Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)

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

After the release of Journey’s 1983 album Frontiers, the band’s guitarist Neal Schon and fellow guitarist / vocalist Sammy Hagar decided to make good on a longstanding promise to work together. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)”

Oldschool Sunday: BADLANDS


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

In 1987, guitarist Jake E. Lee had parted ways with Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band after two highly successful albums, Bark At The Moon and The Ultimate Sin. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: BADLANDS”

Oldschool Sunday: ATTACKER [To Record New EP With Famed Producer Alex Perialas]

ATTACKER Then (1984)

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

The origin story of New Jersey’s thrashing ATTACKER begins in 1983 under the band’s original moniker, Warloc. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ATTACKER [To Record New EP With Famed Producer Alex Perialas]”

Oldschool Sunday: MORDOR; Back With First New Album In 21 Years [Streaming]


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

RIFF RELEVANT recently reported [HERE] about the return of Poland’s MORDOR with their first new album in over two decades. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: MORDOR; Back With First New Album In 21 Years [Streaming]”

Oldschool Sunday: LIZZY BORDEN [To Release First New Album In Over A Decade: ‘My Midnight Things’]

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

It is a somewhat daunting task to tackle the story of the long-running Los Angeles metal band LIZZY BORDEN, who are now in their 35th year of activity. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: LIZZY BORDEN [To Release First New Album In Over A Decade: ‘My Midnight Things’]”

Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]

Q5 (Then)

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

Seattle’s Q5 originally formed in 1983 and by their home region’s standards, the band qualified as a bona fide supergroup. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]”

Oldschool Sunday: CONTROL DENIED [‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’ Available On Vinyl For 1st Time]


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

As we know, some bands truly are “one album wonders” whom, for whatever reason, release only one official album… that is either awesome or awful in many cases. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CONTROL DENIED [‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’ Available On Vinyl For 1st Time]”

Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]


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

The Eighties metal deities known as ODIN were poised to conquer the world at one point in that bygone decade. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ODIN [Joins EMP Label Group; Classic Albums Being Re-Issued]”

Oldschool Sunday: WICKED WITCH [Long-Awaited Album To See Ltd. Release In April]


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

The late Eighties, Boston-based band WICKED WITCH truly was home to an unbelievable ‘Who’s Who’ of musicians, ones that went on to achieve household name recognition. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: WICKED WITCH [Long-Awaited Album To See Ltd. Release In April]”

Oldschool Sunday: FIVE.BOLT.MAIN [2005 ‘Venting’ Album To Receive First-Time Vinyl Release – Teaser Video]


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

For those that are proverbially “in the know” so to speak, then you are already aware that Louisville, Kentucky’s FIVE.BOLT.MAIN are inexorably linked with the ‘Ville’s FLAW. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: FIVE.BOLT.MAIN [2005 ‘Venting’ Album To Receive First-Time Vinyl Release – Teaser Video]”

Oldschool Sunday: SEPTIC TANK [Cathedral, Repulsion Members]; Debut 20 Years In The Making Imminent

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

To the point: I’m a sucker for anything that Lee Dorrian is involved with.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SEPTIC TANK [Cathedral, Repulsion Members]; Debut 20 Years In The Making Imminent”

Oldschool Sunday: PUNGENT STENCH [Unreleased 2007 ‘Smut Kingdom’ & ‘Ampeauty’ Re-Issues Coming]

PUNGENT STENCH (Then)

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

Without a question or doubt, Vienna, Austria’s PUNGENT STENCH were (are?) one of extreme metal’s most unique entities.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PUNGENT STENCH [Unreleased 2007 ‘Smut Kingdom’ & ‘Ampeauty’ Re-Issues Coming]”

Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]


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

With traceable origins dating back to the middle 1980’s as Iron Angel – to 1980, if you count their three year stretch under the moniker Metal Gods – this Hamburg, Germany band are a staple powerhouse at this point.  Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: IRON ANGEL [Official Video Premiere Off Upcoming ‘Hellbound’ Release + Live Dates]”

Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour

PIST.ON Then (Circa 1996)

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

Brooklyn, New York’s Pist.On were a metal band that, despite their possessing immense promise and potential, would be relegated to a rather short existence.     Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour”

Oldschool Sunday: SEA HAGS


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

During the 1980s, the previous decades’ birth of glam rock sort of came full circle with the meteoric ascent of glam-encased sleaze rock. Today’s Oldschool Sunday is going to take a look at the short-lived, one album wonder that is San Francisco’s Sea Hags. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SEA HAGS”