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”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets

Descendants Of Crom Festival

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

“…Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark.  Now they learn why they fear the night.…” ~ Thulsa Doom (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Announcement!


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

Music brings people together.  In the spirit of that unity, Riff Relevant is psyched to be the first to announce the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL.  Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Announcement!”

STEEL & STONE II 2017: Post-Fest Wrap Up


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com – *All Pics Courtesy Of Will Bouton/Fugo Films)

As you all know, or at least should know by now, Riff Relevant recently helped sponsor the second annual Steel & Stone Festival in Asheville, N.C. The burgeoning gathering of underground bands went down for its second year at The Odditorium and I was present for all the festivities. Continue reading “STEEL & STONE II 2017: Post-Fest Wrap Up”

Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill! V/A OST Featuring Ministry, 3Teeth, Jyrki 69 Etc. Drops Friday; Movie Trailer [Video]


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

Just in time for Halloween, the new movie “Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill!” from Cleopatra Entertainment will hit cinemas on Oct. 27th. The plot for the film centers an all girl rock-n-roll band called Kill Pussy Kill that ventures out to play their biggest show to date on Halloween night. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius (voiced by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine) dead set on revenge.
Continue reading “Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill! V/A OST Featuring Ministry, 3Teeth, Jyrki 69 Etc. Drops Friday; Movie Trailer [Video]”

DOUG ALDRICH Claims To Possess Unreleased DIO Material

Doug Aldrich (L) & Ronnie James Dio (R)

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

Guitarist Doug Aldrich, who was in the band DIO between 2002 and 2006, claims to be in possession of some unreleased Demo quality material from Ronnie.   Continue reading “DOUG ALDRICH Claims To Possess Unreleased DIO Material”

Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017


If nothing affects my current plans, I will be attending this year’s Maryland Doom Festival for my third year.   Continue reading “Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017”

TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order


Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, engineer, etc. Tad Doyle (TAD, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) has announced a planned solo album release. “Incineration Ceremony” is slated for release on May 16th via Yuggoth Records while new track, ‘Silent Incineration’, is streaming here today.    Continue reading “TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order”

RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)

Riff Relevant is seeking additional contributors!  Do you have a way with words?  Are you a music-addicted witty, metalhead who wants to write about their musical drug of choice?  Are you looking to expand your network of music or writing-related opportunities?  Then here is your shot.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)”

Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, Ex-Divine Heresy) & Doc Coyle (God Forbid, Vagus Nerve) Unite In BAD WOLVES; Share Video Teaser

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

Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, Vext, ex-Divine Heresy), Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver) and more have started a new band called Bad Wolves.

Continue reading “Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, Ex-Divine Heresy) & Doc Coyle (God Forbid, Vagus Nerve) Unite In BAD WOLVES; Share Video Teaser”

Magnetic Eye Records’ Pink Floyd Tribute ‘The Wall [REDUX]’ Details Shared

After a successful crowdfunding drive to finance the project earlier this month, Magnetic Eye Records have revealed the track list for their tribute to Pink Floyd. The Wall [REDUX] was originally intended to cover Pink Floyd’s 1979 double-disc classic The Wall in full.  (Riff Relevant’s own editor-in-chief is a huge supporting backer of this project and hasn’t been able to stop talking about it for months!)   Continue reading “Magnetic Eye Records’ Pink Floyd Tribute ‘The Wall [REDUX]’ Details Shared”

828 ROCKFEST In AVL Reveals Schedule & Band Set Times


The amazing one-day, three-stage event known as the inaugural 828 Rockfest in Asheville, N.C. has shared its now-official schedule.  Continue reading “828 ROCKFEST In AVL Reveals Schedule & Band Set Times”

BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival Line-Up Confirmed; Includes C.O.C., Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory & More


The Danzig-helmed Blackest Of The Black annual tour of the past has now evolved into a 2-day event set to take place May 26-27 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California.  Continue reading “BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival Line-Up Confirmed; Includes C.O.C., Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory & More”