HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Two years to the very day of its original 2016 release, this Friday, April 20th will see the re-issue of the self-titled debut album from Pittsburgh psych-doom / sludge band HOREHOUND. Continue reading “HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates”

DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn


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

The Finnish psychedelic doom practitioners DARK BUDDHA RISING will drop their latest collection of ritualized riffs, the “II” EP, this Friday, April 20th. Continue reading “DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn”

New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears


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

The blackened crust / doom rising from RVA known as THUNDERCHIEF have resurfaced with a new single, “Stone House“. Continue reading “New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears”

CANDLEMASS To Release ‘House Of Doom’ EP In May; Band Launches Online Game


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

Legendary doom metal icons CANDLEMASS recently broke ground into a new, modern venture related to the rise of online gaming. Continue reading “CANDLEMASS To Release ‘House Of Doom’ EP In May; Band Launches Online Game”

WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

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”

KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream


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

Southern New Jersey’s primordial swamp dwellers, KOLOSSOR, return with a rampage on their new, just-released debut full length, “Crown Of Horns“. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream”

THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot

The Obsessed
THE OBSESSED (Photo Courtesy Of Susie Costantino)

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

Maryland’s reactivated punk-tinged doomers THE OBSESSED have announced plans for a short tour of the U.K. and Ireland launching later this month. Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot”

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”

CHILD BITE Share Cuts From ‘Burnt Offerings’ Rarities Compilation; Celtic Frost & A.C. Covers w/ PHIL ANSELMO On Vox Streaming


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

CHILD BITE recently announced the upcoming release of a 2CD set of covers and rarities titled “Burnt Offerings” on May 11th through Phil Anselmo‘s Housecore Records. Continue reading “CHILD BITE Share Cuts From ‘Burnt Offerings’ Rarities Compilation; Celtic Frost & A.C. Covers w/ PHIL ANSELMO On Vox Streaming”

PALLBEARER Release New Single ‘Dropout’ Via Adult Swim Singles Series


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

Progressive doom metallers PALLBEARER have just released a new single today in collaboration with the Adult Swim Singles series.  Continue reading “PALLBEARER Release New Single ‘Dropout’ Via Adult Swim Singles Series”

thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream


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

Meet the Chilean ambassadors of stoner doom / sludge / drone, the crushing behemoth thallMOTH and their “ANVRF” album. Continue reading “thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream”

HAUNTED Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Dayburner’; To Arrive In June


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

HAUNTED, the Catania, Italy-based inhabitants of harrowing psyche / fuzz doom, have unveiled details for their highly anticipated new album. Continue reading “HAUNTED Reveal Details Of New Album ‘Dayburner’; To Arrive In June”

THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream


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

Australia’s The Black Swamp recently released their 4-song “Witches” EP, a record that is reminiscent of an era in music before metal “got all dicky about the genre divides” as they put it. Continue reading “THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream”

STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates


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

Chicago’s brutal sludge savages STAY ASLEEP will release their debut album “Mourner” on April 13 via Spirit & Discipline Recordings. Continue reading “STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates”