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”

AMENRA ‘Mass VI’ Streaming Now Ahead Of Release; Video + Tour Dates

( Pic Courtesy Of Stephan Vanfleteren)

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

Amenra
 are set to issue their phenomenal new album, “Mass VI“, via Neurot Recordings this Friday, October 20th. The contrasting sonic spectacular is streaming now though thanks to Riff Relevant and the Soundcloud embed below. Also, check out the band’s official video for the track “Children Of The Eye” also included. Continue reading “AMENRA ‘Mass VI’ Streaming Now Ahead Of Release; Video + Tour Dates”

CRACKHOUSE ‘Be No One.Be Nothing’ Review & Stream


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

France’s trio of all that is pivotal, punishing progressive doom, Crackhouse, are back with a new release, “Be No One. Be Nothing“. The 3-song full-length album was dropped back on October 6th via Italy’s Argonauta Records and simply put, it is a crusher, friends. By that I mean, it crushes of course but it also does a lot, lot more. Continue reading “CRACKHOUSE ‘Be No One.Be Nothing’ Review & Stream”

BÓLIDO Streams ‘Heavy Bombers’ To Celebrate International CD Release

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

Chilean oldschool metal-inspired band Bólido are streaming their “Heavy Bombers” album in full via Soundcloud today. The album was released earlier this year on a digital-only format but will now see international release on CD come October 10th, via Fighter Records. Continue reading “BÓLIDO Streams ‘Heavy Bombers’ To Celebrate International CD Release”

WARCALL Streaming The Metallic Assault Of ‘Invaders’ In Full; EU. Tour Dates


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

Montreal’s weaponized music of mass destruction, aka Warcall, just issued their fourth studio album “Invaders” via Plan B Musique this past Friday, Oct. 13th. Riff Relevant is one of the few online sources currently streaming the record now via Soundcloud, to coincide with its release. Continue reading “WARCALL Streaming The Metallic Assault Of ‘Invaders’ In Full; EU. Tour Dates”

THE OXFORD COMA Stream Steve Albini-Produced ‘Everything Out Of Tune’; Live Dates

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

Famed producer Steve Albini was the board man that helmed The Oxford Coma‘s upcoming third album release, “Everything Out Of Tune“. The forty minute-plus collection of psychedelia-imbued noise rock will be independently released this Friday, the 13th of October. Continue reading “THE OXFORD COMA Stream Steve Albini-Produced ‘Everything Out Of Tune’; Live Dates”

RITES OF DAATH ‘Hexing Graves’ EP Streaming Ahead Of Release


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

Poland’s Rites Of Daath are set to issue their debut EP, “Hexing Graves“, via Godz Ov War Productions this Friday, October 13th. With it, the band will unleash a monstrously punishing slab of doom-infused death metal. You know, the kind inspired by the likes of Incantation but blended with the technicality of Gigan and the result is pure savage bliss. Continue reading “RITES OF DAATH ‘Hexing Graves’ EP Streaming Ahead Of Release”

BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams


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

RVA (Richmond, Virginia) is ground zero for a plethora of genre-warping music projects.  These days, bands like Iron Reagan, BAT and Municipal Waste are the current torchbearers, but now it is time to introduce Buzzard Dust.   Continue reading “BUZZARD DUST Settles With This Week’s S/T LP Debut; Song Streams”

PRIMITIVE RACE Enlist Chuck Mosley (Ex-Faith No More) & Dale Crover (Melvins) For New LP; Song Streaming

(Mosley Pictured With Primitive Race)

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

Primitive Race are a hard rock/industrial/alternative music band whose core membership consists of Chris KnikerMark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission UK, Peter Murphy) and Erie Loch (Wiccid, Luxt). The band will release its sophomore album, “Soul Pretender“, on November 3rd via Metropolis Records. Continue reading “PRIMITIVE RACE Enlist Chuck Mosley (Ex-Faith No More) & Dale Crover (Melvins) For New LP; Song Streaming”

MASON Stream ‘Impervious’ Thrash Attack With New Release


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

Just off the top of your head, how many Australian oldschool-inspired thrash bands come to mind this very moment? Whatever your answer may be, prepare to add at least one more to the list. Melbourne’s Mason are back with their independent sophomore full-length outing, “Impervious“. Continue reading “MASON Stream ‘Impervious’ Thrash Attack With New Release”

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”

NIBIRU ‘Qaal Babalon’ Review & Stream


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

It has been a little over two months since I tackled this year’s Argonauta Records‘ re-release of NIBIRU‘s “Caosgon-2017 Edition” (review here). Now, the trio of Ardath, Ri and L.C. Chertan, aka NIBIRU, are back with “Qaal Babalon“. The 4-song recording was once again dropped via Argonauta on September 22nd and I have had the frightening experience of listening to it multiple times for this dissection. Continue reading “NIBIRU ‘Qaal Babalon’ Review & Stream”

CITIES OF MARS ‘Temporal Rifts’ Streaming In Its Entirety


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

The Gothenburg, Sweden-based trio Cities Of Mars, aka Danne Palm (bass/ vocals), Christoffer Norén (guitar/vocals) and Johan Küchler (drums/backing vocals),  just released their full-length debut. The 5-song “Temporal Rifts” dropped last week, on Sept. 29th, from Argonauta Records. Continue reading “CITIES OF MARS ‘Temporal Rifts’ Streaming In Its Entirety”

LARES ‘Mask Of Discomfort’ EP Review & Stream


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

The 6-song “Mask Of Discomfort” EP is the official debut from Berlin, Germany’s Lares, released back in May. The band is relatively new one, formed in 2015 and now poised to instill curiosity in music fans with their first studio recording. The quartet comprising the band are guitarist / vocalist Flavio, bassist Jörn, guitarist / synths Lambo and drummer Chris. Continue reading “LARES ‘Mask Of Discomfort’ EP Review & Stream”

NEKHRAH Stream ‘Cosmic Apostasy’ Debut In Its Entirety


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

Brutality…with groove and savagery intact. That is exactly what we get from the Cyprus-based band formerly known as Impalement. Under that previous moniker the band’s only offering was a 2014 Demo but that didn’t stop them from advancing forward. Continue reading “NEKHRAH Stream ‘Cosmic Apostasy’ Debut In Its Entirety”

KULT MOGIŁ ‘Portentaque’ EP Review & Stream


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

Poland’s relentlessly punishing death metal outfit Kult Mogił (whose name translates to “cult of graves”) are back with a new EP. “Portentaque” will be released by Pagan Records on September 29th and Riff Relevant is providing one of the very few full streams of the EP here. Continue reading “KULT MOGIŁ ‘Portentaque’ EP Review & Stream”

Punkers BIG MESS Streaming ‘Try To Enjoy It’ In Full Ahead Of Release


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

Copenhagen’s melodic punk rock band Big Mess are set to release their new album “Try To Enjoy It” via Indisciplinarian Records. It will drop this Friday, Sept. 29th but Riff Relevant presents it streaming in full today from Soundcloud. Continue reading “Punkers BIG MESS Streaming ‘Try To Enjoy It’ In Full Ahead Of Release”

A DEVIL’S DIN ‘One Hallucination Under God’ Streaming In Full


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

Montreal-based psychedelic rock trio A Devil’s Din will issue their third official full-length album this Friday, Sept. 29th. “One Hallucination Under God” is the lysergic-laced long playing follow-up to Skylight (2016) and One Day All This Will Be Yours (2011). Riff Relevant is one of the few websites where you can stream this amazing album now, several days before its release. Continue reading “A DEVIL’S DIN ‘One Hallucination Under God’ Streaming In Full”

FIVE OF THE EYES Prepare For Next Week’s Full-Length Debut; Video Premiere, Song Share + Tour Dates


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

Portland, Maine’s metallic-tinged progressive rockers Five Of The Eyes are poised to issue their full-length debut album, “The Venus Transit“, near month’s end. The nine-song offering will be an independent release and was produced, recorded, and mixed at Windham, Maine’s Halo Studio by Jonathan Wyman. It can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp and is due out on September 29th. Continue reading “FIVE OF THE EYES Prepare For Next Week’s Full-Length Debut; Video Premiere, Song Share + Tour Dates”

ORISSA ‘Resurrection’ Review; Video Premiere


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

New York’s Orissa are most definitely on the move with their imminent full-length album release, “Resurrection“. It will drop on November 3rd and based on what I’ve culled from my own listens to it, it is going to impress innumerable people. Plus, it was mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA; Meytal Cohen; Adekain; September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus, (Stone Sour; Steel Panther; Shadows Fall) so you know the sound quality is superb. Continue reading “ORISSA ‘Resurrection’ Review; Video Premiere”