GRUNTRUCK Premiere Animated Video From “Lost” S/T Album Out Now


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

With all of the recent buzz and hoopla about the long “lost” Gruntruck album (details here) finally seeing the light of day, I now get to utter (via typed text) words I never thought I’d be saying again: “We have the premiere of a new video from Gruntruck.Continue reading “GRUNTRUCK Premiere Animated Video From “Lost” S/T Album Out Now”

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”

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”

HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream


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

Eight torturous, long years after the release of their full-length album ‘Using The Useless’, the Indio, CA. hard rock trio House Of Broken Promises return with new music.   Continue reading “HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Share ‘Force Field’ Details; Due In December


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

The Garden State’s psychedelic boogie and blues trio, The Atomic Bitchwax (aka TAB), will release its seventh full length LP, “Force Field“, on December 8th via Tee Pee Records. Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Share ‘Force Field’ Details; Due In December”

Remastered Re-Issue Of UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS ‘Vol. 1’ Streaming


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

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats will release the remastered re-issue of their recently out-of-print debut album, “Vol. 1“, today, Friday, the 13th of October. Coming to the rock ‘n roll masses via Rise Above Records, the date is an ideal time for the band’s introductory album’s intriguing occult-ish retro mystique.  Continue reading “Remastered Re-Issue Of UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS ‘Vol. 1’ Streaming”

THE SWORD Commences Recording ‘Used Future’ Studio Album

(Pic Courtesy Of Dean Dickinson)

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

After a busy two years that saw The Sword release High Country, followed by the acoustic album Low Country and the live album Greetings From..., the band are returning to the studio. They are doing so to begin recording their sixth studio record to be titled “Used Future“. Continue reading “THE SWORD Commences Recording ‘Used Future’ Studio Album”

SCOURGE FEST 2017 Announced; Details & Line Up Revealed

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

As the U.S.A. steadily continues to create and organize its own gradually increasing number of festival gatherings, Riff Relevant is pleased to inform you of a new one. Continue reading “SCOURGE FEST 2017 Announced; Details & Line Up Revealed”

WOLFTOOTH S/T EP Review & Stream


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

I (and all of us at Riff Relevant) get inundated with literal barrages of music from bands, musicians in bands, friends of bands and musicians in bands, friends of mine that like bands or musicians in bands, etc.   Continue reading “WOLFTOOTH S/T EP Review & Stream”

BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream

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

Buzzard Canyon dubs their music Camaro Rock.  Picture yourself with a jean jacket, mullet, driving a early 80’s Camaro.  Bottle of whiskey by your side, shotgun on the floor and you’re pumping your fist as you roar down a desert road with the radio at full volume… High energy, intensity and rock n roll.”  Fucking.  Sold……….  Dude.   Continue reading “BUZZARD CANYON ‘Hellfire And Whiskey’ Album Review & Stream”

SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video


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

Sweden’s Satan Takes A Holiday have just premiered their official video for the new single “Good Cop Bad Cop“.    Continue reading “SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY Premiere ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ Official Video”

THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Valley are a trio from Cape Town, South Africa and after a couple of earlier Single releases, have arrived with “Obelisk“.   Continue reading “THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream”

An Interview With THE OBSESSED [Video]


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

2017 has undeniably, and without a doubt, been the year of The Obsessed. Although recent events originally began percolating in 2016 when band founder, Scott “Wino” Weinrich, transitioned the then-reformed Spirit Caravan into the newest incarnation of The Obsessed. After a drummer change, the band would eventually record and release this year’s phenomenal return to form, “Sacred“, through Relapse Records. Continue reading “An Interview With THE OBSESSED [Video]”

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”

Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’


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

The U.S.’ hellaciously heavy-as-all-get-out stoner rockers Wasted Theory will re-release their critically acclaimed sophomore album.  Last year’s record, now titled “Defenders Of The Riff – 2017 Edition“, will see issue on November 17th via Argonauta Records. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announces Release Of WASTED THEORY’s ‘Defenders Of The Riff-2017 Edition’”

BLACKFINGER ‘When Colors Fade Away’ Review + Stream; Tour Dates


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

Everything changes and that is true for the Pittsburgh-based band fronted by former Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner, Blackfinger. For the project’s second studio full-length, “When Colors Fade Away“, Wagner assembled a whole new band to accompany him. Gone are everyone from Blackfinger‘s 2014 self-titled album, except Wagner himself of course. Now in are a guitar pairing that have both done time in the band Penance, Terry Weston (also of Dream Death) and Matthew Tuite, alongside bassist Matthew Cross and drummer David Snyder. Continue reading “BLACKFINGER ‘When Colors Fade Away’ Review + Stream; Tour Dates”

KAL-EL Premiere ‘Code Of The Ancient’ Official Video


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

Norwegian stoner rock outfit Kal-El are premiering their latest visualizer with “Code Of The Ancient“. The hard rocking number hails from their highly acclaimed album “Astrodoomeda” which is out now from Argonauta Records (available here).  Continue reading “KAL-EL Premiere ‘Code Of The Ancient’ Official Video”

DOLLAR LLAMA To Deliver ‘Juggernaut’ In December; New Song ‘Nails’ Streaming


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

Portugal’s modern rock powerhouse Dollar Llama have shared news that their upcoming album release, “Juggernaut“, will land this December. The band are sharing the new song “Nails” from it now via an audio-only streaming Audition Video. Continue reading “DOLLAR LLAMA To Deliver ‘Juggernaut’ In December; New Song ‘Nails’ Streaming”

PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Reveal ‘Sound Of The Wind’ Details; Lyric Video Debut


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

Italy’s incredible occult psyche-rock band Psychedelic Witchcraft are revealing details of their anxiously awaited new studio release. “Sound Of The Wind” will be issued through Listenable Records on November 3rd. It’s currently available for pre-order now at this location.  Continue reading “PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT Reveal ‘Sound Of The Wind’ Details; Lyric Video Debut”

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”