MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream

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

Slamming into the Pat Riot review queue, with millimeters of time sensitivity to spare, is this fantastic sonic smackdown.   Continue reading “MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams

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

One of my favorite traditional styled doom bands, Italy’s Bretus, will soon return with a brand new offering in this month of June. That offering is entitled ‘...From The Twilight Zone‘ and it will arrive via the Endless Winter label.   Continue reading “BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams”

CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)

(By Damon Gravitoyd, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

With their most recent offering ‘The Depths Below‘, Cortez takes it further down to delve into a dark pool of possibilities. Shine your eyes across a review of the new album and hear an audio stream of their first single, ‘Walk Through Fire‘. Continue reading “CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)”

KILLING VOLTS ‘Why Should I Say Yes?’ EP Review, Stream & Video Premiere

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

With plenty of nouveau swagger and new wave-y flare comes the Geneva, Switzerland quartet Killing Volts.   Continue reading “KILLING VOLTS ‘Why Should I Say Yes?’ EP Review, Stream & Video Premiere”

BLACK ROAD Beckons ‘Bloody Mary’ Via Band’s First Official Video


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

Chicago’s musically mystical occult stoner/doom unit Black Road invite you to tread terra retro via their first official video, ‘Bloody Mary‘.   Continue reading “BLACK ROAD Beckons ‘Bloody Mary’ Via Band’s First Official Video”

GUNK – ‘Subhuman Cellular Mutation’ Album Review, Full Stream

(By Dave ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Do you ever have those times when extreme is still not enough, and you want to somehow go beyond to a seemingly non-existent next level? Brutal death and violent grind just aren’t scratching that aural itch?    Continue reading “GUNK – ‘Subhuman Cellular Mutation’ Album Review, Full Stream”

POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg Mbrs) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song


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

Poison Blood are the newly formed black metal duo comprised of Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg). The collaborators have announced the imminent unleashing of their eponymous début EP.   Continue reading “POISON BLOOD (Horseback & Krieg Mbrs) Upcoming Relapse Records Debut EP Song”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2

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

Continuing my run down of ‘must see’ bands performing at this year’s Maryland Doom Festwe bring you to Day One!  Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2”

DEMON EYE: Third Album ‘Prophecies and Lies’ drops Aug. 11; First Track Stream

DemonEye Prophecies And Lies cover art

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

Demon Eye are back on the block with their third full length release. Offering up another dose of their own Raleigh, North Carolina special blend of heavy classic rock, Proto-Metal, and some fine Traditional Doom! Continue reading “DEMON EYE: Third Album ‘Prophecies and Lies’ drops Aug. 11; First Track Stream”