DREADED DALE ‘Wayward’ EP Stream & Review [All Proceeds Going To Short Creek Dream Center]


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

From right here in the Bluegrass State comes the crushing metalcore of DREADED DALE and their conceptually-themed “Wayward” EP. Continue reading “DREADED DALE ‘Wayward’ EP Stream & Review [All Proceeds Going To Short Creek Dream Center]”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS


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

For this year’s Maryland Doom Fest, we have been a primary sponsor for the event, sharing updates and info for a few months.  Pat got a jump on some of his ‘must see’ bands for the weekend’s festivities, check his last one [here].  Pat effectively stole a couple of my own ‘must sees’, so I only have one to share. It’s a doozy, though – SWITCHBLADE JESUS. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates


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

This is simply a beautiful melding of heavy darkness, rolling out on the road as one machine of doom.  Pale Divine and Apostle of Solitude have joined together for a run of U.S. tour dates in July.
Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates”

GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas

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

TJ Maynard, bassist for Burlington, Vermont’s Ghastly Sound spent some time with Robot Dog Studio to do a video review of the Hyperion bass from Balaguer Guitars.  This is a pretty nifty thing and we’re premiering it today.    Continue reading “GHASTLY SOUND’s TJ MAYNARD – Balaguer Guitars’ ‘Hyperion’ Bass Review & ‘Holy Serpent’ Playthrough; Set to play Psycho Las Vegas”

URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream


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

Berlin, Germany’s URSULAR have just released their first proper, official recording, a 3-song self-titled EP. Continue reading “URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream”

STONEBRIDE ‘Animals On Display’ EP Review & Stream

The Zagreb, Croatia based band STONEBRIDE recently offered their latest studio recording, the “Animals On Display” EP, available for public consumption. Continue reading “STONEBRIDE ‘Animals On Display’ EP Review & Stream”

LáGoon ‘Skate Fast, Play Loud’ In New Official Video


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

Portland’s fuzzened, psyche punk band LáGoon are premiering their new official video for the song “Skate Fast, Play Loud“. Continue reading “LáGoon ‘Skate Fast, Play Loud’ In New Official Video”

BLACK HELIUM Share ‘Curtains At The Mausoleum’ Official Video As Debut Album Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Steve Gullick)

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

The London, U.K.’s BLACK HELIUM are everything I like and enjoy about the psychedelic and / or shoegaze music genres. Continue reading “BLACK HELIUM Share ‘Curtains At The Mausoleum’ Official Video As Debut Album Nears”

AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest

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

Detroit’s road warriors Against the Grain’s “Cheated Death” is a furiously debauched, rock n’ roll slaughterhouse. Released back in February, the band’s fourth record was their first record released via West Coast powerhouse Ripple Music.    Continue reading “AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest”

SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream

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

In case you are not aware, the Texas entity that is fitted with the moniker SLOW DRAW is actually the lone being Mark Kitchens from the band Stone Machine Electric. Continue reading “SLOW DRAW ‘Light Is The Path’ Review & Stream”

PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream


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

Perth, Australia’s MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE are a band whose name you won’t soon forget, especially when reinforced by their music once you’ve heard it. Continue reading “PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]

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

Our series spotlighting several of the bands performing at this year’s MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 continues with a look at one that I’m quite excited about (Leanne is, too). Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]”

Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month


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

What do you get when you take some musicians from such notable acts as Corrosion Of Conformity, Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Hour Of 13, The Hell No, etc., and unite them in one band setting? Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month”

Riot’s Revelation: METALOCALYPSTICK ‘Metal Queens Vol. 2’ Compilation [Stream + NYP Item] – Fest Details


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

Have you missed this or what? It has been awhile since I’ve churned out a new Riot’s Revelation segment so here we are. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: METALOCALYPSTICK ‘Metal Queens Vol. 2’ Compilation [Stream + NYP Item] – Fest Details”

DEMON LUNG Video For ‘How The Gods Kill’ [Danzig Cover] On Ltd. ‘Pareidolia’ Re-Issue

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

Las Vegas’ psychedelic doom band DEMON LUNG have just unveiled a new lyric video for their cover of the title track from Danzig’s 1992 album, “How The Gods Kill“. Continue reading “DEMON LUNG Video For ‘How The Gods Kill’ [Danzig Cover] On Ltd. ‘Pareidolia’ Re-Issue”