UNCLE BUCK – ‘Death With Dignity’ Album Review & Stream

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

If you think for one second a powerviolence band named UNCLE BUCK is gonna lurk around the dark corners of heavy music without me noticing, you’re sadly mistaken.   Continue reading “UNCLE BUCK – ‘Death With Dignity’ Album Review & Stream”

KOLOSSOR Completes Video Trilogy With ‘Bugbear’s Last Stand’ Clip


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

New Jersey’s Kolossor have gradually set and surpassed milestone after milestone throughout 2017.   Continue reading “KOLOSSOR Completes Video Trilogy With ‘Bugbear’s Last Stand’ Clip”

MOON MOTHER ‘Riffcraft’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Release

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

Through mighty sounds of our crying Earth we’re channeling frustration of a modern world.”

This appears to be the mantra and / or mission statement of Sweden’s Moon Mother and their newly released “Riffcraft“. It is a totally respectable undertaking too for the quartet of singer Sara Trollpacka, drummer Jesper Wallin, guitarist Pat Ahlström and bassist Thomas V Jäger (of Monolord who also produced this). On their official 4-song debut here, the foursome blend an appealing elixir of bluesy Stoner Doom with abundant classic rock influences. Continue reading “MOON MOTHER ‘Riffcraft’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Release”

Riot’s Revelation: GROUND ‘I’ Stream & NYP Item; Video Premiere


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

There is nothing like finding fantastically kick-ass music that is FREE for you to obtain. That is almost always the secondary premise of Riot’s Revelation, the first being making you aware of said kick-ass music first and foremost. Then the fact that it requires no expense to procure it is just as equally paramount. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: GROUND ‘I’ Stream & NYP Item; Video Premiere”

RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

Occasionally, when reviewing certain releases, there are times that I ask myself: “How can (insert band name here) not be a HUGE, well-known major act?” It is then that I recall the plethora of once-great bands that experienced a commercial, breakthrough success and what resulted after. Pompous or lame, mediocre self-indulgent wastes of studio time in so many cases. But alas, whatever. Continue reading “RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

MOS GENERATOR – Tour Dates, New Release Details & Reissues Info, Set to play Epicenter Heavy Music Fest & Desertfest

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

This started as just an update of tour info and confirmed dates for Mos Generator.  Then I had a nice chat with Tony Reed, and a simple update turned into a sensory overload.  SO MUCH NEWS, I may have even squeaked.  As a Mos Generator appreciator for many years, what can I say?  Mister Reed has that effect on me…     Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR – Tour Dates, New Release Details & Reissues Info, Set to play Epicenter Heavy Music Fest & Desertfest”

BLOODSTRIKE Back With ‘Execution Of Violence’ In Oct.; New Song Streaming


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

The Mile High City’s most savage subterranean dwellers, BLOODSTRIKE, are poised to unleash their second studio-based assault.   Continue reading “BLOODSTRIKE Back With ‘Execution Of Violence’ In Oct.; New Song Streaming”

ACID DREAM ‘Physical Removal’ Album Review & Stream (NYP item)

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

Acid Dream issues a stern warning on their Bandcamp page: ‘Do Not Enjoy Unless Loaded’.  Take their advice like I did, because things get pretty unsettling from the opening feedback before the band executes a single riff.   Continue reading “ACID DREAM ‘Physical Removal’ Album Review & Stream (NYP item)”

Mountaineer ‘As Righteous, As Flawed: Volume I’ & ‘Marbled Victory: Volume II’ Album Review & Stream

Mountaineer: As Righteous As Flawed – Volume I

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

It’s a pleasant Sunday morning and the impulse is striking me for some musical blathering.  With one interview waiting on response, another in formative stages, and a retro review in need of more digging, depth and history…  Continue reading “Mountaineer ‘As Righteous, As Flawed: Volume I’ & ‘Marbled Victory: Volume II’ Album Review & Stream”

MAMMOTH SALMON ‘Magnetic Fields Of Radiant Light’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

The Pacific Northwest of the U.S. has long generated its very own particular breed of bands with their own defining sound.  I could rattle off a laundry list of acts, but a few right off the top of my head would be (the) Melvins, Red Fang, and Heiress.  In fact, those three are nice jumping off points for the band we are here to discuss, Portland, OR’s Mammoth Salmon.   Continue reading “MAMMOTH SALMON ‘Magnetic Fields Of Radiant Light’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

We last left England’s Loft with their 2015 EP début ‘Empires and now the lads are back with a thundering new offering, “Hail To The Sun“.   Continue reading “LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl

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

Swedish desert rock/doom trio Spelljammer announce the forthcoming reissue of their highly celebrated 2010 début, ‘Inches From The Sun’, to be released September 22nd, via Riding Easy Records.   Continue reading “SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl”

KOLOSSOR S/T EP Review, Stream & NYP Item; Video


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

From deep within the Garden State, comes an EP on unguarded musical anger and hate.  Kolossor has clearly come to crush and obliterate with their recently issued three-song, self-titled EP début.   Continue reading “KOLOSSOR S/T EP Review, Stream & NYP Item; Video”

SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP


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

From the UK’s industrial region of Huddersfield comes the sonic heavyweight that is Sound Of Origin and their début EP, “Seeds Of The Past“.   Continue reading “SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP”

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”

Riot’s Revelation: ROY BATTY

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

Welcome to what may or may not become a regular segment here at Riff Relevant, it remains to be seen. That said, Riot’s Revelation is where I search out and share something you might be interested in. It may be a band, a record, an event, whatever… I merely make you aware and leave the rest up to you. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: ROY BATTY”

GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item


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

It seems as if each new day brings the revelation of yet another fantastic band hailing from the UK and today is no exception. In fact, that recent ritual continues with a fantastic foursome from London, Green Lung.   Continue reading “GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item”

GENGHIS CHRON ‘Demos’ Review, Stream & NYP Item


The five-man entity Genghis Chron appropriately hail from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Not only is their own name a catchy punner, but their home is befitting for the band’s own thunderous sound. That sound is one that channels some thickly sticky Stoner Rock specialness indeed. I say that based on the band’s late January offering, the two-song ‘Demos‘.   Continue reading “GENGHIS CHRON ‘Demos’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

MUDBATH ‘Brine Pool’ Review, Stream & NYP Item


The Avignon, France-based bashers in Mudbath have returned with a brand new offering for you experience, ‘Brine Pool‘. The six-song recording is the follow-up to the band’s previous release, 2015’s Corrado Zeller.   Continue reading “MUDBATH ‘Brine Pool’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

Missiles of October – ‘Better Days’ Review & Stream

Missiles Of October
Missiles Of October

Our first exposure to Missiles of October was the song ‘No Brain No Headache’ from their sophomore album Better Days. This band brings something a bit different to the doom or sludge metal arena, with a breath of fresh punk air tossed out from their box of noise.   Continue reading “Missiles of October – ‘Better Days’ Review & Stream”