RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream

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

When it comes to music, first and foremost I am a metalhead – and that will always remain true, I expect up to the very end.  Continue reading “RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream”

UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears

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

UNHOLD, the Bern, Switzerland-based quintet capable of orchestrating some of the finest progressive sludge to air in the contemporary age, have returned. Continue reading “UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears”

MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears

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

When it comes to atmospheric doom metal, Illinois’ MINSK are unquestionably one of the genre’s more profound entities. Continue reading “MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears”

UN Share ‘Sentiment’ As New Release Arrives [Stream]; U.S. Autumn Tour w/ ORYX & WITHERED Set

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

When it comes to truly harrowing, hauntingly bleak, utterly obliterating doom metal, nothing beats that arising from the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Continue reading “UN Share ‘Sentiment’ As New Release Arrives [Stream]; U.S. Autumn Tour w/ ORYX & WITHERED Set”

BYZANTINE Unleash Infectious ‘The Cicada Tree’ Official Video


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

It has been a little over a year since West Virginia’s progressive metal battery BYZANTINE unleashed the critically acclaimed Metal Blade Records release, ‘The Cicada Tree‘.  Continue reading “BYZANTINE Unleash Infectious ‘The Cicada Tree’ Official Video”

Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]

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

STEVEN WILSON is a world recognized songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, and much, much more. Continue reading “Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]”

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]”

OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears

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

The U.K.’s atmospherically progressive sludge unit OHHMS announce their sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears”

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”

WITHERFALL Sophomore Album ‘A Prelude To Sorrow’ Detailed w/ Official Video Premiere; To Support KAMELOT Japan Dates

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

Progressive power metal band WITHERFALL announce the upcoming arrival of their sophomore album release, ‘A Prelude To Sorrow‘. Continue reading “WITHERFALL Sophomore Album ‘A Prelude To Sorrow’ Detailed w/ Official Video Premiere; To Support KAMELOT Japan Dates”

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]”

ALL THEM WITCHES First Single From Sept.’s ‘ATW’ Album; U.S. Headline Tour & Fest Appearances

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

Nashville’s prolific genre-warping entity ALL THEM WITCHES will release a new album next month. Continue reading “ALL THEM WITCHES First Single From Sept.’s ‘ATW’ Album; U.S. Headline Tour & Fest Appearances”

CHUGGERNAUT ‘Kodiak’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video


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

We return to Boston for a review, this one being the metal dense heavy rock of CHUGGERNAUT and their brand spanking new EP release, “Kodiak“. Continue reading “CHUGGERNAUT ‘Kodiak’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video”