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Interstelar Resin Review Contest To Win A Vinyl Format LP for

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Los Angeles’ Interstelar have been an underground staple within the City Of Angels’ music scene since at least 2005. The band has been an ever-present entity on the town’s live circuit during that period, too. Despite some line up changes and …

Oldschool Sunday Obsession Early Releases Being Re Issued In

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Underground United States-based power metal legends Obsession first got together in New Haven, Connecticut circa 1982. The band’s style of dynamically aggressive-yet-melodic power metal struck at the right time with fans of heavy metal music. The band instantly struck a chord …

Earth Drive Stellar Drone Review and Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) The Montijo, Portugal-based cosmic rock collective Earth Drive recently returned to terra firma with a new offering, “Stellar Drone“. The 7-song album was released via Raging Planet back on October 20th and finds the band further expanding upon their head-melting style …

Oldschool Sunday Flybanger

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Starting out under the name Jar, a band formed in Vancouver circa 1995 or so with vocalist Garth Allen and drummer Rob Wade, the band achieved a dedicated loyal following. That following and their rise as a highly sought after support …

Mother Mary Insecurities Exchange EP Review and Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Music is ruled by the law of Six Degrees Of Separation, or what some call the Kevin Bacon formula. It’s the belief that you can make certain things connect at some point somewhere, anywhere you look really, if you look closely …

New England Stoner and Doom Festival Announcement

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com) Music brings people together. In the spirit of that unity, Riff Relevant is psyched to be the first to announce the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL. Salt Of The Earth Records has joined forces with one of southern CT’s staple heavy …

Oldschool Sunday Witch Cross

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant) In a day and age where there’s countless bands laying their claim to using the word “witch” in their moniker, let take a look back at one of the earlier, better witch-related bands. Of course I am talking about Denmark’s magnificent …

Year of The Cobra Burn Your Dead EP Review Video Premiere

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Seattle duo of all-things musically outside of the norm, Year Of The Cobra, just issued their latest mark making studio effort today, Oct. 27th. Titled the “Burn Your Dead” EP, members Amy Tung Barrysmith (bass, vocals) and Jon Barrysmith (drums) are …

Dreadnought A Wake In Sacred Waves Review and Stream Tour Dates

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Denver, Colorado’s Dreadnought evidently must take their hometown’s motto of “The Mile High City” to heart in their music. The progressive nature of it is miles high, or beyond, what many other supposed progressive acts are doing these days. Yet, clearly …

Ruff Majik A Finch In A Cherry Tree EP Review and Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) My favorite Pretoria, South Africa-based band are back with a new EP! The psychotic garage rock and psyche blues band Ruff Majik return with the 3-song “A Finch In A Cherry Tree“. My working relationship with covering the lads, Johni Holiday …