APE MACHINE Return With ‘Darker Seas’ In September Via Ripple Music


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

Portland, Oregon’s gritty, heavy rock band APE MACHINE will make their anxiously awaited recorded return with the band’s fifth studio album this Fall. Continue reading “APE MACHINE Return With ‘Darker Seas’ In September Via Ripple Music”

GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU

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

The 2018 edition of the annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour has been announced and NOLA’s blackened thrashers GOATWHORE will headline the trek. Continue reading “GOATWHORE To Headline 8th Annual METAL ALLIANCE Tour w/ THE CASUALTIES, BLACK TUSK, GREAT AMERICAN GHOST, MORTHEREON, GOZU”

SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records


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

U.S. retro occult rock/doom band SON OF THE MORNING are premiering their “Left Hand Path” official video. Continue reading “SON OF THE MORNING Share ‘Left Hand Path’ Official Video; Exclusive Vinyl Editions Via DHU Records”

Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album

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

The St. Louis, Missouri band SPACETRUCKER are sharing details about their upcoming new album ‘Smooth Orbit’, with an added Riff Relevant exclusive première. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream

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

From across the pond comes the Portsmouth, U.K.-based VICTUS and their newly-issued debut release, the “Sacrifice” EP. Continue reading “VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream”

BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream

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

I was immediately enthralled upon first discovering London’s BLACK HELIUM a couple of months ago. Continue reading “BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream”

SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream

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

Riff Relevant gets quite inundated with submissions for review (we are not complaining, of course).  Sometimes some things might get missed… for a bit. Continue reading “SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream”

THE SKULL Reveal ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ Details; Debut New Lyric Video

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

In March, Riff Relevant reported the news [HERE] that U.S. doom unit THE SKULL had wrapped recording their sophomore album, “The Endless Road Turns Dark“. Continue reading “THE SKULL Reveal ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ Details; Debut New Lyric Video”

Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’

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

Exciting news today, as the iconic Texas-based cult band MR. PLOW share details about their long-awaited new album with an added Riff Relevant bonus. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’”

WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records

Cover Art by Bill Kole – Billy Diablo Designs

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

American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory leap forward with Italy’s Argonauta Records to share the details on pre-order information about their third full-length album, ‘Warlords of the New Electric’.     Continue reading “WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records”

‘Grey Garden’ Official Video From WINDHAND Debuts; ‘Eternal Return’ To Arrive In Oct. w/ SATAN’S SATYRS-Supported Tour


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

RVA’s purveyors of psychedelic doom and heavy rock, WINDHAND, are premiering an official video today for the new song “Grey Garden“. Continue reading “‘Grey Garden’ Official Video From WINDHAND Debuts; ‘Eternal Return’ To Arrive In Oct. w/ SATAN’S SATYRS-Supported Tour”

EARTHLESS Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour; Pro-Shot Entire Belgium Show [Video]

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

San Diego’s cosmic rock jam trio EARTHLESS have just announced a new trek of North American touring set to take place this Fall. Continue reading “EARTHLESS Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour; Pro-Shot Entire Belgium Show [Video]”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018

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

The first installment of my Rogue Reviews went exactly as you’d expect. It went viral. Four billion ‘Likes’ worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg thought he was hacked. Lemmy came back from the dead just to comment on it. Shoobies stopped feeding the seagulls and driving like assholes. And McDonald’s brought back the Mcrib; permanently.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018”

HIGH PRIESTESS, SALEM’S BEND, RIDE THE SUN Mini-Tour Nears; THE RARE BREED, INCARNATE, ATALA, RED WIZARD, GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST, AWAKENERS Guest

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

In what promises to be an amazing live experience for anyone in attendance, HIGH PRIESTESSSALEM’S BEND, and RIDE THE SUN will launch a western U.S. mini-tour this week. Continue reading “HIGH PRIESTESS, SALEM’S BEND, RIDE THE SUN Mini-Tour Nears; THE RARE BREED, INCARNATE, ATALA, RED WIZARD, GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST, AWAKENERS Guest”