‘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”

FORBIDDEN DIMENSION’s TOMMY BAGLEY Interviews with Riff Relevant & Album Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

It only took me about 27 years, but I finally discovered the manic musical genius that is Forbidden Dimension.  Nobody combines punk, metal, surf, 60’s garage, and much more like this trio.   Continue reading “FORBIDDEN DIMENSION’s TOMMY BAGLEY Interviews with Riff Relevant & Album Stream”

BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams


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

RVA (Richmond, Virginia) is ground zero for a plethora of genre-warping music projects.  These days, bands like Iron Reagan, BAT and Municipal Waste are the current torchbearers, but now it is time to introduce Buzzard Dust.   Continue reading “BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams”

THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Valley are a trio from Cape Town, South Africa and after a couple of earlier Single releases, have arrived with “Obelisk“.   Continue reading “THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream”

RESCUE RANGERS ‘Join Hate’ Review & Stream


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

French band Rescue Rangers released their third studio effort, “Join Hate“, via F200 Records back on September 1st. To be honest, I’d never heard any music from the band other than the track “Creeper, The One Who Creeps” from their 2012 release, Manitoba. I’ll address that introduction in the next paragraph. But, it is always better late than never to discover killer music though and based on “Join Hate“, I’m glad I came on board and need to seek out their earlier material at some point. Continue reading “RESCUE RANGERS ‘Join Hate’ Review & Stream”

QUICKSAND ‘Slip’ (1993) Album Review & Stream; New Album Teaser Tracks

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

For those who were in search of an alternative to the rehashed and often overhyped Seattle sound of the 90’s, there were a number of albums which dropped like sledgehammers, without any accompanying limelight.   Continue reading “QUICKSAND ‘Slip’ (1993) Album Review & Stream; New Album Teaser Tracks”

Punkers BIG MESS Streaming ‘Try To Enjoy It’ In Full Ahead Of Release


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

Copenhagen’s melodic punk rock band Big Mess are set to release their new album “Try To Enjoy It” via Indisciplinarian Records. It will drop this Friday, Sept. 29th but Riff Relevant presents it streaming in full today from Soundcloud. Continue reading “Punkers BIG MESS Streaming ‘Try To Enjoy It’ In Full Ahead Of Release”

MORPHINE SOCIAL CLUB ‘Monolithic Gospel’ EP Review & Stream

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

Thessaloniki, Greece’s Morphine Social Club recently returned with their self-released “Monolithic Gospel” EP. Their sophomore outing is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 EP debut, Radioactive. That introduction was a well received one that opened a lot of doors for the band and fans have been clamoring for something new…and here it is! Continue reading “MORPHINE SOCIAL CLUB ‘Monolithic Gospel’ EP Review & Stream”

KILLING VOLTS Premiere ‘Never Insecure’ Official Video

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

Back in June I reviewed the début EP from Switzerland’s Killing Volts (here), “Why Should I Say Yes?“.    Continue reading “KILLING VOLTS Premiere ‘Never Insecure’ Official Video”

BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates


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

New York’s Between The Rain are a fast-rising trio, one coming up from gritty streets determined to bring their punk-tinged Grunge / Alt. Rock to music fans.   Continue reading “BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates”

TERROR & BLIND JUSTICE U.S. Tour Announced; BENT LIFE On Select Dates


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

L.A. hardcore legends Terror have just announced a U.S. fall tour in support of their latest release for Pure Noise Records, “The Walls Will Fall” EP.   Continue reading “TERROR & BLIND JUSTICE U.S. Tour Announced; BENT LIFE On Select Dates”

Video Of DEAD CROSS’ Full Sacramento Set Streaming Via Capital Chaos TV


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

Capitol Chaos TV has uploaded the entire concert from Dead Cross‘ August 29th set at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, CA.  The band is in the middle of a successful début tour, albeit one rife with eventful occurrences.   Continue reading “Video Of DEAD CROSS’ Full Sacramento Set Streaming Via Capital Chaos TV”

Carnivore Returns As CARNIVORE A.D. With New Members; Tribute Show To Peter Steele Announced


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

The classic New York crossover metal band Carnivore, who featured a pre-Type O Negative Peter Steele in their line up, are returning as Carnivore A.D.    Continue reading “Carnivore Returns As CARNIVORE A.D. With New Members; Tribute Show To Peter Steele Announced”

GHOUL Unites With GWAR For Massive North American Fall Tour; US Bastards-Doyle-He Is Legend Support

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

The cretinous miscreants from Creepsylvania, Ghoul, will join with RVA’s shock mockers GWAR for a monstrous North American live assault this fall.    Continue reading “GHOUL Unites With GWAR For Massive North American Fall Tour; US Bastards-Doyle-He Is Legend Support”

WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream

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

Have you ever gone to a show to see a band you love, but you get there a little too early and something crazy happens?     Continue reading “WILDERNESS DREAM ‘Paralysis Rise’ Album Review & Stream”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]

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

The underground Brazilian (and previously British) crossover metal act Misconducters will release their fifth studio album “Pariah” beginning in September.   Continue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Pariah’ Coming In September [Song Streams]”

CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut

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

One of the New England region’s most volatile entities, Choked Out Again, recently shared an update with us, letting us know what’s currently going on with the band.   Continue reading “CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut”

An Interview With STONECUTTERS Guitarist NICK BURKS

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

Louisville, Kentucky’s Stonecutters are a powerhouse band that are well into their first decade of creating intense music to say the least.  The band is widely known in our communal underground as being a caustic, genre-melding entity.   Continue reading “An Interview With STONECUTTERS Guitarist NICK BURKS”

KING PARROT Harvests ‘Ugly Produce’ Details; Shares NSFW Official Video


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

Australian crossover metal’s “foul” royalty King Parrot have announced that their third full-length album, “Ugly Produce,” will arrive in stores on September 22nd through Housecore Records.   Continue reading “KING PARROT Harvests ‘Ugly Produce’ Details; Shares NSFW Official Video”