RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series


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

This promotional announcement is actually the realization of a project I have wanted to do for several years now. It actually pre-dates my joining the launch of Riff Relevant but it is here that it shall come to pass. As the title and image above suggests, Riff Relevant has partnered with Birmingham, Alabama’s Ember for an intriguing journey.  Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP In-Studio Recording Visual Series”

OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety


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

Seattle sludgemongers Old Iron have returned with their sophomore outing, “Lupus Metallorum“, released today (Friday, Aug. 18) via the Good To Die label. If you know anything about Old Iron (aka Jesse Roberts, Jerad Shealey and Trent McIntyre) then you know they create some intensely powerful music. Sure, it is a doom and sludge extravaganza but it contains some nicely enticing melodic nuances as well. Continue reading “OLD IRON Streaming ‘Lupus Metallorum’ In Its Entirety”

KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video


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

It has been one month since I dropped my Review & Stream (read here) of the self-titled EP debut from New Jersey’s Kolossor. If you caught that or are otherwise familiar with this band comprised of former members of Wizard Eye, Meatplow and Seasons Of Arrows already, then you know what a powerhouse this band is. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR Inflict The Masses With ‘Scourge’ Official Video”

ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream

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

From The Keystone State of Pennsylvania comes Almost Honest and the crunchy thickness of their “Thunder Mouth” release.   Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream”

OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream


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

From the far north’s greater Toronto area comes the riff-driven return of Olde via their new release, “Temple“.   Continue reading “OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

IRON MONKEY Return After Nearly 20 Year Absence With ‘9-13’; Song Premiere

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

The iconic UK cult sludge/doom unit Iron Monkey have revealed details of their first new full-length in almost two decades.  The group has reformed for a second wave of sonic savagery via a new album, “9-13“.   Continue reading “IRON MONKEY Return After Nearly 20 Year Absence With ‘9-13’; Song Premiere”

ROSETTA Reveal ‘Utopioid’ Details; Fall N. American Trek With NORTH Set

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

The avant-metal act Rosetta from Philadelphia have just announced their plans for a full-on North American touring trek.  The run will launch a little over a month after the band release their sixth studio album, “Utopioid“, due out on September 1st. Continue reading “ROSETTA Reveal ‘Utopioid’ Details; Fall N. American Trek With NORTH Set”

LOINCLOTH Share Details Of Final Album Release ‘Psalm Of The Morbid Whore’; Video Trailer

(Pic Courtesy Of Rob Sheley)

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

The Virginia/North Carolina-based instrumental sludge band Loincloth have announced plans for releasing their departing recording.  “Psalm Of The Morbid Whore“, the band’s second and final full-length release,  will see digital and vinyl release through Southern Lord on September 29thContinue reading “LOINCLOTH Share Details Of Final Album Release ‘Psalm Of The Morbid Whore’; Video Trailer”