FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates


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

From Barcelona, Spain comes news of the upcoming début from the thick riff-rich Fuzz Forward, “Out Of Nowhere“.  The full-length will arrive via Red Sun Records this March. Continue reading “FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates”

MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’

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

Phenomenal Finnish free-for-all fuzzers Monsternaut have unveiled the details of their sophomore album, “Enter The Storm“. It will be arriving from Heavy Psych Sounds on April 27th. Continue reading “MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’”

Riot’s Revelation: FuzzHeavy Sampler Series [Streaming / NYP Item]


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

Welcome to our periodic segment where we get you hip to something worthwhile, in most cases, that something is FREE, too!  Today’s RR spotlight lands squarely on a monthly series under the moniker of The FuzzHeavy Sampler. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: FuzzHeavy Sampler Series [Streaming / NYP Item]”

LONELY KAMEL Back With ‘Death’s-Head Hawkmoth’ In March; Premiere New Song

(Pic Courtesy Of Julia Naglestad)

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

One of the low flying phenoms of bluesy, heavy rock is Oslo, Norway’s Lonely Kamel.  The band will re-emerge this March 23rd with the new record “Death’s-Head Hawkmoth“, the eagerly awaited follow up to 2014’s Shit City, via Stickman Records.     Continue reading “LONELY KAMEL Back With ‘Death’s-Head Hawkmoth’ In March; Premiere New Song”

FU MANCHU Share Epic New Song ‘IL Mostro Atomico’ Featuring RUSH’s Alex Lifeson

(Pic Courtesy Of John Gilhooley)

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

SoCal stoner rock legends Fu Manchu  release their 12th studio album, “Clone Of The Universe“, today, Friday, February 9th, via their own label At The Dojo Records (New Damage Records in Canada). Continue reading “FU MANCHU Share Epic New Song ‘IL Mostro Atomico’ Featuring RUSH’s Alex Lifeson”

Ripple Music Signs MR. PLOW – Band To Play RIPPLE FEST; First New LP In 12 Years ‘Maintain Radio Silence’ Nears


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

For the first time in over a decade, Houston’s MR. PLOW will release  a new album – titled “Maintain Radio Silence” – in the summer of 2018.   Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs MR. PLOW – Band To Play RIPPLE FEST; First New LP In 12 Years ‘Maintain Radio Silence’ Nears”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!


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

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have updates about the lineup and another headliner! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now

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

Psycho Las Vegas recently announced their second round of bands have been confirmed, this time for the anticipated pre-fest Pool Party on Thursday, August 16th…  Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now”

FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates

(Pic Courtesy Of John Gilhooley)

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

A few weeks ago, Fu Manchu announced their twelfth studio album, “Clone Of The Universe” is set for release on February 9th, via their own label At The Dojo Records.  This is their first full-length in four years, but the band has existed about 30 years, so four isn’t exactly a drought for Desert Rock’s royal sons.  Unless you’re all as Fu-parched as I am… (or you might just be baked).  Continue reading “FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds DEMON EYE, VOID KING…+ VIP Contest Winner!


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

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have more news about the lineup, as well as the VIP contest they had! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds DEMON EYE, VOID KING…+ VIP Contest Winner!”

HUDU AKIL Announces ‘Live At The Arrow’ Home Video & Series; Live Dates + More


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

Phoenix, Arizona’s energetically punk-powered stoner / desert rock band Hudu Akil have revealed their plans to release a pro-shot live show home video, “Live At The Arrow“.   Continue reading “HUDU AKIL Announces ‘Live At The Arrow’ Home Video & Series; Live Dates + More”

RED MESA Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Strictly Limited ‘The Desert And The Devil’ Vinyl LP


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

Albuquerque, NM’s half heady, half high octane desert /psyche /stoner rock outfit Red Mesa have launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for a very strictly limited run vinyl pressing. The vinyl, “The Desert And The Devil“, will be regulated to a one-time run of 300 copies and once those are gone…well, they’re gone. Continue reading “RED MESA Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Strictly Limited ‘The Desert And The Devil’ Vinyl LP”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – First Tease of Bands Confirmed; Festival Ticket Sales Opened

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

Back in August, I only left myself a single day to post about Psycho Las Vegas Festival event before I left to attend it.  This year, we have a slight head start on August 2018, with an initial teaser lineup for Psycho Las Vegas 2018! Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – First Tease of Bands Confirmed; Festival Ticket Sales Opened”

1000MODS Announce First-Ever North American Trek; Select Dates With SIERRA & TELEKINETIC YETI

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

Highly revered Grecian stoner /psyche /desert rockers 1000MODS are now over a decade into their existence and altogether, a pretty big deal. Now, after several full album / EP releases, multiple attendances at Desertfest and one just announced for the upcoming HellFest Open Air, comes what is perhaps the best news of all. Continue reading “1000MODS Announce First-Ever North American Trek; Select Dates With SIERRA & TELEKINETIC YETI”

GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)
Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard has tackled quite a bit over the last year.  They’ve toured, released a new record ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, promoted, toured again, played festivals, and toured yet again, all while keeping that road bowl loaded and burning an eternal flame.    Continue reading “GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018”