EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video


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

The Dutch sludge heavyweights Obese are back with their sophomore album, “Anamnesis“, dropping via Argonauta Records on October 20th. Riff Relevant is extremely excited to be the EXCLUSIVE source for the first global stream of the record in full now through Soundcloud today. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE Stream Of New OBESE Release ‘Anamnesis’ [Argonauta Records]; Album Review + Video”

LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream

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

I’m the type of dude who waits until the day after Halloween to buy Snickers bars in bulk.   I know a good bargain when I see it, and the Lords of Beacon House / Great Electric Quest – ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) release qualifies as the sweetest of deals.  Continue reading “LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream”

HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream


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

Eight torturous, long years after the release of their full-length album ‘Using The Useless’, the Indio, CA. hard rock trio House Of Broken Promises return with new music.   Continue reading “HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Share ‘Force Field’ Details; Due In December


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

The Garden State’s psychedelic boogie and blues trio, The Atomic Bitchwax (aka TAB), will release its seventh full length LP, “Force Field“, on December 8th via Tee Pee Records. Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Share ‘Force Field’ Details; Due In December”

THE SWORD Commences Recording ‘Used Future’ Studio Album

(Pic Courtesy Of Dean Dickinson)

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

After a busy two years that saw The Sword release High Country, followed by the acoustic album Low Country and the live album Greetings From..., the band are returning to the studio. They are doing so to begin recording their sixth studio record to be titled “Used Future“. Continue reading “THE SWORD Commences Recording ‘Used Future’ Studio Album”

WOLFTOOTH S/T EP Review & Stream


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

I (and all of us at Riff Relevant) get inundated with literal barrages of music from bands, musicians in bands, friends of bands and musicians in bands, friends of mine that like bands or musicians in bands, etc.   Continue reading “WOLFTOOTH S/T EP Review & Stream”

BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream

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

Buzzard Canyon dubs their music Camaro Rock.  Picture yourself with a jean jacket, mullet, driving a early 80’s Camaro.  Bottle of whiskey by your side, shotgun on the floor and you’re pumping your fist as you roar down a desert road with the radio at full volume… High energy, intensity and rock n roll.”  Fucking.  Sold……….  Dude.   Continue reading “BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream”

SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video


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

Sweden’s Satan Takes A Holiday have just premiered their official video for the new single “Good Cop Bad Cop“.    Continue reading “SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video”

AIRBOURNE Release ‘It’s All For Rock ‘N Roll’ Documentary; Streaming


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

Australian hard rock band Airbourne recently announced their plans to release the “Diamond Cuts” box set, which they did on Sept. 29th. The collection contained the band’s first three studio albums: Running WildNo Guts. No Glory, and Black Dog Barking, plus the brand new “Diamond Cuts – The B-Sides” CD featuring 2 previously unavailable tracks. Continue reading “AIRBOURNE Release ‘It’s All For Rock ‘N Roll’ Documentary; Streaming”

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”

OMOTAI Conceptual Album ‘A Ruined Oak’ Streaming In Full; Tour Dates


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

Houston-based heavyweights Omotai are set to release their powerful conceptual album “A Ruined Oak” today, Oct. 6th, through Tofu Carnage Records. The masterful opus is an inspired work based on The Lost Colony of Roanoke, an early settlement in the United States whose inhabitants all disappeared without a trace. The story is translated through this amazing album’s music, one centered on abandonment and responsibility while the lyrics are haunted by loss and violence. Continue reading “OMOTAI Conceptual Album ‘A Ruined Oak’ Streaming In Full; Tour Dates”

Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’


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

The U.S.’ hellaciously heavy-as-all-get-out stoner rockers Wasted Theory will re-release their critically acclaimed sophomore album.  Last year’s record, now titled “Defenders Of The Riff – 2017 Edition“, will see issue on November 17th via Argonauta Records. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’”

ALMOST HONEST Premiere ‘Appalachian Sasquatch’ Official Video


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

Our Pennsylvanian pals Almost Honest have just premiered a new Official Video for “Appalachian Sasquatch“. Check out the upright humanoid hilarity in the visualizer below. Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST Premiere ‘Appalachian Sasquatch’ Official Video”

RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

Occasionally, when reviewing certain releases, there are times that I ask myself: “How can (insert band name here) not be a HUGE, well-known major act?” It is then that I recall the plethora of once-great bands that experienced a commercial, breakthrough success and what resulted after. Pompous or lame, mediocre self-indulgent wastes of studio time in so many cases. But alas, whatever. Continue reading “RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) Reveal Details Of ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Release


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

Rejoice, thou partakers of the heavy riff!  Do so because there is now a bit more definitive reason to do so.   Continue reading “THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) Reveal Details Of ‘Reach For The Dragon’s Eye’ Release”

WAR CLOUD – ‘War Cloud’ S/T Album Review & Full Stream

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

To myself and perhaps only myself, the current stoner rock genre and its multiple sub-classifications are facing hard times.    Continue reading “WAR CLOUD – ‘War Cloud’ S/T Album Review & Full Stream”

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”

ATTALLA ‘Glacial Rule’ Album Review & Stream

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Attalla’s ‘Glacial Rule‘ is a monolithic, growling wall.  Steeped in local mythos, Cody Stieg (lead guitar / vocals), Brian Hinckley (guitar), Bryan Kunde (bass), and James Slater (drums), have crafted an epic album which captures the spirit of a land – Oshkosh, Wisconsin.   Continue reading “ATTALLA ‘Glacial Rule’ Album Review & Stream”

CLUTCH Announce Winter Tour; DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED Supporting


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

In one of the most diversified tour bill announcements, Clutch have scheduled a Winter 2017 U.S. trek as a continuum of their Psychic Warfare tour.  But wait, it gets better…   Continue reading “CLUTCH Announce Winter Tour; DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & THE OBSESSED Supporting”

HOWLING GIANT ‘Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2’ Review & Stream


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

Straight from the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee comes the very embodiment of the antithesis of that musical genre.  It is manifested both in the form of the band Howling Giant and their recent EP release, “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2“.   Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT ‘Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2’ Review & Stream”