BEiTTHEMEANS ‘Alabama Calling’ EP Coming; Premiere Song + Official Video


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

2018 is quickly shaping up as the year of BEiTTHEMEANS, as the band is burning through happenings faster than a Georgia Pine soaked in kerosene. Continue reading “BEiTTHEMEANS ‘Alabama Calling’ EP Coming; Premiere Song + Official Video”

DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’

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

The RVA-based heavy psych-doom band DRUGLORD announce their return to the studio release arena with their first new album in four years. Continue reading “DRUGLORD Return With ‘New Day Dying’ This Sept. – Premiere First Single ‘Walk With God’”

HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]


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

Legendary German power metal band HELLOWEEN announce a Vinyl Box Set consisting of the band’s early albums is due to arrive this September. Continue reading “HELLOWEEN ‘Starlight: The Noise Records Collection’ Vinyl Box Set Due In Sept. [Video Trailer]”

TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream


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

Finland’s TARPIT ORCHESTRA return to the stoner/hard rock radar with their newly-released three song EP, “Songs About Dragons“. Continue reading “TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream”

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Annc. Sophomore Release ‘I See What I Became’ [Video Trailer]

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

MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE, the dark experimental, psych-industrial duo of Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder) and Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Minsk), announce their second album. Continue reading “MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Annc. Sophomore Release ‘I See What I Became’ [Video Trailer]”

SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show

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

Rochester, NY’s genre mashing atrocity SULACO are doin’ it (and doin’ it) once again as only they can with an imminent new album offering. Continue reading “SULACO ‘The Prize’ Pre-Release Album Stream; Record Release Show”

GHASTLY SOUND Emit New ‘Crippler Crossface’ Single + Official Video; Appearing At Psycho Las Vegas


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

Vermont’s GHASTLY SOUND have unveiled a new single, “Crippler Crossface“, along with its subsequent official video.  Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND Emit New ‘Crippler Crossface’ Single + Official Video; Appearing At Psycho Las Vegas”

SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records


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

U.S. retro occult rock/doom band SON OF THE MORNING are premiering their “Left Hand Path” official video. Continue reading “SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records”

TERROR Share Single From Upcoming ‘Total Retaliation’ Album; Set Tour w/ HARM’S WAY, BACKTRACK, YEAR OF THE KNIFE, CANDY

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

September 28th will see the release of “Total Retaliation” from the Los Angeles based staple of USHC, TERROR. Continue reading “TERROR Share Single From Upcoming ‘Total Retaliation’ Album; Set Tour w/ HARM’S WAY, BACKTRACK, YEAR OF THE KNIFE, CANDY”

ACE FREHLEY Unveils ‘Spaceman’ Album Specifics & New Single

(Photo Courtesy Of Jay Gilbert)

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

Iconic, out-of-this-world musician, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, and former KISS guitarist, ACE FREHLEY, has revealed the details of his upcoming album release. Continue reading “ACE FREHLEY Unveils ‘Spaceman’ Album Specifics & New Single”

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates


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

The one man musical monstrosity that is AUTHOR & PUNISHER (aka Tristan Shone) has revealed details of an upcoming sixth album release, “Beastland“. Continue reading “AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveal ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The St. Louis, Missouri band SPACETRUCKER are sharing details about their upcoming new album ‘Smooth Orbit’, with an added Riff Relevant exclusive première. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]

NITZER EBB Circa 1988

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

British electronic/industrial entity NITZER EBB are a pioneering musical project that were creating popular EBM (Electronic Body Music) long before the term and genre even existed. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: NITZER EBB [Career Spanning ‘Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010: The Box Set’ Coming]”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

San Diego’s GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST recently released their highly-anticipated second album, the aptly titled “Chapter II: Of Earth“, via Totem Cat Records. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II”