PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream


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

This past Friday, September 14th, saw the German band PRAISE THE PLAGUE unleash their six song début, ‘Antagonist‘, via Black Omega Recordings. Continue reading “PRAISE THE PLAGUE Share ‘Antagonist’ Debut Stream”

JESUS PIECE Taking Live Mission To Japan For December Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Amy Ha)

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

Philadelphia’s brutal band of decimating sonic savagery, JESUS PIECE, are taking their traveling road show of PAHC to the land of the rising sun. Continue reading “JESUS PIECE Taking Live Mission To Japan For December Tour”

NIBIRU First-Ever U.K. Headline Tour Set For October; Live Performance Video


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

The Italian, ritualistic, psych-sludge entity NIBIRU announce their very first headline tour of the United Kingdom.  Continue reading “NIBIRU First-Ever U.K. Headline Tour Set For October; Live Performance Video”

FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream


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

By this time, it is an obvious observation that the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has birthed a genre of metal that’s pretty much exclusive to the region. Continue reading “FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream”

OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

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

The U.K.’s atmospherically progressive sludge unit OHHMS announce their sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears”

Oldschool Sunday: CHOKE [Return Via Salt Of The Earth Records EP; Japanese Tour Begins] – Commentary From Tracy McGinnis

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

When it comes to the deepest depths of the underground music realm’s southern sludge genre, there is one band that embodies all of the prerequisites: CHOKE.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CHOKE [Return Via Salt Of The Earth Records EP; Japanese Tour Begins] – Commentary From Tracy McGinnis”

YOB Live Set Shared From Capital Chaos TV [Video]; Sept. Tour w/ ACID KING & CHRCH Underway


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

Just this past week, psych-doom/sludge masters YOB launched a short run of September tour dates with ACID KING and CHRCH in the western U.S. Continue reading “YOB Live Set Shared From Capital Chaos TV [Video]; Sept. Tour w/ ACID KING & CHRCH Underway”

ILSA Issues ‘Old Maid’ Official Video; Touring w/ FISTER; Select Shows w/ MONOLORD This Week


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

Washington D.C.’s primordially abhorrent exuders of misanthropic doom, ILSA, issue a new official video, “Old Maid“. Continue reading “ILSA Issues ‘Old Maid’ Official Video; Touring w/ FISTER; Select Shows w/ MONOLORD This Week”

HOLLOW LEG Share Single From Upcoming Album Release; U.S. Tour w/ WITCHKISS In Oct.

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

Florida’s homicidal sonic heavyweights HOLLOW LEG are breaking their silence with some news about the band’s current events. Continue reading “HOLLOW LEG Share Single From Upcoming Album Release; U.S. Tour w/ WITCHKISS In Oct.”

WREN Premiere Newly Released ‘Thrall’ EP Stream


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

London, UK based atmospheric sludge / doom metal emitters WREN have just unleashed their new EP ‘Thrall‘ via Holy Roar Records recently, on Aug. 31st. Continue reading “WREN Premiere Newly Released ‘Thrall’ EP Stream”

BATTALIONS To Issue ‘Forever Marching Backwards’ Album In Nov.; Debut Title Track Video

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

The UK’s underground aggro sludge stalwarts BATTALIONS announce the release of their third studio album, ‘Forever Marching Backwards‘, is forthcoming. Continue reading “BATTALIONS To Issue ‘Forever Marching Backwards’ Album In Nov.; Debut Title Track Video”

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR ‘Dragon Eagle Of Chaos’ EP Review & Stream; Scorched Tundra X -THIS Weekend- Only 2018 Show


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

It has been a short three months, actually a bit shy of it, since the exciting news  broke back in May about the studio return of LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR. Continue reading “LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR ‘Dragon Eagle Of Chaos’ EP Review & Stream; Scorched Tundra X -THIS Weekend- Only 2018 Show”

MINSK & ZATOKREV Unite For ‘Bigod’ Split Release + EU. Tour Together

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

U.S. atmospheric sludgers MINSK announce that they have collaborated with Swiss doom metallers ZATOKREV on an upcoming split release. Continue reading “MINSK & ZATOKREV Unite For ‘Bigod’ Split Release + EU. Tour Together”

WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

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

One man musical endeavors, projects, or whatever terminology you prefer, are and can be a risky venture, ya know? Continue reading “WRACK ‘Hollow Sun’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

WITCH RIPPER Issue Lyric Video As ‘Homestead’ Album Nears; Western U.S. Tour Set


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

The Seattle based, progressive sludge unit WITCH RIPPER have launched the pre-order options for their impending “Homestead” album release. Continue reading “WITCH RIPPER Issue Lyric Video As ‘Homestead’ Album Nears; Western U.S. Tour Set”