RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream

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

When it comes to music, first and foremost I am a metalhead – and that will always remain true, I expect up to the very end.  Continue reading “RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream”

UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Soundphoto.ch)

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

UNHOLD, the Bern, Switzerland-based quintet capable of orchestrating some of the finest progressive sludge to air in the contemporary age, have returned. Continue reading “UNHOLD Are ‘Deeper In’ With Video Premiere; ‘Here Is The Blood’ Album Release Nears”

100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream

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

Just how much can two men, one a vocalist / drummer (DJ Riddick) and the other, a guitarist (Paul Joseph), do between the two of them? Continue reading “100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream”

COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]


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

There’s psych-rock and then there is psychedelic rock, two totally different genres, or musical styles, very dissimilar to one another. Continue reading “COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]”

KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.    Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain””

ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches

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

Outsider aggressive metallers ALL HAIL THE YETI announce next month’s arrival of a new studio album. Continue reading “ALL HAIL THE YETI New Album Details; Premiere ‘The Nuclear Dust’ Official Video As EU Tour Launches”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

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

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream


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

Just a mere two days from now, we will see the arrival the latest release from the iconic NICK OLIVERI, ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5‘. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream”

ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018


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

California’s desert/psyche doom unit ATALA announce their upcoming “Destroy YourselfTour of the Western U.S.  Continue reading “ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018”

MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

At first glance, casual onlookers would assume the Swiss duo Majesty of Silence to one among hordes of redundant cookie-cutter black metal outfits.   Continue reading “MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream”

MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears

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

When it comes to atmospheric doom metal, Illinois’ MINSK are unquestionably one of the genre’s more profound entities. Continue reading “MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears”

GREENLEAF Return w/ ‘Hear The Rivers’ Album in Nov.; Official Video + EU Tour w/ SAMAVAYO

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

Acclaimed Swedish heavy stoner rock band GREENLEAF announced the upcoming release of their newest full-length album. Continue reading “GREENLEAF Return w/ ‘Hear The Rivers’ Album in Nov.; Official Video + EU Tour w/ SAMAVAYO”

Oldschool Sunday: WARZONE [30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1988’s ‘Open Your Eyes’ Album Arrives]


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

Long before NYHC (New York Hardcore) became the world recognized institution it is today, the Lower East Side of Manhattan’s WARZONE were integral pioneers of this musical style. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: WARZONE [30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1988’s ‘Open Your Eyes’ Album Arrives]”

VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream


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

Nearly two years ago, when rumors first began to surface about a collaboration between legendary metal guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, no one knew what to expect. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream”

THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway

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

Canadian retro doom revivalists THE HAZYTONES released their new album ‘The Hazytones II: Monarchs Of Oblivion‘ on October 5th, via Ripple Music. Continue reading “THE HAZYTONES New Album ‘II: Monarchs Of Oblivion’ Streaming; EU Tour Underway”