BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Announces ‘BCCIV’ Album; Shares ‘Collide’ Video


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

Black Country Communion is the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist / bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist / vocalist Joe Bonamassa.   Continue reading “BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Announces ‘BCCIV’ Album; Shares ‘Collide’ Video”

RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream

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

If you are like me and are even remotely tapped into alternative music from outside of the U.S., then I’d wager you’ve encountered this band at some point. This band being Pretoria, South Africa’s Ruff Majik of course, a band I discovered a year or two back.  Continue reading “RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream”

ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video

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

The Nashville, TN heavy blues quartet All Them Witches has just finished Round Two of their tour to support the February 24th release of their ‘Sleeping Through The War’ album.  Round three is set to start on September 18th in Germany.    Continue reading “ALL THEM WITCHES – Added US/EU Tour Dates; Brand New ‘BULLS’ Official Video”

FISHING WITH GUNS ‘Blood On The Ropes’ EP Review & Stream

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

Parisians Fishing With Guns recently returned to the front with a new five-song EP, “Blood On The Ropes“. I for one have followed the band for the last year or two and am glad they are back with a new release after reviewing their previous one last year.   Continue reading “FISHING WITH GUNS ‘Blood On The Ropes’ EP Review & Stream”

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

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

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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