BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates


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

Japanese alternative/stoner rock band Boris are celebrating their 25th anniversary of existence with a new release.    Continue reading “BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams

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

One of my favorite traditional styled doom bands, Italy’s Bretus, will soon return with a brand new offering in this month of June. That offering is entitled ‘...From The Twilight Zone‘ and it will arrive via the Endless Winter label.   Continue reading “BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams”

CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video

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

The hard rocking, heavier touring occult entity that is the metallic doom band Castle have announced a new tour (no surprise there).   Continue reading “CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video”

CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)

(By Damon Gravitoyd, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

With their most recent offering ‘The Depths Below‘, Cortez takes it further down to delve into a dark pool of possibilities. Shine your eyes across a review of the new album and hear an audio stream of their first single, ‘Walk Through Fire‘. Continue reading “CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)”

TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)

(By Shaun Katz, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com

At their peak, Trouble were the perfect combination of Black Sabbath meets The Beatles, and their 1992 album ‘Manic Frustration‘ was their collaborative pinnacle.   Continue reading “TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)”

PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July


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

The UK’s atmospheric doom legends Paradise Lost have announced the will be re-issuing a 20th Anniversary special edition of their ‘One Second‘ album.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July”

BLACK ROAD Beckons ‘Bloody Mary’ Via Band’s First Official Video


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

Chicago’s musically mystical occult stoner/doom unit Black Road invite you to tread terra retro via their first official video, ‘Bloody Mary‘.   Continue reading “BLACK ROAD Beckons ‘Bloody Mary’ Via Band’s First Official Video”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2

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

Continuing my run down of ‘must see’ bands performing at this year’s Maryland Doom Festwe bring you to Day One!  Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2”

DEMON EYE: Third Album ‘Prophecies and Lies’ drops Aug. 11; First Track Stream

DemonEye Prophecies And Lies cover art

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

Demon Eye are back on the block with their third full length release. Offering up another dose of their own Raleigh, North Carolina special blend of heavy classic rock, Proto-Metal, and some fine Traditional Doom! Continue reading “DEMON EYE: Third Album ‘Prophecies and Lies’ drops Aug. 11; First Track Stream”