An Interview With Musician / Video Director GREG P. YATES [Director Behind EMBER’s ‘Moonchild’, Etc.]


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

I am always fascinated by the myriad aspects that are revealed from music itself. Some people are merely just music fans and hey, that is cool and nothing wrong with it in the least. But for me, that’s just beginning to scratch the surface because there really is a lot more that goes into some creative projects. For instance, the creation of album artwork, or perhaps the behind the scenes work that takes place in the recording studio itself. Continue reading “An Interview With Musician / Video Director GREG P. YATES [Director Behind EMBER’s ‘Moonchild’, Etc.]”

EMPYREAN THRONE – ‘Chaosborne’ Review & Stream; INTERVIEW with vocalist Andrew Knudsen

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

I’m not a picky guy.  I love heavy music in various forms.  A lot of the bands I like die out after a few albums and accompanying summer tours.  You can’t blame them.  They did what they set out to do; kick some ass and have some fun.  Once in a while you get a vastly different beast.  Every now and then, you get a band like EMPYREAN THRONE.   Continue reading “EMPYREAN THRONE – ‘Chaosborne’ Review & Stream; INTERVIEW with vocalist Andrew Knudsen”

The GRÜZER Interview At STEEL & STONE II Festival [Video]


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

Columbia, South Carolina’s Grüzer are on an ascending climb through the ranks of heavy music currently. The band’s 2016 release, the Let It Burn EP, was a successful slab of riff-driven sonic monstrosities that introduced a whole new group of fans to the band. They joined the ranks of fans that had been supporting the band since their 2014 debut, Path Of Buzzards, and before that. Continue reading “The GRÜZER Interview At STEEL & STONE II Festival [Video]”