HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream


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

Eight torturous, long years after the release of their full-length album ‘Using The Useless’, the Indio, CA. hard rock trio House Of Broken Promises return with new music.   Continue reading “HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES ‘Twisted’ EP Review & Stream”

THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Valley are a trio from Cape Town, South Africa and after a couple of earlier Single releases, have arrived with “Obelisk“.   Continue reading “THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream”

TUNA DE TIERRA S/T Release Streaming In Full

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

This Friday, September 22nd will see the release of the highly anticipated self-titled album from Italy’s Tuna De Tierra. Dropping through Argonauta Records, this collection of psyche-infused Desert Rock songs hearkens to the greats like Kyuss or Colour Haze.

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WOLVES OF WINTER – Vinyl Release on No Slip Records; New Shows; New Songs in the Works

Wolves Of Winter

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

Phoenix, Arizona’s heavy desert rock outfit Wolves of Winter came soaring out of the ashes in 2012.  Comprised of Josh McGee (vocals and guitar), Mike Horn (drums), and David Weaver (bass), they are a whirling sand dune of fuzzy, down and dirty, heavy grit, grunge rock.  Guess what?  We have news! Continue reading “WOLVES OF WINTER – Vinyl Release on No Slip Records; New Shows; New Songs in the Works”

HOWLING GIANT ‘Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2’ Review & Stream


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

Straight from the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee comes the very embodiment of the antithesis of that musical genre.  It is manifested both in the form of the band Howling Giant and their recent EP release, “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2“.   Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT ‘Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2’ Review & Stream”

BURN THEE INSECTS Interview At The Maryland Doom Fest 2017 [Video]

(All Pics Courtesy Of Leanne Ridgeway)

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

Arizona’s Burn Thee Insects are one of those bands that come along and ultimately blow your mind once experienced.   Continue reading “BURN THEE INSECTS Interview At The Maryland Doom Fest 2017 [Video]”

HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES To Issue ‘Twisted’ EP Next Month; EU. Touring Trek With BLACK BONE Set


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

One of the truest desert rock acts going, Indio, California’s House Of Broken Promises, will release a new EP next month. “Twisted” will arrive on October 6th and will consist of 2 unreleased songs, 2 covers (one Black Sabbath and one Billy Squier), plus a bunch of outtakes and live songs for a running time of about 30 minutes of music. It’s coming ‘atcha from Heavy Psych Sounds and pre-orders launched today (September 1st) here. Continue reading “HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES To Issue ‘Twisted’ EP Next Month; EU. Touring Trek With BLACK BONE Set”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

STONERROR S/T Release Review, Stream & Official Video

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

Straight out of the school of music that traces its origins back to the desert rock frontiersmen Kyuss comes Kraków, Poland’s Stonerror.    Continue reading “STONERROR S/T Release Review, Stream & Official Video”

SPIRIT ADRIFT To Release ‘Curse Of Conception’ In October; Title Track Streaming

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

Arizona’s psychedelic desert doom unit Spirit Adrift, which features members of such acts as Gatecreeper and Goya, will release a new full-length album this October.  Continue reading “SPIRIT ADRIFT To Release ‘Curse Of Conception’ In October; Title Track Streaming”

SLEEP To Perform Full ‘Holy Mountain’ Album At DESERT DAZE Fest

 

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

Stoner Doom sludge mongers Sleep have announced that they plan to play their seminal 1992 milestone album “Holy Mountain” in full at the upcoming Desert Daze Festival.  The album is hailed by many as the go-to template for what we know as the “stoner doom’ genre today. Continue reading “SLEEP To Perform Full ‘Holy Mountain’ Album At DESERT DAZE Fest”

RAVENBLACK S/T EP Review & Stream

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

From The Great White North (well, Montreal, Québec really), comes the début from Ravenblack.  The five-song self-titled EP is an astounding foray into full-on stoner rock laden with nuances of psychedelia and space-y doom.   Continue reading “RAVENBLACK S/T EP 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”

SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates

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

Savanah’s “The Healer” undulates through a variety of spaces and emotions.  At times, the album trudges forward with primal riffage; at others, it erupts into an ethereal sorrow.   Continue reading “SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates”

CLOUD CATCHER ‘Trails of Kozmic Dust’ – Album Review & Stream

Cloud Catcher - Live at Electric Funeral Fest photo by Mike Goodwin
Cloud Catcher – Live at Electric Funeral Fest – Photo by Mike Goodwin

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Trails of Kozmic Dust‘, released on Totem Cat Records in March 2017.  It finds the Cloud Catcher trio to be burning through the atmosphere way above the Denver, Colorado sky they’re used to.   Continue reading “CLOUD CATCHER ‘Trails of Kozmic Dust’ – Album Review & Stream”

RHINO Premieres ‘I See The Monsters’ Official Video


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

The heavy-handed Italian stoner rockers Rhino are premiering a new Official Video for their song “I See The Monsters“.  Continue reading “RHINO Premieres ‘I See The Monsters’ Official Video”

SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl

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

Swedish desert rock/doom trio Spelljammer announce the forthcoming reissue of their highly celebrated 2010 début, ‘Inches From The Sun’, to be released September 22nd, via Riding Easy Records.   Continue reading “SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl”

TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Damn Music’ EP Review & Stream


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

Finland always seems to provide the world some amazingly good, if not great, killer rock ‘n roll.  That is the case yet again, with the recently issued four-song “Damn Music” EP from Tarpit Orchestra, released back in late May.   Continue reading “TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Damn Music’ EP Review & Stream”

NICK OLIVERI To Release ‘No Hits At All Vol. 3’ Via Heavy Psych Sounds In Oct.

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

Palm Desert’s resident rock icon Nick Oliveri has announced that he will release a third installment of his N.O. Hits At All series this fall.   Continue reading “NICK OLIVERI To Release ‘No Hits At All Vol. 3’ Via Heavy Psych Sounds In Oct.”

GREENBEARD – “Lödarödböl” Will Light You Up!; Album Review & Stream

Greenbeard - Lödarödböl Cover Art
Greenbeard – Lödarödböl Cover Art

(By Damon “Gravitoyd” Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Greenbeards latest release – “Lödarödböl” – lights up a mountain of THC infused, desert influenced, low rumble groove, tinged with just enough psychedelic flair to get your stoner lovin’ ass off! Released just today via Sailor Records.   Continue reading “GREENBEARD – “Lödarödböl” Will Light You Up!; Album Review & Stream”