Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album

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

The St. Louis, Missouri band SPACETRUCKER are sharing details about their upcoming new album ‘Smooth Orbit’, with an added Riff Relevant exclusive première. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II

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

San Diego’s GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST recently released their highly-anticipated second album, the aptly titled “Chapter II: Of Earth“, via Totem Cat Records. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Chapter II: Of Earth’ Album Dual Review & Stream; Appearing At Heavy Mash Fest II”

FEAR THE RIFF Second Annual Guitar Gear Expo 8/11 & Pre-Game Music Event 8/10 In Brooklyn, NY

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

THIS WEEKEND! The 2nd Annual Fear The Riff Effects, Pedals and Guitar Gear Expo is happening in Brooklyn, NY. Set to happen on Saturday, August 11th, at Brooklyn Expo Center – with artist signings, vendors, plus an Expo Pre-Game party on Friday night (Aug. 10th) at Saint Vitus Bar.   Continue reading “FEAR THE RIFF Second Annual Guitar Gear Expo 8/11 & Pre-Game Music Event 8/10 In Brooklyn, NY”

WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records

Cover Art by Bill Kole – Billy Diablo Designs

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

American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory leap forward with Italy’s Argonauta Records to share the details on pre-order information about their third full-length album, ‘Warlords of the New Electric’.     Continue reading “WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records”

HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Extremely excited to announce Pittsburgh’s paramount Doom/Sludge underground act HOREHOUND continues their ascension above ground with the announcement of their second full-length album, ‘HOLOCENE‘.    Continue reading “HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates”

SPIRIT DIVISION Reveals Details On ‘FORGOTTEN PLANET’; New Album Releases August 31st

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

Spirit Division has announced the completion of their third album, ‘Forgotten Planet’, with the full-length offering set for release on August 31, 2018.    Continue reading “SPIRIT DIVISION Reveals Details On ‘FORGOTTEN PLANET’; New Album Releases August 31st”

THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz

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

Earlier this year, Halsey reviewed THE AGE OF TRUTH‘s début full length, ‘Threshold‘, plus had a fairly hilarious interview with a couple of those Philly boys [HERE]. We’ve mentioned before that ‘Threshold‘ would be available from Kozmik Artifactz at some point. That point is now!

Continue reading “THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates


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

We have some updates to the CORROSION OF CONFORMITY upcoming (hopefully never-ending) 2018 tour run! Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates”

THUNDEROSA Announce U.S. [East Coast & Midwest] Summer Tour

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

Texan rock stompers THUNDEROSA have announced U.S. tour dates, including a slew of shows along the East Coast and a run through the Mid West on their way back to Lone Star country. Continue reading “THUNDEROSA Announce U.S. [East Coast & Midwest] Summer Tour”

Exclusive Premiere: KINGNOMAD Debut ‘The Mysterious Agreement’ Single From ‘The Great Nothing’ out 7/6 via Ripple Music


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

RIFF RELEVANT is most pleased to present an exclusive première of the new track “The Mysterious Agreement” from Sweden’s royal heavy roamers KINGNOMAD. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: KINGNOMAD Debut ‘The Mysterious Agreement’ Single From ‘The Great Nothing’ out 7/6 via Ripple Music”

RPM FEST: Early Bird Sale Ends 7/2; Fest ‘NYP’ Compilation BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH+More

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

Held this year in Montague, MA, RPM Fest is an annual three-day outdoor heavy Rock, Punk, and Metal music festival. For 2018 it features 50 bands on three stages, as well as camping, games, local beer and food vendors, and more.   Continue reading “RPM FEST: Early Bird Sale Ends 7/2; Fest ‘NYP’ Compilation BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH+More”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS


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

For this year’s Maryland Doom Fest, we have been a primary sponsor for the event, sharing updates and info for a few months.  Pat got a jump on some of his ‘must see’ bands for the weekend’s festivities, check his last one [here].  Pat effectively stole a couple of my own ‘must sees’, so I only have one to share. It’s a doozy, though – SWITCHBLADE JESUS. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates


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

This is simply a beautiful melding of heavy darkness, rolling out on the road as one machine of doom.  Pale Divine and Apostle of Solitude have joined together for a run of U.S. tour dates in July.
Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates”

GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas

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

TJ Maynard, bassist for Burlington, Vermont’s Ghastly Sound spent some time with Robot Dog Studio to do a video review of the Hyperion bass from Balaguer Guitars.  This is a pretty nifty thing and we’re premiering it today.    Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas”