Death By Numbers: BENEATH Streaming ‘Ephemeris’ In Full

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

For those that may not know, an Ephemeris is a table or chart that displays the positions of a particular heavenly body on a number of dates in sequence.  One might also call it a calendar or an almanac, if so inclined, but in today’s case there is a third option.   Continue reading “Death By Numbers: BENEATH Streaming ‘Ephemeris’ In Full”

CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut

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

One of the New England region’s most volatile entities, Choked Out Again, recently shared an update with us, letting us know what’s currently going on with the band.   Continue reading “CHOKED OUT AGAIN Busy Working On Tripsquad Records Debut”

MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video

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

A slew of headlining tour updates have come from the Mastodon crew over the past few weeks.  Just in case you missed it, we have all dates and info here for you today in one spot…   Continue reading “MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video”

THE GREAT RUSSIAN EMPIRE To Invade With ‘Low Ends’ In Sept. [Song Premiere]

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

Montreal, Québec’s dual bass combo The Great Russian Empire are back!  Yes, the two bass and no guitar trio will return with the bass-heavy new six-song effort, the “Low Ends” EP, on September 8th.  Continue reading “THE GREAT RUSSIAN EMPIRE To Invade With ‘Low Ends’ In Sept. [Song Premiere]”

Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM


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

The orchestrally enhanced doom band Paramaecium originally got their start in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990s.  In less than a year from their formation, the trio of bassist / vocalist Andrew Tompkins, guitarist Colin ‘Mosh’ Maynard and drummer Steve Palmer issued their first recordings.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: PARAMAECIUM”

Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!

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

The iconic, legendary North Carolina-based metallic doom unit Confessor seem to be on the verge of a long-awaited return.    Continue reading “Don’t Call It A Comeback… But CONFESSOR Are Coming Back!”

O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event

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

Blackseed Records presents the August release of “The Human Voice Is A Diseasefrom o Heiðrún.  Forged in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this release holds all existing o Heiðrún recordings to date, in one haunting compilation.    Continue reading “O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event”

SCOTT KELLY w/ JOHN JUDKINS Live In Asheville, N.C.

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

Finally, an event that I’d been eager to experience for a rather lengthy time had arrived… to see a Scott Kelly acoustic performance!  Scott was currently on the road playing small, intimate sets with accompaniment by John Judkins (Rwake, Laser Flames On The Great Big News). Continue reading “SCOTT KELLY w/ JOHN JUDKINS Live In Asheville, N.C.”

MINDKULT To Release ‘Lucifer’s Dream’ In September; Track Premiere

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

The one-man psych / doom / shoegaze project from the Commonwealth Of Virginia, Mindkult, will return with “Lucifer’s Dream” next month.    Continue reading “MINDKULT To Release ‘Lucifer’s Dream’ In September; Track Premiere”

DEVIL ELECTRIC S/T LP Review, Stream & Official Video


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

Today, August 11th, saw the full-length, self-titled release from Australia’s Devil Electric light up the planet from Kozmik Artifactz.   Continue reading “DEVIL ELECTRIC S/T LP Review, Stream & Official Video”