OCTOPUS Sign With Rise Above Records For ‘Supernatural Alliance’ Debut This March


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

Detroit, Michigan is not typically known for its retro-fueled, occult / psyche rock and roll but perhaps that is on the verge of change. Rise Above Records has announced their signing of Octopus (sometimes referred to as The Octopus). The label will issue the band’s full-length début, “Supernatural Alliance“, on March 30th. Continue reading “OCTOPUS Sign With Rise Above Records For ‘Supernatural Alliance’ Debut This March”

Oldschool Sunday: Remembering Iron Man’s AL MORRIS III [GoFundMe Launched]


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

We are going to deviate from the usual Oldschool Sunday fare and dedicate today’s segment to one of the greatest embodiments of traditional doom, of Maryland true doom, Al Morris III. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Remembering Iron Man’s AL MORRIS III [GoFundMe Launched]”

Nicke Andersson [Entombed, The Hellacopters, Etc.] Joins LUCIFER; New Song Streaming

(Pic Courtesy Of Ester Segarra)

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

Early this year, vintage-tinged heavy blues rock band Lucifer parted ways with drummer Andrew Prestige and guitarist Gary “Gaz” Jennings (Cathedral). Now, vocalist Johanna Sadonis (formerly of The Oath) has been joined by Nicke Andersson of Entombed, The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric, etc. on drums and Robin Tiderbrink on guitar. Continue reading “Nicke Andersson [Entombed, The Hellacopters, Etc.] Joins LUCIFER; New Song Streaming”

Oldschool Sunday: SALLY


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

The Birmingham, UK-based band Sally originally began as a trio in 1996 with members Andrew Parker (guitar), Peter Brown (bass) and Darren ‘Dirty’ Donovan (drums, vocals). The three adopted the name Sally in tribute to the heroine ‘Sally Hardesty’ from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and played music heavily influenced by the likes of Fu Manchu, Mudhoney and Sonic Youth. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SALLY”

Remastered Re-Issue Of UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS ‘Vol. 1’ Streaming


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

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats will release the remastered re-issue of their recently out-of-print debut album, “Vol. 1“, today, Friday, the 13th of October. Coming to the rock ‘n roll masses via Rise Above Records, the date is an ideal time for the band’s introductory album’s intriguing occult-ish retro mystique.  Continue reading “Remastered Re-Issue Of UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS ‘Vol. 1’ Streaming”

WITH THE DEAD ‘Love From With The Dead’ Review & Stream


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

What is there to be said about vocalist Lee Dorrian‘s post-Cathedral band With The Dead that hasn’t been said so many other places (sites)? Dorrian’s main project now, WTD holds quite a respectable bunch of lads in its band membership, that is for sure. Returning with Lee on the new studio album, “Love From With The Dead” once again, is guitarist Tim Bagshaw (ex-Electric Wizard/Serpentine Path). There’s also new blood in the personages of former Bolt Thrower drummer Alex Thomas and Lee’s old Cathedral band mate, bassist Leo Smee. Continue reading “WITH THE DEAD ‘Love From With The Dead’ Review & Stream”

Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017


If nothing affects my current plans, I will be attending this year’s Maryland Doom Festival for my third year.   Continue reading “Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017”

BEASTMAKER ‘Inside The Skull’ Streaming In Full


One of the hottest bands currently scorching the ears of the music-loving masses is Fresno, CA.’s Beastmaker.   Continue reading “BEASTMAKER ‘Inside The Skull’ Streaming In Full”

WITH THE DEAD Unveils New Track Via Decibel Flexi Series

With The Dead, the band featuring former Cathedral/Napalm Death/Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine vocalist Lee Dorrian, ex-Electric Wizard/Ramesses guitarist Tim Bagshaw, former Cathedral bassist Leo Smee and ex-Bolt Thrower drummer Alex Thomas, are back with a new track.

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