DREADED DALE ‘Wayward’ EP Stream & Review [All Proceeds Going To Short Creek Dream Center]


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

From right here in the Bluegrass State comes the crushing metalcore of DREADED DALE and their conceptually-themed “Wayward” EP. Continue reading “DREADED DALE ‘Wayward’ EP Stream & Review [All Proceeds Going To Short Creek Dream Center]”

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”

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”

Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]


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

If you are any sort of metalhead at least 20 to 25 years of age, then you probably know the story about the short-lived supergroup DAMAGEPLAN. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: DAMAGEPLAN [2004’s ‘New Found Power’ To See Limited Vinyl LP Release]”

URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream


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

Berlin, Germany’s URSULAR have just released their first proper, official recording, a 3-song self-titled EP. Continue reading “URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream”

MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album released last month through France’s Listenable Records. Back in Fall 2017, I was given a sneak peek at the cover art and was rendered breathless by it. Immediately guessing the art was by Nightjar of Adam Burke with that digital peek, the waiting had begun. Months of waiting in fact, for both that painting to be seen and for ‘Shadowlands‘ to be heard.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom”

STONEBRIDE ‘Animals On Display’ EP Review & Stream

The Zagreb, Croatia based band STONEBRIDE recently offered their latest studio recording, the “Animals On Display” EP, available for public consumption. Continue reading “STONEBRIDE ‘Animals On Display’ EP Review & Stream”

AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest

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

Detroit’s road warriors Against the Grain’s “Cheated Death” is a furiously debauched, rock n’ roll slaughterhouse. Released back in February, the band’s fourth record was their first record released via West Coast powerhouse Ripple Music.    Continue reading “AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest”

SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream

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

In case you are not aware, the Texas entity that is fitted with the moniker SLOW DRAW is actually the lone being Mark Kitchens from the band Stone Machine Electric. Continue reading “SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream”

Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus] – By Kira Schlechter; EU. Tour Announcement


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor / Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

RIFF RELEVANT‘s power metal-appreciator-on-the-go dynamo, Kira Schlechter, recently sat down with the multi-faceted artist KOBRA PAIGE, of Kobra And The Lotus, for some conversation.    Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: KOBRA PAIGE [Kobra And The Lotus] – By Kira Schlechter; EU. Tour Announcement”

RPM FEST 2018: Tickets On Sale Now – BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH, INCITE +40 More

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

RPM Fest organizers announced the 2018 full band roster for the late August music event a few weeks ago. We have an updated poster and, more importantly,  tickets are on sale now!    Continue reading “RPM FEST 2018: Tickets On Sale Now – BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH, INCITE +40 More”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets are still on sale. The lineup is announced, the merch is ready, and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included) we reach our final.  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM.  This one is special… Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum”

WASTED THEORY Reveals ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Coming on Argonauta Records; ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour Continues

Cover Art by Bill Kole – Billy Diablo Designs

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

Hitting the halfway point of their ‘Stoned On Both Coasts Tour” on May 26th with a blazing set at the Stoned To Death 3 Fest in Vermont [PHOTOS HERE], American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory sneaked into the studio in between performances to complete a new record.   Continue reading “WASTED THEORY Reveals ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Coming on Argonauta Records; ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour Continues”

PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream


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

Perth, Australia’s MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE are a band whose name you won’t soon forget, especially when reinforced by their music once you’ve heard it. Continue reading “PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream”

LIMB ‘Saboteurs Of The Sun’ Review & Stream; Official Video Premiere


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

The United Kingdom’s LIMB are back with a new album release, their third such, and it is titled “Saboteurs Of The Sun“. Continue reading “LIMB ‘Saboteurs Of The Sun’ Review & Stream; Official Video Premiere”