ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour

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

The highly revered progressive rock/melodic doom band ANATHEMA announced a short run of acoustic dates set to take place in the United Kingdom and Europe. Continue reading “ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour”

WINO Acoustic Tour Gets Underway; XASTHUR Supporting w/ SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE On Western Leg

(Photo Courtesy Of SUSIE COSTANTINO)

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

Rock legend Scott “WINO” Weinrich‘s acoustic U.S. tour was officially launched in The Lone Star State this week. Continue reading “WINO Acoustic Tour Gets Underway; XASTHUR Supporting w/ SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE On Western Leg”

DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV

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

This week saw the manifestation of the sophomore solo album from Dee Calhoun, titled “Go To The Devil“, arriving March 30th from Argonauta Records.  Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV”

BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018

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

Capitalizing on the breakthrough success of their 2017 sophomore album “Burn The Ships” (Cuhmon Records), Blacktop Mojo have released an acoustic performance of one  of its songs.  Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018”

ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video


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

The one woman project Zeresh recently released the “Sigh For Sigh” EP. The four song effort is full of poignant music contained upon it, along with the intriguing, touching details of its inspiration and materializing. Continue reading “ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video”

Y&T To Release First Ever Acoustic EP ‘Acoustic Classix Vol.1’ In January


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

The veteran San Francisco Bay area’s hard rock icons Y&T, which consists of founder and lone original member Dave Meniketti along with John Nymann (guitar, vocals), Mike Vanderhule (drums) and Aaron Leigh (bass), have shared some interesting news. Continue reading “Y&T To Release First Ever Acoustic EP ‘Acoustic Classix Vol.1’ In January”

SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″

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

Legendary musician Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Corrections House, etc.) has announced a European solo tour for early 2018, where he will be accompanied by John Judkins of Rwake. Continue reading “SCOTT KELLY (Accompanied By JOHN JUDKINS) Announces 2018 European Solo Tour; Ltd. Ed. Live 7″”

DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour


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

Iron Man vocalist “Screaming MadDee Calhoun has been actively making waves on his very own accord as a solo artist in the past couple of years. 2017 has been an especially good year for Dee as he recorded his second solo effort for Argonauta Records, “Go To The Devil“, this year. It is set to be released by the label in early 2018 and saw Dee joined on this album by his Iron Man bandmate Louis Strachan on bass. Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN Announces ‘The Devil Over Europe’ Spring 2018 Solo Tour”

THE OBSESSED Announce US Fall Headline Tour + Support For CLUTCH / DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Run; Video Of Acoustic Performance Shared


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

Capitalizing on the huge embrace and critical success of their long awaited studio return “Sacred“, The Obsessed will tour the U.S. again this fall. The headlining tour will begin September 27th in Asheville, North Carolina and end October 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. Direct support will be provided by Cobalt and Iron Tongue on select dates. A full list of tour dates is available near the bottom of this page.  Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Announce US Fall Headline Tour + Support For CLUTCH / DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Run; Video Of Acoustic Performance Shared”

THE DEAD DAISIES Perform Acoustic Set At Launch Of Gas Monkey Garage’s ‘Monkey Trap Sessions’

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

Richard Rawlings’ popular Gas Monkey Garage‘s ‘Fast ‘N Loud‘ TV series has led to launches of the Texas-based venue’s Bar & Grille and other ventures. A big fan himself of Rock ‘N Roll and Heavy Metal, Rawling’s recently launched a new live music outlet, the “Monkey Trap Sessions“. Continue reading “THE DEAD DAISIES Perform Acoustic Set At Launch Of Gas Monkey Garage’s ‘Monkey Trap Sessions’”

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.”

MOROSITY – ‘Low Tide’ Album Review & Stream

Morosity – Low Tide

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

As an American who was fortunate enough to spend a bit of time in Norway and stand next to a Viking ship excavated from a frozen burial mound, I consider myself a default authority on any type of music in the neo-folk-avant-garde-metal-rock genre.  MOROSITY is a group of gentlemen from Minneapolis, Minnesota who wear the badge proudly and deliver an eclectic batch of songs on their new album ‘Low Tide.’   Continue reading “MOROSITY – ‘Low Tide’ Album Review & Stream”

TODAY IS THE DAY Release ‘Temple Of The Morning Star’ Acoustic Version Video

Legendary extreme experimental band Today Is The Day have released a video for their acoustic version of the classic ‘Temple Of The Morning Star‘ song. The title track is featured on the recent 20th anniversary edition of the album of the same name. Continue reading “TODAY IS THE DAY Release ‘Temple Of The Morning Star’ Acoustic Version Video”