SANG SARAH Announce Eastern U.S. Mini-Tour In July

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

U.S. underground grunge / alternative psyche rockers SANG SARAH have just unveiled the itinerary of an eastern U.S. mini-tour run set for July. Continue reading “SANG SARAH Announce Eastern U.S. Mini-Tour In July”

KAISER ‘1st Sound’ Review & Stream


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

In the ever-widening realm of Stoner Rock, a locale that some might say is becoming rather watered down with mediocrity and dime-a-dozen bands, it takes something special to set itself apart. Continue reading “KAISER ‘1st Sound’ Review & Stream”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED


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

For last year’s Maryland Doom Fest, both Leanne [Ridgeway] and I ran pieces that took a look at some of our own individual “high priority” bands, ones we were especially excited to see at MDDF. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED”

SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show


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

It has been just a little over three years since the Tri-State (TN., VA., N.C.) region’s Sang Sarah released their introductory EP, Lips Of Atomic Explosion. Since then, the band has remained active, although they have undergone some changes in their roster which we’ll get to in a moment. Continue reading “SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show”

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]


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

After several months of rumors, speculation, and cryptic picture posts, The Smashing Pumpkins have officially broken their silence to announce their reunion.  Continue reading “THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]”

AN EVENING WITH KNIVES Stream New Album ‘Serrated’ In Full Ahead Of Release; Official Video Streaming


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

The Eindhoven-based trio known as An Evening With Knives are streaming their highly anticipated new full-length, “Serrated“, in its entirety at this time. The album will drop this Friday, January 26th via Argonauta Records, pre-order details are a bit further down below. Continue reading “AN EVENING WITH KNIVES Stream New Album ‘Serrated’ In Full Ahead Of Release; Official Video Streaming”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt


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

STP (Stone Temple Pilots) are prepared to capitalize on their revitalized return with new vocalist Jeff Gutt (pronounced ‘goote’) by undertaking an early 2018 U.S. tour.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, December 8th at 10 AM local time.  Continue reading “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt”

SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW

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

Kingston, New York’s Shadow Witch confirms the flight dates for their upcoming album, ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘.  The band’s second full-length is set for official release through Salt Of The Earth Records on December 15thwith pre-order available as of November 27th.    Continue reading “SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW”

Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Despite what the history books tell us, the 80’s wasn’t all about MTV and men in pink slacks.  Under the smiley faced conservatism, something odd and esoteric was brewing.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s”

GRUNTRUCK Premiere Animated Video From “Lost” S/T Album Out Now


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

With all of the recent buzz and hoopla about the long “lost” Gruntruck album (details here) finally seeing the light of day, I now get to utter (via typed text) words I never thought I’d be saying again: “We have the premiere of a new video from Gruntruck.Continue reading “GRUNTRUCK Premiere Animated Video From “Lost” S/T Album Out Now”

Oldschool Sunday: MENTAL HIPPIE BLOOD


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

There is always a chance that some of the bands I wish to share with you all via our Oldschool Sunday pieces aren’t just old, they’re damn near altogether obscure. That would be the case for today’s subjects, Stockholm, Sweden’s Mental Hippie Blood and truth is, that is a damned shame. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: MENTAL HIPPIE BLOOD”

QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’


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

Fresh from their U.S. headlining run, reformed 90’s alternative rockers Quicksand are revealing aspects of a new album release. The New York City-based act will release “Interiors” via Epitaph Records on November 10th and are sharing the new song “Cosmonauts” today.  Continue reading “QUICKSAND To Release ‘Interiors’ In November; Share New Song ‘Cosmonauts’”

Long “Lost” GRUNTRUCK S/T Album To be Released In October; Official Video Premiere


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

Seattle grunge pioneers Gruntruck were one of that movement’s most bittersweet bands to say the least. A truly talented collective that created amazing music, the band were plagued with external issues that directly affected their ability to bring that music to their fans. From legal battles with their label, Roadrunner Records, frequent member swaps and, of course, the tragic death of vocalist/guitarist Ben McMillan in 2008, Gruntruck seemed doomed from their start. Continue reading “Long “Lost” GRUNTRUCK S/T Album To be Released In October; Official Video Premiere”

WOLVES OF WINTER – Vinyl Release on No Slip Records; New Shows; New Songs in the Works

Wolves Of Winter

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

Phoenix, Arizona’s heavy desert rock outfit Wolves of Winter came soaring out of the ashes in 2012.  Comprised of Josh McGee (vocals and guitar), Mike Horn (drums), and David Weaver (bass), they are a whirling sand dune of fuzzy, down and dirty, heavy grit, grunge rock.  Guess what?  We have news! Continue reading “WOLVES OF WINTER – Vinyl Release on No Slip Records; New Shows; New Songs in the Works”

BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates


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

New York’s Between The Rain are a fast-rising trio, one coming up from gritty streets determined to bring their punk-tinged Grunge / Alt. Rock to music fans.   Continue reading “BETWEEN THE RAIN ‘The Knockoff’ EP Review; Track Stream + Tour Dates”