MDDF Poster – Illustration: David Paul Seymour with Color/Design: Mark Cruikshank
(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
Weekend Pass bought (check), hotel booked (check), job time off approved (check), camera ready (check), road trip mood (check), procrastinating packing (perma-check). I will be attending the
for the first time this year. Pat Riot stated his musts, now here are mine… Maryland Doom Fest Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Leanne’s Must-See Bands – Pre-Fest 6/22”
Thunderchief 4/13/2017 @ The Odditorium in Asheville NC (Photo: Leanne)
If you get a random invitation from some folks you’ve never met, to see three heavy as hell bands you’ve never before witnessed live, at a venue you’ve never before been to, in a city you’ve never before seen, to drive 800+ miles in one day across seven states… what do you do?
Continue reading “HORSEFLESH, MIDMOURNER, THUNDERCHIEF – 4/13/2017 Asheville, NC Show Review & Photos”
Earlier this month,
revealed their “ Glory or Death Records Bow To Your Masters” series of tribute compilations, the first of which is for one of the most influential heavy rock bands ever… ! We have an update on the planned release time and the confirmed list of all bands involved in this glory. Thin Lizzy Continue reading “UPDATE! GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Set for Winter Release”
Descendants Of Crom Festival
“…Little he cares if men live or die. Better to be silent than to call his attention to you;
he will send you dooms…” from ‘ Queen of the Black Coast’, Robert E. Howard Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM FEST 2017 – Blackseed Records Confirms Full Artist Lineup for 9-30 Steel City Event”
Glory Or Death Records
have just today announced their official launch, also revealing the first release from their new “ Glory or Death Records Bow To Your Masters Series” of albums. This first tribute release planned is for one of the most recognized heavy rock bands ever… none other than . Thin Lizzy Continue reading “GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS Launch; Announce ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Release via Kickstarter”
Missiles Of October
Our first exposure to
Missiles of October was the song ‘No Brain No Headache’ from their sophomore album . This band brings something a bit different to the doom or sludge metal arena, with a breath of fresh punk air tossed out from their box of noise. Better Days Continue reading “Missiles of October – ‘Better Days’ Review & Stream”
It has been a couple of months since RVA’s
served up their new offering, ‘ I Am The Liquor 7 Days Of Smoke‘. The seven song slab of thick riff-driven rock and roll recently landed on my radar and I couldn’t be happier. I say that because I was a big fan of their 2015 self-titled full length and am stoked there’s now a follow-up. Continue reading “I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]”
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Wolves Of Winter
Wolves of Winter had a recent live show performance on March 31st, supporting the mighty Truckfighters for their Mesa, AZ tour date. During this set, which by all accounts went fantastically, they were able gather some live footage to create a brand new video for their track ‘A New Reality’.
Continue reading “WOLVES OF WINTER Stream Official Video for ‘A New Reality’”
Castle – Welcome To The Graveyard
Newly relocated to the Mojave Desert where writing for a fifth full length release is currently underway, genre bending doom-metallers
have announced their
, a ten-date headline romp through the Western U.S….
Continue reading “CASTLE Announce Summer U.S. Tour West & Bay Area Dates”