Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]


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

If you are any sort of metalhead at least 20 to 25 years of age, then you probably know the story about the short-lived supergroup DAMAGEPLAN. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]”

MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album released last month through France’s Listenable Records. Back in Fall 2017, I was given a sneak peek at the cover art and was rendered breathless by it. Immediately guessing the art was by Nightjar of Adam Burke with that digital peek, the waiting had begun. Months of waiting in fact, for both that painting to be seen and for ‘Shadowlands‘ to be heard.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom”

SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream

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

In case you are not aware, the Texas entity that is fitted with the moniker SLOW DRAW is actually the lone being Mark Kitchens from the band Stone Machine Electric. Continue reading “SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream”

PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream


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

Perth, Australia’s MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE are a band whose name you won’t soon forget, especially when reinforced by their music once you’ve heard it. Continue reading “PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream”

EYES ON THE MACHINE S/T EP Review & Album Release Show


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

EYES ON THE MACHINE are a newer breed band from Belgium, now preparing to unleash their début, a self-titled EP through Polderrecords on June 9th. Continue reading “EYES ON THE MACHINE S/T EP Review & Album Release Show”

KAISER ‘1st Sound’ Review & Stream


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

In the ever-widening realm of Stoner Rock, a locale that some might say is becoming rather watered down with mediocrity and dime-a-dozen bands, it takes something special to set itself apart. Continue reading “KAISER ‘1st Sound’ Review & Stream”

RITUAL NECROMANCY ‘Disinterred Horror’ Review & Stream


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

It has been four rather lengthy years since Portland’s RITUAL NECROMANCY released their last studio effort, 2014’s Void Manifest EP. Continue reading “RITUAL NECROMANCY ‘Disinterred Horror’ Review & Stream”

SIXES – ‘Methistopheles’ Album Review & Stream; U.S. Tour Dates

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

You’re driving your car, minding your own business, jamming to some tunes, and then all of a sudden, your brain is just like, “Jerk the wheel. Drive into oncoming traffic.”    Continue reading “SIXES – ‘Methistopheles’ Album Review & Stream; U.S. Tour Dates”

THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced

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

Metallic stoner / doom from The Holy Land…. kind of intriguing, is it not? Yeah, I thought so too, that’s why I’m here tackling this review today, in fact. Continue reading “THIRST PLANET ‘The Essence’ Review & Stream; Album Release Show Announced”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018

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

[Editor’s Intro] Halsey had this idea… now, typically I enjoy the hell out of Halsey’s ideas, because he’s… well, because he’s a lunatic.  This idea was a random, rabid brain purge of whatever Halsey had been listening to recently and decided to slap his opinion on.  I said yes to his idea. Why? I enjoy and encourage creative lunacy and Halsey has some of the most articulate goddamned lunacy I’ve born witness to in recent years. In fact, I suggested his idea be a monthly column. without his having a word written.  I was not disappointed. Here is the first of his ‘Rogue Reviews’ for May 2018. ~ Leanne Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018”

Riff Relevant Interviews: WOLFTOOTH; Plus S/T Album Review & Stream

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

This weekend brings you a dual-feature on Riff Relevant. This round, we have a album review from David LaMay of the debut full-length release from Indiana’s Wolftooth, and finish things out with a sweet interview with the guys in the band from Pat Whitaker.  If you’ve yet to hear the likes of Wolftooth, now is your prime opportunity to learn everything you may need to know. Sharpen those incisors, perk up those ears, and widen your eyeholes… Enjoy! ~ Leanne

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Exclusive Premiere: ‘Vinny Gets Arrested’ From ABOLETH ‘Benthos’ Album [Review]; U.S. Tour Underway


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

I have always thought that if you can remember the exact moment that you first heard a band, and that memory is retained, the band is probably quite significant. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: ‘Vinny Gets Arrested’ From ABOLETH ‘Benthos’ Album [Review]; U.S. Tour Underway”

FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Review & Stream


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

I find it quite impressive that Barcelona, Spain’s FUZZ FORWARD only formed in mid-2016 and less than two years later, have just released their debut album. Continue reading “FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Review & Stream”

Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]

(By Erik Kluiber, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Every so often, we have a chance to run something off-road that kicks ass.  This here be one of those times.  Erik Kluiber (Void Vator, Ironaut, ex-Gypsyhawk, et al.) approached me about an article he penned.  A tale I found intriguing and a bit surprising, about Patrick Kennison – who one might call a bona fide ‘rock star’.  His career spans many successes, but within that success, Erik shares with us a candid view from Patrick’s home-spun dive stage fun, out from under the glory of arena lights.  Enjoy! ~ Leanne   
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TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream


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

TOXIKULL are a quartet that hails from Cascais, Portugal, and back in late March the band issued their newest EP release, “The Nightraiser“. Continue reading “TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream”