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”

100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream

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

Just how much can two men, one a vocalist / drummer (DJ Riddick) and the other, a guitarist (Paul Joseph), do between the two of them? Continue reading “100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream”

KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.    Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain””

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

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

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

At first glance, casual onlookers would assume the Swiss duo Majesty of Silence to one among hordes of redundant cookie-cutter black metal outfits.   Continue reading “MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream”

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”

VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream


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

Nearly two years ago, when rumors first began to surface about a collaboration between legendary metal guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, no one knew what to expect. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream”

Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest: Day 2 – HIGH ON FIRE, OBITUARY, BLACK TUSK, INTER ARMA, YOUNG WIDOWS & EXMORTUS [Photos]

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

The recent Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. – specifically Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 – would see the inaugural Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest get underway in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Continue reading “Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest: Day 2 – HIGH ON FIRE, OBITUARY, BLACK TUSK, INTER ARMA, YOUNG WIDOWS & EXMORTUS [Photos]”

CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream

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

Can you even begin to imagine what a band that seemed like an unholy amalgamation of Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and Wendy O. Williams / The Plasmatics would sound like? Continue reading “CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream”

Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Festival: Day 1 – BASK, TOKE, TEMPTATION’S WINGS & GREEN FIEND [Live Videos]


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

The most recent Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. – specifically Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 – would see the inaugural Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Festival get underway in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Continue reading “Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Festival: Day 1 – BASK, TOKE, TEMPTATION’S WINGS & GREEN FIEND [Live Videos]”

DRUGLORD ‘New Day Dying’ Album Review & Stream


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

Eight years into the ongoing, under-construction building of their underground musical legacy, RVA (Richmond, VA.) act of abrasion, DRUGLORD, return with an all new album release. Continue reading “DRUGLORD ‘New Day Dying’ Album Review & Stream”

ENEMY INSIDE ‘Phoenix’ Album Review; Official Videos

(By Kira Schlechter, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

When musicians reach out to writers with their work, they are, of course, taking a chance. Will they like it? Will they… well, not? Continue reading “ENEMY INSIDE ‘Phoenix’ Album Review; Official Videos”

Show Review: OBITUARY, EXMORTUS, DIRT CHURCH; Sept. 8th @ UCH, Clifton Park, NY [Videos]

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

Some things inexplicably stick in the mind. I don’t remotely know why, but I still remember my first time hearing OBITUARY, 28 damned years ago.    Continue reading “Show Review: OBITUARY, EXMORTUS, DIRT CHURCH; Sept. 8th @ UCH, Clifton Park, NY [Videos]”

ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates

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

I am someone that obviously enjoys a kick ass rock band, especially one that unleashes an album that absolutely impresses me right from the start.    Continue reading “ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates”

FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream


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

By this time, it is an obvious observation that the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has birthed a genre of metal that’s pretty much exclusive to the region. Continue reading “FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream”