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Molasses Barge Self Titled Album Review LP Sampler Video

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Pittsburgh’s Molasses Barge are probably one of the better kept secrets of the U.S. doom/heavy rock realm, especially when you realize the talents contained within it. The band, which is comprised of vocalist Brian ‘Butch’ Balich (Argus, Penance, Arduini-Balich), guitarists Dave …

Rhino Premieres I See The Monsters Official Video

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) The heavy handed Italian stoner rockers Rhino are premiering a new Official Video for their song “I See The Monsters“. The track hails from the band’s critically-acclaimed Argonauta Records release from back in February, The Law Of Purity (available for purchase …

Release of Last Pagan Altar Album The Room of Shadows Nears

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Iconic NWOBHM legends Pagan Altar recently announced the release of their self-proclaimed “last” studio album, “The Room Of Shadows“. It will be available on CD, cassette, and vinyl through the Canadian label Temple Of Mystery Records on August 24th, 2017. The …

Mirrored Image The Pursuit of Happiness Review and Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Of course you can call me a bit biased when a Kentucky-based band and their music falls into my lap. It’s not a big secret that The Bluegrass State is my old Kentucky home and that I’ve lived here on and …

Nibiru Reveals Details of Upcoming Argonauta Records Release

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Hot on the scorching heels of my recent review of their Caosgon – 2017 Edition re-release (review here), comes news from NIBIRU on its follow-up. Once again coming via the rising Italian label Argonauta Records, NIBIRU‘s “Qaal Babalon” is set to …

Contra Deny Everything Album Review and Stream Show Dates

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com) “OH!-IO!” Cleveland, stand up (or smoke up), you should be proud. Lemme drop a quick list of all the great things this city has bestowed upon Western civilization: 1. LeBron “KING” James, power dunking on every poor bastard in the NBA for …

Municipal Waste Unleashes Breathe Grease Official Video

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) RVA’s grandiose crossover gritters Municipal Waste released their latest slab of sonic savagery, “Slime And Punishment“, back in June via Nuclear Blast Records. Not only did the album début on multiple Billboard charts, it also saw the highest first week sales …

Moto Rhead To Release Covers Compilation Under Co Ver In September

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) As any good Motörhead fan knows, Lemmy Kilmister and Co. liked to take songs from other artists and subject them to the Motörhead-ization process. To run them through the Motörizer, if you will, and put the legendary band’s own stamp and …

Goya Harvester of Bongloads Album Review and Stream

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Opoponax Records release of the Phoenix, Arizona trio Goya‘s ‘Harvester Of Bongloads‘ in March 2017 gives us proof that where there’s smoke, there’s definitely a goddamned fire. With ‘Harvester Of Bongloads‘ displaying cover art from Hunter Hancock, the recording and production …

Oldschool Sunday Pulkas

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Journalist/Writer, Riff Relevant.com) Back in the late 1990’s when Nu Metal was hitting its stride and straddling such sub-genre labels as “groove metal” and “alternative”, London’s Pulkas came to be. Formed in 1998, the band were quickly scooped up by Earache Records after …