ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS


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

It has been half a decade, a whole five long years since a full-length studio album arrived from North Carolina’s most incredible ASG. Continue reading “ASG To Return With ‘Survive Sunrise’ Album In June [Title Track Stream]; To Headline U.S. Tour Supported By LO-PAN & BEITTHEMEANS”

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”

DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn


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

The Finnish psychedelic doom practitioners DARK BUDDHA RISING will drop their latest collection of ritualized riffs, the “II” EP, this Friday, April 20th. Continue reading “DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn”

New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears


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

The blackened crust / doom rising from RVA known as THUNDERCHIEF have resurfaced with a new single, “Stone House“. Continue reading “New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears”

REPENTANCE Reveal Vocalist Selection – Robby J. Fonts (Stuck Mojo) – As Live Debut Nears


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

REPENTANCE
, the new project featuring past / present members of Broken Hope, SOiL, 4ARM, Dirge Within and more, have unveiled the identity of their vocalist. Continue reading “REPENTANCE Reveal Vocalist Selection – Robby J. Fonts (Stuck Mojo) – As Live Debut Nears”

TRAUMA Unveils ‘As The World Dies’ Album Details; Sign Distro Deal With The Orchard


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

Reformed San Francisco thrash metal act TRAUMA have revealed details of their upcoming new studio release, “As The World Dies“. Continue reading “TRAUMA Unveils ‘As The World Dies’ Album Details; Sign Distro Deal With The Orchard”

Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]

Q5 (Then)

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

Seattle’s Q5 originally formed in 1983 and by their home region’s standards, the band qualified as a bona fide supergroup. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Q5 [Classic Album ‘Steel The Light’ Re-Issue & EU. Tour Announced]”

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”

SNOWY SHAW To Livestream Album Release Show On April 21st


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

Prolific music legend, Sweden’s Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Dream Evil, Therion, etc.), has announced the release of his first full-length solo album, “White Is The New Black“. Continue reading “SNOWY SHAW To Livestream Album Release Show On April 21st”

KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video


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

Canadian death metal hyperblasters KATAKLYSM have announced a handful of U.S. shows to celebrate the release of their new album, “Meditations“. Continue reading “KATAKLYSM Announce String Of U.S. Shows With JUNGLE ROT & EXMORTUS; Premiere Lyric Video”

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”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

CKY & SLAVES Announce Co-Headlining Tour; ROYAL THUNDER & AWAKEN I AM Supporting


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

CKY and SLAVES will co-headline a North American tour this summer with support from Royal Thunder and Awaken I AmContinue reading “CKY & SLAVES Announce Co-Headlining Tour; ROYAL THUNDER & AWAKEN I AM Supporting”

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”

GHOST Manifests Details Of New Album ‘Prequelle’; Premiere ‘Rats’ Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Mikael Eriksson)

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

The details of the new GHOST album have arrived, they include the album title, cover artwork, tracklist and an official video for one of its songs. Continue reading “GHOST Manifests Details Of New Album ‘Prequelle’; Premiere ‘Rats’ Official Video”