Heavy Psych Sounds To Re-Issue 3 Early NEBULA Classics


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

Late January, 2018 (the 26th to be specific) will mark the 20th Anniversary of the debut release from stoner / psyche icons Nebula, “Let It Burn“. The band, formed by former Fu Manchu members Eddie Glass and Ruben Romano, began their lysergic-fueled sonic trip right there. In the years since, Nebula have issued one well-received outing after another, some of the best, premiere psyche/fuzz music of all time. Continue reading “Heavy Psych Sounds To Re-Issue 3 Early NEBULA Classics”

RUFF MAJIK ‘A Finch In A Cherry Tree’ EP Review & Stream


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

My favorite Pretoria, South Africa-based band are back with a new EP! The psychotic garage rock and psyche blues band Ruff Majik return with the 3-song “A Finch In A Cherry Tree“. My working relationship with covering the lads, Johni Holiday (guitar / vocals), Jimmy Glass (bass) and Benni Manchino (drums), goes back at least 3 releases and nearly as many years too. Continue reading “RUFF MAJIK ‘A Finch In A Cherry Tree’ EP Review & Stream”

MORPHINE SOCIAL CLUB ‘Monolithic Gospel’ EP Review & Stream

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

Thessaloniki, Greece’s Morphine Social Club recently returned with their self-released “Monolithic Gospel” EP. Their sophomore outing is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 EP debut, Radioactive. That introduction was a well received one that opened a lot of doors for the band and fans have been clamoring for something new…and here it is! Continue reading “MORPHINE SOCIAL CLUB ‘Monolithic Gospel’ EP Review & Stream”

TURBOBOBCAT ‘Pentastar Rocket Ride’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

The fact that some bands can form, or get together, whatever, and put a release out within a year of that formation can usually go either one of two ways.   Continue reading “TURBOBOBCAT ‘Pentastar Rocket Ride’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream

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

From The Keystone State of Pennsylvania comes Almost Honest and the crunchy thickness of their “Thunder Mouth” release.   Continue reading “ALMOST HONEST ‘Thunder Mouth’ Review & Stream”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

SLEEP To Perform Full ‘Holy Mountain’ Album At DESERT DAZE Fest

 

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

Stoner Doom sludge mongers Sleep have announced that they plan to play their seminal 1992 milestone album “Holy Mountain” in full at the upcoming Desert Daze Festival.  The album is hailed by many as the go-to template for what we know as the “stoner doom’ genre today. Continue reading “SLEEP To Perform Full ‘Holy Mountain’ Album At DESERT DAZE Fest”

RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream

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

If you are like me and are even remotely tapped into alternative music from outside of the U.S., then I’d wager you’ve encountered this band at some point. This band being Pretoria, South Africa’s Ruff Majik of course, a band I discovered a year or two back.  Continue reading “RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream”

SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates

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

Savanah’s “The Healer” undulates through a variety of spaces and emotions.  At times, the album trudges forward with primal riffage; at others, it erupts into an ethereal sorrow.   Continue reading “SAVANAH “The Healer” Album Review & Stream; Video; Show Dates”

NICK OLIVERI To Release ‘No Hits At All Vol. 3’ Via Heavy Psych Sounds In Oct.

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

Palm Desert’s resident rock icon Nick Oliveri has announced that he will release a third installment of his N.O. Hits At All series this fall.   Continue reading “NICK OLIVERI To Release ‘No Hits At All Vol. 3’ Via Heavy Psych Sounds In Oct.”

WASTED THEORY – Sign to Argonauta Records; To Play Live Show 9/23 & Desc. of Crom Fest 9/30; Spring Tour Show Photos (Atl. City, NJ)

Wasted Theory
Wasted Theory

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

Argonauta Records is on a rampage lately!  In the wee early hours of this very morning, they announced confirmation of the label’s signing of American Weed Rockers WASTED THEORY, with plans to re-release their much-adored ‘Defenders of the Riff‘ album.  We have some details on that, plus a crop of photos from recent live shows I attended this Spring, and a few other fistfuls of dirt… Continue reading “WASTED THEORY – Sign to Argonauta Records; To Play Live Show 9/23 & Desc. of Crom Fest 9/30; Spring Tour Show Photos (Atl. City, NJ)”

Oldschool Sunday: CORE

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

After recently running into Finn Ryan (currently of The Atomic Bitchwax) at the Maryland Doom Fest, I thought it’d be great to fire Oldschool Sunday back up with a spotlight on Core.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CORE”

HER NAME WAS FIRE Debut ‘Way To Control’ Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of MikeXGhost)

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

Lisbon, Portugal-based heavy alternative/desert rock duo Her Name Was Fire are back in the spotlight with a brand new visualizer.   Continue reading “HER NAME WAS FIRE Debut ‘Way To Control’ Official Video”

ARTEAGA ‘Vol. II Dios Sol’ Review & Stream


I like stoner doom. Fuzzy, mile-wide riffs, dense rhythms, crushing drums… surely you know what I’m talking about. Of course, the vocals matter, too, but in some cases, the native tongue those vocals are in doesn’t.   Continue reading “ARTEAGA ‘Vol. II Dios Sol’ Review & Stream”

SMOKE MOUNTAIN Self-Titled EP Review & Stream

From the deep, dark swamps of Tallahassee, Florida comes a mountain of smoke-enveloped doom. In fact, it comes in the form of the lumbering Smoke Mountain trio and their recently released three-song, self-titled EP.   Continue reading “SMOKE MOUNTAIN Self-Titled EP Review & Stream”

EXCLUSIVE STREAM Of GREEN METEOR ‘Consumed By A Dying Sun’ & Review

Space..the final frontier. When your starship is in fact a, or THE, Green Meteor from The City Of Brotherly Love then it’s all about space for sure. Well, space and partaking in some out of this world heavy rock music. That is exactly what we are invited to do with the Argonauta Records debut from this Philly-based four piece, ‘Consumed By A Dying Sun‘. It is will be released tomorrow (April 21st) and when it is, you will come to know what modern space rock is here and now in the 21st century. Our pilots for this realization are the first name-only figures, Amy (gtr.), Leta (gtr./vox), Algar (bass) and Tony (drums). Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE STREAM Of GREEN METEOR ‘Consumed By A Dying Sun’ & Review”

MOON CIRCLE ‘The Cosmic Penguins’ EP Review & Stream


From France we get the latest discovery of Moon Circle and their freshly issued four-song EP, ‘The Cosmic Penguins‘. Chock full of thick fuzz riffs, rolling rhythmic rallies and solid, tight-knit drumming to boot.    Continue reading “MOON CIRCLE ‘The Cosmic Penguins’ EP Review & Stream”

ACID WOLF Self-Titled EP Review & Stream


The relatively fresh Acid Wolf, an Aussie band formed in 2014, out of the ashes of earlier project ThirteenBlack, are back with a new self-titled effort. The seven-song offering from vox Benson Eckert, guitarists Simmo Durrant and Pagey, bassist Jason Moon and drummer Richo Wise is, simply put, powerful.   Continue reading “ACID WOLF Self-Titled EP Review & Stream”