THE ASOUND Astound All Part 2: Split 7″ w/ INTERCOURSE Review & Stream; The Asound To Play Steel & Stone Fest II


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

September 1st saw the issuing of the new 7″ Split featuring North Carolina’s The Asound and Connecticut’s Intercourse. Both bands contribute two tracks each for a total of four face-melting sonic assaults. On the release, each band’s tracks alternate with Intercourse providing tracks #1 and #3 and The Asound #2 and #4. For the purpose of this review, I will tackle each pair head-on. Continue reading “THE ASOUND Astound All Part 2: Split 7″ w/ INTERCOURSE Review & Stream; The Asound To Play Steel & Stone Fest II”

HYDRILLLA – Self-Titled EP Review & Stream

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

The Lone Star State quartet Hydrilla are kicking out massive sludge as big as their home state itself on their début effort.  That effort is the savagely scathing self-titled six-song EP issued by the band back in May.   Continue reading “HYDRILLLA – Self-Titled EP Review & Stream”

Marzi Montazeri’s THE UPRISING Featuring Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens EP Review & Stream


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

The Uprising is the new project of the Texas-based artist Marzi Montazeri, best known for his work in acts like Heavy As Texas, Superjoint and Phillip Anselmo & The Illegals.   Continue reading “Marzi Montazeri’s THE UPRISING Featuring Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens EP Review & Stream”

KHEMMIS Streaming ‘A Conversation With Death’ Cover


Progressive doomers Khemmis and desert psyche outfit Spirit Adrift have united for an interesting Split of cover songs.   Continue reading “KHEMMIS Streaming ‘A Conversation With Death’ Cover”

I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]

It has been a couple of months since RVA’s I Am The Liquor served up their new offering, ‘7 Days Of Smoke‘. The seven song slab of thick riff-driven rock and roll recently landed on my radar and I couldn’t be happier.  I say that because I was a big fan of their 2015 self-titled full length and am stoked there’s now a follow-up.   Continue reading “I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]”

Pantera/Ex-Down Bassist Rex Brown Reveals Solo Album Details; Premieres Lyric Video


Bassist Rex Brown, the metal/hard rock legend whose legacy includes Pantera, Down and Kill Devil Hill among others, is on the verge of releasing his solo album. That album, ‘Smoke On This…‘, will be released on July 28th via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Brown has debuted an all-new single and lyric video for the track ‘Crossing Lines‘ which is streaming below. Continue reading “Pantera/Ex-Down Bassist Rex Brown Reveals Solo Album Details; Premieres Lyric Video”