CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

From Urbana, Illinois comes what appears to be the first official recorded offering from CRYSTAL WARLOCK, the ‘Gamma Trip‘ EP. Continue reading “CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Parisian power trio STARMONGER are back with the ‘Revelation III‘ EP, the third installment of their ongoing trilogy of Revelation releases. Continue reading “STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream”

WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

One man musical endeavors, projects, or whatever terminology you prefer, are and can be a risky venture, ya know? Continue reading “WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: BINARY w/ ‘Commit More Arson’ Album Review & Stream

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

It’s almost impossible for kids these days to do anything right, “goddamned millennials”. But every once in a while they surprise you and totally redeem themselves from the fact that there are restaurants who only serve avocado on toast (delicious as it may be).  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BINARY w/ ‘Commit More Arson’ Album Review & Stream”

WÖLFBLOOD ‘Nightriders’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

Every so often, any fan of non-mainstream music needs something to really fire them up, something that exudes unbridled, metallic ferocity. Continue reading “WÖLFBLOOD ‘Nightriders’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

The Minnesota prog doom/death metal collective we know as COLD COLOURS have shared the new three-song “2018 Sampler” EP with us. Continue reading “COLD COLOURS ‘2018 Sampler’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

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]”