FIREBREATHER FESTIVAL – TONESMITH Presents 10-Band Stoner Rock Event on 4-14 in Indianapolis IN

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

“…Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong, strong.” ~ Smaug (J.R.R. Tolkien) Continue reading “FIREBREATHER FESTIVAL – TONESMITH Presents 10-Band Stoner Rock Event on 4-14 in Indianapolis IN”

STAHV S/T Review & Stream


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

If no one has ever utilized the descriptive, genre-defining term “Tripscape” in assessing some type of musical output before, well then I am laying claim to it here and now. See, that is about the best way I can condense and shortly summarize the melded elements of shoegaze, post-metal, doom, experimental, psychedelia, drone and industrial inflections within STAHV. Continue reading “STAHV S/T Review & Stream”

PALLBEARER Sets Winter Mini-Tour; SUMOKEM & RUBY THE HATCHET Support Select Dates

(Pic Courtesy Of Diana Lee Zadlo)

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

Progressive doom metallers Pallbearer have announced a planned Winter mini-tour, set to take place on two separate jaunts.    Continue reading “PALLBEARER Sets Winter Mini-Tour; SUMOKEM & RUBY THE HATCHET Support Select Dates”

Overkill’s D.D. VERNI To Release First Solo Album With Guests Including Jeff Loomis, Bruce Franklin, Jeff Waters & More; Lyric Video Premiere

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

After decades as Overkill bassist and primary songwriter (along with side project The Bronx Casket Co.), D.D. Verni is branching out with plans for his first-ever solo album release.      Continue reading “Overkill’s D.D. VERNI To Release First Solo Album With Guests Including Jeff Loomis, Bruce Franklin, Jeff Waters & More; Lyric Video Premiere”

Nicke Andersson [Entombed, The Hellacopters, Etc.] Joins LUCIFER; New Song Streaming

(Pic Courtesy Of Ester Segarra)

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

Early this year, vintage-tinged heavy blues rock band Lucifer parted ways with drummer Andrew Prestige and guitarist Gary “Gaz” Jennings (Cathedral). Now, vocalist Johanna Sadonis (formerly of The Oath) has been joined by Nicke Andersson of Entombed, The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric, etc. on drums and Robin Tiderbrink on guitar. Continue reading “Nicke Andersson [Entombed, The Hellacopters, Etc.] Joins LUCIFER; New Song Streaming”

AMERICAN STANDARDS – ‘Anti-Melody’ Album Review & Stream

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

I’m at that awkward phase where I still go to hardcore shows, but I relate to way too many satirical headlines from The Hard Times News about 30-somethings still crushing kids in the pit.    Continue reading “AMERICAN STANDARDS – ‘Anti-Melody’ Album Review & Stream”