WITCH RIPPER Issue Lyric Video As ‘Homestead’ Album Nears; Western U.S. Tour Set


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

The Seattle based, progressive sludge unit WITCH RIPPER have launched the pre-order options for their impending “Homestead” album release. Continue reading “WITCH RIPPER Issue Lyric Video As ‘Homestead’ Album Nears; Western U.S. Tour Set”

SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records


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

U.S. retro occult rock/doom band SON OF THE MORNING are premiering their “Left Hand Path” official video. Continue reading “SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records”

DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018


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

Our friends from the Texas-based, retro-heavy unit DOOMSTRESS have just announced a planned U.S. touring trek they’ve set for May. Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces May U.S. Tour [Launches @ L.O.U.D. Fest] Band To Play Day 2 Of The Maryland Doom Fest 2018”

DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF


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

Houston, TX doom metal masters (and mistress) Doomstress will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour starting this week!  Joining as co-headliners will be Florida’s Beerwolf.  Doomstress is heading out supporting their latest release, Supernatural Kvlt Sounds: The Second Rite, and we have a review and stream here for you!    Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS – ‘Supernatural Kvlt Sounds – The Second Rite’ EP Review & Stream; Tour w/BEERWOLF”

Riot’s Revelation: DHU Records ‘MMXVII Vol. II’ Sampler [FREE Compilation]


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

For this first 2018 installment of Riot’s Revelation, we return to the fantastic, freebie format, with a thrilling compilation.   It has a few months’ age on it, but that has not affected it whatsoever, trust me.   “It” refers to September 2017’s sampler compilation, “MMCVII Vol. II” from The Netherlands-based DHU Records. Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: DHU Records ‘MMXVII Vol. II’ Sampler [FREE Compilation]”

DHU Records Announces SON OF THE MORNING Signing; Band Readies S/T Full-Length Release


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

The Netherlands’ DHU Records, or their fully pronounced persona, aka Dark Hedonistic Union Records, have truly lived up to their namesake’s potential with today’s news.  First of all, “nether” refers to something lying below, or believed to be so, the surface of the Earth… or something infernal as well.  Check. Continue reading “DHU Records Announces SON OF THE MORNING Signing; Band Readies S/T Full-Length Release”

BLACK ROAD S/T EP Review & Stream


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

“Inspired by all the greats which came before….we were simply born too late!”

Chicago has long been home to an amazing, thriving music scene, one of myriad genres and styles.   Continue reading “BLACK ROAD S/T EP Review & Stream”

FACES OF THE BOG ‘Ego Death’ Review & Stream


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

Chicago’s Faces Of The Bog are absolutely taking the subterranean music community by storm with their latest offering, “Ego Death“. Although it was originally independently released digitally and on CD in October 2016, it gathered so much steam and recognition that something had to be done. That “something” was the official vinyl release of the effort through DHU Records on Sept. 22nd while the digital version remains available at Bandcamp here. Continue reading “FACES OF THE BOG ‘Ego Death’ Review & Stream”

DOOMSTRESS To Issue ‘The Second Rite’ EP & 12″ Split With SPARROWMILK; Share Details


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

The Lone Star state’s lamenters of traditional doom-inspired music, Doomstress, have announced an upcoming EP release. Coming from No Slip Records before the end of the year, Doomstress‘ “The Second Rite” EP’s release is imminent. The EP contains remixed versions from the original, very limited self release and 7″ DHU single, “Wicked Woman“. It also includes a new song, “Bitter Plea“, recorded at the end of the Wicked Summer tour and featuring additional rhythm guitar by guitarist Joe Fortunato (Sparrowmilk / Venomin James / ex-Ancient VVisdom). Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS To Issue ‘The Second Rite’ EP & 12″ Split With SPARROWMILK; Share Details”

DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit


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

Doomstress, our friends from The Lone Star State, figured what better way to combat Hurricane Harvey than some heavy-ass metal?  After all, what is the opposite of water but fire?  We all know that Doomstress brings the fire when they play live.   Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit”

EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!

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

Holy smokes, have you heard about the EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FESTIVAL? Oskar Blues and Heavy San José are bringing you this insane lineup to honor the Past, Present, and Future of Bay Area Heavy Underground Music.  Check this out… High on Fire, Mos Generator, with seven more bands in one beauty of a night!    Continue reading “EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!”

DOOMSTRESS Preparing For Round Of Extensive Touring; ‘How The West Was Doomed’ With DISENCHANTER & Headlining Trek


Never ones to sit idle and rest upon their laurels, Texas’ heavy doom unit Doomstress are gearing up for some major touring actions soon. First, April will see the band unite with their DHU Records label mates Disenchanter for the ‘How The West Was Doomed‘ trek. Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Preparing For Round Of Extensive Touring; ‘How The West Was Doomed’ With DISENCHANTER & Headlining Trek”

BRUME To Bring The ‘Rooster’ Of Doom On 4-20

The San Francisco-based doom trio Brume will release their full-length début ‘Rooster’ on DHU Records/Doom Stew Records in the months ahead. The heavily hallucinogenic music of members Susie McMullin (Vocals/Bass), Jordan Perkins-Lewis (Drums) and Jamie McCathie (Guitar) first surfaced on 2015’s Donkey EP. Continue reading “BRUME To Bring The ‘Rooster’ Of Doom On 4-20”