CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates


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

We have some updates to the CORROSION OF CONFORMITY upcoming (hopefully never-ending) 2018 tour run! Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates”

Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]


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

With this week’s upcoming Ripple Music SXSW Showcase taking place on March 16th at the famed annual event in Austin, Texas, what better time to share this? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]”

WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018


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

Ripple Music recording artists, Oakland’s War Cloud, have announced an upcoming western U.S. region tour.   Continue reading “WAR CLOUD Announce ‘Stormbringer’ West Coast Tour 2018”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – TEMPTATIONS WINGS’ JASON GARDNER Shares 10 Favorites


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

The AVL (Asheville) based band Temptations Wings recently wrapped up an incredibly beneficial year for them, 2017, with news of their enhancing the band’s line up (here). That move, along with some upcoming live shows, their first as a quartet, also recently came to light. Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – TEMPTATIONS WINGS’ JASON GARDNER Shares 10 Favorites”

THE WATCHERS Set To Unveil ‘Black Abyss’ On March 9th; Video Teaser + Live Dates

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

One of underground heavy rock’s most promising bands, the supergroup collective The Watchers, will return with their full-length début on March 9th.   Continue reading “THE WATCHERS Set To Unveil ‘Black Abyss’ On March 9th; Video Teaser + Live Dates”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) DAMON GRAVITOYD Shares 25 Favorites

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

Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway jumped in with both feet as a writer here at Riff Relevant many months ago.  He’s brought with him several things, including his immediate proximity to Austin, Texas, which has a rather insane amount of heavy music bands right at his fingertips at the moment.  Talk about the right place at the right time…
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Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – (Staff) TAYLOR WARING Shares 10 Favorites

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

Taylor Waring joined on as a staff writer here at Riff Relevant several months ago.  He’s brought with him some goodies along the way, including several reviews and some great input.  More to come from him in the very near future.
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TRUCKFIGHTERS Robbed In San Francisco; GoFundMe Launched


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

Örebro, Sweden’s highly popular fuzz / desert rock band Truckfighters were victims of a robbery while in San Francisco, CA this week. The band, who are currently in tour in the U.S. with Mothership, had their van broken into with personal items, including a Macbook Air, merchandise money and more all being stolen.  Continue reading “TRUCKFIGHTERS Robbed In San Francisco; GoFundMe Launched”

MOTHERSHIP ‘High Strangeness’ Album Review & Stream, Live Photos from Saint Vitus Bar 4/19 Show

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

Mothership’s ‘High Strangeness’, released by the one-and-only Ripple Music, is a mighty third effort from the Dallas, Texas trio.  Oscillating between moments of pure fuzzy groove and heavy rock explosions, the album bolsters itself upon an onslaught of thick, rich riffs and layers.   Continue reading “MOTHERSHIP ‘High Strangeness’ Album Review & Stream, Live Photos from Saint Vitus Bar 4/19 Show”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

MOTHERSHIP – Preorders for Kelley Juett Signature ‘Galaxy Collection’ BOULT Guitars

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

Riff Relevant announced only a few days ago that Boult Guitars was working with Mothership‘s Kelley Juett to design his very own Signature Model Boult guitar. Guess what? Ready for pre-orders! Wanna see? You bet your ass you do… 
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MOTHERSHIP – Confirm EU Tour Dates; BOULT Guitars’ Kelley Juett Signature Model in works

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

Mothership is embarking on a European Tour this month, we have the confirmed dates for their shows and festival appearances. Also announced today, some news of a Kelley Juett Signature Model from Boult Guitars is in the works…  Continue reading “MOTHERSHIP – Confirm EU Tour Dates; BOULT Guitars’ Kelley Juett Signature Model in works”

UPDATE! GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Set for Winter Release

Glory Or Death Records

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

Earlier this month, Glory or Death Records revealed their “Bow To Your Masters” series of tribute compilations, the first of which is for one of the most influential heavy rock bands ever… Thin Lizzy!    Continue reading “UPDATE! GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Set for Winter Release”

DEVIL TO PAY Premiere Official Video & Announce West Coast Tour


Indianapolis-based heavy alternative rockers Devil To Pay have premiered their latest official video, this one for the song ‘The Demons Come Home To Roost’. The song hails from the band’s most recent, and critically acclaimed, Ripple Music release A Bend Through Space And Time. Continue reading “DEVIL TO PAY Premiere Official Video & Announce West Coast Tour”