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”

SANG SARAH Announce Eastern U.S. Mini-Tour In July

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

U.S. underground grunge / alternative psyche rockers SANG SARAH have just unveiled the itinerary of an eastern U.S. mini-tour run set for July. Continue reading “SANG SARAH Announce Eastern U.S. Mini-Tour In July”

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”

KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song

(Photo Courtesy Of Cody Keto)

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

Following the demise of Agalloch in 2016, band members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums), united with ex-Giant Squid guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory and formed KHÔRADA. Continue reading “KHÔRADA (Ex-Agalloch & Giant Squid) Announce Debut Album; Share First Song”

Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

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

The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal.  Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart.  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”

Brann Dailor (Mastodon) Provides Vocals To Song Tying Into DC Comics Graphic Novel [Streaming]


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

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor has contributed vocals to a song titled “Red Death“, tracked for the upcoming DC Comics graphic novel “Dark Days: The Road To Metal”. Continue reading “Brann Dailor (Mastodon) Provides Vocals To Song Tying Into DC Comics Graphic Novel [Streaming]”

VESSEL OF LIGHT Share Further ‘Woodshed’ Album Details

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

After last month’s announcement of a sophomore album release [HERE] and video premiere from 2017’s smash super duo VESSEL OF LIGHT, we have some updates. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT Share Further ‘Woodshed’ Album Details”

VIOLATION WOUND (w/ Chris Reifert Of Autopsy / Painted Doll) Share Cuts From New Release

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

VIOLATION WOUND, the punk rock / metal band formed by Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Painted Doll, Abscess, Death) on guitar and vocals, released their new album, “With Man In Charge“, on April 27 via Peaceville Records. Continue reading “VIOLATION WOUND (w/ Chris Reifert Of Autopsy / Painted Doll) Share Cuts From New Release”

CVNT FISTVLA ‘Cream Soda’ EP Review & Stream


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

From Oslo, Norway we have the recorded arrival of CVNT FISTVLA via their newly-released “Cream Soda” EP from Bytte-Bernt Records. Continue reading “CVNT FISTVLA ‘Cream Soda’ EP Review & Stream”

NWOBHM Icons PRAYING MANTIS Prepare To Release ‘Gravity’; Official Video Premiere


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

The legendary NWOBHM band Praying Mantis will release their 11th studio album, “Gravity“, on May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl. Continue reading “NWOBHM Icons PRAYING MANTIS Prepare To Release ‘Gravity’; Official Video Premiere”

FOTOCRIME Share Details Of Full-Length Debut ‘Principle Of Pain’; Stream New Song + Tour Dates

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

One of the more unique, interesting bands to surface in the last couple years, one with ties to my old Kentucky home, unveil details of their debut full-length. Continue reading “FOTOCRIME Share Details Of Full-Length Debut ‘Principle Of Pain’; Stream New Song + Tour Dates”

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”

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”

SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up


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

The SHADOW WOODS METAL Festival has announced they will return for their fourth installment in 2018! This most-brutal gathering will be held from Thursday, September 20th through Saturday, September 22th in Purcellville, VA at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC).  Continue reading “SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the lineup, a beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: CAPITOL HEMP. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp”