Buckethead – ‘Buckheadland: Pikes’ (Series) Releases Review, Photos, Stream

Bucketheadland #93
Bucketheadland #93

Buckethead’s Buckheadland: Pikes (Series, beginning in May 2011) – Release review and series overview from new Riff Relevant staff writer, David LaMay. Welcome to the crew, Dave!    Continue reading “Buckethead – ‘Buckheadland: Pikes’ (Series) Releases Review, Photos, Stream”

HEADCAT Names Departed Lemmy Replacement In Band: Ex-Morbid Angel’s David Vincent

As some people may or may not know, Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister was bassist/vocalist for a rockabilly ‘n blues band named Headcat.    Continue reading “HEADCAT Names Departed Lemmy Replacement In Band: Ex-Morbid Angel’s David Vincent”

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming


Despite speculation to the contrary, Ohio’s smoldering stoner blues band Five Horse Johnson are active and have a new record on tap. They have just announced that ‘Jake Leg Boogie‘ will see the light of day from Small Stone Recordings on June 30th.   Continue reading “FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming”

VORTICAL MINDS ‘The Orange Box’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item


There was an era in rock music, say between 1968 and 1975 or so, when some of the best stuff ever was created. That period is held in such high regard and bands struggle to this day to nail down its sound. Very few manage to capture the fuzzy guitars, lo-fi vibes and raw bluesiness of that long gone age. Occasionally someone does, they succeed in channeling it all into their own modern output. Today that someone is Vortical Minds.   Continue reading “VORTICAL MINDS ‘The Orange Box’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

COSMONAUT FUZZ Self-Titled Review & Stream


Brazil’s Cosmonaut Fuzz is a one man project from multi-instrumentalist Adriano Alves (guitarist/vox for Netuno Doom). To be his first outing recorded in his home studio with him playing and producing, Alves hits a home run his first time out.

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WRECK PLUS ‘Dark Construktor’ EP Review & Stream

Parisian band Wreck Plus are a well established entity in their homeland of France. They have been actively enlarging their fan base for a while now, accomplished by a string of fantastic releases. The latest one, the ‘Dark Construktor‘ EP, was issued in December 2016 and has now made its way here to RRHQ.

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All Them Witches ‘Sleeping Through The War’ US(#2) & Europe Tour Dates

All Them Witches band photo
All Them Witches – Photo: Paul Harries

The Nashville, TN heavy blues quartet of All Them Witches just finished up round one of their U.S. tour to support the February 24th release of their album ‘Sleeping Through The War’. Are they taking a break to rest up and relax? Nope. In fact, they’ll be starting up round two in the U.S. on April 6th. Check the dates…  Continue reading “All Them Witches ‘Sleeping Through The War’ US(#2) & Europe Tour Dates”

MOON CIRCLE ‘The Cosmic Penguins’ EP Review & Stream


From France we get the latest discovery of Moon Circle and their freshly issued four-song EP, ‘The Cosmic Penguins‘. Chock full of thick fuzz riffs, rolling rhythmic rallies and solid, tight-knit drumming to boot.    Continue reading “MOON CIRCLE ‘The Cosmic Penguins’ EP Review & Stream”

CHUCK BERRY’s Final Album To Be Released; Song With Tom Morello


Mere days after the passing of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry comes the news that his final album, simply titled ‘CHUCK‘, will be released via Dualtone Records on June 16th. The album, Berry’s first since 1979’s “Rock It, will feature ten songs, eight of which were written by Berry.   Continue reading “CHUCK BERRY’s Final Album To Be Released; Song With Tom Morello”