APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates


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

This is simply a beautiful melding of heavy darkness, rolling out on the road as one machine of doom.  Pale Divine and Apostle of Solitude have joined together for a run of U.S. tour dates in July.
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RPM FEST 2018: Tickets On Sale Now – BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH, INCITE +40 More

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

RPM Fest organizers announced the 2018 full band roster for the late August music event a few weeks ago. We have an updated poster and, more importantly,  tickets are on sale now!    Continue reading “RPM FEST 2018: Tickets On Sale Now – BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, WHORES, ACID WITCH, INCITE +40 More”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets are still on sale. The lineup is announced, the merch is ready, and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included) we reach our final.  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM.  This one is special… Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum”

DC4 (Armored Saint, DIO, Odin Alumni) Detail New Album ‘Atomic Highway’

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

Long-running L.A. rock band DC4 – featuring Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, Odin), Rowan Robertson (DIO, Bang Tango), Shawn Duncan (Odin, Killer Bee), and Matt Duncan – will release their new album this September. Continue reading “DC4 (Armored Saint, DIO, Odin Alumni) Detail New Album ‘Atomic Highway’”

CORNERS OF SANCTUARY Reveal Live Dates Supporting New ‘The Galloping Hordes’ Album; Launch Crowdfunding Outlet


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

Philadelphia’s power metal / melodic thrash powerhouse CORNERS OF SANCTUARY digitally released their fifth full-length studio album, “The Galloping Hordes“, in May. Continue reading “CORNERS OF SANCTUARY Reveal Live Dates Supporting New ‘The Galloping Hordes’ Album; Launch Crowdfunding Outlet”

THE SWORD Announce New Leg Of ‘Used Future’ U.S. Tour w/ UME; New Official Video

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

THE SWORD have announced the fourth leg of the U.S. tour for their latest album release, “Used Future“. Continue reading “THE SWORD Announce New Leg Of ‘Used Future’ U.S. Tour w/ UME; New Official Video”

PRIMAL FEAR Unveil Upcoming ‘Apocalypse’ Album Details & Debut New Lyric Video; EU. Tour w/ RIOT In September

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

Germany’s power metal powerhouse, the dynamic PRIMAL FEAR, have revealed some details of their upcoming studio album release Continue reading “PRIMAL FEAR Unveil Upcoming ‘Apocalypse’ Album Details & Debut New Lyric Video; EU. Tour w/ RIOT In September”

RPM Fest Announces 2018 Lineup: BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, ACID WITCH, WHORES., INCITE +40 More

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

RPM Fest organizers have announced the 2018 full band roster for the late August music event. Held this year in Montague, Massachusetts, RPM Fest is an annual three-day outdoor heavy Rock, Punk, and Metal music festival that will feature 50 bands, as well as camping, games, local beer and food, vendors, and more.   Continue reading “RPM Fest Announces 2018 Lineup: BLACK TUSK, TOMBS, ACID WITCH, WHORES., INCITE +40 More”

Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL

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

The Southern United States is a notorious breeding ground for sludge metal.  Born out of parental misguidance into a melding of hardcore punk, doom and noise metal in the late 1980s. Their slow, steadily built-up aural crushings found a way into my ears in the early 90s and have since bore filthy caverns into my heart.  Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: CRAWL”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018

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

[Editor’s Intro] Halsey had this idea… now, typically I enjoy the hell out of Halsey’s ideas, because he’s… well, because he’s a lunatic.  This idea was a random, rabid brain purge of whatever Halsey had been listening to recently and decided to slap his opinion on.  I said yes to his idea. Why? I enjoy and encourage creative lunacy and Halsey has some of the most articulate goddamned lunacy I’ve born witness to in recent years. In fact, I suggested his idea be a monthly column. without his having a word written.  I was not disappointed. Here is the first of his ‘Rogue Reviews’ for May 2018. ~ Leanne Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – May 2018”

NOVAREIGN Issues ‘The Builder’ Lyric Video; Announce U.S. Summer Tour

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

L.A.’s epic traditional metal band NOVAREIGN are back with a new lyric video for the song “The Builder“, along with a U.S. summer tour announcement.  Continue reading “NOVAREIGN Issues ‘The Builder’ Lyric Video; Announce U.S. Summer Tour”

NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts


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

August 10th will see the release of a triple live album from NIGHT DEMON – in partnership with multiple global-wide record labels – titled “Live Darkness“. Continue reading “NIGHT DEMON Announces ‘Live Darkness’ Triple Live Album Release; Live Video With MIDNIGHT’s Athenar Debuts”

Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]

(By Erik Kluiber, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Every so often, we have a chance to run something off-road that kicks ass.  This here be one of those times.  Erik Kluiber (Void Vator, Ironaut, ex-Gypsyhawk, et al.) approached me about an article he penned.  A tale I found intriguing and a bit surprising, about Patrick Kennison – who one might call a bona fide ‘rock star’.  His career spans many successes, but within that success, Erik shares with us a candid view from Patrick’s home-spun dive stage fun, out from under the glory of arena lights.  Enjoy! ~ Leanne   
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TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream


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

TOXIKULL are a quartet that hails from Cascais, Portugal, and back in late March the band issued their newest EP release, “The Nightraiser“. Continue reading “TOXIKULL ‘The Nightraiser’ EP Review & Stream”

IGNITOR Premiere ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’ Official Video; To Play ALEHORN OF POWER X Fest In July


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

Austin, Texas’ classic metal-infused powerhouse IGNITOR have premiered their newest official video for “Haunted By Rock & Roll“. Continue reading “IGNITOR Premiere ‘Haunted By Rock & Roll’ Official Video; To Play ALEHORN OF POWER X Fest In July”