WASTED THEORY – Sign to Argonauta Records; To Play Live Show 9/23 & Desc. of Crom Fest 9/30; Spring Tour Show Photos (Atl. City, NJ)

Wasted Theory
Wasted Theory

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

Argonauta Records is on a rampage lately!  In the wee early hours of this very morning, they announced confirmation of the label’s signing of American Weed Rockers WASTED THEORY, with plans to re-release their much-adored ‘Defenders of the Riff‘ album.  We have some details on that, plus a crop of photos from recent live shows I attended this Spring, and a few other fistfuls of dirt… Continue reading “WASTED THEORY – Sign to Argonauta Records; To Play Live Show 9/23 & Desc. of Crom Fest 9/30; Spring Tour Show Photos (Atl. City, NJ)”

SERPENTS OF SECRECY ‘Uncoiled-The Singles’ Review & Stream

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

One of the most anxiously awaited newer bands from the underground heavy rock scene, the Maryland-based Serpents Of Secrecy, have arrived, people!  This bona-fide “supergroup” contains a veritable who’s who of the MD./VA. music realm and after intense anticipation, these vipers have struck.   Continue reading “SERPENTS OF SECRECY ‘Uncoiled-The Singles’ Review & Stream”

Fist Fight In The Parking Lot – Upcoming ‘714’ Due Out 7/14 & Release Party On 7/28

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

What a heavy-duty music surprise to have the latest Fist Fight In The Parking Lot release ‘714′ be released on – you guessed it – July 14th. Just in time for my birthday on Saturday.  Blackseed Recordings is on a dark rampage lately with their roster. I, for one, am thrilled.   Continue reading “Fist Fight In The Parking Lot – Upcoming ‘714’ Due Out 7/14 & Release Party On 7/28”

Maryland Doom Fest 2017 – Off Stage & Behind The Scenes Photos from MDDF!

The Maryland Doom Fest

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

Just when our Post-Maryland Doom Fest Depression has finally worn off, I’m going to stir it up again with some antics off-stage in candid photos that I shot during my #4DaysOfDoom in Frederick, MD a couple of weeks ago.

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SPIRITUAL SHEPHERD, WIZZERD, PLAGUE DOCTOR; 6/12 @ The Garth, Las Vegas, Show Review & Pics (Guest Contributor John Gist)

(By John Gist, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com / Edited by Leanne Ridgeway)

Here’s a review from John Gist (of Vegas Rock Revolution), for the 6/13/17 show date for Wizzerd and Spiritual Shepherd at The Garth in Las Vegas, NV. John will occasionally be contributing some of his experiences at the heavy music shows he attends. — Leanne   Continue reading “SPIRITUAL SHEPHERD, WIZZERD, PLAGUE DOCTOR; 6/12 @ The Garth, Las Vegas, Show Review & Pics (Guest Contributor John Gist)”

HORSEFLESH, MIDMOURNER, THUNDERCHIEF – 4/13/2017 Asheville, NC Show Review & Photos

Thunderchief 4/13/2017 @ The Odditorium in Asheville NC (Photo: Leanne)

If you get a random invitation from some folks you’ve never met, to see three heavy as hell bands you’ve never before witnessed live, at a venue you’ve never before been to, in a city you’ve never before seen, to drive 800+ miles in one day across seven states… what do you do?  Continue reading “HORSEFLESH, MIDMOURNER, THUNDERCHIEF – 4/13/2017 Asheville, NC Show Review & Photos”

Buckethead – ‘Buckheadland: Pikes’ (Series) Releases Review, Photos, Stream

Bucketheadland #93
Bucketheadland #93

Buckethead’s Buckheadland: Pikes (Series, beginning in May 2011) – Release review and series overview from new Riff Relevant staff writer, David LaMay. Welcome to the crew, Dave!    Continue reading “Buckethead – ‘Buckheadland: Pikes’ (Series) Releases Review, Photos, Stream”

Review: AMORPHIS/SWALLOW THE SUN: Phenomenal Finns In Philly (By Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter)

When a band hasn’t toured the States in years, you likely won’t be disappointed when they finally make it back. Such was the case with Finnish melodic death metallers Amorphis, who finally brought their “Under The Red Cloud” tour here nearly two years after the album’s release.    Continue reading “Review: AMORPHIS/SWALLOW THE SUN: Phenomenal Finns In Philly (By Guest Contributor Kira Schlechter)”

OVERKILL/ NILE/ AMORPHIS/ SWALLOW THE SUN Grind Charlotte, N.C. To Ruins


In one of the most highly anticipated tour stops of the year, Monday, March 6th saw the arrival of the OverkillNileAmorphis and Swallow The Sun trek to The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina. I know I was literally counting down the days for months now awaiting the date as I had not seen Overkill or Amorphis since the mid-1990’s and had never seen Nile or Swallow The Sun period.   Continue reading “OVERKILL/ NILE/ AMORPHIS/ SWALLOW THE SUN Grind Charlotte, N.C. To Ruins”