HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Two years to the very day of its original 2016 release, this Friday, April 20th will see the re-issue of the self-titled debut album from Pittsburgh psych-doom / sludge band HOREHOUND. Continue reading “HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Schedule & Set Times Announced; GOZU Now Added


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

As we now inch to just a matter of days away from the highly-anticipated NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL this coming weekend, April 20th & 21st, there is up-to-the-minute news being announced. Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Schedule & Set Times Announced; GOZU Now Added”

DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018


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

Our friends from the Texas-based, retro-heavy unit DOOMSTRESS have just announced a planned U.S. touring trek they’ve set for May. Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018”

THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot

The Obsessed
THE OBSESSED (Photo Courtesy Of Susie Costantino)

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

Maryland’s reactivated punk-tinged doomers THE OBSESSED have announced plans for a short tour of the U.K. and Ireland launching later this month. Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot”

Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

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

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended.  Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom”

GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming

(Photo Courtesy Of David Brendan Hall)

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

Austin’s immensely awesome rockers GREENBEARD have unloaded quite a list of news items and upcoming events that are taking place. Continue reading “GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming”

THE SKULL Completes ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ Recording; Schedules Spring U.S. Headline Tour


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

U.S. doom band The Skull have just announced a planned U.S. headlining tour set for this spring, including a headline set at the New England Stoner and Doom Fest. Continue reading “THE SKULL Completes ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ Recording; Schedules Spring U.S. Headline Tour”

THE WATCHERS ‘Black Abyss’ Review & Stream; Live Dates


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

With the recent March 9th release of their first full-length recording for Ripple Music, “Black Abyss“, as fresh as fresh can be, The Watchers have indeed arrived. Continue reading “THE WATCHERS ‘Black Abyss’ Review & Stream; Live Dates”

ETERNAL BLACK ‘Bleed The Days’ on Ltd. Vinyl Pressing; EU Availability via Kozmik Artifactz


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

Brooklyn, NY based ETERNAL BLACK unleashed their début full-length doom metal album, ‘Bleed the Days’, on CD, Cassette, and Digital formats in August 2017, via their own Obsidian Sky Records label.    Continue reading “ETERNAL BLACK ‘Bleed The Days’ on Ltd. Vinyl Pressing; EU Availability via Kozmik Artifactz”

MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

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

Last month, we shared news that Mos Generator is direct support for Fu Manchu’s tour in May, and we also premiered their new video.  We now have updated ‘Road Rats Tour’ dates, plus details about the new ‘Shadowlands’ album.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!


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

2018’s month of March brings Riff Relevant to its first anniversary.  We’re grateful and we’re celebrating by giving away some more stuff!

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!”

WASTED THEORY – ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour w/First West Coast Dates; Supporting ‘Defenders Of The Riff -2017’ [Full Stream] via Argonauta Records

Photo by Shane Gardner/Rock N Roll Socialite

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

American Weed Rockers WASTED THEORY hit the highway again, announcing U.S. Tour dates for 2018, including their first sky-way trek to California for a hazy ‘Stoned On Both Coasts” year of performances.   Continue reading “WASTED THEORY – ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour w/First West Coast Dates; Supporting ‘Defenders Of The Riff -2017’ [Full Stream] via Argonauta Records”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Dee Calhoun ‘Dry Heaves & Needles’ Official Video

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

One of underground music’s most prolific storytellers, as well as banshee-like singing powerhouse, Dee Calhoun, will return with his sophomore solo album later this month.

Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Dee Calhoun ‘Dry Heaves & Needles’ Official Video”

FOGHOUND Announce Upcoming ‘Awaken To Destroy’ Album Due Out via RIPPLE MUSIC In Sept. 2018

Photos by Shane Gardner/Rock N Roll Socialite

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

Maryland Doom & Stoner Rock stalwarts Foghound have recently put the finishing touches on their third full-length offering, entitled “Awaken To Destroy”.  Their new album is set for a September 2018 release via Ripple Music.

Continue reading “FOGHOUND Announce Upcoming ‘Awaken To Destroy’ Album Due Out via RIPPLE MUSIC In Sept. 2018”

THE WATCHERS Issue ‘Starfire’ Official Lyric Video; ‘Black Abyss’ Imminent

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

With the release of their highly anticipated first full length album “Black Abyss” just a handful of days away, The Watchers are premiering a new official lyric video. Continue reading “THE WATCHERS Issue ‘Starfire’ Official Lyric Video; ‘Black Abyss’ Imminent”