Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

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

For many of you here reading this, NOLA band The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight (sometimes known solely as Clearlight) may be a totally unknown entity to you. If that is the case, especially if you consider yourself tapped into the New Orleans, Louisiana music scene, prepare to be astounded to some degree or another. See, the band, which was originally begun in 1996 as a side-project type thing, happens to house some rather well known players from the heavy rock/sludge underground. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT”

SHADOW WITCH ‘Disciples Of The Crow’ Album Review & Full Streams

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Kingston, NY’s Shadow Witch returns after a strong 2016 début (‘Sun Killer‘) with a motherload of dark, 70’s proto-heavy musical goodness.  With a new man behind the kit, and a fresh deal with Salt Of The Earth Records, the quartet has laid down a very potent, wow-inducing second offering in ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘.   Continue reading “SHADOW WITCH ‘Disciples Of The Crow’ Album Review & Full Streams”

UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed

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

Early Bird Tickets for the Maryland Doom Fest 2018 events go on sale Sunday, December 17th (which is TODAY).  We also have their first reveal Fest Poster artwork, by artist Christina Christie! Continue reading “UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed”

GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)
Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard has tackled quite a bit over the last year.  They’ve toured, released a new record ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, promoted, toured again, played festivals, and toured yet again, all while keeping that road bowl loaded and burning an eternal flame.    Continue reading “GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018”

VINTERSORG ‘Till fjälls: Del II’ – Album Review & Stream

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

Part of being a grown-ass man is abandoning the fake news concept that I need a calendar to tell me what time of year it is.  Sorry Hallmark, when I see grey skies and heavy wet snow on the ground, it’s winter time.   Continue reading “VINTERSORG ‘Till fjälls: Del II’ – Album Review & Stream”

MAC SABBATH & GALACTIC EMPIRE Unite On ‘I Got A Bad Feeling About This Tour’ Early 2018

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

Two of the more unusual, eclectic and thematic bands currently active, the McDonald’s and Black Sabbath-mashing Mac Sabbath and the Star Wars-worshiping Galactic Empire, are teaming up.       Continue reading “MAC SABBATH & GALACTIC EMPIRE Unite On ‘I Got A Bad Feeling About This Tour’ Early 2018”

BLACK SPACE RIDERS Unveil ‘Amoretum Vol. 1’ Details; Premiere Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of Hanno Endres)

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

German psych rock sonicnauts Black Space Riders have announced they will release their new album “Amoretum Vol. 1” via the band’s own Black Space Records on January 26th.      Continue reading “BLACK SPACE RIDERS Unveil ‘Amoretum Vol. 1’ Details; Premiere Official Video”

‘Beneath The Waves’ Official Video From KING WITCH Surfaces


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

As the Scottish heavy doom/power metal band King Witch prepares to release their eagerly awaited full-length album “Under The Mountain” (details here) via Listenable Records February 9th, an intense new visualizer surfaces. The heavily epic new official video from the band, “Beneath The Waves“, has premiered and is streaming below. Continue reading “‘Beneath The Waves’ Official Video From KING WITCH Surfaces”

SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Vol. 1’ Specifics With Artwork, Tracklist & More


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

Italy’s heavy rocking breakthrough band SUPERNAUGHTY have just revealed the cover artwork and track-list of their highly anticipated new album, “Vol. 1”. It will be released on CD/DD by Argonauta Records and available on February 16th, 2018. You can check out the band’s recently premiered “Mistress” official video below and hear (and see) why anxiety is building for the album’s release. Continue reading “SUPERNAUGHTY Share ‘Vol. 1’ Specifics With Artwork, Tracklist & More”

ANTHRAX Will Release ‘Kings Among Scotland’ Concert DVD In April

(Picture © Andy Buchanan 2017)

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

April 27, 2018 will see the official release of the long-awaited, live-in-concert DVD “Kings Among Scotland” from thrash metal legends Anthrax. Arriving via Megaforce Records, the  band was captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue, Barrowland Ballroom. The two-hour Kings Among Scotland incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members.  Continue reading “ANTHRAX Will Release ‘Kings Among Scotland’ Concert DVD In April”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Lineup Revealed & VIP Team Member Contest


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

At the beginning of November, Riff Relevant announced the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL was coming in April 2018… we have more news about the lineup, as well as a contest they’re having! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Lineup Revealed & VIP Team Member Contest”

EARTHLESS To Embark On N. American Tour In Early 2018


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

One of the underground’s most prolific psychedelic-centered jam bands will embark upon an extensive North American trek early next year. That band is Earthless, who will release their latest album on March 16th via Nuclear Blast, and they’re celebrating with a lengthy road jaunt. Continue reading “EARTHLESS To Embark On N. American Tour In Early 2018”

HARM’S WAY-RINGWORM-VEIN-QUEENSWAY North American Tour Announced


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

Hot on the heels of last week’s news of their new album release and Official Video debut (here), Harm’s Way have tour announcement news today. Just days after their new release “Posthuman” drops via Metal Blade on Feb. 9th, the band will launch a full-on North American road trek. Continue reading “HARM’S WAY-RINGWORM-VEIN-QUEENSWAY North American Tour Announced”

SKINLAB Announces ‘Brothers In Blood Tour’ With PISSING RAZORS & SHATTERED SUN


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

Reformed Bay Area bash ‘n thrash band Skinlab have announced their first live dates of 2018, with the Brothers In Blood Tour.   Continue reading “SKINLAB Announces ‘Brothers In Blood Tour’ With PISSING RAZORS & SHATTERED SUN”

WEDGE Premiere ‘Lucid’ Official Video From Sophomore Album ‘Killing Tongue’


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

Berlin’s retrograde heavy rockers Wedge have premiered their first visualizer clip from their upcoming second album release, “Killing Tongue“.   Continue reading “WEDGE Premiere ‘Lucid’ Official Video From Sophomore Album ‘Killing Tongue’”

MONSTER MAGNET Reveals ‘Mindfucker’ Album Details; Due In March

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

New Jersey’s stoner rock pioneers Monster Magnet have confirmed the official details of their 11th studio album’s imminence. It is titled “Mindfucker” and will drop from Napalm Records on March 23rd, 2018. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Reveals ‘Mindfucker’ Album Details; Due In March”

ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2018 N. American Headline Trek + Festival Appearances


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

Alice In Chains have announced a planned North American headline tour that kicks off April 28, 2018 at the House Of Blues in Boston. The band will make several festival appearances throughout the run including ones at Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and WMMR BBQ (links to each below). The touring trek news comes along with recent reports that the band entered the studio back in July to record a new album. Continue reading “ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2018 N. American Headline Trek + Festival Appearances”

CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release


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

Long running Italian horror/death metallers Cadaveria are back with a brand new lyric-based visualizer, “The Divine Rapture“. The track hails from the band’s newly remastered edition of their “Far Away From Conformity” album, originally released in 2004. Continue reading “CADAVERIA Share ‘The Divine Rapture’ Lyric Video From Newly Remastered/Re-Issued 2004 Release”