HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

From Hungary with Sludge, times two, comes a four-song Split EP offering from the bands HER HIGHNESS and VANTA. Continue reading “HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

RPM FEST: Early Bird Sale Ends 7/2; Fest ‘NYP’ Compilation BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH+More

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

Held this year in Montague, MA, RPM Fest is an annual three-day outdoor heavy Rock, Punk, and Metal music festival. For 2018 it features 50 bands on three stages, as well as camping, games, local beer and food vendors, and more.   Continue reading “RPM FEST: Early Bird Sale Ends 7/2; Fest ‘NYP’ Compilation BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH+More”

Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month


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

What do you get when you take some musicians from such notable acts as Corrosion Of Conformity, Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Hour Of 13, The Hell No, etc., and unite them in one band setting? Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month”

Riot’s Revelation: METALOCALYPSTICK ‘Metal Queens Vol. 2’ Compilation [Stream + NYP Item] – Fest Details


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

Have you missed this or what? It has been awhile since I’ve churned out a new Riot’s Revelation segment so here we are. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: METALOCALYPSTICK ‘Metal Queens Vol. 2’ Compilation [Stream + NYP Item] – Fest Details”

MORPHOLITH ‘Void Emissions’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

From the cold confines of Reykjavík, Iceland comes the molten fuzz/psyche doom of MORPHOLITH and their April EP offering, “Void Emissions“. Continue reading “MORPHOLITH ‘Void Emissions’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

BOGHAUNTER ‘Writhe’ EP Review & Stream; NYP Item


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

BOGHAUNTER have arrived to introduce listeners to what a revolutionary approach to playing doom music can sound like. Continue reading “BOGHAUNTER ‘Writhe’ EP Review & Stream; NYP Item”

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”

HEWOLF ‘Live For Minimum Wage’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

Somehow I missed the manifestation of the RVA band HEWOLF within the last year or so. Continue reading “HEWOLF ‘Live For Minimum Wage’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

All Things DOPETHRONE: New Album Due In May, Video Premiere, EU/US Tours [Releases On BANDCAMP Currently NYP Items]

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

Those Canadian purveyors of sonic filth and aural obscenity, the perpetually drug-addled DOPETHRONE, are back with a multitude of news items. Continue reading “All Things DOPETHRONE: New Album Due In May, Video Premiere, EU/US Tours [Releases On BANDCAMP Currently NYP Items]”

WEIRD TALES ‘The Fall’ Review & Stream [NYP Digital Item]; Tour With RISIN SABOTAGE


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

WEIRD TALES are a Warsaw, Poland-based doom band that recently issued their very first physical offering, “The Fall” back in February. Continue reading “WEIRD TALES ‘The Fall’ Review & Stream [NYP Digital Item]; Tour With RISIN SABOTAGE”

Riot’s Revelation: Doommabbestia’s ‘Marijuanaut Vol. IV’ Sampler [Stream + NYP Item]

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

Do you DOOM? Perhaps you dig the weed too? Well, if you at least answered “Yay” to query No. 1 then you are in luck, my friends! Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Doommabbestia’s ‘Marijuanaut Vol. IV’ Sampler [Stream + NYP Item]”

SHC (Spontaneous Human Combustion) Ignite ‘The Burning’ Official Video; NYP Album


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

Portugal’s SHC (Spontaneous Human Combustion) are fanning the flames of fuzzy psyche-rock once again with a new official video, “The Burning“. Continue reading “SHC (Spontaneous Human Combustion) Ignite ‘The Burning’ Official Video; NYP Album”

Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]


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

With this week’s upcoming Ripple Music SXSW Showcase taking place on March 16th at the famed annual event in Austin, Texas, what better time to share this? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]”

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]”

CROW BLACK SKY ‘Sidereal Light: Volume One’ Review & Stream


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

Most people do not associate Cape Town, South Africa with atmospheric black metal, but Crow Black Sky have been working towards changing that.    Continue reading “CROW BLACK SKY ‘Sidereal Light: Volume One’ Review & Stream”