Riff Relevant Interviews: WITCH MOUNTAIN [Video]

(Photo Courtesy Of Will Bouton/FUGO Films)

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

Portland, Oregon’s WITCH MOUNTAIN are a globally revered band in the contemporary age of Doom, one with an extremely loyal following. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: WITCH MOUNTAIN [Video]”

ROYAL THUNDER, WITCH MOUNTAIN, ALMUTEN Live [Asheville, N.C. 7/23/18]


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

Monday, July 23, 2018, would see an incredible one-off gig featuring ROYAL THUNDER, WITCH MOUNTAIN, and ALMUTEN – playing The Mothlight in Asheville, N.C. Continue reading “ROYAL THUNDER, WITCH MOUNTAIN, ALMUTEN Live [Asheville, N.C. 7/23/18]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: EARTHRIDE; Asheville, N.C. [Video]

EARTHRIDE (Pic Courtesy Of Will Bouton & Fugo Films)

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

Finally.  I have been determined to interview reactivated Maryland Doom legends EARTHRIDE for months now.  There were plans laid and attempts made at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest III and Descendants Of Crom Festivals.  Neither panned out due to whatever reasons but yet, the hope remained and determination never waned.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: EARTHRIDE; Asheville, N.C. [Video]”

THE ASOUND Astound All Part 1: The Interview [Video]

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

North Carolina’s The Asound are currently experiencing a mercurial rise within the heavy music underground. The band itself, Chad Wyrick (guitar, vocals), Michael Crump (drums) and Jon Cox (bass), have a string of split releases out and are currently working on a new album. That album, titled “Controller“, will be issued through Doomsayer Records before year’s end and you can catch my review of their latest Split, with Intercourse, in Part 2 of this feature. Continue reading “THE ASOUND Astound All Part 1: The Interview [Video]”

Riff Relevant Interviews: 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 “Riff Relevant Interviews: THE OBSESSED [Video]”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX-MIRROR QUEEN-GUTTERHOUND Live At The Mothlight; Asheville, N.C.

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

For the second time in less than a matter of weeks, I would see New Jersey rock band The Atomic Bitchwax live.  This time would be in Asheville, North Carolina as they, along with NYC’s Mirror Queen and AVL’s own Gutterhound, would bring the noise to The Mothlight venue.   Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX-MIRROR QUEEN-GUTTERHOUND Live At The Mothlight; Asheville, N.C.”