MAXIMUM MAD Stream Track From ‘Dear Enemy’ EP Release


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

Portland’s post-hardcore / noise rock heavyweights Maximum Mad will release their “Dear Enemy” EP via Good To Die Records on Sept. 15th.   Continue reading “MAXIMUM MAD Stream Track From ‘Dear Enemy’ EP Release”

FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream


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

From the gritty underbelly of Patchogue, New York came the five-song “Wasteland” EP début from False Godsback in 2016.    Continue reading “FALSE GODS ‘Wasteland’ EP (2016) Review & Stream”

QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]

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

This past week, post-hardcore / alternative rock icons Quicksand announced that their first new album in 22 years, ‘Interiors’, would be out November 10th from Epitaph Records.   Continue reading “QUICKSAND Announce First New Album In 22 Years: ‘Interiors’ [Video Premiere + Tour Dates]”

‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer


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

If ever a band existed that was comprised of pure sonic volatility and unapologetic angst, it would be Unsane.  The NYC-based trio will celebrate their 30th year of existence in 2018, what better time than now to acknowledge the band’s influence? Continue reading “‘Shattered, Flattered And Covered’: The Tribute To UNSANE Drops On 9/11; Video Trailer”

KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video


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

It has been one month since I dropped my Review & Stream (read here) of the self-titled EP debut from New Jersey’s Kolossor. If you caught that or are otherwise familiar with this band comprised of former members of Wizard Eye, Meatplow and Seasons Of Arrows already, then you know what a powerhouse this band is. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video”

ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream

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

From The Keystone State of Pennsylvania comes Almost Honest and the crunchy thickness of their “Thunder Mouth” release.   Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream”

OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream


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

From the far north’s greater Toronto area comes the riff-driven return of Olde via their new release, “Temple“.   Continue reading “OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream”

AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

How does one begin to measure the success of an album?  Is it in popularity, execution or simply in the songwriting?  Today, we’re looking at the May 2017 release of ‘In•ter a•li•a‘ from At The Drive In, released via Rise Records.    Continue reading “AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video”

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”

36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates


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

Alaska’s alternative metal/core band 36 Crazyfists are premiering a brand new track today, “Death Eater“.   Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS ‘Lanterns’ Coming In Sept; Song Premiere + Tour Dates”