RIFF RELEVANT Interviews TEMPTATIONS WINGS [Video]

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

Asheville, North Carolina’s Temptations Wings have had an amazing year with 2017 so far. In March, they released their full-length debut, the conceptual masterpiece “Skulthor Ebonblade“. The album’s enthralling tale of mythical warriors, malevolent practitioners of black magic, bloodthirsty warfare and mayhem in general resonated well with critics all around the world. The band’s emanations of their unique style of Appalachian Power Doom has been winning over fans from hearing the album or seeing Temptations Wings live both. Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Interviews TEMPTATIONS WINGS [Video]”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

(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 #3: MARIO TRUBIANO of BORRACHO – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream

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

Eldemur Krimm… I Googled the band hoping to find a potential origin of namesake.  I can’t tell you what it means to them, but I can tell you what it means to me; a whole lot of rocking the fuck out.   Continue reading “ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream”

AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

How does one begin to measure the success of an album?  Is it in popularity, execution or simply in the songwriting?  Today, we’re looking at the May 2017 release of ‘In•ter a•li•a‘ from At The Drive In, released via Rise Records.    Continue reading “AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

WARBEAST Release Mini-Horror Film Disguised As Music Video


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

Coming quickly on the heels of their just-released, utterly vicious thrash album “Enter The Arena” (review here), Warbeast unleash THIS!  Disguising the band’s music video for the track “Hitchhiker” within an 18-minute plus mini-horror film!   Continue reading “WARBEAST Release Mini-Horror Film Disguised As Music Video”

CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates

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

Philly alternative rockers Circa Survive are set to release their new album, “The Amulet“, on Sept. 22nd via Hopeless Records.   Continue reading “CIRCA SURVIVE Set To Issue ‘The Amulet’ In Sept.; Video Debut + Tour Dates”

MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video

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

A slew of headlining tour updates have come from the Mastodon crew over the past few weeks.  Just in case you missed it, we have all dates and info here for you today in one spot…   Continue reading “MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video”

Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM


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

The orchestrally enhanced doom band Paramaecium originally got their start in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990s.  In less than a year from their formation, the trio of bassist / vocalist Andrew Tompkins, guitarist Colin ‘Mosh’ Maynard and drummer Steve Palmer issued their first recordings.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM”

Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!

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

The iconic, legendary North Carolina-based metallic doom unit Confessor seem to be on the verge of a long-awaited return.    Continue reading “Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!”