BORRACHO Streaming Just-Released Compilation Album ‘Riffography’


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

D.C.’s riff-emitting heavyweights Borracho just kicked out their new compilation collection “Riffography” via Ripple Music yesterday, Dec. 8th. The songs and content itself covers the span of the last decade, providing material from back as far as 2008 with Borracho‘s first single, “Rectify“. Continue reading “BORRACHO Streaming Just-Released Compilation Album ‘Riffography’”

NAPALM DEATH To Release ‘Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs’ 2CD Compilation


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

The UK’s globally-revered godfathers of grindcore, Napalm Death, have announced the release of a special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation entitled “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” for March 2018 via Century Media Records. Continue reading “NAPALM DEATH To Release ‘Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs’ 2CD Compilation”

MANGOO Shares Pre-Release Stream Of ‘The Heat’; Official Videos


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

Finnish multi-genre mixing rock act MANGOO (pronounced “man go”) are set to unleash their new studio album, “The Heat“, via Small Stone Records tomorrow, Dec. 8th.   Continue reading “MANGOO Shares Pre-Release Stream Of ‘The Heat’; Official Videos”

DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming


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

Atmospherically haunting, abstract sludge industrialists Dirge are positioned to release their new studio construct “Alma | Baltica” this month.   Continue reading “DIRGE Returns With ‘Alma | Baltica’ This Month; ‘Alma’ Streaming”

AXEMASTER Back With ‘Crawling Chaos’ Album Out Now; Song Streams


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

Long running Ohio-based melodic thrash / power metal band Axemaster recently returned to the scene with a new studio album, “Crawling Chaos“.   Continue reading “AXEMASTER Back With ‘Crawling Chaos’ Album Out Now; Song Streams”

PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream


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

After a mere handful of days since premiering the title track of their new EP, “Tenebrous Labyrinth“, Denver-based trio of impenitent metallers Pile Of Priests return.   Continue reading “PILE OF PRIESTS ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’ EP Review & Stream”

BLACK WAIL Prepare To Release ‘Chromium Homes’; Share ‘Thee Ghost’ Track


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

New Jersey’s beyond exciting, psyche-infused hard rock and blues act Black Wail will have their new album, Chromium Homes, arrive Dec. 15 via Rhyme & Reason Records. It was recorded and mixed by Grammy-winner John Seymour (Alice In Chains, Sick Of It All, Architects) and really showcases the band’s ability to seamlessly blend soulful funk with simmering, slow burning rock and roll. Continue reading “BLACK WAIL Prepare To Release ‘Chromium Homes’; Share ‘Thee Ghost’ Track”

ASCENDING DAWN Share Full Stream Of ‘Coalesce’ Debut


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

After some astounding press and recognition for their recent shared Lyric Videos, the incredible Ascending Dawn are making news yet again. Their mind-blowing début album, “Coalesce“, which I myself was so impressed by that I reviewed it in a detailed dissecting that can be found here, is now available for streaming.  Continue reading “ASCENDING DAWN Share Full Stream Of ‘Coalesce’ Debut”

NAPALM DEATH Shares Unreleased 2014 Song ‘Nurse The Hunger’ Via Decibel Flexi Series

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

A previously unreleased Napalm Death B-side, recorded back in 2014, has now received an official release via Decibel magazine’s flexi-disc series.    Continue reading “NAPALM DEATH Shares Unreleased 2014 Song ‘Nurse The Hunger’ Via Decibel Flexi Series”

Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release


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

For their third official full-length studio outing within their near 20 year long legacy, Sweden’s Domgård are about to deliver the long-delayed “Ödelagt“. This lengthy, blackest of melodic metallic presences will be released this Friday, December 1st, on Carnal Records (a label partially run by Johan “Shamaatae” Lagher of Arckanum). The album happens to come almost a year after an originally planned release through the apparently now-defunct Daemon Worship Records. Continue reading “Domgård Streams True Black Album ‘Ödelagt’ Ahead Of Official Release”

Doom Unit GODTHRYYMM (Past/Present Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, Solstice, Etc.) Share Demo Quality Cut From Debut


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

Sites have recently been forewarning readers about the imminent arrival of Godthrymm, a new project with Hamish Glencross (Vallenfyre, ex-My Dying Bride, ex-Solstice) on vocals and guitar, Chaz Netherwood (ex-Solstice) on guitar, Shaun Taylor-Steels (My Dying Bride) on drums, and Rich Mumford (Malediction) on bass.  Continue reading “Doom Unit GODTHRYYMM (Past/Present Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, Solstice, Etc.) Share Demo Quality Cut From Debut”

KREMLIN Stream ‘Decimation Of The Elites’ In Its Entirety


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

Although they hail from the land that brought us the Northern Hyperblast, Canada, Kremlin sound anything but Canadian to me. No, the brutal death metal being exuded from the trio that is Kremlin, aka Neutron Cannon, Nuclear Grinder and Lord Disintegrator, sounds akin to something else entirely. Continue reading “KREMLIN Stream ‘Decimation Of The Elites’ In Its Entirety”

BONGCAULDRON Share Slab Of Sludgy Doom Via ‘Bury Your Axe In The Crania Of Lesser Men’ Track

(Pic Courtesy Of John White)

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

Pummeling, pulverizing, punishingly dense stoner doom…there’s nothing like it, huh? Especially when presented as “intoxicating party sludge” by the band themselves, in this case the UK’s BONGCAULDRON. The band will be releasing their new studio effort “Binge” on November 30th via APF Records. Continue reading “BONGCAULDRON Share Slab Of Sludgy Doom Via ‘Bury Your Axe In The Crania Of Lesser Men’ Track”

GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’


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

By now, everyone is pretty well aware that Decibel Magazine offers an exclusive track via their Flexi-Series with each physical magazine.   Continue reading “GOATWHORE Stream Exclusive Decibel Mag Flexi-Series Track ‘Command To Destroy’”

BORRACHO To Release ‘Riffography’ Compilation In December; 7″ ‘Border Crossing’ Streaming


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

December 8th will see an amazing compilation release from D.C. heavyweights and bona fide power trio, Borracho. “Riffography” will drop that day through Ripple Music, providing a narrative of studio outtakes, 7″ off-album tracks and more, each providing a glimpse at the band from differing periods of this first decade of the band’s existence. Continue reading “BORRACHO To Release ‘Riffography’ Compilation In December; 7″ ‘Border Crossing’ Streaming”

ASCENDING DAWN ‘Coalesce’ Review; New Lyric Video Premiere


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

The world of music is no longer governed by physical constraints or perceived borders in the modern age of technology. If a musician at Point A desires to work with an artist at Point B then real world proximity can basically do nothing to prevent that collaboration from occurring. Take, for instance, the subjects of this article, the  NYC / London-based, progressive alt. metal project Ascending Dawn. The band will be re-releasing their full-length début, “Coalesce“, on December 1st. Continue reading “ASCENDING DAWN ‘Coalesce’ Review; New Lyric Video Premiere”

PRIEST (Ex-Ghost Members) Streaming Electronica Raver ‘New Flesh’

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

Priest, the new electronica band with connections to Ghost via the inclusion of some former members, will release their “New Flesh” debut on November 17th. Due out from Lövely Records, the recording produced by Alpha (ex Ghost) and which includes an appearance by Airghoul (also ex Ghost), is a showcase of electronica and 80s goth overtones. Continue reading “PRIEST (Ex-Ghost Members) Streaming Electronica Raver ‘New Flesh’”

INTERSTELAR ‘Resin’ Review – Contest To Win A Vinyl Format LP For RECORD STORE DAY 2017


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

Los Angeles’ Interstelar have been an underground staple within the City Of Angels’ music scene since at least 2005.  The band has been an ever-present entity on the town’s live circuit during that period.  Continue reading “INTERSTELAR ‘Resin’ Review – Contest To Win A Vinyl Format LP For RECORD STORE DAY 2017”

ATOLL Streaming Death Metal Rager ‘Fallout Frenzy’ In Full Before Release

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

It is totally possible that Arizona death metal unit Atoll have spent years soaking and bathing in the atomic afterglow of the now decades-old original atomic bomb testing in the neighboring state of New Mexico. Perhaps that’s what has radiated and mutated the band into the crushingly powerful sonic weapon they are now. Continue reading “ATOLL Streaming Death Metal Rager ‘Fallout Frenzy’ In Full Before Release”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Reveal New Singer; Share ‘Meadow’ Single


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

Stone Temple Pilots (aka STP) have finally revealed the identity of their new vocalist along with a new song featuring him, “Meadow“. He is none other than former X-Factor contestant Jeff Gutt and he, along with Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz really seem to capture the essence of the band’s early sound.

That sound, of course, was delivered by original vocalist Scott Weiland who eventually exited the band and passed away in 2015. STP returned in time with new front man Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) who himself passed away back in July of this year.

According to a press release, “Meadow” will also appear on the band’s new album, due out in spring 2018. In a statement, Stone Temple PilotsDean DeLeo said, “We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us. It took some time, but we found our guy.