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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 …

Oldschool Sunday Doubledrive

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) Starting out under the name of MK Ultra, the Atlanta, Georgia-based band would eventually undergo a moniker alteration to doubleDrive (abbreviated as dD) in 1996. After winning the award for Atlanta’s “favorite metal/extreme” band in 1998, doubleDrive eventually signed with MCA …

Oldschool Sunday Core

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com) After recently running into Finn Ryan (currently of The Atomic Bitchwax) at the Maryland Doom Fest, I thought it’d be great to fire Oldschool Sunday back up with a spotlight on Core. See, Core was the band that Finn (guitar/vocals), his …

Oldschool Sunday Spiral Architect Riff Relevant

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com) Oslo, Norway’s Spiral Architect was formed in 1993 by a group of like-minded, forward thinking Progressive Metal musicians. Although most people assume or incorrectly attribute the band’s name being inspired by the Black Sabbath song of the same from 1973’s Sabbath …

Oldschool Sunday Hobbs Angel of Death

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com) Starting up in 1987 as a solo project of band mainstay Peter Hobbs, Australia’s Hobbs’ Angel Of Death was one of that nation’s first extreme metal bands. Ex-Tyrus guitarist Peter Hobbs recruited help from ex-Nothing Sacred members Karl Lean (bass), Sham …

Oldschool Sunday Liege Lord

Beginning as a Judas Priest cover band using the name Deceiver in 1982, Stanford, Connecticut’s Liege Lord came to be in the year 1984. By the time the name change took effect, the band consisted of vocalist Andy Michaud, guitarists Tony Truglio and Pete McCarthy, bassist Matt Vinci …

Oldschool Sunday Extrema

Extrema are a thrash metal band from Milan, Italy that formed in 1986 and are still highly active at this time. The band’s initial lineup included guitarist Tommy Massara, vocalist/guitarist Andrea Boria, bassist Luca Varisco, and drummer Stefano Bullegas. They are considered, by many people, to be Italy’s …