MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video


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

It has been almost a year since I tackled reviewing last year’s release from MISCONDUCTERS, ‘Pariah‘, [HERE] at Riff RelevantContinue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video”

THE PRIMALS Issue Debut Album ‘All Love Is True Love’ Via Southern Lord Records [Stream]

(Photo Courtesy Of Chad Fjerstad)

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

THE PRIMALS, the L.A.-based punk/alternative rock band helmed by Darkest Hour’s John Henry, are delivering their début album this week. Continue reading “THE PRIMALS Issue Debut Album ‘All Love Is True Love’ Via Southern Lord Records [Stream]”

TEST MEAT ‘Please Hurt’ EP Review & Stream


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

The suppositions, or perhaps, implications, of a name like TEST MEAT are quite vast and allow for a lot to ponder in one’s imagination. Continue reading “TEST MEAT ‘Please Hurt’ EP Review & Stream”

BIG BLACK Classic 1987 Album Re-Issued On Vinyl; Pre-Order Via Touch And Go Records

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

On October 19th, Touch And Go Records will re-issue the 1987 industrial / punk metal masterpiece “Songs About Fucking” from BIG BLACK. Continue reading “BIG BLACK Classic 1987 Album Re-Issued On Vinyl; Pre-Order Via Touch And Go Records”

GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

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

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Return To Roots On Upcoming ‘STill Cyco Punk After All These Years’ Album; Share Song & Annc. U.S. Tour

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

Venice, California’s long running crossover punk/metal legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have revealed further details of an upcoming album release.  Continue reading “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Return To Roots On Upcoming ‘STill Cyco Punk After All These Years’ Album; Share Song & Annc. U.S. Tour”

INTERCOURSE ‘Everything Is Pornography When You’ve Got An Imagination’ Album Review & Stream

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

New Haven, Connecticut’s INTERCOURSE originally landed on our radar back in October of 2017, via a Split release with N.C.’s The Asound [REVIEW]. Continue reading “INTERCOURSE ‘Everything Is Pornography When You’ve Got An Imagination’ Album Review & Stream”

NOPES New Magnetic Eye Records Release ‘Stapler’ Full Album Stream


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

Eclectic post-punk / noise rock band NOPES (aka The Nopes) have just unleashed their new 19-track, 34-minute social assault, “Stapler“. Continue reading “NOPES New Magnetic Eye Records Release ‘Stapler’ Full Album Stream”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018

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

The first installment of my Rogue Reviews went exactly as you’d expect. It went viral. Four billion ‘Likes’ worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg thought he was hacked. Lemmy came back from the dead just to comment on it. Shoobies stopped feeding the seagulls and driving like assholes. And McDonald’s brought back the Mcrib; permanently.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018”

LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream

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

Coming quickly on the heels of their Grim Ripper album release [Review] back in March, Portland’s LáGoon are back with a new EP. Continue reading “LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream”

WISDOM IN CHAINS Premiere ‘Already Dead’ Video, Share Pre-Release Stream Of New Album

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

Stroudsburg, PA’s metallic hardcore mashers WISDOM IN CHAINS have landed a throttling double whammy of new music items today. Continue reading “WISDOM IN CHAINS Premiere ‘Already Dead’ Video, Share Pre-Release Stream Of New Album”

SWORN ENEMY ‘As Real As It Gets’ First Ever Vinyl Release For 15th Anniversary; Tour Celebrating Milestone Launches

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

U.S.H.C. heavyweights SWORN ENEMY have revealed further plans to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their 2003 milestone release, “As Real As It Gets“. Continue reading “SWORN ENEMY ‘As Real As It Gets’ First Ever Vinyl Release For 15th Anniversary; Tour Celebrating Milestone Launches”

AXEGRINDER Share ‘Satori’ Album Stream on Rise Above Records, Released After Nearly 30 Yrs.

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

It was 1989 when the U.K. crust-punk crossover metal band AXEGRINDER released their debut full-length album, The Rise Of The Serpent Men. Continue reading “AXEGRINDER Share ‘Satori’ Album Stream on Rise Above Records, Released After Nearly 30 Yrs.”

RPM FEST: Early Bird Sale Ends 7/2; Fest ‘NYP’ Compilation BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH+More

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Held this year in Montague, MA, RPM Fest is an annual three-day outdoor heavy Rock, Punk, and Metal music festival. For 2018 it features 50 bands on three stages, as well as camping, games, local beer and food vendors, and more.   Continue reading “RPM FEST: Early Bird Sale Ends 7/2; Fest ‘NYP’ Compilation BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH+More”

SKELETON Share ‘Pyramid Of Skull’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates


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

The Austin, TX-based SKELETON is set to release their four-song “Pyramid Of Skull” EP via Super Secret Records this Friday, June 29th. Continue reading “SKELETON Share ‘Pyramid Of Skull’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates”