Heavy Psych Sounds To Re-Issue 3 Early NEBULA Classics


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

Late January, 2018 (the 26th to be specific) will mark the 20th Anniversary of the debut release from stoner / psyche icons Nebula, “Let It Burn“. The band, formed by former Fu Manchu members Eddie Glass and Ruben Romano, began their lysergic-fueled sonic trip right there. In the years since, Nebula have issued one well-received outing after another, some of the best, premiere psyche/fuzz music of all time. Continue reading “Heavy Psych Sounds To Re-Issue 3 Early NEBULA Classics”

Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues


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

Progressive / experimental metal band Cult Of Luna are preparing to release three of their albums on limited colored vinyl pressings. The band’s 2001 S/T album, its 2003 follow-up, “The Beyond” and 2008’s “Eternal Kingdom” will all arrive before the end of January 2018. Continue reading “Three CULT OF LUNA Releases Getting Limited Vinyl Re-Issues”

GREEN DRUID Reveal ‘Ashen Blood’ Album Details; Track Streaming

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

Colorado’s newly coronated overlords of stoner doom heaviness, Green Druid, have unveiled details of their upcoming début album release. “Ashen Blood” will be released on March 16, 2018.   Continue reading “GREEN DRUID Reveal ‘Ashen Blood’ Album Details; Track Streaming”

‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings


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

The documentary on Bad Brains front-man Paul “HR” Hudson, ‘Finding Joseph I‘, will arrive on DVD on November 3rd. James Lathos directed the feature, which documents the life of the legendary, enigmatic front-man through previously unseen archival footage as well as various interviews with his family, band mates, members of DeftonesFugaziLiving Colour and more. A number of theaters currently have screenings of the film scheduled, including: Continue reading “‘Finding Joseph I’ Doc On BAD BRAINS Vox Paul HR Hudson Arrives On DVD In Nov.; Select Theater Screenings”

LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream

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

I’m the type of dude who waits until the day after Halloween to buy Snickers bars in bulk.   I know a good bargain when I see it, and the Lords of Beacon House / Great Electric Quest – ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) release qualifies as the sweetest of deals.  Continue reading “LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream”

BLACK WATER RISING Reveals ‘Electrified’ Album Art + Video Teaser; Pre-Order Launched


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

I have blathered on and on for years about how Black Water Rising are one of my favorite hard rock bands. Now I have reason to rant on some more about them as the release of their new studio album draws ever more close. Here’s what we have for you… Continue reading “BLACK WATER RISING Reveals ‘Electrified’ Album Art + Video Teaser; Pre-Order Launched”

FIREBALL MINISTRY Provides ‘The Answer’ Via Official Video From Upcoming Release; Details & Tour Dates

(Pic: Andrew Stewart)

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

SoCal-based heavy rock band Fireball Ministry will release their fifth album, Remember The Story, on October 6th via Cleopatra Records.   Continue reading “FIREBALL MINISTRY Provides ‘The Answer’ Via Official Video From Upcoming Release; Details & Tour Dates”

MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears


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

Six long years since their last recorded release, Germany’s savage death metalists Morphosys make their triumphant return.   Continue reading “MORPHOSYS Vows ‘You Shall Bleed’ Via Vicious Lyric Video; New Release Nears”

OBESE Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Anamnesis’; Video Premiere

(Pic Courtesy Of Naomi Noltes)

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

The Dutch heavy rock/sludge band Obese are on the verge of releasing a new studio album via Argonauta Records on October 20th.   Continue reading “OBESE Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Anamnesis’; Video Premiere”

TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time


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

Metal Blade Records has announced that they will release the U.S.’ first-ever vinyl versions of two classic Testament albums.   Continue reading “TESTAMENT’s ‘Low’ & ‘The Ritual’ Receiving U.S. Vinyl Release For First Time”

‘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”

36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates

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

Alaska-core pioneers 36 Crazyfists are back with another new song from their upcoming album ‘Lanterns’ coming from Spinefarm Records on Sept. 29th.    Continue reading “36 CRAZYFISTS Declare ‘Better To Burn’ With New Track Debut; Tour Dates”

ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS

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

Pittsburgh’s premiere power metal band Argus will release “From Fields Of Fire” on September 8th via Cruz Del Sur Music.  The band have just released a lyric video for the track “You Are The Curse”, which can be found below. Continue reading “ARGUS Issues ‘You Are The Curse’ Lyric Video; Preps For EU. Tour With HIGH SPIRITS”

KADAVAR Unveil ‘Rough Times’ Details; Debut New Official Video


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

Berlin, Germany’s electric retro rock warriors Kadavar have released a video for “Die Baby Die”, a song featured on their upcoming fourth studio album, ‘Rough Times’, out on September 29th via Nuclear Blast.  The clip can be found below. Continue reading “KADAVAR Unveil ‘Rough Times’ Details; Debut New Official Video”

Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September

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

Riff Relevant, Argonauta Records and Italian sludge mongers Sator have all partnered together for an exclusive première of the new song “Soulride“.   Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere Of New SATOR Song ‘Soulride’; Argonauta Records To Release ‘Ordeal’ In September”

LOW FLYING HAWKS Share ‘Smile’ Featuring Melvins’ King Buzzo; ‘Genkaku’ Details


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

The shoegazey, atmospheric head melters Low Flying Hawks are back, featuring drummer Dale Crover (The Melvins) and bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), alongside songwriters and multi-instrumentalists EHA and AAL.   Continue reading “LOW FLYING HAWKS Share ‘Smile’ Featuring Melvins’ King Buzzo; ‘Genkaku’ Details”

M.O.D. Shares New Song Equating You To Man Parts


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

Simply put, ‘You’re A Fucking Dick‘ and Billy Milano does not care about letting you know it. It’s the title of the latest song première from the controversial man and the band M.O.D. (Method Of Destruction).   Continue reading “M.O.D. Shares New Song Equating You To Man Parts”