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”

Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!


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

2018’s month of March brings Riff Relevant to its first anniversary.  We’re grateful and we’re celebrating by giving away some more stuff!

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the lineup, a beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: CAPITOL HEMP. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp”

STONER DAZE – Stoner & Doom Festival (March 15 & 16) Austin, Texas

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

#FestAlert – Stoner Daze: Stoner & Doom Festival is happening in a couple of weeks on March 15-16th in Austin, Texas.    Continue reading “STONER DAZE – Stoner & Doom Festival (March 15 & 16) Austin, Texas”

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]”

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”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the full festival lineup, revealed the beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and told of the four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  Now we’re inviting you to learn a bit more about these sponsors, starting with the Oliver Brewing Co.. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company”

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]”

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…
Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) DAMON GRAVITOYD Shares 25 Favorites”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!

Descendants Of Crom Festival

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

“…Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury.  He began to realize his sense of worth… he mattered…” ~ The Wizard (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!”

UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed

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

Early Bird Tickets for the Maryland Doom Fest 2018 events go on sale Sunday, December 17th (which is TODAY).  We also have their first reveal Fest Poster artwork, by artist Christina Christie! Continue reading “UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership

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

2017 has been a remarkable year for festival lineups (at least for me), event organizers in 2018 have their work cut out for them.  The Maryland Doom Fest has already revealed it’s initial (& full!) 2018 lineup, and Riff Relevant is a very proud sponsor for next year’s event!  Let’s find out more, shall we? Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets

Descendants Of Crom Festival

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

“…Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark.  Now they learn why they fear the night.…” ~ Thulsa Doom (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets”

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”