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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 …

Oldschool Sunday Release

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) I absolutely dislike writing pieces, especially Oldschool Sunday ones, where either no, or next to no, information exists about a band. Call it perfectionism or the desire to do a thorough job, whatever…or hell, call it OCD if you want, it …

Oldschool Sunday Professional Murder Music

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) At the height of Nu-Metal’s hey-day in the mid to late 90s came one of the genre’s more unique entities, one that branched far outside the confines of Nu-Metal itself. It was in those late Nineties, 1999 to be specific, when …

Oldschool Sunday Gallowbraid

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com) We aren’t going all that far back in Heavy Metal history for today’s spotlight band, Salt Lake City, Utah’s Gallowbraid. In fact, truth is, Gallowbraid was (or is?) not an actual band really, not in the multiple member sense of the …

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 …