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!

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PALE DIVINE To Release Long-Awaited S/T Album; U.S. Tour w/ APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Launches This Month

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

One of the heavy underground’s most revered acts, Pennsylvania’s purveyors of blues and psychedelia-infused doom, PALE DIVINE, have delivered some exciting news. Continue reading “PALE DIVINE To Release Long-Awaited S/T Album; U.S. Tour w/ APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Launches This Month”

WHITENAILS To Support WHORES. / BLACK TUSK Co-Headline U.S. Tour; Incl. RPM Fest & Others

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

Canadian heavy cosmic rockers WHITENAILS have announced an imminent U.S. touring cycle they will be participating on. Continue reading “WHITENAILS To Support WHORES. / BLACK TUSK Co-Headline U.S. Tour; Incl. RPM Fest & Others”

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”

FORMING THE VOID Announces New Album ‘Rift’ Coming; Premiere Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Teddie Taylor)

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

Louisiana’s progressive stoner metallers FORMING THE VOID have revealed plans to release their new album “Rift” on August 17th, via Kozmik Artifactz. Continue reading “FORMING THE VOID Announces New Album ‘Rift’ Coming; Premiere Official Video”

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.
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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”

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”

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”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]

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

Our series spotlighting several of the bands performing at this year’s MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 continues with a look at one that I’m quite excited about (Leanne is, too). Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]”

Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month


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

What do you get when you take some musicians from such notable acts as Corrosion Of Conformity, Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Hour Of 13, The Hell No, etc., and unite them in one band setting? Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE


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

Pittsburgh has long been cultivating its underground music scene into one possessing some of the finest bands that the U.S. has to offer. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: MOLASSES BARGE”

BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018

BACKWOODS PAYBACK

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

Pennsylvania’s grunge exuding, alternative rocking, sludgy maestros of sound, BACKWOODS PAYBACK, have just announced the details of their new studio album release. Continue reading “BACKWOODS PAYBACK Unveil New Album Details [Teaser Video]; Live Dates Including MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018”