Riff Relevant Interviews: BACKWOODS PAYBACK [Video]; To Play MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018

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

West Chester, Pennsylvania’s Backwoods Payback are one of the most unique, stand-alone bands existing in the music underground.  I say that because they walk a genre-taut tightrope between some very diverse points in the sonic stratosphere. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: BACKWOODS PAYBACK [Video]; To Play MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018”

Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour

PIST.ON Then (Circa 1996)

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

Brooklyn, New York’s Pist.On were a metal band that, despite their possessing immense promise and potential, would be relegated to a rather short existence.     Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PIST.ON; Band Announces First Live Show In 15 Years + UK Tour”

AFFASIA Prepare To Release ‘Adrift In Remorse’ EP Debut; Album Teaser Video


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

After several years of line-up changes and seemingly endless work in creating their sound, RVA’s (Richmond, VA.) AFFASIA are prepared to release their debut.  The “Adrift In Remorse” EP will arrive via Transcending Records on February 23rd. Continue reading “AFFASIA Prepare To Release ‘Adrift In Remorse’ EP Debut; Album Teaser Video”

BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album


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

Three of the songs from Barren Womb‘s upcoming new album, “Old Money / New Lows“, are available to stream at this time. The Nordic noise-mongers will unleash the new record on February 16th via Spartan Records. Continue reading “BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album”

THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates


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

It’s quite hard to not get behind bands like The Midnight Ghost Train.  They manage to both sit comfortably within stoner elements, and still seemingly challenge the whys and hows of it all at every possible turn.    Continue reading “THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN ‘Cypress Ave.’ Album Review &; Stream; EU Tour Dates”

DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Des Moines, Iowa’s trio Druids self-released their Spirit Compass album this past December and it is a potent follow-up to their 2016 banger, Cycles of Mobeum.    Continue reading “DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates”