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”

NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates


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

From the City Of Angels arrives a totally under-the-radar band, at least so for me, and their three-song EP.  The band is Night Verses, the EP is “Copper Wasp” (released on January 18) and both are fantastically phenomenal!  Continue reading “NIGHT VERSES ‘Copper Wasp’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item + Live Dates”

3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream


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

Boston, Massachusetts’ 3 Parts Dead might be a bit misleading with their name because there’s nothing dead or lifeless about the band whatsoever. In fact, the act are nearing their fifth year of activity in 2018 and closed out 2017 with their fiery 3-track “Master” EP. Continue reading “3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream”

BATTERSEA Explore ‘Parts Unknown’ On New Album; Title Track Stream + Release Show


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

Indianapolis’ heavy doom unit Battersea have announced the imminent arrival of their new album, “Parts Unknown“. The 5-song effort will be independently released by the band on March 10th. Continue reading “BATTERSEA Explore ‘Parts Unknown’ On New Album; Title Track Stream + Release Show”

ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video


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

The one woman project Zeresh recently released the “Sigh For Sigh” EP. The four song effort is full of poignant music contained upon it, along with the intriguing, touching details of its inspiration and materializing. Continue reading “ZERESH ‘Sigh For Sigh’ EP Review & Stream; Official Video”

AFFASIA Prepare To Release ‘Adrift In Remorse’ EP Debut; Album Teaser Video


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

After several years of line-up changes and seemingly endless work in creating their sound, RVA’s (Richmond, VA.) AFFASIA are prepared to release their debut.  The “Adrift In Remorse” EP will arrive via Transcending Records on February 23rd. Continue reading “AFFASIA Prepare To Release ‘Adrift In Remorse’ EP Debut; Album Teaser Video”

DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Des Moines, Iowa’s trio Druids self-released their Spirit Compass album this past December and it is a potent follow-up to their 2016 banger, Cycles of Mobeum.    Continue reading “DRUIDS – ‘Spirit Compass’ EP Review & Stream; Tour Dates”

Singer Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, Ex-Exodus) Debuts ‘Disaster’ Official Video From DUKES EP


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

Vocalist Rob Dukes of Generation Kill, Fragile Mortals, and formerly Exodus, released his first solo EP last October, featuring Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Fireball Ministry) and special appearances from members of Run-DMC and Snot.  Continue reading “Singer Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, Ex-Exodus) Debuts ‘Disaster’ Official Video From DUKES EP”

UPDATED! EMPRESS ‘Reminiscence’ EP To Arrive In February; Song Streams

(Pic Courtesy Of Shimon Karmel)

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

Vancouver is the place providing the doom / sludge world its latest band worthy of attention, Empress.   Continue reading “UPDATED! EMPRESS ‘Reminiscence’ EP To Arrive In February; Song Streams”

HIGH COMMAND ‘The Primordial Void’ EP Review & Stream


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

Now that “blackened thrash” is a more-than-legit genre of music, there are numerous entities providing aural assaults of it for our perusal. One that recently landed on my metallic radar are Worcester, Massachusetts’ High Command who will be issuing their 2-song 7”, titled “The Primordial Void“, on February 9th via Haftvad Records. Continue reading “HIGH COMMAND ‘The Primordial Void’ EP Review & Stream”

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Issue ‘Get Your Fight On’ EP; Premiere New Song


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

The Venice Beach punk-hardcore-metal crossover cycos Suicidal Tendencies have announced they will release a new EP this March. That release, titled “Get Your Fight On”, will arrive on March 9 and ST are sharing a new song from it today. Check out the new song “Nothing To Lose” streaming below. Continue reading “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Issue ‘Get Your Fight On’ EP; Premiere New Song”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) DAVID LAMAY Shares 55 Favorites

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

David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay has been with Riff Relevant since soon after I started this ship of mayhem.  We unknowingly have been wandering the peripherals of the same music circles for longer than either of us probably realize… way back machines are scary.
Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) DAVID LAMAY Shares 55 Favorites”

Oldschool Sunday: ABDULLAH

ABDULLAH (circa 1998)

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

Darkly emotional, heartfelt and hugely atmospheric stoner doom. I think that sums up the somewhat short-lived Cleveland, Ohio-based band Abdullah rather well.    Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ABDULLAH”

DOOM SIDE OF THE MOON Issue ‘Encore’ EP; Official Video For ‘Have A Cigar’ Unveiled


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

Late 2017 saw the release of The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt‘s ambitious homage to Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side Of The Moon album.  We have an update!   Continue reading “DOOM SIDE OF THE MOON Issue ‘Encore’ EP; Official Video For ‘Have A Cigar’ Unveiled”

KILGORE ‘Someday This War Is Going To End’ EP Review & Stream


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

Many listeners may not know, realize, or whatever, that Rhode Island’s KILGORE dates back to 1991 or so, at least.  That’s when the band emerged and began its periodic transitions between name tweaks and membership.  Those names saw the band under monikers like Regicide, Smudge, and Kilgore Smudge, before they landed on the since-then permanent KILGORE.    Continue reading “KILGORE ‘Someday This War Is Going To End’ EP Review & Stream”