THORR-AXE To Embark Upon Western U.S. Live Campaign

(Pic Courtesy Of Lindley King)

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

Indiana-based crust / doom metallers THORR-AXE have set plans in place for a western U.S. tour between April 16 – 26th.   Continue reading “THORR-AXE To Embark Upon Western U.S. Live Campaign”

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”

Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates

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

For the second installment of my ‘Label Limelight‘ column, I’m already switching the format (might happen each time, who knows)!  We have an interesting way to highlight the label, this time in an interview with Totem Cat Records owner Ewenn Padovan, by one of his newly signed acts – Great Electric Quest!    Continue reading “Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates”

WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018


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

Ripple Music recording artists, Oakland’s War Cloud, have announced an upcoming western U.S. region tour.   Continue reading “WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018”

RIFFS OR GTFO Announces ‘California Blood: Volume 1’ Compilation; Teaser Video


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

Arriving on Friday, January 26th, is the metal-intensified “California Blood: Volume 1” compilation from the San Diego based Riffs Or GTFO label.  The offering provides a powerful presentation containing some of the best underground bands out at this time. Continue reading “RIFFS OR GTFO Announces ‘California Blood: Volume 1’ Compilation; Teaser Video”

THE WATCHERS Set To Unveil ‘Black Abyss’ On March 9th; Video Teaser + Live Dates

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

One of underground heavy rock’s most promising bands, the supergroup collective The Watchers, will return with their full-length début on March 9th.   Continue reading “THE WATCHERS Set To Unveil ‘Black Abyss’ On March 9th; Video Teaser + Live Dates”

LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

I’m the type of dude who waits until the day after Halloween to buy Snickers bars in bulk.   I know a good bargain when I see it, and the Lords of Beacon House / Great Electric Quest – ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) release qualifies as the sweetest of deals.  Continue reading “LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE/GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST ‘Wicked Ladies’ (Split) Review & Stream”

EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!

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

Holy smokes, have you heard about the EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FESTIVAL? Oskar Blues and Heavy San José are bringing you this insane lineup to honor the Past, Present, and Future of Bay Area Heavy Underground Music.  Check this out… High on Fire, Mos Generator, with seven more bands in one beauty of a night!    Continue reading “EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!”

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”

UPDATE! GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Set for Winter Release

Glory Or Death Records

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

Earlier this month, Glory or Death Records revealed their “Bow To Your Masters” series of tribute compilations, the first of which is for one of the most influential heavy rock bands ever… Thin Lizzy!    Continue reading “UPDATE! GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Set for Winter Release”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST Announce US Tour – WORSHIPPER, ATTALLA & more to support

Great Electric Quest
Great Electric Quest

Great Electric Quest have announced their plans for a U.S. trek dubbed the ‘Squeelin’ Wheels Tour’. So far, this venture will hit twenty states over two weeks and starts May 24th in Phoenix, AZ at the Valley Bar with Goya, Toke, and Rotting Yellow. Additional support for select dates includes heavyweights Worshipper, Attalla, and Lords of Beacon House.       Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST Announce US Tour – WORSHIPPER, ATTALLA & more to support”

DOLLAR LLAMA Premiere ‘Hole In The Sky’ Video From Stone Groove Records’ Black Sabbath Tribute ‘Sabbatarianism’

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

Sabbatarianism‘ is the name of the upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath from Stone Groove Records.    Continue reading “DOLLAR LLAMA Premiere ‘Hole In The Sky’ Video From Stone Groove Records’ Black Sabbath Tribute ‘Sabbatarianism’”