KIX To Celebrate Iconic ‘Blow My Fuse’ 30th Anniversary With ‘Fuse 30 Reblown’ Release


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

Old-school rockers KIX have announced they will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic “Blow My Fuse” album with a very special release. Continue reading “KIX To Celebrate Iconic ‘Blow My Fuse’ 30th Anniversary With ‘Fuse 30 Reblown’ Release”

WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV

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

This week saw the manifestation of the sophomore solo album from Dee Calhoun, titled “Go To The Devil“, arriving March 30th from Argonauta Records.  Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV”

WASTED THEORY – ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour w/First West Coast Dates; Supporting ‘Defenders Of The Riff -2017’ [Full Stream] via Argonauta Records

Photo by Shane Gardner/Rock N Roll Socialite

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

American Weed Rockers WASTED THEORY hit the highway again, announcing U.S. Tour dates for 2018, including their first sky-way trek to California for a hazy ‘Stoned On Both Coasts” year of performances.   Continue reading “WASTED THEORY – ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour w/First West Coast Dates; Supporting ‘Defenders Of The Riff -2017’ [Full Stream] via Argonauta Records”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the lineup, a beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: CAPITOL HEMP. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the full festival lineup, revealed the beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and told of the four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  Now we’re inviting you to learn a bit more about these sponsors, starting with the Oliver Brewing Co.. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company”

Oldschool Sunday: Remembering Iron Man’s AL MORRIS III [GoFundMe Launched]


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

We are going to deviate from the usual Oldschool Sunday fare and dedicate today’s segment to one of the greatest embodiments of traditional doom, of Maryland true doom, Al Morris III. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: Remembering Iron Man’s AL MORRIS III [GoFundMe Launched]”

UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed

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

Early Bird Tickets for the Maryland Doom Fest 2018 events go on sale Sunday, December 17th (which is TODAY).  We also have their first reveal Fest Poster artwork, by artist Christina Christie! Continue reading “UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership

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

2017 has been a remarkable year for festival lineups (at least for me), event organizers in 2018 have their work cut out for them.  The Maryland Doom Fest has already revealed it’s initial (& full!) 2018 lineup, and Riff Relevant is a very proud sponsor for next year’s event!  Let’s find out more, shall we? Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership”

UNCLE BUCK – ‘Death With Dignity’ Album Review & Stream

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

If you think for one second a powerviolence band named UNCLE BUCK is gonna lurk around the dark corners of heavy music without me noticing, you’re sadly mistaken.   Continue reading “UNCLE BUCK – ‘Death With Dignity’ Album Review & Stream”

The EARTHRIDE Interview; Asheville, N.C. [Video]

EARTHRIDE (Pic Courtesy Of Will Bouton & Fugo Films)

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

Finally.  I have been determined to interview reactivated Maryland Doom legends EARTHRIDE for months now.  There were plans laid and attempts made at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest III and Descendants Of Crom Festivals.  Neither panned out due to whatever reasons but yet, the hope remained and determination never waned.   Continue reading “The EARTHRIDE Interview; Asheville, N.C. [Video]”

THOUSAND VISION MIST ‘Journey To Ascension And The Loss Of Tomorrow’ Review & Stream


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

Laurel, Maryland’s Thousand Vision Mist (TVM) is one of those type of bands that you just know are a well-cradled underground secret so to speak. Still relatively a young act, TVM was formed in 2013 and currently contains members Danny Kenyon (guitar / vocals), Tony Comulada (bass / bkg. vocals) and Chris Sebastian (drums). Like is common with many a Maryland-based band, the guys have an impressive roster of other acts they’ve been part of at one time or another but TVM definitely has its very own sound. Continue reading “THOUSAND VISION MIST ‘Journey To Ascension And The Loss Of Tomorrow’ Review & Stream”

LIFETIME SHITLIST – ‘Slow March” Album Review & Stream, Photos at MD Doom Fest 2017

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

Lifetime Shitlist.  That’s right.  Everybody has one, and everybody’s on one.  Mine could go on forever, but I’ll sum it up with this:  To whatever higher celestial power thought it was a good idea to take Mr. Lahey from us… Fuck off.   Continue reading “LIFETIME SHITLIST – ‘Slow March” Album Review & Stream, Photos at MD Doom Fest 2017″

2017: The Year Of EARTHRIDE – ‘Taming Of The Demons’ Turns 15 & Descendants Of Crom Nears


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

Children Of The Future… Lift Your Weary Heads!” June, 2002 saw the unveiling of one of the heaviest exports to ever surface from the underbelly of the legendary Maryland Doom scene.   Continue reading “2017: The Year Of EARTHRIDE – ‘Taming Of The Demons’ Turns 15 & Descendants Of Crom Nears”