet, if you’re in the musical underground, you immediately recognize the name. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]”

EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates


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

The teaming up of two underground music trailblazers, NOLA’s sludge nihilists EYEHATEGOD and N.Y. hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, will occur for another round of shows this spring. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates”

Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

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

For many of you here reading this, NOLA band The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight (sometimes known solely as Clearlight) may be a totally unknown entity to you. If that is the case, especially if you consider yourself tapped into the New Orleans, Louisiana music scene, prepare to be astounded to some degree or another. See, the band, which was originally begun in 1996 as a side-project type thing, happens to house some rather well known players from the heavy rock/sludge underground. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT”

GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’


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

By now, everyone is pretty well aware that Decibel Magazine offers an exclusive track via their Flexi-Series with each physical magazine.   Continue reading “GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’”

EXHORDER Announces Reformation With New Line Up; Reunion Shows

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

One of the South’s most legendary thrash metal bands, Exhorder, have announced they have reformed and joined the AISA Management roster.    Continue reading “EXHORDER Announces Reformation With New Line Up; Reunion Shows”

DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit


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

Doomstress, our friends from The Lone Star State, figured what better way to combat Hurricane Harvey than some heavy-ass metal?  After all, what is the opposite of water but fire?  We all know that Doomstress brings the fire when they play live.   Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit”

Mike IX Williams-Fronted EYEHATEGOD Makes Triumphant Live Return; Video Of Full Show

NOLA sludgers EyeHateGod and their enigmatic frontman, Mike IX Williams played at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia Saturday (April 15) night.

Continue reading “Mike IX Williams-Fronted EYEHATEGOD Makes Triumphant Live Return; Video Of Full Show”