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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APRIORI Premiere ‘Better Man’ Official Video

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

From Southern Ireland comes the official video premiere of “Better Man” from APRIORI… and you best be prepared to rock out once you hit “play”! Continue reading “APRIORI Premiere ‘Better Man’ Official Video”

URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream


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

Berlin, Germany’s URSULAR have just released their first proper, official recording, a 3-song self-titled EP. Continue reading “URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream”

MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album released last month through France’s Listenable Records. Back in Fall 2017, I was given a sneak peek at the cover art and was rendered breathless by it. Immediately guessing the art was by Nightjar of Adam Burke with that digital peek, the waiting had begun. Months of waiting in fact, for both that painting to be seen and for ‘Shadowlands‘ to be heard.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom”

ASG Wield Electric Wonder With ‘Lightning Song’ Official Video; Unleash New Record ‘Survive Sunrise’


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

North Carolina’s thick riff driven sonic manipulators ASG are currently dropping hard rock armaments all over the place. Continue reading “ASG Wield Electric Wonder With ‘Lightning Song’ Official Video; Unleash New Record ‘Survive Sunrise’”

AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest

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

Detroit’s road warriors Against the Grain’s “Cheated Death” is a furiously debauched, rock n’ roll slaughterhouse. Released back in February, the band’s fourth record was their first record released via West Coast powerhouse Ripple Music.    Continue reading “AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest”

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”

WASTED THEORY Reveals ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Coming on Argonauta Records; ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour Continues

Cover Art by Bill Kole – Billy Diablo Designs

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

Hitting the halfway point of their ‘Stoned On Both Coasts Tour” on May 26th with a blazing set at the Stoned To Death 3 Fest in Vermont [PHOTOS HERE], American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory sneaked into the studio in between performances to complete a new record.   Continue reading “WASTED THEORY Reveals ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Coming on Argonauta Records; ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour Continues”

FIRE DOWN BELOW Streaming Ripple Music Release ‘Hymn Of The Cosmic Man’


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

This week, June 8th to be precise, will see the new album release from Belgium’s FIRE DOWN BELOW. Continue reading “FIRE DOWN BELOW Streaming Ripple Music Release ‘Hymn Of The Cosmic Man’”

PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream


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

Perth, Australia’s MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE are a band whose name you won’t soon forget, especially when reinforced by their music once you’ve heard it. Continue reading “PREMIERE! MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘StarCult Euphrates’ 7″ Review & Stream”

LIMB ‘Saboteurs Of The Sun’ Review & Stream; Official Video Premiere


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

The United Kingdom’s LIMB are back with a new album release, their third such, and it is titled “Saboteurs Of The Sun“. Continue reading “LIMB ‘Saboteurs Of The Sun’ Review & Stream; Official Video Premiere”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]

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

Our series spotlighting several of the bands performing at this year’s MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 continues with a look at one that I’m quite excited about (Leanne is, too). Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight: THE AGE OF TRUTH [Debut Release on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz]”

EYES ON THE MACHINE S/T EP Review & Album Release Show


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

EYES ON THE MACHINE are a newer breed band from Belgium, now preparing to unleash their début, a self-titled EP through Polderrecords on June 9th. Continue reading “EYES ON THE MACHINE S/T EP Review & Album Release Show”

Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month


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

What do you get when you take some musicians from such notable acts as Corrosion Of Conformity, Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Hour Of 13, The Hell No, etc., and unite them in one band setting? Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month”