GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST To Launch ‘Red, White ‘N Brew’ U.S. Tour This Month [Video Trailer]

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

San Diego’s metal-melding heavy rockers GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST announce the rapidly approaching “Red, White ‘N BrewU.S. Tour 2018. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST To Launch ‘Red, White ‘N Brew’ U.S. Tour This Month [Video Trailer]”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT Announce N. American Fall Tour; Shows Include Shadow Woods Metal Fest & Descendants Of Crom

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

Texas’ bleak doomers DESTROYER OF LIGHT have unveiled plans for a full-on North American tour to take place this fall. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT Announce N. American Fall Tour; Shows Include Shadow Woods Metal Fest & Descendants Of Crom”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT Issue Promo Video From Upcoming ‘Hopeless’ EP; West Coast Tour Nears

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

The Lone Star State harbingers of opaquely sullen doom, Destroyer Of Light, will return with the “Hopeless” EP via Heavy Friends Records on May 11th. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT Issue Promo Video From Upcoming ‘Hopeless’ EP; West Coast Tour Nears”

SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up


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

The SHADOW WOODS METAL Festival has announced they will return for their fourth installment in 2018! This most-brutal gathering will be held from Thursday, September 20th through Saturday, September 22th in Purcellville, VA at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC).  Continue reading “SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTIVAL Announces Details & Band Line-Up”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – WO FAT’s MICHAEL WALTER Shares 18 Favorites

Wo Fat

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

Wo Fat are not the evil villains of their namesake.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  This Texas trio are some of the more relaxed, humble, endearing gents I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting (last year at The Maryland Doom Fest).  However, to listen to them play is an altogether villainous experience…
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Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – GREENBEARD’s BUDDY HACHAR Shares 10 Favorites

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard were busy guys this past year of 2017.  They toured in the Spring, put out a new release ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, toured most of the summer, fall, and winter, including several festivals thrown in the mix.
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Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – HEXXUS’ BILLY LUTTRELL Shares 15 Favorites

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

Birmingham, Alabama’s Hexxus is… well, to me – bliss.  Grimy, dark, sludge covered, raging bliss.  Hexxus is brutal, unrelenting, and yes, even a bit though-provoking.  They’re not just loud for loud’s sake, but they are goddamned loud.

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Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) DAMON GRAVITOYD Shares 25 Favorites

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

Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway jumped in with both feet as a writer here at Riff Relevant many months ago.  He’s brought with him several things, including his immediate proximity to Austin, Texas, which has a rather insane amount of heavy music bands right at his fingertips at the moment.  Talk about the right place at the right time…
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One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates

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

Hotel Vegas, Austin, Texas, 10:00 pm.  It was dark and felt like Godzilla’s breath: muggy and hot.  Austin’s heaviness-seekers filed in clad in black t-shirts – we only come out at night, it seems.  This was the last show for Messa and  Witchcryer on their Scarlet U.S. Tour of 2017, and they brought Destroyer Of Light along for this night of destruction. Continue reading “One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Chamber Of Horrors’ Review & Stream

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

When one first hears the name Destroyer Of Light, and they know nothing about the Lone Star state-based unit, they probably think Black Metal first thing right off.   Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Chamber Of Horrors’ Review & Stream”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT To Release ‘Chamber Of Horrors’ In July; Streaming New Song

Austin, Texas stoner doom band Destroyer Of Light are preparing to release their new album, ‘Chamber Of Horrors‘, via Heavy Friends Records on July 14th.   Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT To Release ‘Chamber Of Horrors’ In July; Streaming New Song”