THE END A.D. / TORMENTRESS Announce Cassette-Only Split Release ‘Sermon Of Violence’ [Video Teaser]

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

Philadelphia’s genre-warping THE END A.D. and Singapore’s all female thrash act TORMENTRESS are partnering together for a unique split release. Continue reading “THE END A.D. / TORMENTRESS Announce Cassette-Only Split Release ‘Sermon Of Violence’ [Video Teaser]”

HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

From Hungary with Sludge, times two, comes a four-song Split EP offering from the bands HER HIGHNESS and VANTA. Continue reading “HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]


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

August 17th will see the Relapse Records release of a split album recording from two of the absolute heaviest entities in the underground realm of sonic mayhem. Continue reading “PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]”

This Will Hurt Someone – MALEVICH / IRON GAG Split Stream

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

When a pair of bands like MALEVICH and IRON GAG unite for a shared split album release, the potential for harm is pretty much a given expectation. Continue reading “This Will Hurt Someone – MALEVICH / IRON GAG Split Stream”

ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream


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

From my overflowing queue collection comes this interesting split EP from Chicago’s ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM and dusK Village from parts unknown. Continue reading “ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream”

THE MOUND BUILDERS Eyeing Three 2018 Releases; Appearing At FireBreather Fest In April


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

The Lafayette, Indiana sludge unit known as The Mound Builders are sharing news about a planned trio of 2018 releases. Continue reading “THE MOUND BUILDERS Eyeing Three 2018 Releases; Appearing At FireBreather Fest In April”

DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT


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

On March 9th, Translation Loss Records will issue a new 2-song Split featuring the bands Starkweather and Concealment. Each band has contributed a lengthy sensory assault to the record with Starkweather‘s “Divided By Zero” streaming here today. Continue reading “STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT”

WINDHAND Share ‘Old Evil’ Visualizer From Upcoming Split With SATAN’S SATYRS + Live Dates

WINDHAND

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

RVA-based (Richmond, VA) psychedelic doom band Windhand have just released their official video for “Old Evil“. The song hails from the band’s upcoming split release with Satan’s Satyrs, due for release on CD, LP and digital formats on February 16th from Relapse Records. Continue reading “WINDHAND Share ‘Old Evil’ Visualizer From Upcoming Split With SATAN’S SATYRS + Live Dates”

STNNNG / CHILD BITE Split EP Streaming In Full


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

Five songs, two bands, one scathing release. The numbers don’t lie as the STNNG / Child Bite Split EP dropped today, Nov. 11th from Forge Again Records.

Continue reading “STNNNG / CHILD BITE Split EP Streaming In Full”

Ripple Music’s ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 7’ Featuring SWITCHBLADE JESUS & FUZZ EVIL Nears

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

Ripple Music‘s ongoing split release series, “The Second Coming Of Heavy” continues as the upcoming Chapter 7 nears release. The pairing of acts placed head to head on each offering changes from release to release.   Continue reading “Ripple Music’s ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 7’ Featuring SWITCHBLADE JESUS & FUZZ EVIL Nears”

LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

I’m the type of dude who waits until the day after Halloween to buy Snickers bars in bulk.   I know a good bargain when I see it, and the Lords of Beacon House / Great Electric Quest – ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) release qualifies as the sweetest of deals.  Continue reading “LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream”

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”

TULSADOOM Premieres ‘Fist From The Grave’ Video From ‘Helltulsarazordoom’ Split With HELLRAZORS


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

Austria’s blackened thrash metallers Tulsadoom have published a brand new video for the track “Fist From The Grave”, which is taken off the band’s upcoming split with fellow countrymen Hellrazors. Continue reading “TULSADOOM Premieres ‘Fist From The Grave’ Video From ‘Helltulsarazordoom’ Split With HELLRAZORS”

DOOMSTRESS To Issue ‘The Second Rite’ EP & 12″ Split With SPARROWMILK; Share Details


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

The Lone Star state’s lamenters of traditional doom-inspired music, Doomstress, have announced an upcoming EP release. Coming from No Slip Records before the end of the year, Doomstress‘ “The Second Rite” EP’s release is imminent. The EP contains remixed versions from the original, very limited self release and 7″ DHU single, “Wicked Woman“. It also includes a new song, “Bitter Plea“, recorded at the end of the Wicked Summer tour and featuring additional rhythm guitar by guitarist Joe Fortunato (Sparrowmilk / Venomin James / ex-Ancient VVisdom). Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS To Issue ‘The Second Rite’ EP & 12″ Split With SPARROWMILK; Share Details”