THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN


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

Columbus, Ohio’s THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have just unleashed the sophomore studio recording “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye“, via Argonauta Records this past February 16th.   Continue reading “THAL ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Review & Stream; Interview With VINCE GREEN”

SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show


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

It has been just a little over three years since the Tri-State (TN., VA., N.C.) region’s Sang Sarah released their introductory EP, Lips Of Atomic Explosion. Since then, the band has remained active, although they have undergone some changes in their roster which we’ll get to in a moment. Continue reading “SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show”

TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates


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

U.K. alternative rockers Turbowolf have just shared a new lyric video for a song from their upcoming album release, “The Free Life“.    Continue reading “TURBOWOLF Share ‘Domino’ Lyric Video From ‘The Free Life’; U.K. / EU. Tour Dates”

WEEDPECKER ‘III’ Review & Stream

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

When it comes to truly psychedelic, mind-altering and otherworldly type music, one band stands head and shoulders over the rest.  None other than Warszawa, Poland’s WEEDPECKER, who recently returned with their third studio outing, “III“.    Continue reading “WEEDPECKER ‘III’ Review & Stream”

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]


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

After several months of rumors, speculation, and cryptic picture posts, The Smashing Pumpkins have officially broken their silence to announce their reunion.  Continue reading “THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]”

PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates


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

As most people know by now, one of the most unexpected pairings in music, that of comedian Dave Hill and extreme metaller Chris Reifert (Autopsy) as Painted Doll, is well underway! Continue reading “PAINTED DOLL (Dave Hill, Chris Reifert) Streaming S/T TEE PEE RECORDS Debut; Live Dates”

Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

Riot’s Revelation: FuzzHeavy Sampler Series [Streaming / NYP Item]


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

Welcome to our periodic segment where we get you hip to something worthwhile, in most cases, that something is FREE, too!  Today’s RR spotlight lands squarely on a monthly series under the moniker of The FuzzHeavy Sampler. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: FuzzHeavy Sampler Series [Streaming / NYP Item]”

LONELY KAMEL Back With ‘Death’s-Head Hawkmoth’ In March; Premiere New Song

(Pic Courtesy Of Julia Naglestad)

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

One of the low flying phenoms of bluesy, heavy rock is Oslo, Norway’s Lonely Kamel.  The band will re-emerge this March 23rd with the new record “Death’s-Head Hawkmoth“, the eagerly awaited follow up to 2014’s Shit City, via Stickman Records.     Continue reading “LONELY KAMEL Back With ‘Death’s-Head Hawkmoth’ In March; Premiere New Song”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”

WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates

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

The pioneering staple of noise rock experimentation, Sacramento, CA’s WILL HAVEN, are set to release their sixth studio album.  Titled “Muerte“, the new effort will arrive from Minus Head Records on March 23rd. Continue reading “WILL HAVEN Premiere ‘El Sol’ Official Video Featuring Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter; ‘Muerte’ Due In March + Live Dates”

NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates


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

From the City Of Angels arrives a totally under-the-radar band, at least so for me, and their three-song EP.  The band is Night Verses, the EP is “Copper Wasp” (released on January 18) and both are fantastically phenomenal!  Continue reading “NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates”

CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches

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

One of the heaviest harbingers of harrowing sludge, the U.K.’s CONAN, have announced they’ve finished recording a new album.  That album, titled “Existential Void Guardian“, will see the light of day from Napalm Records on August 31, 2018. Continue reading “CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches”

(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour


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

4/20 is the date for a new album release from legends (the) Melvins.  That date sees the offering from Ipecac Recordings, “Pinkus Abortion Technician“.    Continue reading “(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour”

LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives


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

On February 16, Swedish progressive / extreme math metal unit Letters From The Colony will release their highly anticipated debut album, “Vignette“, via Nuclear Blast Records. A new video for the opening track, “Galax“, can be seen below. Continue reading “LETTERS FROM THE COLONY Issue ‘Galax’ Official Video As ‘Vignette’ Debut Arrives”